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Victoria W Persky


Victoria Persky

Professor

Epidemiology

878a Sphpi, M/c 923
1603 W. Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612
312-996-4783
 

Academic Background


M.D., Albert Einstein U, 1971
     Medicine
B.A., Radcliffe Coll, 1966
     Biochemistry

Research Interests


Environmental and cancer epidemiology

Teaching Interests


Epidemiology of chronic diseases; Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases

Publications

Dorevetch S, Demirtas H, Scheff PA, Persky VW: Bias and confounding in longitudinal measures of airway inflammation in epidemiologic studies J Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology Feb 7, 2007 (Epub ahead of print)

Ross MA, Persky VW, Scheff PA, Chung J, Curtis L, Ramakrishnan V, Wadden RA, Hryhorczuk DO: The effect of ozone and aeroallergens on the respiratory health of asthmatics. Arch Environ Health 57: 568-78, 2002.

Persky VW, Pioirkowski J, Turyk M, Freels S, Chatterton R, Je, Dimos J, Bradlow HL, Chary LK, Burse V, Unterman T, Sepkovic D, McCann K: Associations of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and endogenous hormones with diabetes in postmenopausal women previously employed at a capacitor manufacturing plant. Environ Res 111: 817-24, 2011

Enriquez R, Hertert T, Persky V: Trends in asthma prevalence and recommended number of childhood immunizations are not parallel. Pediatrics 119: 222-223, 2007

Eldeirawi K, McConnel R, Freels S, Persky VW: Associations of place of birth with asthma and wheezing in Mexican American children. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005 116: 42-48

Turyk M, Anderson HA,Hanrahan LP, Falk C, Steenport DN, Needham LL, Pattersn DG Jr, Freels S, Persky V and the Great Lakes Consortium: Relationship of serum leveles of individual PCB, Dioxin and Furan congeners, and DDE with Great Lakes Sport Fish Consumption. Environ Res 2006 100 (2): 173-183

The efect of soy protein on endogenous hormones in postmenopausal women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 75: 145-53, 2002.

Turyk ME, Anderson HA, Persky VW: Relationships of thyroid hormones with polychlorinated biphenyls, Dioxins, Furans, and DDE in Adults. Environmental Health Perspectives 115: 1197-1203, 2007

Mallin K, McCann K, D'Aloisio A, Freels S, Piorkowski J, Dimos J, Persky V: A cohort mortality study of capacitor manufacturing workers. JOEM 2004; 46: 565-76

Hryhorczuk D, Persky V, Piorkowski J, Davis J, Moomey CM, Krantz A, Runkle KD, Saxer T, Baughman T, McCann K: Residential mercury spills from gas regulators Environ Health Perspect 114: 848-852, 2006

Eldeirawi K, Persky V: Associations of acculturation and country of birth with asthma and wheezing in Mexican American youths. J Asthma. 43: 279-286, 2006

Lee E, Grutsch J, Persky V, Glick R, Mendes J, Davis F: Assocation of meningioma with reproductive factors. In J Cancer 119: 1152-1157, 2006

Dorevitch S, Erdal S, Conroy L, Schoonover T, Persky VW, Demirtas H, Scheff PA: Demolition of high-rise public housing produces a large increase in particulate matter concnetration in cummunities of high-risk asthmatics. Air and Waste Management Association 56: 1022-1032, 2006

Turyk M, Anderson HA,Hanrahan LP, Falk C, Steenport DN, Needham LL, Patterson DG Jr, Freels S, Persky V and the Great Lakes Consortium: Relationship of serum levels of individual PCB, Dioxin and Furan congeners, and DDE with Great Lakes Sport Fish Consumption. Environ Res 2006 100 (2): 173-183

Turyk M, Anderson HA, Freels S,Chatterton R,Jr, Needham L, Patterson DG, Jr, Steenport DN, Knobelock L, Imm P, Persky VW: The associations of organochlorines with endogenous hormones in male Great Lakes fish consumers and nonconsumers Environ Res 102: 299-307, 2006

Turyk M, Curtis L, Scheff P, Contreeras A, Coover L, Nernandez E, Freels S, Persky V: Environmnetal allergens and asthma morbidity in low income children, J Asthma 43: 453-457, 2006

 Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology. Community-Based Prevention/Intervention Research: Chicago Community Asthma Prevention Program (CAPP)2:133-141,2000.

Persky V, Piorkowski J, Hernandez E, Chavez N, Wagner-Cassanova C, Vergara C, Pelzel D, Enriquez R, Gutierrez S, Busso A: Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen and respiratory symptoms in the first year of life. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101: 271-278, 2008

Persky V, Piorkowski J, Turyk M, Freels S, Chatterton R JR, Dimos J, Bradlow HL, Chary LK, Burse V, Unterrman T, Sepkovic DW, McCann K: Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and endogenous hormones: A cross-sectional study in men previously employed at a capacitor manufacturing plant. Environ Health.2012, Aug 29; 11 (1):57, 2012.

Mucha AP, Stites N, Evens A, MacRoy PM, Persky VW, Jacobs DE: Lead dustfall from demolition of scattered site family housing: developing a sampling methodology. Environ Res 2009; 109: 143-148

Broz D, Levin EC, Mucha AP, Pelzel D, wong W, Persky VW, Hershow RC: Lessons learned from Chicago's emergency response to mass evacuations caused by Hurricane Katrina. Am J Pub Health 2009; 99: 1496-504

Lambertino A, Turyk ME, Curtis L, Persky VW: Asthma morbidity in adult Chicago public housing residents. J Asthma 2009; 46: 202-206

Persky V, Turyk M, Piorkowski J, Coover L, Knight J, Wagner C, Hernandez E, Eldeirawi K, Fitzpatrick A for the Chicago Community Asthma Prevention Program. Inner-city asthma: The role of the community. Chest 132 (5 Suppl): 831S-839S, 2007

Anderson HA, Imm P, Knobeloch L, Turyk M, Mathew J, Buelow C, Persky V: Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) in serum: Findings from a US cohort of consumers of sport-caught fish. Chemosphere 73: 187-194, 2008

Turyk ME, Hernandez E, Wright RJ, Freels, S, Slezak J, Contreras A, Piorkowski J, Persky VW: Stressful life events and asthma in adolescents. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 19: 255-263, 2008

Dorevitch S, Demirtas H, Scheff P, Persky V: Bias and confounding in longitudinal measures of exhaled monoxides. J Exposure Science Environ Epidemiol 17: 583-590, 2007

 Persky V, Kempthorne-Rawson J, Shekelle R: Personality and risk of cancer: 20-year follow-up of the Western electric Study. Psychosomatic Med 49: 435-449, 1987.

Mary Turyk, Henry Anderson, Lynda Knobeloch, Pamela Imm and Victoria Persky.Organochlorine Exposure and Incidence of Diabetes in a Cohort of Great Lakes Sport Fish Consumers.Environ Health Perspect doi:10.1289/ehp.0800281

 Persky VW, Slezak J, Contreras A, Becker L, Hernandez E, Ramakrishnan V, Piorkowski J: Relationships of race and socioeconoic status with prevalence, severity, and symptoms of asthma in Chicago school children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 81: 266-271, 1998.

Persky V, Piorkowski J, Hernandez E, Chavez N, Wagner-Cassanova C, Freels S, Vergara C, Pelzel D, Hayes R, Gutierrez S, Busso A, Coover L, Thorne PS, Ownby D: The effect of low cost modification of the home environment on the development of respiratory symptoms in the first year of life. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009 103: 480-487

Turyk ME, Persky VW, Imm P, Knobeloch L, Chatterton R Jr, Anderson HA: Hormone disruption by PBDEs in Adult male sport fish consumers. Environ Health Perspect, 116: 1635-164, 2008

Persky VW: Acetaminophen and asthma. Thorax 2010 65: 99-100

Lambertino A, Turyk M, Anderson H, Freels S, Persky V: Uterine leiomyomata in a cohort of Great Lakes sport fish consumers. Environ Res 111: 565-572, 2011

Turyk M, Anderson H, Knobeloch L, Imm P, Persky V: Organochlorine exposure and incidence of diabetes in a cohort Great Lakes sport fish consumers. Environ Health Perspect 2009; 117: 1076-1082

Turyk M Anderson HA, Knobeloch L, Imm P, Persky VW: Prevalence of diabetes and body burdens of polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and p,p’-diphenyldichloroethene in Great Lakes sport fish consumers. Chemosphere 75: 674-679, 2009

Olshansky SJ, Persky V: The canary in the coal mine of coronary heart disease. Arch Int Med 168: 261, 2008

Freels S, Chary LK, Piorkowski J, Mallin K, Dimos J, Anderson H, McCann K, Burse V, Persky V: Congener profiles of occupational PCB exposure versus PCB exposure from fish consumption. Chemosphere. 69: 435-443, 2007

Enriquez R, Hartert T, Persky V: Trends in asthma prevalence and recommended number of childhood immunizations are not parallel. Pediatrics 119: 222-223, 2007

Eldeirawi KM, Persky VW: Associations of doctor-diagnosed asthma with country of residence in the first year of life and other immigration-related factors, Chicago Asthma School Study. Ann Allergy Asthma and Immunology 99: 236-243, 2007

 Persky V, Turyk M, Anderson HA, Hanrahan LP, Falk C, Steenport DN, Chatterton R, Jr, Freels S and the Great Lakes Consortium: The effects of PCB exposure and fish consumption on endogenous hormones. Environ Health Perspect 109: 1275-1283, 2001.

 Persky VW, Chatterton RT, Van Horn LV, Grant MD, Langenberg P, Marvin J: Hormone levels in vegetarian and nonvegetarian teenage girls: Potential implications for breast cancer risk. Cancer Res 52: 578-583, 1992.

 Persky VW, Turyk ME, Wang L, Feels S, Chatteron R, Jr, Barnes S, Erdman J, Sepkovic DW, Bradlow HL, Potter S: The effect of soy protein on endogenous hormones in postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr 75: 145-153, 2002.

Turyk ME, Hernandez E, Wright RJ, Freels S, Slezak J, Contreras A, Piorkowski J, Persky VW: Stressful life events and asthma in adolescents. Pediatric Allergy and Immunol 19: 255-263, 2008


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