Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Building global partnerships through shared curricula for an MPH programme in India and Sri Lanka.Global Public Health.  1-12. 2019
2018 Melioidosis in India and Bangladesh: A review of case reportsAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine.  11:320-329. 2018
2018 Seroprevalence of varicella zoster virus in Colombo district, Sri LankaAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine.  11:53-57. 2018
2017 Accuracy of Medicare Claim-based Algorithm to Detect Breast, Prostate, or Lung Cancer Bone Metastases.Medical Care.  55:e144-e149. 2017
2017 Post-Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Exposure Patterns among Children in Mobile County, AlabamaJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  59:993-999. 2017
2017 Evaluation of short-term health effects among rural women and reduction in household air pollution due to improved cooking stoves: quasi experimental studyAir Quality, Atmosphere and Health.  10:809-819. 2017
2017 Epidemiological Differences between Localized and Nonlocalized Low Back PainSpine.  42:740-747. 2017
2017 Accuracy of Medicare Claim-based Algorithm to Detect Breast, Prostate, or Lung Cancer Bone MetastasesMedical Care.  55:e144-e149. 2017
2017 Post-deepwater horizon blowout seafood consumption patterns and community-specific levels of concern for selected chemicals among children in Mobile County, AlabamaInternational Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.  220:1-7. 2017
2016 Melioidosis in Malaysia: A Review of Case ReportsPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.  10. 2016
2016 Pitfalls and optimal approaches to diagnose melioidosisAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine.  9:515-524. 2016
2016 Classification of neck/shoulder pain in epidemiological research: A comparison of personal and occupational characteristics, disability, and prognosis among 12,195 workers from 18 countriesPAIN.  157:1028-1036. 2016
2016 Seroprevalence of Burkholderia pseudomallei among Adults in Coastal Areas in Southwestern IndiaPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.  10. 2016
2016 Descriptive Epidemiology of Somatising Tendency: Findings from the CUPID StudyPLoS ONE.  11. 2016
2016 Chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among textile workers in Karachi, PakistanJournal- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan.  26:384-389. 2016
2016 Environmental pollution by traffic noise in the city of Colombo, Sri LankaAsian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution.  13:67-72. 2016
2015 1,3-Butadiene, styrene and lymphohematopoietic cancer among male synthetic rubber industry workers - Preliminary exposure-response analysesChemico-Biological Interactions.  241:40-49. 2015
2015 Quest to identify geochemical risk factors associated with chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in an endemic region of Sri Lanka—a multimedia laboratory analysis of biological, food, and environmental samplesEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment.  188. 2015
2015 Noise-induced hearing loss among traffic policemen in the City of Colombo, Sri LankaAsian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution.  12:9-14. 2015
2014 Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among barbers and their knowledge, attitude and practices in the district of Sukkur, SindhInternational Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health.  27:757-765. 2014
2014 Comparison of performance of Sri Lankan and US children on cognitive and motor scales of the Bayley scales of infant developmentBMC Research Notes.  7. 2014
2014 Obesity and vehicle type as risk factors for injury caused by motor vehicle collisionJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  76:1116-1121. 2014
2014 Solid fuel use is a major risk factor for acute coronary syndromes among rural women: A matched case control studyPublic Health.  128:77-82. 2014
2013 International variation in absence from work attributed to musculoskeletal illness: Findings from the CUPID studyOccupational and Environmental Medicine.  70:575-584. 2013
2013 Indoor air pollution and respiratory health of children in the developing world.World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics.  2:6-15. 2013
2013 Pattern and predictors for respiratory illnesses and symptoms and lung function among textile workers in Karachi, PakistanOccupational and Environmental Medicine.  70:99-107. 2013
2013 Capacity building in environmental and occupational health in Sri LankaAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  56:1-10. 2013
2013 Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: Is it the job, the person, or the culture?PAIN.  154:856-863. 2013
2013 Fatal occupational injuries among non-governmental employees in MalaysiaAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  56:65-76. 2013
2013 MPH program at Manipal University, India-experiences, challenges, and lessons learnedAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  56:20-28. 2013
2013 Mortality following bone metastasis and skeletal-related events among patients 65 years and above with lung cancer: A population-based analysis of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2006Lung India.  30:20-26. 2013
2013 Patterns of multisite pain and associations with risk factorsPAIN.  154:1769-1777. 2013
2013 Prevalence of measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella susceptibility among health science students in a University in IndiaAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  56:58-64. 2013
2013 Tasman spirit oil spill in Pakistan: Research response and lessons learnedAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  56:124-131. 2013
2012 Biomass fuel use for cooking in Sri Lanka: Analysis of data from national demographic health surveysAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  55:1122-1128. 2012
2012 Indoor fine particle (PM2.5) pollution exposure due to secondhand smoke in selected public places of Sri LankaAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  55:1129-1136. 2012
2012 Respiratory health status of children from two different air pollution exposure settings of Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional studyAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  55:1137-1145. 2012
2012 Use of biomass fuel and acute respiratory infections in rural PakistanPublic Health.  126:855-862. 2012
2012 Indoor air pollution (PM2.5) due to secondhand smoke in selected hospitality and entertainment venues of Karachi, PakistanTobacco Control.  21:460-464. 2012
2012 Pulmonary tuberculosis in Mumbai, India: Factors responsible for patient and treatment delaysInternational Journal of Preventive Medicine.  3. 2012
2012 The cupid (cultural and psychosocial influences on disability) study: Methods of data collection and characteristics of study samplePLoS ONE.  7. 2012
2012 Musculoskeletal pain in four occupational populations in Sri LankaOccupational Medicine.  62:269-272. 2012
2012 Cadmium a metalloestrogen: Are we convinced?Journal of Applied Toxicology.  32:318-332. 2012
2012 Asbestos in public hospitals: Are employees at risk?Journal of Environmental Health.  74:22-26. 2012
2012 Mortality following bone metastasis and skeletal-related events among women with breast cancer: A population-based analysis of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2006Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  131:231-238. 2012
2011 Prevalence of syphilis among antenatal clinic attendees in Karachi: Imperative to begin universal screening in PakistanJournal- Pakistan Medical Association.  61:993-997. 2011
2011 Prevalence of work-related wrist and hand Musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) among computer users, Karnataka state, IndiaJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.  5:605-607. 2011
2011 Mortality following bone metastasis and skeletal-related events among men with prostate cancer: A population-based analysis of US Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2006Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.  14:177-183. 2011
2011 Association between biomass fuel use and maternal report of child size at birth - An analysis of 2005-06 India Demographic Health Survey dataBMC Public Health.  11. 2011
2011 Climate change and health in South East AsiaInternational Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management.  3:200-208. 2011
2011 A review of epidemiologic studies of triazine herbicides and cancerCritical Reviews in Toxicology.  41:1-34. 2011
2011 Non-fatal occupational injuries among non-governmental employees in MalaysiaInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.  17:38-48. 2011
2010 Determinants of poor adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment in Mumbai, IndiaInternational Journal of Preventive Medicine.  1:223-232. 2010
2010 Exposure to Airborne Asbestos in Jamaican HospitalsWest Indian Medical Journal.  59:668-673. 2010
2010 Epidemiology of stroke in chronic heart failure patients with normal sinus rhythm: Findings from the DIG stroke sub-studyInternational Journal of Cardiology.  144:389-393. 2010
2010 Accuracy of self-reported adherence to tuberculosis therapy among DOTS patients in MumbaiInternational Journal of Health Research.  3:133-137. 2010
2010 Secondhand smoke exposures in indoor public places in seven Asian countriesInternational Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.  213:348-351. 2010
2010 Situational analysis of household energy and biomass use and associated health burden of indoor air pollution and mitigation efforts in PakistanInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  7:2940-2952. 2010
2010 Air pollution and health in Sri Lanka: A review of epidemiologic studiesBMC Public Health.  10. 2010
2010 Climate change and its potential impact on health: A call for integrated actionBulletin of the World Health Organization.  88:163-164. 2010
2009 The effect of uncertainty in exposure estimation on the exposure-response relation between 1,3-butadiene and leukemiaInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  6:2436-2455. 2009
2009 Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: A REGARDS cross-sectional studyEnvironmental Health.  8. 2009
2009 Determinants of low birth weight in urban PakistanPublic Health Nutrition.  12:789-798. 2009
2009 1,3-butadiene, styrene and lung cancer among synthetic rubber industry workersJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  51:1326-1332. 2009
2009 A follow-up study of mortality among women in the North American synthetic rubber industryJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  51:1314-1325. 2009
2008 Diagnosis and risk factors of bacterial vaginosis among pregnant women in Sindh, PakistanInternational Journal of Fertility and Womens Medicine.  53:130-138. 2008
2008 Maternal nutritional status during pregnancy and surma use determine cord lead levels in Karachi, PakistanEnvironmental Research.  108:69-79. 2008
2008 Status of children's blood lead levels in Pakistan: Implications for research and policyPublic Health.  122:708-715. 2008
2008 Occupational disease among non-governmental employees in Malaysia: 2002-2006International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.  14:263-271. 2008
2007 1,3-Butadiene and leukemia among synthetic rubber industry workers: Exposure-response relationshipsChemico-Biological Interactions.  166:15-24. 2007
2007 A follow-up study of women in the synthetic rubber industry: Study methodsChemico-Biological Interactions.  166:25-28. 2007
2007 Validation of 1,3-butadiene exposure estimates for workers at a synthetic rubber plantChemico-Biological Interactions.  166:29-43. 2007
2007 Cancer incidence among semiconductor and electronic storage device workersOccupational and Environmental Medicine.  64:30-36. 2007
2006 Evaluation of a School-Based HIV/AIDS Educational Intervention in UkraineJournal of Adolescent Health.  39:900-907. 2006
2006 Prevalence and socio-demographic factors associated with tobacco smoking among adult males in rural Sindh, PakistanSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health.  37:1054-1060. 2006
2006 Acute health effects of the Tasman Spirit oil spill on residents of Karachi, PakistanBMC Public Health.  6. 2006
2006 Methodologic issues in follow-up studies of cancer incidence among occupational groups in the United StatesAnnals of Epidemiology.  16:170-179. 2006
2006 An updated study of mortality among North American synthetic rubber industry workers.Research Report // Hei2006
2006 From conflict to collaboration, local political climate accelerates ITREOH's regionalization in South AsiaInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.  12:386-391. 2006
2005 An updated study of mortality among North American synthetic rubber industry workersOccupational and Environmental Medicine.  62:822-829. 2005
2005 Chemical exposures in the synthetic rubber industry and lymphohematopoietic cancer mortalityJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  47:916-932. 2005
2005 Exposure assessment for retrospective follow-up studies of semiconductor- and storage device-manufacturing workersJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  47:983-995. 2005
2005 Mortality among semiconductor and storage device-manufacturing workersJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  47:996-1014. 2005
2005 Styrene and ischemic heart disease mortality among synthetic rubber industry workersJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  47:1235-1243. 2005
2004 A cross-sectional study of triallate exposure and neurological health among workers at a pesticide manufacturing and formulating facilityOccupational and Environmental Medicine.  61:936-944. 2004
2003 Maternal mortality in Northern Nigeria: A population-based studyEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.  109:153-159. 2003
2003 Cancer incidence among triazine herbicide manufacturing workers [1] (multiple letters)Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  45:343-344. 2003
2003 Mortality among triazine herbicide manufacturing workersJournal of toxicology and environmental health.  66:501-517. 2003
2002 Cancer incidence among triazine herbicide manufacturing workersJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  44:1048-1058. 2002
2001 Mortality among employees at a petrochemical research facilityAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  39:29-41. 2001
2001 Cancer and benign tumor incidence among employees in a polymers research complexJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  43:914-924. 2001
2001 Cancer incidence among employees at a petrochemical research facilityJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  43:166-174. 2001
2001 Case-control study of intracranial tumors among employees at a petrochemical research facilityJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  43:1103-1113. 2001
2000 An updated mortality study of workers at a dye and resin manufacturing plantJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  42:762-771. 2000
1998 Using the National Death Index to obtain underlying cause of death codesJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  40:808-813. 1998
1998 Mortality from cancer and other causes of death among synthetic rubber workersOccupational and Environmental Medicine.  55:230-235. 1998
1997 A review of epidemiologic studies of triazine herbicides and cancerCritical Reviews in Toxicology.  27:599-613. 1997
1997 Epidemiologic evidence on the relationship between mists containing sulfuric acid and respiratory tract cancerCritical Reviews in Toxicology.  27:233-251. 1997
1996 Mortality among workers at two triazine herbicide manufacturing plantsAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  29:143-151. 1996
1995 A case-control study of leukemia among petroleum workersJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  37:1269-1277. 1995
1995 Mortality among workers at a pesticide manufacturing plantJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  37:471-478. 1995
1992 A follow‐up study of agricultural chemical production workersAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine.  21:321-330. 1992
1990 Clinicopathological features of childhood nephrotic syndrome in northern NigeriaQJM: An International Journal of Medicine.  75:563-576. 1990
1989 Comparison of Alabama Behavioral Risk Factor Surveys.Alabama medicine : journal of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.  59:15-20. 1989
1988 Heteropagus: A case reportAnnals of Tropical Paediatrics.  8:38-41. 1988
1987 Cerebral palsy in Zaria, northern Nigeria - is it preventable?Journal of Tropical Pediatrics.  33:263-265. 1987
1987 Congenital tuberculosis - A case reportNigerian Journal of Paediatrics.  14:27-29. 1987
1985 Chronic diarrhoea in Nigerian children.Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research.  3:145-148. 1985

Book

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2012 R Manual for Health Science Researchers 2012

Chapter

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2016 Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: A REGARDS cross-sectional study.  235-256. 2016
2012 Air Quality in Developing Countries.  267-290. 2012
2010 Short- and Long-Term Effects on Human Health. Assessing the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health - Workshop Summary 2010

Principal Investigator On

  • Prenatal and Early Childhood Biomass Smoke Exposure and Child Neurodevelopment  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB Synthetic Rubber Industry Workers' Study - 1,3 Butadiene and Strene and Selected Cancers and Other Diseases, Exposure Response Analyses  awarded by INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCERS 2018 - 2019
  • UAB Synthetic Rubber Industry Workers' Study - 1,3 Butadiene and Styrene and Specific Forms of Leukemias and B-Cell Neoplasms Exposure Response Analyses  awarded by INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCERS 2018 - 2019
  • Birmingham Aerosol Research and Inhalation Epidemiology Study (BARIES)  awarded by Electric Power Research Institute 2009 - 2018
  • An Updated Study of Mortality among North American Synthetic Rubber Industry Workers  awarded by INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCERS 2011 - 2018
  • Particulate Matter and Black Carbon: Respiratory Health in Sri Lankan Children  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF KELANIYA 2013 - 2017
  • Conduct Research and Training in Public Health Virology  awarded by UK-India Education and Research Institute 2013 - 2016
  • Enhancing Interprofessional Global Health Learning Opportunities for UAB Students  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION 2012 - 2015
  • UAB- International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health  awarded by Fogarty International Center/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2014
  • Prenatal Exposure to Solid Fuel Smoke and Birth Outcomes in Sri Lanka  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2014
  • Prenatal Lead Exposures in Pakistan: A Prelude to Prevention  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • Further Analysis of Mortality from Lung Cancer and a Feasibility to Assess Smoking Patterns Among Synthetic Rubber Industry Employees  awarded by INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCERS 2008 - 2011
  • Private Grant  awarded by SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, INC. 2008 - 2010
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  • Education And Training

  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1991
  • Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1990
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) in Pre-Medicine / Pre-Medical Studies, 1968
  • Full Name

  • Nalini Sathiakumar