KRISTINA WHITWORTH

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentCenter for Precision Environmental Health
    DivisionCenter for Precision Env Health


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    R03ES023954     (WHITWORTH, KRISTINA WALKER)Jul 22, 2014 - Jun 30, 2016
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    Maternal Residential Proximity to Shale Gas Extraction and Pregnancy Outcomes
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01ES028842     (WHITWORTH, KRISTINA WALKER)Mar 1, 2019 - Feb 29, 2024
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    Fine Particulate Matter, Fetal Growth & Neurodevelopment: Examining Critical Windows of Susceptibility
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01ES031063     (HAN, INKYU)Mar 5, 2021 - Dec 31, 2024
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    Study of Cleaners in San Antonio: Immunologic and Inflammatory Responses to Total Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Exposure
    Role: Multiple-PI

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    1. Ish J, Symanski E, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Casas M, Delclos GL, Guxens M, Ibarluzea JM, Iñiguez C, Lertxundi A, Rebagliato M, Swartz MD, Whitworth KW. Maternal occupational exposure to chemicals and child cognitive function. Pediatr Res. 2022 May 16. PMID: 35578010.
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    2. Whitworth KW, Rector A, Ish J, Chauhan SPJ, Ibarluzea J, Guxens M, Swartz MD, Symanski E, Iñiguez C. Identifying Sensitive Windows of Exposure to NO2 and Fetal Growth Trajectories in a Spanish Birth Cohort. Epidemiology. 2022 05 01; 33(3):318-324. PMID: 35213509.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    3. Ish J, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Symanski E, Ballester F, Casas M, Delclos GL, Guxens M, Ibarluzea J, Iñiguez C, Santa-Marina L, Swartz MD, Whitworth KW. Maternal occupational exposures and fetal growth in a Spanish birth cohort. PLoS One. 2022; 17(4):e0264530. PMID: 35390005.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. Aker AM, Whitworth KW, Bosson-Rieutort D, Wendling G, Ibrahim A, Verner MA, Benoit AC, Caron-Beaudoin É. Proximity and density of unconventional natural gas wells and mental illness and substance use among pregnant individuals: An exploratory study in Canada. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 May; 242:113962. PMID: 35325816.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Oyer-Peterson K, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Han I, Delclos GL, Brooks EG, Afshar M, Whitworth KW. A pilot study of total personal exposure to volatile organic compounds among Hispanic female domestic cleaners. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2022 Jan; 19(1):1-11. PMID: 34731075.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Han I, Whitworth KW, Christensen B, Afshar M, An Han H, Rammah A, Oluwadairo T, Symanski E. Heavy metal pollution of soils and risk assessment in Houston, Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Environ Pollut. 2022 Mar 01; 296:118717. PMID: 34933061.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Benavides E, Lupo PJ, Sosa M, Whitworth KW, Canfield MA, Langlois PH, Schraw JM. Correction: Urban-rural residence and birth defects prevalence in Texas: a phenome-wide association study. Pediatr Res. 2021 Oct 28. PMID: 34711946.
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    8. Rammah A, Whitworth KW, Amos CI, Estarlich M, Guxens M, Ibarluzea J, Iñiguez C, Subiza-Pérez M, Vrijheid M, Symanski E. Air Pollution, Residential Greenness and Metabolic Dysfunction during Early Pregnancy in the INfancia y Medio Ambiente (INMA) Cohort. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 09 04; 18(17). PMID: 34501944.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    9. Benavides E, Lupo PJ, Sosa M, Whitworth KW, Canfield MA, Langlois PH, Schraw JM. Urban-rural residence and birth defects prevalence in Texas: a phenome-wide association study. Pediatr Res. 2021 Aug 16. PMID: 34400788.
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    10. Symanski E, An Han H, Han I, McDaniel M, Whitworth KW, McCurdy S, Perkison WB, Rammah A, Lewis PGT, Delclos GL, Craft E, Bondy M, Walker CL, Hopkins L, Cedeño Laurent JG, James D. Responding to Natural and Industrial Disasters: Partnerships and Lessons Learned. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2021 Mar 16; 1-4. PMID: 33722331.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    11. Cupul-Uicab LA, Bornman R, Archer JI, Kudumu MO, Travlos GS, Wilson RE, Whitworth KW. Exposure to DDT from indoor residual spraying and biomarkers of inflammation among reproductive-aged women from South Africa. Environ Res. 2020 12; 191:110088. PMID: 32853661.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    12. Rammah A, Whitworth KW, Symanski E. Particle air pollution and gestational diabetes mellitus in Houston, Texas. Environ Res. 2020 11; 190:109988. PMID: 32745750.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    13. Caron-Beaudoin É, Whitworth KW, Bosson-Rieutort D, Wendling G, Liu S, Verner MA. Density and proximity to hydraulic fracturing wells and birth outcomes in Northeastern British Columbia, Canada. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 02; 31(1):53-61. PMID: 32651474.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Anabitarte A, Subiza-Pérez M, Ibarluzea J, Azkona K, García-Baquero G, Miralles-Guasch C, Irazusta J, Whitworth KW, Vich G, Lertxundi A. Testing the Multiple Pathways of Residential Greenness to Pregnancy Outcomes Model in a Sample of Pregnant Women in the Metropolitan Area of Donostia-San Sebastián. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 06 23; 17(12). PMID: 32586011.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    15. Mendinueta A, Esnal H, Arrieta H, Arrue M, Urbieta N, Ubillos I, Whitworth KW, Delclòs-Alió X, Vich G, Ibarluzea J. What Accounts for Physical Activity during Pregnancy? A Study on the Sociodemographic Predictors of Self-Reported and Objectively Assessed Physical Activity during the 1st and 2nd Trimesters of Pregnancy. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 04 07; 17(7). PMID: 32272617.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Han I, Whitworth KW, Zhang X, Afshar M, Berens PD, Symanski E. Characterization of urinary concentrations of heavy metals among socioeconomically disadvantaged black pregnant women. Environ Monit Assess. 2020 Feb 27; 192(3):200. PMID: 32107644.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    17. Ish J, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Whitworth KW. Mental wellbeing among Hispanic female domestic cleaners. Arch Public Health. 2020; 78:10. PMID: 32099649.
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    18. An Han H, Han I, McCurdy S, Whitworth K, Delclos G, Rammah A, Symanski E. The Intercontinental Terminals Chemical Fire Study: A Rapid Response to an Industrial Disaster to Address Resident Concerns in Deer Park, Texas. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 02 05; 17(3). PMID: 32033278.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    19. Rammah A, Whitworth KW, Han I, Chan W, Hess JW, Symanski E. Temperature, placental abruption and stillbirth. Environ Int. 2019 10; 131:105067. PMID: 31376592.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    20. Rammah A, Whitworth KW, Han I, Chan W, Symanski E. Time-Varying Exposure to Ozone and Risk of Stillbirth in a Nonattainment Urban Region. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 07 01; 188(7):1288-1295. PMID: 31111863.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    21. Rammah A, Whitworth KW, Han I, Chan W, Symanski E. PM2.5 metal constituent exposure and stillbirth risk in Harris County, Texas. Environ Res. 2019 09; 176:108516. PMID: 31195296.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    22. Whitworth KW, Berumen-Flucker B, Delclos GL, Fragoso S, Mata C, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D. Job hazards and respiratory symptoms in Hispanic female domestic cleaners. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2020; 75(2):70-74. PMID: 31033410.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    23. Staudt AM, Whitworth KW, Chien LC, Whitehead LW, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D. Association of organic solvents and occupational noise on hearing loss and tinnitus among adults in the U.S., 1999-2004. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2019 Apr; 92(3):403-413. PMID: 30806784.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    24. Ish J, Symanski E, Whitworth KW. Exploring Disparities in Maternal Residential Proximity to Unconventional Gas Development in the Barnett Shale in North Texas. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 01 23; 16(3). PMID: 30678025.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Hernandez AM, Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D, Marko D, Whitworth KW. The Association Between PM2.5 and Ozone and the Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in the United States, 2002 to 2008. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 07; 60(7):594-602. PMID: 29634612.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Misra A, Longnecker MP, Dionisio KL, Bornman RMS, Travlos GS, Brar S, Whitworth KW. Household fuel use and biomarkers of inflammation and respiratory illness among rural South African Women. Environ Res. 2018 10; 166:112-116. PMID: 29885612.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Singer AB, Whitworth KW, Haug LS, Sabaredzovic A, Impinen A, Papadopoulou E, Longnecker MP. Menstrual cycle characteristics as determinants of plasma concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort (MoBa study). Environ Res. 2018 10; 166:78-85. PMID: 29879567.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Rammah A, Walker Whitworth K, Han I, Chan W, Jimenez MD, Strom SS, Bondy ML, Symanski E. A Mixed-Methods Study to Examine the Role of Psychosocial Stress and Air Pollution on Hypertension in Mexican-Origin Hispanics. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2019 02; 6(1):12-21. PMID: 29679333.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    29. Walker Whitworth K, Kaye Marshall A, Symanski E. Drilling and Production Activity Related to Unconventional Gas Development and Severity of Preterm Birth. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 03 20; 126(3):037006. PMID: 29578659.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    30. Rush EL, Singer AB, Longnecker MP, Haug LS, Sabaredzovic A, Symanski E, Whitworth KW. Oral contraceptive use as a determinant of plasma concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances among women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort (MoBa) study. Environ Int. 2018 03; 112:156-164. PMID: 29274593.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    31. Santos IC, Martin MS, Reyes ML, Carlton DD, Stigler-Granados P, Valerio MA, Whitworth KW, Hildenbrand ZL, Schug KA. Exploring the links between groundwater quality and bacterial communities near oil and gas extraction activities. Sci Total Environ. 2018 Mar 15; 618:165-173. PMID: 29128765.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    32. Whitworth KW, Marshall AK, Symanski E. Maternal residential proximity to unconventional gas development and perinatal outcomes among a diverse urban population in Texas. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0180966. PMID: 28732016.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    33. Whitworth KW, Han I, Afshar M, Mei Y, Berens PD, Sharma SV, Symanski E. Accessing Disadvantaged Pregnant Women in Houston, Texas, and Characterizing Biomarkers of Metal Exposure: A Feasibility Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 04 29; 14(5). PMID: 28468266.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    34. Whitworth KW, DeLaRosa E, Mackay T, Hernandez AM, Martin MK, Lopez J, Small M, Winkler P, Valerio MA. Exploring Perceptions of Fracking and Environmental Health in a 3-County Population in South Texas. Journal of Epidemiological Research. 2017; 1(3):61-68.
    35. Whitworth KW, Haug LS, Sabaredzovic A, Eggesbo M, Longnecker MP. Brief Report: Plasma Concentrations of Perfluorooctane Sulfonamide and Time-to-pregnancy Among Primiparous Women. Epidemiology. 2016 09; 27(5):712-5. PMID: 27276029.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    36. White AJ, Sandler DP, D'Aloisio AA, Stanczyk F, Whitworth KW, Baird DD, Nichols HB. Antimüllerian hormone in relation to tobacco and marijuana use and sources of indoor heating/cooking. Fertil Steril. 2016 09 01; 106(3):723-30. PMID: 27240193.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    37. Alamgir H, Tucker DL, Kim SY, Betancourt JA, Turner CA, Gorrell NS, Wong NJ, Sagiraju HK, Cooper SP, Douphrate DI, Whitworth KW, Marko D, Gimeno D, Cornell J, Hammill TL, Senchak AJ, Packer MD. Economic Burden of Hearing Loss for the U.S. Military: A Proposed Framework for Estimation. Mil Med. 2016 Apr; 181(4):301-6. PMID: 27046174.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    38. Whitworth KW, Baird DD, Steiner AZ, Bornman RM, Travlos GS, Wilson RE, Longnecker MP. Anti-Müllerian hormone and lifestyle, reproductive, and environmental factors among women in rural South Africa. Epidemiology. 2015 May; 26(3):429-35. PMID: 25710247.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    39. Nichols HB, Baird DD, Stanczyk FZ, Steiner AZ, Troester MA, Whitworth KW, Sandler DP. Anti-Müllerian hormone concentrations in premenopausal women and breast cancer risk. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2015 Jun; 8(6):528-34. PMID: 25873369.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Cooper SP, Alamgir H, Whitworth KW, Gorrell NS, Betancourt JA, Cornell JE, Delclos G, Douphrate DI, Gimeno D, Marko D, Kim SY, Sagiraju HR, Tucker DL, Whitehead LW, Wong NJ, Hammill TL, Senchak AJ, Packer MD. The Department of Defense Epidemiologic and Economic Burden of Hearing Loss study. Mil Med. 2014 Dec; 179(12):1458-64. PMID: 25469968.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    41. Whitworth KW, Bornman RM, Archer JI, Kudumu MO, Travlos GS, Wilson RE, Longnecker MP. Predictors of plasma DDT and DDE concentrations among women exposed to indoor residual spraying for malaria control in the South African Study of Women and Babies (SOWB). Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jun; 122(6):545-52. PMID: 24577839.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    42. Starling AP, Engel SM, Whitworth KW, Richardson DB, Stuebe AM, Daniels JL, Haug LS, Eggesbø M, Becher G, Sabaredzovic A, Thomsen C, Wilson RE, Travlos GS, Hoppin JA, Baird DD, Longnecker MP. Perfluoroalkyl substances and lipid concentrations in plasma during pregnancy among women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Environ Int. 2014 Jan; 62:104-12. PMID: 24189199.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Brantsæter AL, Whitworth KW, Ydersbond TA, Haug LS, Haugen M, Knutsen HK, Thomsen C, Meltzer HM, Becher G, Sabaredzovic A, Hoppin JA, Eggesbø M, Longnecker MP. Determinants of plasma concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances in pregnant Norwegian women. Environ Int. 2013 Apr; 54:74-84. PMID: 23419425.
      Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    44. Cupul-Uicab LA, Skjaerven R, Haug K, Travlos GS, Wilson RE, Eggesbø M, Hoppin JA, Whitworth KW, Longnecker MP. Exposure to tobacco smoke in utero and subsequent plasma lipids, ApoB, and CRP among adult women in the MoBa cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Nov; 120(11):1532-7. PMID: 22814200.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    45. Whitworth KW, Haug LS, Baird DD, Becher G, Hoppin JA, Skjaerven R, Thomsen C, Eggesbo M, Travlos G, Wilson R, Cupul-Uicab LA, Brantsaeter AL, Longnecker MP. Perfluorinated compounds in relation to birth weight in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun 15; 175(12):1209-16. PMID: 22517810.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    46. Whitworth KW, Haug LS, Baird DD, Becher G, Hoppin JA, Skjaerven R, Thomsen C, Eggesbo M, Travlos G, Wilson R, Longnecker MP. Perfluorinated compounds and subfecundity in pregnant women. Epidemiology. 2012 Mar; 23(2):257-63. PMID: 22081060.
      Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    47. Whitworth KW, Symanski E, Lai D, Coker AL. Kriged and modeled ambient air levels of benzene in an urban environment: an exposure assessment study. Environ Health. 2011 Mar 21; 10:21. PMID: 21418645.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
    48. Hancock DB, Håberg SE, Furu K, Whitworth KW, Nafstad P, Nystad W, London SJ. Oral contraceptive pill use before pregnancy and respiratory outcomes in early childhood. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2011 Aug; 22(5):528-36. PMID: 21294776.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Whitworth KW, Baird DD, Stene LC, Skjaerven R, Longnecker MP. Fecundability among women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Diabetologia. 2011 Mar; 54(3):516-22. PMID: 21170514.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Whitworth KW, Shipp EM, Cooper SP, Del Junco DJ. A pilot study of symptoms of neurotoxicity and injury among adolescent farmworkers in Starr County, Texas. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2010 Apr-Jun; 16(2):138-44. PMID: 20465058.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    51. Whitworth KW, Symanski E, Coker AL. Childhood lymphohematopoietic cancer incidence and hazardous air pollutants in southeast Texas, 1995-2004. Environ Health Perspect. 2008 Nov; 116(11):1576-80. PMID: 19057714.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Walker KM, Carozza S, Cooper S, Elgethun K. Childhood cancer in Texas counties with moderate to intense agricultural activity. J Agric Saf Health. 2007 Jan; 13(1):9-24. PMID: 17370910.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    53. Burau KD, Shipp EM, Cooper SP, Frankowski R, McKinnon S, Walker KM. Response accuracy of hazard identification in migrant farm workers. J Agromedicine. 2006; 11(1):17-26. PMID: 16893834.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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