John Balmes, MD

Professor

Dr. Balmes received his MD degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1976. After internal medicine training at Mount Sinai and pulmonary subspecialty, occupational medicine, and research training at Yale, he joined the faculty of USC in 1982. He joined the faculty at UCSF in 1986 and is currently Professor in the Divisions of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). His major academic activities include several collaborative epidemiological research projects, various advisory and editorial committees, Director of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Director of the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (a consortium of programs at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UCSF). Since 2008 he has been the Physician Member of the California Air Resources Board.

Until 2015, Dr. Balmes was the Director of the UCSF Human Exposure Laboratory (HEL). The HEL was the first group to demonstrate a) histological evidence of ozone-induced airway injury and inflammation in human subjects, b) that asthmatic subjects have greater inflammatory responses to ozone than normal subjects, c) that ozone-induced inflammatory responses in normal subjects attenuate with short-term exposures on consecutive days in the lung, and d) that asthmatic subjects recruit macrophages to the airways with consecutive day exposures. The HEL also studied the relationship of acute airway inflammatory responses to acute cardiovascular responses after both ozone and secondhand tobacco smoke.

Dr. Balmes is also collaborating on several epidemiological projects that are run out of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health where he is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences. One such project is called the Children’s Health and Air Pollution Study (CHAPS). The overall specific goal of CHAPS is to assess the impact of air pollution on the health of children living in Fresno, including adverse effects on immune and metabolic function that may increase the risk of asthma onset/exacerbation, obesity, glucose dysregulation, and hypertension. A second project involves study of the effects of biomass smoke exposure on chronic respiratory health of children and adults in rural Guatemala, Malawi, Nepal, and Rwanda. A third line of research involves the effects of arsenic in drinking water on lung health in both Bangladesh and Chile. Yet another project involves the effect of chronic exposure to pesticides among a birth cohort of Mexican-American children in Salinas.
Education
06/1982 - Pulmonary Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University Medical Center
06/1979 - Internal Medicine Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center
MD, 06/1976 - Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
BA, 06/1972 - Psychology, University of Illinois
Publications
  1. Chen YH, Glymour M, Riley A, Balmes J, Duchowny K, Harrison R, Matthay E, Bibbins-Domingo K. Excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic among Californians 18-65 years of age, by occupational sector and occupation: March through November 2020. 2021. PMID: 34086762


  2. Balmes JR. Stress is in the Air: Ambient ROS and COVID-19. 2021. PMID: 34038698


  3. Rice MB, Henderson SB, Lambert AA, Cromar KR, Hall JA, Cascio WE, Smith PG, Marsh BJ, Coefield S, Balmes JR, Kamal A, Gilmour MI, Carlsten C, Navarro KM, Collman GW, Rappold A, Miller MD, Stone SL, Costa DL, American Thoracic Society Environmental Health Policy Committee and the American Thoracic Society As. Respiratory Impacts of Wildland Fire Smoke: Future Challenges and Policy Opportunities. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report. 2021. PMID: 33938390


  4. Schwarzman M, Schildroth S, Bhetraratana M, Alvarado Á, Balmes J. Raising standards to lower diesel emissions. 2021. PMID: 33766877


  5. Heaney AK, Head JR, Broen K, Click K, Taylor J, Balmes JR, Zelner J, Remais JV. Coccidioidomycosis and COVID-19 Co-Infection, United States, 2020. 2021. PMID: 33755007


  6. Annesi-Maesano I, Forastiere F, Balmes J, Garcia E, Harkema J, Holgate S, Kelly F, Khreis H, Hoffmann B, Maesano CN, McConnell R, Peden D, Pinkerton K, Schikowski T, Thurston G, Van Winkle LS, Carlsten C. The clear and persistent impact of air pollution on chronic respiratory diseases: a call for interventions. 2021. PMID: 33737377


  7. Newman JD, Bhatt DL, Rajagopalan S, Balmes JR, Brauer M, Breysse PN, Brown AGM, Carnethon MR, Cascio WE, Collman GW, Fine LJ, Hansel NN, Hernandez A, Hochman JS, Jerrett M, Joubert BR, Kaufman JD, Malik AO, Mensah GA, Newby DE, Peel JL, Siegel J, Siscovick D, Thompson BL, Zhang J, Brook RD. Cardiopulmonary Impact of Particulate Air Pollution in High-Risk Populations: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. 2020. PMID: 33303078


  8. Navarro KM, Clark KA, Hardt DJ, Reid CE, Lahm PW, Domitrovich JW, Butler CR, Balmes JR. Wildland firefighter exposure to smoke and COVID-19: A new risk on the fire line. 2020. PMID: 33341613


  9. Cole-Hunter T, Dhingra R, Fedak KM, Good N, L'Orange C, Luckasen G, Mehaffy J, Walker E, Wilson A, Balmes J, Brook RD, Clark ML, Devlin RB, Volckens J, Peel JL. Short-term differences in cardiac function following controlled exposure to cookstove air pollution: The subclinical tests on volunteers exposed to smoke (STOVES) study. 2020. PMID: 33221594


  10. Kaufman JD, Elkind MSV, Bhatnagar A, Koehler K, Balmes JR, Sidney S, Burroughs Peña MS, Dockery DW, Hou L, Brook RD, Laden F, Rajagopalan S, Bishop Kendrick K, Turner JR. Guidance to Reduce the Cardiovascular Burden of Ambient Air Pollutants: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association. 2020. PMID: 33147996


  11. Benka-Coker W, Hoskovec L, Severson R, Balmes J, Wilson A, Magzamen S. The joint effect of ambient air pollution and agricultural pesticide exposures on lung function among children with asthma. 2020. PMID: 32750551


  12. Walker ES, Fedak KM, Good N, Balmes J, Brook RD, Clark ML, Cole-Hunter T, Devlin RB, L'Orange C, Luckasen G, Mehaffy J, Shelton R, Wilson A, Volckens J, Peel JL. Acute differences in blood lipids and inflammatory biomarkers following controlled exposures to cookstove air pollution in the STOVES study. 2020. PMID: 32615777


  13. Frey HC, Adams PJ, Adgate JL, Allen GA, Balmes J, Boyle K, Chow JC, Dockery DW, Felton HD, Gordon T, Harkema JR, Kinney P, Kleinman MT, McConnell R, Poirot RL, Sarnat JA, Sheppard L, Turpin B, Wyzga R. The Need for a Tighter Particulate-Matter Air-Quality Standard. 2020. PMID: 32521130


  14. Wang C, Wolters PJ, Calfee CS, Liu S, Balmes JR, Zhao Z, Koyama T, Ware LB. Long-term ozone exposure is positively associated with telomere length in critically ill patients. 2020. PMID: 32417614


  15. Rich DQ, Thurston SW, Balmes JR, Bromberg PA, Arjomandi M, Hazucha MJ, Alexis NE, Ganz P, Zareba W, Thevenet-Morrison K, Koutrakis P, Frampton MW. Does Ambient Ozone or Other Pollutants Modify Effects of Controlled Ozone Exposure on Pulmonary Function? 2020. PMID: 32125874


  16. Mortimer K, Lesosky M, Semple S, Malava J, Katundu C, Crampin A, Wang D, Weston W, Pope D, Havens D, Gordon SB, Balmes J. Pneumonia and Exposure to Household Air Pollution in Children Under the Age of 5 Years in Rural Malawi: Findings From the Cooking and Pneumonia Study. 2020. PMID: 32311349


  17. Fedak KM, Good N, Walker ES, Balmes J, Brook RD, Clark ML, Cole-Hunter T, Devlin R, L'Orange C, Luckasen G, Mehaffy J, Shelton R, Wilson A, Volckens J, Peel JL. Acute changes in lung function following controlled exposure to cookstove air pollution in the subclinical tests of volunteers exposed to smoke (STOVES) study. 2020. PMID: 32297528


  18. Khan MA, Hira-Smith M, Ahmed SI, Yunus M, Hasan SMT, Liaw J, Balmes J, Raqib R, Yuan Y, Kalman D, Roh T, Steinmaus C, Smith AH. Prospective cohort study of respiratory effects at ages 14 to 26 following early life exposure to arsenic in drinking water. 2020. PMID: 32337474


  19. Berger K, Coker E, Rauch S, Eskenazi B, Balmes J, Kogut K, Holland N, Calafat AM, Harley K. Prenatal phthalate, paraben, and phenol exposure and childhood allergic and respiratory outcomes: Evaluating exposure to chemical mixtures. 2020. PMID: 32302842


  20. Thurston GD, Balmes JR, Garcia E, Gilliland FD, Rice MB, Schikowski T, Van Winkle LS, Annesi-Maesano I, Burchard EG, Carlsten C, Harkema JR, Khreis H, Kleeberger SR, Kodavanti UP, London SJ, McConnell R, Peden DB, Pinkerton KE, Reibman J, White CW. Outdoor Air Pollution and New-Onset Airway Disease. An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report. 2020. PMID: 32233861


  21. Kim JB, Prunicki M, Haddad F, Dant C, Sampath V, Patel R, Smith E, Akdis C, Balmes J, Snyder MP, Wu JC, Nadeau KC. Cumulative Lifetime Burden of Cardiovascular Disease From Early Exposure to Air Pollution. 2020. PMID: 32174249


  22. Hauptman M, Balmes JR, Miller MD. The hazards of wildfire smoke exposure for children. 2020. PMID: 32147302


  23. Balmes JR. Where There's Smoke, Kids Will Cough and Wheeze. 2020. PMID: 32108501


  24. Rylance S, Jewell C, Naunje A, Mbalume F, Chetwood JD, Nightingale R, Zurba L, Flitz G, Gordon SB, Lesosky M, Balmes JR, Mortimer K. Non-communicable respiratory disease and air pollution exposure in Malawi: a prospective cohort study. 2020. PMID: 32079666


  25. Tiwana J, Benziger C, Hooper L, Pope K, Alurkar V, Kafle R, Sijali TR, Balmes JR, Kaufman JD, Bates MN. Biomass Fuel Use and Cardiac Function in Nepali Women. 2020. PMID: 32489784


  26. Pepper JR, Barrett MA, Su JG, Merchant R, Henderson K, Van Sickle D, Balmes JR. Geospatial-temporal analysis of the impact of ozone on asthma rescue inhaler use. 2019. PMID: 31836258


  27. Schraufnagel DE, Balmes JR, De Matteis S, Hoffman B, Kim WJ, Perez-Padilla R, Rice M, Sood A, Vanker A, Wuebbles DJ. Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction. 2019. PMID: 31774324


  28. Blount RJ, Pascopella L, Barry P, Zabner J, Stapleton EM, Flood J, Balmes J, Nahid P, Catanzaro DG. Residential urban tree canopy is associated with decreased mortality during tuberculosis treatment in California. 2019. PMID: 32000313


  29. Walker ES, Fedak KM, Good N, Balmes J, Brook RD, Clark ML, Cole-Hunter T, Dinenno F, Devlin RB, L'Orange C, Luckasen G, Mehaffy J, Shelton R, Wilson A, Volckens J, Peel JL. Acute differences in pulse wave velocity, augmentation index, and central pulse pressure following controlled exposures to cookstove air pollution in the Subclinical Tests of Volunteers Exposed to Smoke (SToVES) study. 2019. PMID: 31648072


  30. Neophytou AM, Costello S, Picciotto S, Noth EM, Liu S, Lutzker L, Balmes JR, Hammond K, Cullen MR, Eisen EA. Accelerated lung function decline in an aluminium manufacturing industry cohort exposed to PM2.5: an application of the parametric g-formula. 2019. PMID: 31615860


  31. Jeon D, Chang EG, McGing M, Hartman-Filson M, Sommers M, Lewis E, Balmes JR, Moisi D, Lederman MM, Madsen KA, Woodruff PG, Hunt PW, Huang L. Pneumoproteins are associated with pulmonary function in HIV-infected persons. 2019. PMID: 31574118


  32. Balmes JR, Arjomandi M, Bromberg PA, Costantini MG, Dagincourt N, Hazucha MJ, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Rich DQ, Stark P, Frampton MW. Ozone effects on blood biomarkers of systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial function, and thrombosis: The Multicenter Ozone Study in oldEr Subjects (MOSES). 2019. PMID: 31553765


  33. Navarro KM, Cisneros R, Schweizer D, Chowdhary P, Noth EM, Balmes JR, Hammond SK. Incident command post exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and particulate matter during a wildfire. 2019. PMID: 31545144


  34. Rylance S, Nightingale R, Naunje A, Mbalume F, Jewell C, Balmes JR, Grigg J, Mortimer K. Lung health and exposure to air pollution in Malawian children (CAPS): a cross-sectional study. 2019. PMID: 31467192


  35. Fedak KM, Good N, Walker ES, Balmes J, Brook RD, Clark ML, Cole-Hunter T, Devlin R, L'Orange C, Luckasen G, Mehaffy J, Shelton R, Wilson A, Volckens J, Peel JL. Acute Effects on Blood Pressure Following Controlled Exposure to Cookstove Air Pollution in the STOVES Study. 2019. PMID: 31286826


  36. Lee EY, Oh SS, White MJ, Eng CS, Elhawary JR, Borrell LN, Nuckton TJ, Zeiger AM, Keys KL, Mak ACY, Hu D, Huntsman S, Contreras MG, Samedy LA, Goddard PC, Salazar SL, Brigino-Buenaventura EN, Davis A, Meade KE, LeNoir MA, Lurmann FW, Burchard EG, Eisen EA, Balmes JR. Ambient Air Pollution, Asthma Drug Response and Telomere Length in African American Youth. 2019. PMID: 31247265


  37. Neophytou AM, Oh SS, Hu D, Huntsman S, Eng C, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Kumar R, Balmes JR, Eisen EA, Burchard EG. In utero tobacco smoke exposure, DNA methylation, and asthma in Latino children. 2019. PMID: 31342008


  38. Blanc PD, Annesi-Maesano I, Balmes JR, Cummings KJ, Fishwick D, Miedinger D, Murgia N, Naidoo RN, Reynolds CJ, Sigsgaard T, Torén K, Vinnikov D, Redlich CA. The Occupational Burden of Nonmalignant Respiratory Diseases. An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Statement. 2019. PMID: 31149852


  39. Rhee J, Dominici F, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Wang Y, Di Q, Balmes J, Christiani DC. Impact of Long-Term Exposures to Ambient PM2.5 and Ozone on ARDS Risk for Older Adults in the United States. 2019. PMID: 30926395


  40. Navarro KM, Kleinman MT, Mackay CE, Reinhardt TE, Balmes JR, Broyles GA, Ottmar RD, Naher LP, Domitrovich JW. Wildland firefighter smoke exposure and risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality. 2019. PMID: 30981117


  41. Balmes JR. Greening of the Heart and Mind. 2019. PMID: 30835595


  42. Nightingale R, Lesosky M, Flitz G, Rylance SJ, Meghji J, Burney P, Balmes J, Mortimer K. Non-Communicable Respiratory Disease and Air Pollution Exposure in Malawi (CAPS): A Cross-Sectional Study. 2018. PMID: 30141966


  43. Payne-Sturges DC, Marty MA, Perera F, Miller MD, Swanson M, Ellickson K, Cory-Slechta DA, Ritz B, Balmes J, Anderko L, Talbott EO, Gould R, Hertz-Picciotto I. Healthy Air, Healthy Brains: Advancing Air Pollution Policy to Protect Children's Health. 2019. PMID: 30789769


  44. van Zyl-Smit RN, Balmes JR. Seeing the Wood for the Trees - Household Air Pollution and Lung Disease. 2018. PMID: 30251876


  45. Tagle M, Pillarisetti A, Hernandez MT, Troncoso K, Soares A, Torres R, Galeano A, Oyola P, Balmes J, Smith KR. Monitoring and Modeling of Household Air Quality Related to Use of Different Cookfuels in Paraguay. 2018. PMID: 30339298


  46. Jamil S, Carlos WG, Leard L, Wang A, Santhosh L, Balmes J, Seam N, Dela Cruz CS. Wildfires Disaster Guidance: Tips for Staying Healthy during Wildfires. 2019. PMID: 30644780


  47. Reilly JP, Zhao Z, Shashaty MGS, Koyama T, Christie JD, Lanken PN, Wang C, Balmes JR, Matthay MA, Calfee CS, Ware LB. Low to Moderate Air Pollutant Exposure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Severe Trauma. 2018. PMID: 30067389


  48. Padula AM, Yang W, Lurmann FW, Balmes J, Hammond SK, Shaw GM. Prenatal exposure to air pollution, maternal diabetes and preterm birth. 2018. PMID: 30579990


  49. Ferguson JM, Costello S, Neophytou AM, Balmes JR, Bradshaw PT, Cullen MR, Eisen EA. Night and rotational work exposure within the last 12 months and risk of incident hypertension. 2018. PMID: 30614503


  50. Berger K, Eskenazi B, Balmes J, Kogut K, Holland N, Calafat AM, Harley KG. Prenatal high molecular weight phthalates and bisphenol A, and childhood respiratory and allergic outcomes. 2018. PMID: 30338578


  51. Benka-Coker ML, Clark ML, Rajkumar S, Young BN, Bachand AM, Balmes JR, Brook R, Nelson TL, Volckens J, Reynolds SJ, Wilson A, L'Orange C, Good N, Quinn C, Koehler K, Africano S, Osorto Pinel A, Peel JL. Exposure to Household Air Pollution from Biomass Cookstoves and Levels of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) among Honduran Women. 2018. PMID: 30428575


  52. Schraufnagel DE, Balmes J, Cowl CT, De Matteis S, Jung SH, Mortimer K, Perez-Padilla R, Rice MB, Riojas-Rodroguez H, Sood A, Thurston GD, To T, Vanker A, Wuebbles DJ. Air Pollution and Non-Communicable Diseases: A Review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies' Environmental Committee, Part 1: The damaging effects of air pollution. 2018. PMID: 30419235


  53. Schraufnagel DE, Balmes J, Cowl CT, De Matteis S, Jung SH, Mortimer K, Perez-Padilla R, Rice MB, Riojas-Rodroguez H, Sood A, Thurston GD, To T, Vanker A, Wuebbles DJ. Air Pollution and Non-Communicable Diseases: A review by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies' Environmental Committee. Part 2: Air pollution and organ systems. 2018. PMID: 30419237


  54. Johannson KA, Vittinghoff E, Morisset J, Wolters PJ, Noth EM, Balmes JR, Collard HR. Response. 2018. PMID: 30195362


  55. Rich DQ, Balmes JR, Frampton MW, Zareba W, Stark P, Arjomandi M, Hazucha MJ, Costantini MG, Ganz P, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Dagincourt N, Bromberg PA. Cardiovascular function and ozone exposure: The Multicenter Ozone Study in oldEr Subjects (MOSES). 2018. PMID: 29980042


  56. Neophytou AM, Oh SS, White MJ, Mak ACY, Hu D, Huntsman S, Eng C, Serebrisky D, Borrell LN, Farber HJ, Meade K, Davis A, Avila PC, Thyne SM, Rodríguez-Cintrón W, Rodríguez-Santana JR, Kumar R, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Sen S, Lenoir MA, Williams LK, Benowitz NL, Balmes JR, Eisen EA, Burchard EG. Secondhand smoke exposure and asthma outcomes among African-American and Latino children with asthma. 2018. PMID: 29899038


  57. Lawin H, Fanou LA, Kpangon AA, Hinson AV, Balmes J, Wanjiku J, Ale BM, Fayomi B. Comparison of motorcycle taxi driver's respiratory health using an air quality standard for carbon monoxide in ambient air: a pilot survey in Benin. 2018. PMID: 30364347


  58. Holm SM, Balmes J, Gillette D, Hartin K, Seto E, Lindeman D, Polanco D, Fong E. Cooking behaviors are related to household particulate matter exposure in children with asthma in the urban East Bay Area of Northern California. 2018. PMID: 29874253


  59. Ortega Hinojosa AM, MacLeod KE, Balmes J, Jerrett M. Influence of school environments on childhood obesity in California. 2018. PMID: 29883903


  60. Arjomandi M, Balmes JR, Frampton MW, Bromberg P, Rich DQ, Stark P, Alexis NE, Costantini M, Hollenbeck-Pringle D, Dagincourt N, Hazucha MJ. Respiratory Responses to Ozone Exposure: The Multicenter Ozone Study in oldEr Subjects (MOSES). Volume 197 of Issue 10. 2017. PMID: 29232153


  61. Garcia E, Picciotto S, Neophytou AM, Bradshaw PT, Balmes JR, Eisen EA. Lung cancer mortality and exposure to synthetic metalworking fluid and biocides: controlling for the healthy worker survivor effect. 2018. PMID: 29743185


  62. Whitehouse AL, Miyashita L, Liu NM, Lesosky M, Flitz G, Ndamala C, Balmes JR, Gordon SB, Mortimer K, Grigg J. Use of cleaner-burning biomass stoves and airway macrophage black carbon in Malawian women. 2018. PMID: 29677666


  63. Gunier RB, Raanan R, Castorina R, Holland NT, Harley KG, Balmes JR, Fouquette L, Eskenazi B, Bradman A. Residential proximity to agricultural fumigant use and respiratory health in 7-year old children. 2018. PMID: 29482188


  64. Benka-Coker WO, Gale SL, Brandt SJ, Balmes JR, Magzamen S. Optimizing community-level surveillance data for pediatric asthma management. 2018. PMID: 29868356


  65. Johannson KA, Vittinghoff E, Morisset J, Wolters PJ, Noth EM, Balmes JR, Collard HR. Air Pollution Exposure Is Associated With Lower Lung Function, but Not Changes in Lung Function, in Patients With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. 2018. PMID: 29355549


  66. Balmes JR. Where There's Wildfire, There's Smoke. Volume 378 of Issue 10. 2018. PMID: 29384719


  67. Prunicki M, Stell L, Dinakarpandian D, de Planell-Saguer M, Lucas RW, Hammond SK, Balmes JR, Zhou X, Paglino T, Sabatti C, Miller RL, Nadeau KC. Exposure to NO2, CO, and PM2.5 is linked to regional DNA methylation differences in asthma. Volume 10. 2018. PMID: 29317916


  68. Sood A, Assad NA, Barnes PJ, Churg A, Gordon SB, Harrod KS, Irshad H, Kurmi OP, Martin WJ, Meek P, Mortimer K, Noonan CW, Perez-Padilla R, Smith KR, Tesfaigzi Y, Ward T, Balmes J. ERS/ATS workshop report on respiratory health effects of household air pollution. Volume 51 of Issue 1. 2018. PMID: 29301918


  69. Balmes JR. EPA's New Ozone Air Quality Standard: Why Should We Care? Volume 14 of Issue 11. 2017. PMID: 28977755


  70. Sigsgaard T, Balmes J. Environmental Effects of Intensive Livestock Farming. Volume 196 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 28628377


  71. Gordon S, Mortimer K, Grigg J, Balmes J. In control of ambient and household air pollution - how low should we go? Volume 5 of Issue 12. 2017. PMID: 29056571


  72. Blount RJ, Pascopella L, Catanzaro DG, Barry PM, English PB, Segal MR, Flood J, Meltzer D, Jones B, Balmes J, Nahid P. Traffic-Related Air Pollution and All-Cause Mortality during Tuberculosis Treatment in California. Volume 125 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 28963088


  73. Raanan R, Gunier RB, Balmes JR, Beltran AJ, Harley KG, Bradman A, Eskenazi B. Elemental Sulfur Use and Associations with Pediatric Lung Function and Respiratory Symptoms in an Agricultural Community (California, USA). Volume 125 of Issue 8. 2017. PMID: 28886594


  74. Nardone A, Ferreccio C, Acevedo J, Enanoria W, Blair A, Smith AH, Balmes J, Steinmaus C. The impact of BMI on non-malignant respiratory symptoms and lung function in arsenic exposed adults of Northern Chile. 2017. PMID: 28738299


  75. Blount RJ, Daly KR, Fong S, Chang E, Grieco K, Greene M, Stone S, Balmes J, Miller RF, Walzer PD, Huang L. Effects of clinical and environmental factors on bronchoalveolar antibody responses to Pneumocystis jirovecii: A prospective cohort study of HIV+ patients. Volume 12 of Issue 7. 2017. PMID: 28692651


  76. Johannson KA, Vittinghoff E, Morisset J, Lee JS, Balmes JR, Collard HR. Home monitoring improves endpoint efficiency in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Volume 50 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 28679608


  77. Carty P, Cooper MR, Barr A, Neitzel RL, Balmes J, Rempel D. The Effects of Bit Wear on Respirable Silica Dust, Noise and Productivity: A Hammer Drill Bench Study. Volume 61 of Issue 6. 2017. PMID: 28595322


  78. Thurston G, Balmes J. We Need to "Think Different" about Particulate Matter. Volume 196 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 28665203


  79. Navarro KM, Cisneros R, Noth EM, Balmes JR, Hammond SK. Occupational Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon of Wildland Firefighters at Prescribed and Wildland Fires. Volume 51 of Issue 11. 2017. PMID: 28498656


  80. Balmes JR. AJRCCM: 100-Year Anniversary. Clearing the Air: Indoors, Outdoors, and At Work. Volume 195 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 28459315


  81. Celedón JC, Burchard EG, Schraufnagel D, Castillo-Salgado C, Schenker M, Balmes J, Neptune E, Cummings KJ, Holguin F, Riekert KA, Wisnivesky JP, Garcia JGN, Roman J, Kittles R, Ortega VE, Redline S, Mathias R, Thomas A, Samet J, Ford JG. An American Thoracic Society/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Workshop Report: Addressing Respiratory Health Equality in the United States. Volume 14 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28459618


  82. Lee EY, Lin J, Noth EM, Hammond SK, Nadeau KC, Eisen EA, Balmes JR. Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Telomere Length in Children and Adolescents Living in Fresno, CA: A Pilot Study. Volume 59 of Issue 5. 2017. PMID: 28486341


  83. Lawin H, Ayi Fanou L, Hinson V, Wanjiku J, Ukwaja NK, Gordon SB, Fayomi B, Balmes JR, Houngbegnon P, Avokpaho E, Sanni A. Exhaled carbon monoxide: a non-invasive biomarker of short-term exposure to outdoor air pollution. Volume 17 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 28415983


  84. Bayram H, Bauer AK, Abdalati W, Carlsten C, Pinkerton KE, Thurston GD, Balmes JR, Takaro TK. Environment, Global Climate Change, and Cardiopulmonary Health. Volume 195 of Issue 6. 2017. PMID: 27654004


  85. Padula AM, Yang W, Carmichael SL, Lurmann F, Balmes J, Hammond SK, Shaw GM. Air pollution, neighborhood acculturation factors, and neural tube defects among Hispanic women in California. Volume 109 of Issue 6. 2017. PMID: 28398703


  86. Thurston GD, Kipen H, Annesi-Maesano I, Balmes J, Brook RD, Cromar K, De Matteis S, Forastiere F, Forsberg B, Frampton MW, Grigg J, Heederik D, Kelly FJ, Kuenzli N, Laumbach R, Peters A, Rajagopalan ST, Rich D, Ritz B, Samet JM, Sandstrom T, Sigsgaard T, Sunyer J, Brunekreef B. A joint ERS/ATS policy statement: what constitutes an adverse health effect of air pollution? An analytical framework. Volume 49 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 28077473


  87. Mortimer K, Ndamala CB, Naunje AW, Malava J, Katundu C, Weston W, Havens D, Pope D, Bruce NG, Nyirenda M, Wang D, Crampin A, Grigg J, Balmes J, Gordon SB. A cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstove intervention to prevent pneumonia in children under 5 years old in rural Malawi (the Cooking and Pneumonia Study): a cluster randomised controlled trial. Volume 389 of Issue 10065. 2016. PMID: 27939058


  88. Antony VB, Redlich CA, Pinkerton KE, Balmes J, Harkema JR. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: 50 Years of Advancing Science and Improving Lung Health. Volume 194 of Issue 10. 2016. PMID: 27668911


  89. Rice M, Balmes J, Malhotra A. Outdoor Air Pollution and Your Health. Volume 194 of Issue 10. 2016. PMID: 27845586


  90. Navarro KM, Cisneros R, O'Neill SM, Schweizer D, Larkin NK, Balmes JR. Air-Quality Impacts and Intake Fraction of PM2.5 during the 2013 Rim Megafire. Volume 50 of Issue 21. 2016. PMID: 27652495


  91. Steinmaus C, Ferreccio C, Acevedo J, Balmes JR, Liaw J, Troncoso P, Dauphiné DC, Nardone A, Smith AH. High risks of lung disease associated with early-life and moderate lifetime arsenic exposure in northern Chile. Volume 313. 2016. PMID: 27725189


  92. Sarfaty M, Kreslake J, Ewart G, Guidotti TL, Thurston GD, Balmes JR, Maibach EW. Survey of International Members of the American Thoracic Society on Climate Change and Health. Volume 13 of Issue 10. 2016. PMID: 27726439


  93. Smith KR, Woodward A, Lemke B, Otto M, Chang CJ, Mance AA, Balmes J, Kjellstrom T. The last Summer Olympics? Climate change, health, and work outdoors. Volume 388 of Issue 10045. 2016. PMID: 27533426


  94. Reid CE, Jerrett M, Tager IB, Petersen ML, Mann JK, Balmes JR. Differential respiratory health effects from the 2008 northern California wildfires: A spatiotemporal approach. Volume 150. 2016. PMID: 27318255


  95. Nishimura KK, Iwanaga K, Oh SS, Pino-Yanes M, Eng C, Keswani A, Roth LA, Nguyen EA, Thyne SM, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Meade K, LeNoir MA, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Borrell LN, Bibbins-Domingo K, Lurmann F, Sen S, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Avila PC, Balmes JR, Kumar R, Burchard EG. Early-life ozone exposure associated with asthma without sensitization in Latino children. Volume 138 of Issue 6. 2016. PMID: 27423496


  96. Neophytou AM, White MJ, Oh SS, Thakur N, Galanter JM, Nishimura KK, Pino-Yanes M, Torgerson DG, Gignoux CR, Eng C, Nguyen EA, Hu D, Mak AC, Kumar R, Seibold MA, Davis A, Farber HJ, Meade K, Avila PC, Serebrisky D, Lenoir MA, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Bibbins-Domingo K, Thyne SM, Williams LK, Sen S, Gilliland FD, Gauderman WJ, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Lurmann F, Balmes JR, Eisen EA, Burchard EG. Air Pollution and Lung Function in Minority Youth with Asthma in the GALA II (Genes-Environments and Admixture in Latino Americans) and SAGE II (Study of African Americans, Asthma, Genes, and Environments) Studies. Volume 193 of Issue 11. 2016. PMID: 26734713


  97. Ware LB, Zhao Z, Koyama T, May AK, Matthay MA, Lurmann FW, Balmes JR, Calfee CS. Long-Term Ozone Exposure Increases the Risk of Developing the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Volume 193 of Issue 10. 2016. PMID: 26681363


  98. Reid CE, Brauer M, Johnston FH, Jerrett M, Balmes JR, Elliott CT. Critical Review of Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke Exposure. Volume 124 of Issue 9. 2016. PMID: 27082891


  99. Heinzerling AP, Guarnieri MJ, Mann JK, Diaz JV, Thompson LM, Diaz A, Bruce NG, Smith KR, Balmes JR. Lung function in woodsmoke-exposed Guatemalan children following a chimney stove intervention. Volume 71 of Issue 5. 2016. PMID: 26966237


  100. Pope D, Diaz E, Smith-Sivertsen T, Lie RT, Bakke P, Balmes JR, Smith KR, Bruce NG. Erratum: "Exposure to Household Air Pollution from Wood Combustion and Association with Respiratory Symptoms and Lung Function in Nonsmoking Women: Results from the RESPIRE Trial, Guatemala". Volume 124 of Issue 3. 2016. PMID: 26930696


  101. Raanan R, Balmes JR, Harley KG, Gunier RB, Magzamen S, Bradman A, Eskenazi B. Decreased lung function in 7-year-old children with early-life organophosphate exposure. Volume 71 of Issue 2. 2015. PMID: 26634937


  102. Balmes JR. Exposure to Endotoxin in Household Dust. To Wheeze or Not to Wheeze. Volume 192 of Issue 11. 2015. PMID: 26623680


  103. Leroy P, Tham A, Wong H, Tenney R, Chen C, Stiner R, Balmes JR, Paquet AC, Arjomandi M. Inflammatory and repair pathways induced in human bronchoalveolar lavage cells with ozone inhalation. Volume 10 of Issue 6. 2015. PMID: 26035830


  104. Assad NA, Balmes J, Mehta S, Cheema U, Sood A. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease secondary to household air pollution. Volume 36 of Issue 3. 2015. PMID: 26024348


  105. Arjomandi M, Wong H, Donde A, Frelinger J, Dalton S, Ching W, Power K, Balmes JR. Exposure to medium and high ambient levels of ozone causes adverse systemic inflammatory and cardiac autonomic effects. Volume 308 of Issue 12. 2015. PMID: 25862833


  106. Johannson KA, Balmes JR, Collard HR. Air pollution exposure: a novel environmental risk factor for interstitial lung disease? Volume 147 of Issue 4. 2015. PMID: 25846532


  107. Reid CE, Jerrett M, Petersen ML, Pfister GG, Morefield PE, Tager IB, Raffuse SM, Balmes JR. Spatiotemporal prediction of fine particulate matter during the 2008 northern California wildfires using machine learning. Volume 49 of Issue 6. 2015. PMID: 25648639


  108. Sarfaty M, Bloodhart B, Ewart G, Thurston GD, Balmes JR, Guidotti TL, Maibach EW. American Thoracic Society member survey on climate change and health. Volume 12 of Issue 2. 2015. PMID: 25535822


  109. Smith KR, Balmes JR, Guarnieri MJ. Cardiovascular risk and events and country income stratum. Volume 372 of Issue 3. 2015. PMID: 25587958


  110. Holland N, Davé V, Venkat S, Wong H, Donde A, Balmes JR, Arjomandi M. Ozone inhalation leads to a dose-dependent increase of cytogenetic damage in human lymphocytes. Volume 56 of Issue 4. 2014. PMID: 25451016


  111. Balmes JR, Abraham JL, Dweik RA, Fireman E, Fontenot AP, Maier LA, Muller-Quernheim J, Ostiguy G, Pepper LD, Saltini C, Schuler CR, Takaro TK, Wambach PF. An official American Thoracic Society statement: diagnosis and management of beryllium sensitivity and chronic beryllium disease. Volume 190 of Issue 10. 2014. PMID: 25398119


  112. Pope D, Diaz E, Smith-Sivertsen T, Lie RT, Bakke P, Balmes JR, Smith KR, Bruce NG. Exposure to household air pollution from wood combustion and association with respiratory symptoms and lung function in nonsmoking women: results from the RESPIRE trial, Guatemala. Volume 123 of Issue 4. 2014. PMID: 25398189


  113. Raanan R, Harley KG, Balmes JR, Bradman A, Lipsett M, Eskenazi B. Early-life exposure to organophosphate pesticides and pediatric respiratory symptoms in the CHAMACOS cohort. Volume 123 of Issue 2. 2014. PMID: 25369257


  114. Steinmaus C, Ferreccio C, Yuan Y, Acevedo J, González F, Perez L, Cortés S, Balmes JR, Liaw J, Smith AH. Elevated lung cancer in younger adults and low concentrations of arsenic in water. Volume 180 of Issue 11. 2014. PMID: 25371173


  115. Thompson LM, Yousefi P, Peñaloza R, Balmes J, Holland N. Genetic modification of the effect of maternal household air pollution exposure on birth weight in Guatemalan newborns. Volume 50. 2014. PMID: 25305053


  116. Ortega Hinojosa AM, Davies MM, Jarjour S, Burnett RT, Mann JK, Hughes E, Balmes JR, Turner MC, Jerrett M. Developing small-area predictions for smoking and obesity prevalence in the United States for use in Environmental Public Health Tracking. Volume 134. 2014. PMID: 25261951


  117. Gordon SB, Bruce NG, Grigg J, Hibberd PL, Kurmi OP, Lam KB, Mortimer K, Asante KP, Balakrishnan K, Balmes J, Bar-Zeev N, Bates MN, Breysse PN, Buist S, Chen Z, Havens D, Jack D, Jindal S, Kan H, Mehta S, Moschovis P, Naeher L, Patel A, Perez-Padilla R, Pope D, Rylance J, Semple S, Martin WJ. Respiratory risks from household air pollution in low and middle income countries. Volume 2 of Issue 10. 2014. PMID: 25193349


  118. Rice MB, Thurston GD, Balmes JR, Pinkerton KE. Reply: the largest problem with climate change policy is not a future event. Volume 190 of Issue 1. 2014. PMID: 24983223


  119. Padula AM, Balmes JR, Eisen EA, Mann J, Noth EM, Lurmann FW, Pratt B, Tager IB, Nadeau K, Hammond SK. Ambient polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pulmonary function in children. Volume 25 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 24938508


  120. Humblet O, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Balmes JR, Pinney SM, Hiatt RA. Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and asthma among children 12-19 years of age: NHANES (1999-2008). Volume 122 of Issue 10. 2014. PMID: 24905661


  121. Guarnieri M, Balmes JR. Outdoor air pollution and asthma. Volume 383 of Issue 9928. 2014. PMID: 24792855


  122. Guarnieri MJ, Diaz JV, Basu C, Diaz A, Pope D, Smith KR, Smith-Sivertsen T, Bruce N, Solomon C, McCracken J, Balmes JR. Effects of woodsmoke exposure on airway inflammation in rural Guatemalan women. Volume 9 of Issue 3. 2014. PMID: 24625755


  123. Rice MB, Thurston GD, Balmes JR, Pinkerton KE. Climate change. A global threat to cardiopulmonary health. Volume 189 of Issue 5. 2014. PMID: 24400619


  124. Burnett RT, Pope CA, Ezzati M, Olives C, Lim SS, Mehta S, Shin HH, Singh G, Hubbell B, Brauer M, Anderson HR, Smith KR, Balmes JR, Bruce NG, Kan H, Laden F, Prüss-Ustün A, Turner MC, Gapstur SM, Diver WR, Cohen A. An integrated risk function for estimating the global burden of disease attributable to ambient fine particulate matter exposure. Volume 122 of Issue 4. 2014. PMID: 24518036


  125. Smith KR, Bruce N, Balakrishnan K, Adair-Rohani H, Balmes J, Chafe Z, Dherani M, Hosgood HD, Mehta S, Pope D, Rehfuess E. Millions dead: how do we know and what does it mean? Methods used in the comparative risk assessment of household air pollution. Volume 35. 2014. PMID: 24641558


  126. Blount RJ, Djawe K, Daly KR, Jarlsberg LG, Fong S, Balmes J, Miller RF, Walzer PD, Huang L. Ambient air pollution associated with suppressed serologic responses to Pneumocystis jirovecii in a prospective cohort of HIV-infected patients with Pneumocystis pneumonia. Volume 8 of Issue 11. 2013. PMID: 24236202


  127. Johannson KA, Vittinghoff E, Lee K, Balmes JR, Ji W, Kaplan GG, Kim DS, Collard HR. Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis associated with air pollution exposure. Volume 43 of Issue 4. 2013. PMID: 24176998


  128. Pantell M, Rehkopf D, Jutte D, Syme SL, Balmes J, Adler N. Social isolation: a predictor of mortality comparable to traditional clinical risk factors. Volume 103 of Issue 11. 2013. PMID: 24028260


  129. Dauphiné DC, Smith AH, Yuan Y, Balmes JR, Bates MN, Steinmaus C. Case-control study of arsenic in drinking water and lung cancer in California and Nevada. Volume 10 of Issue 8. 2013. PMID: 23917816


  130. Smith AH, Yunus M, Khan AF, Ercumen A, Yuan Y, Smith MH, Liaw J, Balmes J, von Ehrenstein O, Raqib R, Kalman D, Alam DS, Streatfield PK, Steinmaus C. Chronic respiratory symptoms in children following in utero and early life exposure to arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh. Volume 42 of Issue 4. 2013. PMID: 24062297


  131. Takaro TK, Knowlton K, Balmes JR. Climate change and respiratory health: current evidence and knowledge gaps. Volume 7 of Issue 4. 2013. PMID: 23964626


  132. Nishimura KK, Galanter JM, Roth LA, Oh SS, Thakur N, Nguyen EA, Thyne S, Farber HJ, Serebrisky D, Kumar R, Brigino-Buenaventura E, Davis A, LeNoir MA, Meade K, Rodriguez-Cintron W, Avila PC, Borrell LN, Bibbins-Domingo K, Rodriguez-Santana JR, Sen S, Lurmann F, Balmes JR, Burchard EG. Early-life air pollution and asthma risk in minority children. The GALA II and SAGE II studies. Volume 188 of Issue 3. 2013. PMID: 23750510


  133. Balmes JR. Asbestos and lung cancer: what we know. Volume 188 of Issue 1. 2013. PMID: 23815717


  134. Schick SF, Farraro KF, Perrino C, Sleiman M, van de Vossenberg G, Trinh MP, Hammond SK, Jenkins BM, Balmes J. Thirdhand cigarette smoke in an experimental chamber: evidence of surface deposition of nicotine, nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and de novo formation of NNK. Volume 23 of Issue 2. 2013. PMID: 23716171


  135. Bates MN, Garrett N, Crane J, Balmes JR. Associations of ambient hydrogen sulfide exposure with self-reported asthma and asthma symptoms. Volume 122. 2013. PMID: 23453847


  136. Rylance J, Gordon SB, Naeher LP, Patel A, Balmes JR, Adetona O, Rogalsky DK, Martin WJ. Household air pollution: a call for studies into biomarkers of exposure and predictors of respiratory disease. Volume 304 of Issue 9. 2013. PMID: 23457186


  137. Blanc PD, Quinlan PJ, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Cisternas MG, Wymer L, Vesper SJ. Higher environmental relative moldiness index values measured in homes of adults with asthma, rhinitis, or both conditions. Volume 122. 2013. PMID: 23419817


  138. Jarjour S, Jerrett M, Westerdahl D, de Nazelle A, Hanning C, Daly L, Lipsitt J, Balmes J. Cyclist route choice, traffic-related air pollution, and lung function: a scripted exposure study. Volume 12. 2013. PMID: 23391029


  139. Steinmaus CM, Ferreccio C, Romo JA, Yuan Y, Cortes S, Marshall G, Moore LE, Balmes JR, Liaw J, Golden T, Smith AH. Drinking water arsenic in northern chile: high cancer risks 40 years after exposure cessation. Volume 22 of Issue 4. 2013. PMID: 23355602


  140. Schick SF, van den Vossenberg G, Luo A, Whitlatch A, Jacob P, Balmes J, Shusterman D. Thirty minute-exposure to aged cigarette smoke increases nasal congestion in nonsmokers. Volume 76 of Issue 10. 2013. PMID: 23859154


  141. Lim SS, Vos T, Flaxman AD, Danaei G, Shibuya K, Adair-Rohani H, Amann M, Anderson HR, Andrews KG, Aryee M, Atkinson C, Bacchus LJ, Bahalim AN, Balakrishnan K, Balmes J, Barker-Collo S, Baxter A, Bell ML, Blore JD, Blyth F, Bonner C, Borges G, Bourne R, Boussinesq M, Brauer M, Brooks P, Bruce NG, Brunekreef B, Bryan-Hancock C, Bucello C, Buchbinder R, Bull F, Burnett RT, Byers TE, Calabria B, Carapetis J, Carnahan E, Chafe Z, Charlson F, Chen H, Chen JS, Cheng AT, Child JC, Cohen A, Colson KE, Cowie BC, Darby S, Darling S, Davis A, Degenhardt L, Dentener F, Des Jarlais DC, Devries K, Dherani M, Ding EL, Dorsey ER, Driscoll T, Edmond K, Ali SE, Engell RE, Erwin PJ, Fahimi S, Falder G, Farzadfar F, Ferrari A, Finucane MM, Flaxman S, Fowkes FG, Freedman G, Freeman MK, Gakidou E, Ghosh S, Giovannucci E, Gmel G, Graham K, Grainger R, Grant B, Gunnell D, Gutierrez HR, Hall W, Hoek HW, Hogan A, Hosgood HD, Hoy D, Hu H, Hubbell BJ, Hutchings SJ, Ibeanusi SE, Jacklyn GL, Jasrasaria R, Jonas JB, Kan H, Kanis JA, Kassebaum N, Kawakami N, Khang YH, Khatibzadeh S, Khoo JP, Kok C, Laden F, Lalloo R, Lan Q, Lathlean T, Leasher JL, Leigh J, Li Y, Lin JK, Lipshultz SE, London S, Lozano R, Lu Y, Mak J, Malekzadeh R, Mallinger L, Marcenes W, March L, Marks R, Martin R, McGale P, McGrath J, Mehta S, Mensah GA, Merriman TR, Micha R, Michaud C, Mishra V, Mohd Hanafiah K, Mokdad AA, Morawska L, Mozaffarian D, Murphy T, Naghavi M, Neal B, Nelson PK, Nolla JM, Norman R, Olives C, Omer SB, Orchard J, Osborne R, Ostro B, Page A, Pandey KD, Parry CD, Passmore E, Patra J, Pearce N, Pelizzari PM, Petzold M, Phillips MR, Pope D, Pope CA, Powles J, Rao M, Razavi H, Rehfuess EA, Rehm JT, Ritz B, Rivara FP, Roberts T, Robinson C, Rodriguez-Portales JA, Romieu I, Room R, Rosenfeld LC, Roy A, Rushton L, Salomon JA, Sampson U, Sanchez-Riera L, Sanman E, Sapkota A, Seedat S, Shi P, Shield K, Shivakoti R, Singh GM, Sleet DA, Smith E, Smith KR, Stapelberg NJ, Steenland K, Stöckl H, Stovner LJ, Straif K, Straney L, Thurston GD, Tran JH, Van Dingenen R, van Donkelaar A, Veerman JL, Vijayakumar L, Weintraub R, Weissman MM, White RA, Whiteford H, Wiersma ST, Wilkinson JD, Williams HC, Williams W, Wilson N, Woolf AD, Yip P, Zielinski JM, Lopez AD, Murray CJ, Ezzati M, AlMazroa MA, Memish ZA. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. Volume 380 of Issue 9859. 2012. PMID: 23245609


  142. Trupin L, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Chen H, Yelin EH, Omachi T, Blanc PD. Mediators of the socioeconomic gradient in outcomes of adult asthma and rhinitis. Volume 103 of Issue 2. 2012. PMID: 23237178


  143. Thurston GD, Balmes JR. Particulate matter and the environmental protection agency: setting the right standard. Volume 47 of Issue 6. 2012. PMID: 23204434


  144. Mortimer K, Gordon SB, Jindal SK, Accinelli RA, Balmes J, Martin WJ. Household air pollution is a major avoidable risk factor for cardiorespiratory disease. Volume 142 of Issue 5. 2012. PMID: 23131939


  145. Diette GB, Accinelli RA, Balmes JR, Buist AS, Checkley W, Garbe P, Hansel NN, Kapil V, Gordon S, Lagat DK, Yip F, Mortimer K, Perez-Padilla R, Roth C, Schwaninger JM, Punturieri A, Kiley J. OBSTRUCTIVE LUNG DISEASE AND EXPOSURE TO BURNING BIOMASS FUEL IN THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT. Volume 7 of Issue 3. 2012. PMID: 23139916


  146. Balmes JR. Can we predict who will develop chronic sequelae of acute inhalational injury? Volume 142 of Issue 2. 2012. PMID: 22871748


  147. St Helen G, Holland NT, Balmes JR, Hall DB, Bernert JT, Vena JE, Wang JS, Naeher LP. Utility of urinary Clara cell protein (CC16) to demonstrate increased lung epithelial permeability in non-smokers exposed to outdoor secondhand smoke. Volume 23 of Issue 2. 2012. PMID: 22805990


  148. Frey PF, Ganz P, Hsue PY, Benowitz NL, Glantz SA, Balmes JR, Schick SF. The exposure-dependent effects of aged secondhand smoke on endothelial function. Volume 59 of Issue 21. 2012. PMID: 22595411


  149. Gale SL, Noth EM, Mann J, Balmes J, Hammond SK, Tager IB. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure and wheeze in a cohort of children with asthma in Fresno, CA. Volume 22 of Issue 4. 2012. PMID: 22549720


  150. St Helen G, Bernert JT, Hall DB, Sosnoff CS, Xia Y, Balmes JR, Vena JE, Wang JS, Holland NT, Naeher LP. Exposure to secondhand smoke outside of a bar and a restaurant and tobacco exposure biomarkers in nonsmokers. Volume 120 of Issue 7. 2012. PMID: 22484462


  151. Donde A, Wong H, Frelinger J, Power K, Balmes JR, Arjomandi M. Effects of exercise on systemic inflammatory, coagulatory, and cardiac autonomic parameters in an inhalational exposure study. Volume 54 of Issue 4. 2012. PMID: 22418276


  152. Pinkerton KE, Rom WN, Akpinar-Elci M, Balmes JR, Bayram H, Brandli O, Hollingsworth JW, Kinney PL, Margolis HG, Martin WJ, Sasser EN, Smith KR, Takaro TK. An official American Thoracic Society workshop report: Climate change and human health. Volume 9 of Issue 1. 2012. PMID: 22421581


  153. Shusterman DJ, Weaver EM, Goldberg AN, Schick SF, Wong HH, Balmes JR. Pilot evaluation of the nasal nitric oxide response to humming as an index of osteomeatal patency. Volume 26 of Issue 2. 2012. PMID: 22487289


  154. Reid CE, Mann JK, Alfasso R, English PB, King GC, Lincoln RA, Margolis HG, Rubado DJ, Sabato JE, West NL, Woods B, Navarro KM, Balmes JR. Evaluation of a heat vulnerability index on abnormally hot days: an environmental public health tracking study. Volume 120 of Issue 5. 2012. PMID: 22538066


  155. Balmes J, Pinkerton K. Clearing the air. Volume 185 of Issue 1. 2012. PMID: 22210780


  156. Beckerman BS, Jerrett M, Finkelstein M, Kanaroglou P, Brook JR, Arain MA, Sears MR, Stieb D, Balmes J, Chapman K. The association between chronic exposure to traffic-related air pollution and ischemic heart disease. Volume 75 of Issue 7. 2012. PMID: 22524595


  157. Smith KR, McCracken JP, Weber MW, Hubbard A, Jenny A, Thompson LM, Balmes J, Diaz A, Arana B, Bruce N. Effect of reduction in household air pollution on childhood pneumonia in Guatemala (RESPIRE): a randomised controlled trial. Volume 378 of Issue 9804. 2011. PMID: 22078686


  158. Katz P, Chen H, Omachi TA, Gregorich SE, Julian L, Cisternas M, Balmes J, Blanc PD. The role of physical inactivity in increasing disability among older adults with obstructive airway disease. Volume 31 of Issue 3. 2011. PMID: 21124233


  159. Chen H, Cisternas MG, Katz PP, Omachi TA, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Balmes JR, Blanc PD. Evaluating quality of life in patients with asthma and rhinitis: English adaptation of the rhinasthma questionnaire. Volume 106 of Issue 2. 2011. PMID: 21277512


  160. Balmes JR. How does diesel exhaust impact asthma? Volume 66 of Issue 1. 2011. PMID: 21149527


  161. Dauphiné DC, Ferreccio C, Guntur S, Yuan Y, Hammond SK, Balmes J, Smith AH, Steinmaus C. Lung function in adults following in utero and childhood exposure to arsenic in drinking water: preliminary findings. Volume 84 of Issue 6. 2010. PMID: 20972800


  162. Nadeau K, McDonald-Hyman C, Noth EM, Pratt B, Hammond SK, Balmes J, Tager I. Ambient air pollution impairs regulatory T-cell function in asthma. Volume 126 of Issue 4. 2010. PMID: 20920773


  163. Eisner MD, Anthonisen N, Coultas D, Kuenzli N, Perez-Padilla R, Postma D, Romieu I, Silverman EK, Balmes JR. An official American Thoracic Society public policy statement: Novel risk factors and the global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Volume 182 of Issue 5. 2010. PMID: 20802169


  164. Mann JK, Balmes JR, Bruckner TA, Mortimer KM, Margolis HG, Pratt B, Hammond SK, Lurmann FW, Tager IB. Short-term effects of air pollution on wheeze in asthmatic children in Fresno, California. Volume 118 of Issue 10. 2010. PMID: 20570778


  165. Arjomandi M, Seward J, Gotway MB, Nishimura S, Fulton GP, Thundiyil J, King TE, Harber P, Balmes JR. Low prevalence of chronic beryllium disease among workers at a nuclear weapons research and development facility. Volume 52 of Issue 6. 2010. PMID: 20523233


  166. Trupin L, Balmes JR, Chen H, Eisner MD, Hammond SK, Katz PP, Lurmann F, Quinlan PJ, Thorne PS, Yelin EH, Blanc PD. An integrated model of environmental factors in adult asthma lung function and disease severity: a cross-sectional study. Volume 9. 2010. PMID: 20487557


  167. Balmes JR. When smoke gets in your lungs. Volume 7 of Issue 2. 2010. PMID: 20427578


  168. Dey R, Van Winkle L, Ewart G, Balmes J, Pinkerton K. A second chance. Setting a protective ozone standard. Volume 181 of Issue 4. 2010. PMID: 20130144


  169. Noonan CW, Balmes JR. Biomass smoke exposures: health outcomes measures and study design. Volume 22 of Issue 2. 2010. PMID: 20044883


  170. Meng YY, Rull RP, Wilhelm M, Lombardi C, Balmes J, Ritz B. Outdoor air pollution and uncontrolled asthma in the San Joaquin Valley, California. Volume 64 of Issue 2. 2010. PMID: 20056967


  171. Brown LK, Angus DC, Marin MG, Balmes JR, Barker AF, Ewart G, Halbower AC, Lutz PO, Mularski RA, Nathanson IT, Sanders MH, Stewart GL, Upson DJ. An official American thoracic society statement: position statement on ATS activities for the promotion of respiratory and sleep/wake health and the care of the critically ill in the United States. Volume 180 of Issue 10. 2009. PMID: 19897774


  172. Balmes JR. Can traffic-related air pollution cause asthma? Volume 64 of Issue 8. 2009. PMID: 19638559


  173. Eisner MD, Jacob P, Benowitz NL, Balmes J, Blanc PD. Longer term exposure to secondhand smoke and health outcomes in COPD: impact of urine 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol. Volume 11 of Issue 8. 2009. PMID: 19587064


  174. Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Earnest G, Trupin L, Balmes JR, Yelin EH, Gregorich SE, Katz PP. Further exploration of the links between occupational exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Volume 51 of Issue 7. 2009. PMID: 19528835


  175. Banks DE, Shi R, McLarty J, Cowl CT, Smith D, Tarlo SM, Daroowalla F, Balmes J, Baumann M. American College of Chest Physicians consensus statement on the respiratory health effects of asbestos. Results of a Delphi study. Volume 135 of Issue 6. 2009. PMID: 19497896


  176. Margolis HG, Mann JK, Lurmann FW, Mortimer KM, Balmes JR, Hammond SK, Tager IB. Altered pulmonary function in children with asthma associated with highway traffic near residence. Volume 19 of Issue 2. 2009. PMID: 19370464


  177. Harber P, Bansal S, Balmes J. Progression from beryllium exposure to chronic beryllium disease: an analytic model. Volume 117 of Issue 6. 2009. PMID: 19590692


  178. Balmes JR, Earnest G, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Chen H, Trupin L, Lurmann F, Blanc PD. Exposure to traffic: lung function and health status in adults with asthma. Volume 123 of Issue 3. 2009. PMID: 19152968


  179. Mortimer K, Neugebauer R, Lurmann F, Alcorn S, Balmes J, Tager I. Early-lifetime exposure to air pollution and allergic sensitization in children with asthma. Volume 45 of Issue 10. 2008. PMID: 19085576


  180. Power KL, Balmes J, Solomon C. Controlled exposure to combined particles and ozone decreases heart rate variability. Volume 50 of Issue 11. 2008. PMID: 19001951


  181. Tarlo SM, Balmes J, Balkissoon R, Beach J, Beckett W, Bernstein D, Blanc PD, Brooks SM, Cowl CT, Daroowalla F, Harber P, Lemiere C, Liss GM, Pacheco KA, Redlich CA, Rowe B, Heitzer J. Diagnosis and management of work-related asthma: American College Of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement. Volume 134 of Issue 3 Suppl. 2008. PMID: 18779187


  182. Wilhelm M, Meng YY, Rull RP, English P, Balmes J, Ritz B. Environmental public health tracking of childhood asthma using California health interview survey, traffic, and outdoor air pollution data. Volume 116 of Issue 9. 2008. PMID: 18795172


  183. Mortimer K, Neugebauer R, Lurmann F, Alcorn S, Balmes J, Tager I. Air pollution and pulmonary function in asthmatic children: effects of prenatal and lifetime exposures. Volume 19 of Issue 4. 2008. PMID: 18520616


  184. Heiss C, Amabile N, Lee AC, Real WM, Schick SF, Lao D, Wong ML, Jahn S, Angeli FS, Minasi P, Springer ML, Hammond SK, Glantz SA, Grossman W, Balmes JR, Yeghiazarians Y. Brief secondhand smoke exposure depresses endothelial progenitor cells activity and endothelial function: sustained vascular injury and blunted nitric oxide production. Volume 51 of Issue 18. 2008. PMID: 18452782


  185. Arjomandi M, Tager IB, Bastaki M, Chen C, Holland N, Balmes JR. Is there an association between lifetime cumulative exposure and acute pulmonary responses to ozone? Volume 50 of Issue 3. 2008. PMID: 18332784


  186. Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Earnest G, Balmes JR, Gregorich SE, Katz PP. Socioeconomic gradients in tiotropium use among adults with COPD. Volume 3 of Issue 3. 2008. PMID: 18990978


  187. Chen C, Arjomandi M, Balmes J, Tager I, Holland N. Effects of chronic and acute ozone exposure on lipid peroxidation and antioxidant capacity in healthy young adults. Volume 115 of Issue 12. 2007. PMID: 18087591


  188. Torén K, Balmes J. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: does occupation matter? Volume 176 of Issue 10. 2007. PMID: 17984309


  189. Pinkerton KE, Balmes JR, Fanucchi MV, Rom WN. Ozone, a malady for all ages. Volume 176 of Issue 2. 2007. PMID: 17617531


  190. Thompson L, Diaz J, Jenny A, Diaz A, Bruce N, Balmes J. Nxwisen, ntzarrin or ntzo'lin? Mapping children's respiratory symptoms among indigenous populations in Guatemala. Volume 65 of Issue 7. 2007. PMID: 17582669


  191. Eisner MD, Wang Y, Haight TJ, Balmes J, Hammond SK, Tager IB. Secondhand smoke exposure, pulmonary function, and cardiovascular mortality. Volume 17 of Issue 5. 2007. PMID: 17300955


  192. Balmes JR. The World Trade Center collapse: a continuing tragedy for lung health? Volume 174 of Issue 3. 2006. PMID: 16864714


  193. Kyle AD, Balmes JR, Buffler PA, Lee PR. Integrating research, surveillance, and practice in environmental public health tracking. Volume 114 of Issue 7. 2006. PMID: 16835047


  194. Eisner MD, Balmes J, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Hammond SK, Benowitz N, Blanc PD. Directly measured secondhand smoke exposure and COPD health outcomes. Volume 6. 2006. PMID: 16756671


  195. Diaz JV, Koff J, Gotway MB, Nishimura S, Balmes JR. Case report: a case of wood-smoke-related pulmonary disease. Volume 114 of Issue 5. 2006. PMID: 16675433


  196. Bastaki M, Huen K, Manzanillo P, Chande N, Chen C, Balmes JR, Tager IB, Holland N. Genotype-activity relationship for Mn-superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase 1 and catalase in humans. Volume 16 of Issue 4. 2006. PMID: 16538174


  197. Chen C, Arjomandi M, Qin H, Balmes J, Tager I, Holland N. Cytogenetic damage in buccal epithelia and peripheral lymphocytes of young healthy individuals exposed to ozone. Volume 21 of Issue 2. 2006. PMID: 16513656


  198. Brodkin CA, Balmes JR, Redlich CA, Cullen MR. Residential proximity to naturally occurring asbestos: health risk or ecologic fallacy? Volume 173 of Issue 5. 2006. PMID: 16493164


  199. Yelin E, Katz P, Balmes J, Trupin L, Earnest G, Eisner M, Blanc P. Work life of persons with asthma, rhinitis, and COPD: a study using a national, population-based sample. Volume 1. 2006. PMID: 16722563


  200. Ratto J, Wong H, Liu J, Fahy J, Boushey H, Solomon C, Balmes J. Effects of multiday exposure to ozone on airway inflammation as determined using sputum induction. 2006. PMID: 16451856


  201. Witten A, Solomon C, Abbritti E, Arjomandi M, Zhai W, Kleinman M, Balmes J. Effects of nitrogen dioxide on allergic airway responses in subjects with asthma. Volume 47 of Issue 12. 2005. PMID: 16340706


  202. Mazumder DN, Steinmaus C, Bhattacharya P, von Ehrenstein OS, Ghosh N, Gotway M, Sil A, Balmes JR, Haque R, Hira-Smith MM, Smith AH. Bronchiectasis in persons with skin lesions resulting from arsenic in drinking water. Volume 16 of Issue 6. 2005. PMID: 16222165


  203. Tager IB, Balmes J, Lurmann F, Ngo L, Alcorn S, Künzli N. Chronic exposure to ambient ozone and lung function in young adults. Volume 16 of Issue 6. 2005. PMID: 16222164


  204. Katz PP, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Trupin L, Earnest G, Balmes J, Blanc PD. Functioning and psychological status among individuals with COPD. Volume 14 of Issue 8. 2005. PMID: 16155771


  205. Aliyu OA, Cullen MR, Barnett MJ, Balmes JR, Cartmel B, Redlich CA, Brodkin CA, Barnhart S, Rosenstock L, Israel L, Goodman GE, Thornquist MD, Omenn GS. Evidence for excess colorectal cancer incidence among asbestos-exposed men in the Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial. Volume 162 of Issue 9. 2005. PMID: 16177148


  206. von Ehrenstein OS, Mazumder DN, Yuan Y, Samanta S, Balmes J, Sil A, Ghosh N, Hira-Smith M, Haque R, Purushothamam R, Lahiri S, Das S, Smith AH. Decrements in lung function related to arsenic in drinking water in West Bengal, India. Volume 162 of Issue 6. 2005. PMID: 16093295


  207. Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP. Exposure to vapors, gas, dust, or fumes: assessment by a single survey item compared to a detailed exposure battery and a job exposure matrix. Volume 48 of Issue 2. 2005. PMID: 16032739


  208. Hammond SK, Gold E, Baker R, Quinlan P, Smith W, Pandya R, Balmes J. Respiratory health effects related to occupational spray painting and welding. Volume 47 of Issue 7. 2005. PMID: 16010199


  209. Arjomandi M, Schmidlin I, Girling P, Boylen K, Ferrando R, Balmes J. Sputum induction and bronchoscopy for assessment of ozone-induced airway inflammation in asthma. Volume 128 of Issue 1. 2005. PMID: 16002965


  210. Arjomandi M, Witten A, Abbritti E, Reintjes K, Schmidlin I, Zhai W, Solomon C, Balmes J. Repeated exposure to ozone increases alveolar macrophage recruitment into asthmatic airways. Volume 172 of Issue 4. 2005. PMID: 15937293


  211. Eisner MD, Trupin L, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Earnest G, Balmes J, Blanc PD. Development and validation of a survey-based COPD severity score. Volume 127 of Issue 6. 2005. PMID: 15947299


  212. Eisner MD, Balmes J, Katz PP, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Blanc PD. Lifetime environmental tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Volume 4 of Issue 1. 2005. PMID: 15890079


  213. Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Katz PP, Yen IH, Archea C, Earnest G, Janson S, Masharani UB, Quinlan PJ, Hammond SK, Thorne PS, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Yelin EH. Impact of the home indoor environment on adult asthma and rhinitis. Volume 47 of Issue 4. 2005. PMID: 15824627


  214. Ritz B, Tager I, Balmes J. Can lessons from public health disease surveillance be applied to environmental public health tracking? Volume 113 of Issue 3. 2005. PMID: 15743709


  215. Balmes JR. Occupational contribution to the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Volume 47 of Issue 2. 2005. PMID: 15706175


  216. Cullen MR, Barnett MJ, Balmes JR, Cartmel B, Redlich CA, Brodkin CA, Barnhart S, Rosenstock L, Goodman GE, Hammar SP, Thornquist MD, Omenn GS. Predictors of lung cancer among asbestos-exposed men in the {beta}-carotene and retinol efficacy trial. Volume 161 of Issue 3. 2005. PMID: 15671258


  217. Shusterman D, Balmes J, Murphy MA, Tai CF, Baraniuk J. Chlorine inhalation produces nasal airflow limitation in allergic rhinitic subjects without evidence of neuropeptide release. Volume 38 of Issue 6. 2004. PMID: 15567471


  218. Goodman GE, Thornquist MD, Balmes J, Cullen MR, Meyskens FL, Omenn GS, Valanis B, Williams JH. The Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial: incidence of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease mortality during 6-year follow-up after stopping beta-carotene and retinol supplements. Volume 96 of Issue 23. 2004. PMID: 15572756


  219. Chen LL, Tager IB, Peden DB, Christian DL, Ferrando RE, Welch BS, Balmes JR. Effect of ozone exposure on airway responses to inhaled allergen in asthmatic subjects. Volume 125 of Issue 6. 2004. PMID: 15189958


  220. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Balmes J. Influence of age, gender, and allergy status on nasal reactivity to inhaled chlorine. Volume 15 of Issue 12. 2003. PMID: 14515221


  221. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Balmes J. Differences in nasal irritant sensitivity by age, gender, and allergic rhinitis status. Volume 76 of Issue 8. 2003. PMID: 12920525


  222. Mortimer KM, Fallot A, Balmes JR, Tager IB. Evaluating the use of a portable spirometer in a study of pediatric asthma. Volume 123 of Issue 6. 2003. PMID: 12796166


  223. Balmes J, Becklake M, Blanc P, Henneberger P, Kreiss K, Mapp C, Milton D, Schwartz D, Toren K, Viegi G. American Thoracic Society Statement: Occupational contribution to the burden of airway disease. Volume 167 of Issue 5. 2003. PMID: 12598220


  224. Balmes JR. Occupational airways diseases from chronic low-level exposures to irritants. Volume 23 of Issue 4. 2002. PMID: 12512162


  225. Gotway MB, Golden JA, Warnock M, Koth LL, Webb R, Reddy GP, Balmes JR. Hard metal interstitial lung disease: high-resolution computed tomography appearance. Volume 17 of Issue 4. 2002. PMID: 12362071


  226. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Walsh P, Balmes JR. Cholinergic blockade does not alter the nasal congestive response to irritant provocation. Volume 40 of Issue 3. 2002. PMID: 12357714


  227. Zitter JN, Mazonson PD, Miller DP, Hulley SB, Balmes JR. Aircraft cabin air recirculation and symptoms of the common cold. Volume 288 of Issue 4. 2002. PMID: 12132979


  228. Pandya RJ, Solomon G, Kinner A, Balmes JR. Diesel exhaust and asthma: hypotheses and molecular mechanisms of action. Volume 110 Suppl 1. 2002. PMID: 11834468