Scientific Publications 

Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study (FFCCS)

2023 Publications:

Nwanaji-Enwerem JC, et al. Occupational Years of Service and Leukocyte Epigenetic Aging: Relationships in United States Firefighters. J Occup Environ Med. 2023 May 1;65(5):e312-e318.

Shah NN, et al. Prevalence and predictors of skin cancer screening among a sample of US volunteer firefighters. Am J Ind Med. 2023;66:897-903.

Jung AM, et al. Epigenetic clocks and microRNAs among U.S. firefighters. Epigenetics Insights. 2023;16. doi:10.1177/25168657231206301

Nematollahi AJ, et al. Comparison of Serum PFAS Concentrations in Incumbent and Recruit Firefighters and Longitudinal Assessment in Recruits. J Occup Environ Med. (published online) 2023

Furlong MA, et al. Evaluating changes in firefighter urinary metabolomes after structural fires: an untargeted, high resolution approach. Sci Rep. 2023;13:20872.

2022 Publications:

Goodrich JM, Jung AM, Furlong MA, et al. Repeat measures of DNA methylation in an inception cohort of firefighters [published online ahead of print, 2022 Mar 24]. Occup Environ Med. 2022;oemed-2021-108153. doi:10.1136/oemed-2021-108153. Online ahead of print.

Burgess JB, et al. Serum per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance concentrations in four municipal US fire departments. Am J Ind Med. 2022;10.1002/ajim.23413.

2021 Publications:

Goodrich JM, Calkins MM, Caban-Martinez AJ, Stueckle T, Grant C, Calafat AM, Nematollahi A, Jung AM, Graber JM, Jenkins T, Slitt AL, Dewald A, Botelho JC, Beitel S, Littau S, Gulotta J, Wallentine D, Hughes H, Popp C, Burgess JL. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), epigenetic age, and DNA methylation: A cross-sectional study of firefighters. Epigenomics. 2021 Oct 21. doi: 10.2217/epi-2021-0225. Online ahead of print. 
PMID: 34670402

Solle NS, Santiago KM, Feliciano PL, Calkins MM, Fent K, Jahnke S, Parks N, Buren H, Grant C, Burgess JL, and Caban-Martinez AJ. Perceptions of Work-Related Health and Cancer Risks Among Women Firefighters: A Qualitative Study [published online ahead of print, 2021 Sep 17]. J Occup Environ Med. 2021;10.1097. PMID: 34538836

Hoppe-Jones C, Griffin SC, Gulotta JJ, Wallentine DD, Moore PK, Beitel SC, Flahr LM, Zhai J, Zhou JJ, Littau SR, Dearmon-Moore D, Jung AM, Garavito F, Snyder SA, and Burgess JL. Evaluation of fireground exposures using urinary PAH metabolites. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021;31(5):913-922. PMID: 33654270

Graber JM, Black TM, Shah NN, Caban-Martinez AJ, Lu SE, Brancard T, Yu CH, Turyk ME, Black K, Steinberg MB, Fan Z, Burgess JL. Prevalence and Predictors of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Serum Levels among Members of a Suburban US Volunteer Fire Department. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18(7):3730. PMID: 33918459

Goodrich JM, Furlong MA, Caban-Martinez AJ, Jung AM, Batai K, Jenkins T, Beitel S, Littau S, Gulotta J, Wallentine D, Hughes J, Popp C, Calkins MM, and Burgess JL Differential DNA Methylation by Hispanic Ethnicity Among Firefighters in the United States. Epigenet Insights 2021;14:1-10. DOI

Jung AM, Zhou J, Beitel SC, Littau SR, Gulotta JJ, Wallentine DD, Moore PK, and Burgess JL. Longitudinal evaluation of whole blood miRNA expression in firefighters. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021;31(5):900-912. PMID: 33603099

2020 Publications:

Burgess JL, Hoppe-Jones C, Griffin SC, Zhou JJ, Gulotta JJ, Wallentine DD, Moore PK, Valliere EA, Weller SR, Beitel SC, Flahr LM, Littau SR, Dearmon-Moore D, Zhai J, Jung AM, Garavito F, Snyder SA. Evaluation of interventions to reduce firefighter exposures. J Occup Environ Med. 2020 Apr;62(4):279-288. PMID: 31977921

Beitel SC, Flahr LM, Hoppe-Jones C, Burgess JL, Littau SR, Gulotta J, Moore P, Wallentine D, and Snyder SA. Assessment of the toxicity of firefighter exposures using the PAH CALUX bioassay. Environ Int. 2020;135:105207. PMID: 31812113

2019 Publication:

Zhou J, Jenkins TG, Jung AM, Jeong KS, Zhai J, Jacobs ET, Griffin SC, Dearmon-Moore D, Littau SR, Peate WF, Ellis NA, Lance P, Chen Y, and Burgess JL. DNA methylation among firefighters. PLoS One. 2019 26;14(3):e0214282. PMID: 30913233

2018 Publication:

Jeong KS, Zhou J, Griffin SC, Jacobs ET, Dearmon-Moore D, Zhai J, Littau SR, Gulotta J, Moore P, Peate WF, Richt CM, and Burgess JL. MicroRNA changes in firefighters. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 60(5):469-474. PMID: 29465512