Faculty ProfilesPaul Blanc, MD
San Francisco, CA 94117
Dr. Paul D. Blanc MD MSPH is Professor of Medicine and holds the Endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where he has been on faculty since 1988. He received his BA from Goddard College (Plainfield, Vermont), where he first became interested in health and the environment, later training at the Harvard School of Public Health (in industrial hygiene), the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and Cook County Hospital (in a joint Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency). He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCSF from 1985-7 and a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in 1987-8. He has been a resident scholar at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center (Bellagio, Italy) and the American Academy in Rome. In 2011, he was elected as a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an international honorific society of occupational health leaders. He has authored numerous scholarly publications in his field and is also the author of How Everyday Products Make People Sick (University of California Press, 2009).
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|University of California, San Francisco||Post-Doc Fellow/Scholar||Medicine||1986|
|Albert Einstein||M.D.||School of Medicine||1982|
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Vinnikov D, Blanc PD, Alilin A, Zutler M, Holty JC. Fatigue and sleepiness determine respiratory quality of life among veterans evaluated for sleep apnea. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017 Mar 14; 15(1):48.
Garrett GL, Blanc PD, Boscardin J, Lloyd AA, Ahmed RL, Anthony T, Bibee K, Breithaupt A, Cannon J, Chen A, Cheng JY, Chiesa-Fuxench Z, Colegio OR, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Del Guzzo CA, Disse M, Dowd M, Eilers R, Ortiz AE, Morris C, Golden SK, Graves MS, Griffin JR, Hopkins RS, Huang CC, Bae GH, Jambusaria A, Jennings TA, Jiang SI, Karia PS, Khetarpal S, Kim C, Klintmalm G, Konicke K, Koyfman SA, Lam C, Lee P, Leitenberger JJ, Loh T, Lowenstein S, Madankumar R, Moreau JF, Nijhawan RI, Ochoa S, Olasz EB, Otchere E, Otley C, Oulton J, Patel PH, Patel VA, Prabhu AV, Pugliano-Mauro M, Schmults CD, Schram S, Shih AF, Shin T, Soon S, Soriano T, Srivastava D, Stein JA, Sternhell-Blackwell K, Taylor S, Vidimos A, Wu P, Zajdel N, Zelac D, Arron ST. Incidence of and Risk Factors for Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Mar 01; 153(3):296-303.
Rosengarten D, Fox BD, Fireman E, Blanc PD, Rusanov V, Fruchter O, Raviv Y, Shtraichman O, Saute M, Kramer MR. Survival following lung transplantation for artificial stone silicosis relative to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Am J Ind Med. 2017 Mar; 60(3):248-254.
Singer JP, Katz PP, Soong A, Shrestha P, Huang D, Ho J, Mindo M, Greenland JR, Hays SR, Golden J, Kukreja J, Kleinhenz ME, Shah RJ, Blanc PD. Effect of Lung Transplantation on Health-Related Quality of Life in the Era of the Lung Allocation Score: A U.S. Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Transplant. 2017 May; 17(5):1334-1345.
Ozrazgat-Baslanti T, Blanc P, Thottakkara P, Ruppert M, Rashidi P, Momcilovic P, Hobson C, Efron PA, Moore FA, Bihorac A. Preoperative assessment of the risk for multiple complications after surgery. Surgery. 2016 Aug; 160(2):463-72.
Singer JP, Diamond JM, Gries CJ, McDonnough J, Blanc PD, Shah R, Dean MY, Hersh B, Wolters PJ, Tokman S, Arcasoy SM, Ramphal K, Greenland JR, Smith N, Heffernan P, Shah L, Shrestha P, Golden JA, Blumenthal NP, Huang D, Sonett J, Hays S, Oyster M, Katz PP, Robbins H, Brown M, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Bacchetta M, Bush E, D'Ovidio F, Rushefski M, Raza K, Christie JD, Lederer DJ. Frailty Phenotypes, Disability, and Outcomes in Adult Candidates for Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec 01; 192(11):1325-34.
Adhikari A, Sahu S, Bandyopadhyay A, Blanc PD, Moitra S. Fungal contamination of the respiratory tract and associated respiratory impairment among sawmill workers in India. ERJ Open Res. 2015 Oct; 1(2).
Malo JL, Tarlo SM, Sastre J, Martin J, Jeebhay MF, Le Moual N, Heederik D, Platts-Mills T, Blanc PD, Vandenplas O, Moscato G, de Blay F, Cartier A. An official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: presentations and discussion of the fifth Jack Pepys Workshop on Asthma in the Workplace. Comparisons between asthma in the workplace and non-work-related asthma. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jul; 12(7):S99-S110.
Blanc PD. "Acute" silicosis at the 1930 Johannesburg Conference on silicosis and in its aftermath: Controversies over a distinct entity later recognized as silicoproteinosis. Am J Ind Med. 2015 Nov; 58 Suppl 1:S39-47.
Kern RM, Singer JP, Koth L, Mooney J, Golden J, Hays S, Greenland J, Wolters P, Ghio E, Jones KD, Leard L, Kukreja J, Blanc PD. Lung transplantation for hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Chest. 2015 Jun; 147(6):1558-1565.
Paulin LM, Diette GB, Blanc PD, Putcha N, Eisner MD, Kanner RE, Belli AJ, Christenson S, Tashkin DP, Han M, Barr RG, Hansel NN. Occupational exposures are associated with worse morbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Mar 01; 191(5):557-65.
Fishwick D, Lewis L, Darby A, Young C, Wiggans R, Waterhouse J, Wight J, Blanc PD. Determinants of health-related quality of life among residents with and without COPD in a historically industrialised area. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2015 Aug; 88(6):799-805.
Singer JP, Chen J, Katz PP, Blanc PD, Kagawa-Singer M, Stewart AL. Defining novel health-related quality of life domains in lung transplantation: a qualitative analysis. Qual Life Res. 2015 Jun; 24(6):1521-33.
Kern RM, Seethamraju H, Blanc PD, Sinha N, Loebe M, Golden J, Kukreja J, Scheinin S, Hays S, Kleinhenz ME, Leard L, Hoopes C, Singer JP. The feasibility of lung transplantation in HIV-seropositive patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):882-9.
Balmes JR, Cisternas M, Quinlan PJ, Trupin L, Lurmann FW, Katz PP, Blanc PD. Annual average ambient particulate matter exposure estimates, measured home particulate matter, and hair nicotine are associated with respiratory outcomes in adults with asthma. Environ Res. 2014 Feb; 129:1-10.
Vinnikov D, Blanc PD, Brimkulov N, Redding-Jones R. Five-year lung function observations and associations with a smoking ban among healthy miners at high altitude (4000 m). J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Dec; 55(12):1421-5.
Le Moual N, Carsin AE, Siroux V, Radon K, Norback D, Torén K, Olivieri M, Urrutia I, Cazzoletti L, Jacquemin B, Benke G, Kromhout H, Mirabelli MC, Mehta AJ, Schlünssen V, Sigsgaard T, Blanc PD, Kogevinas M, Antó JM, Zock JP. Occupational exposures and uncontrolled adult-onset asthma in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II. Eur Respir J. 2014 Feb; 43(2):374-86.
Omachi TA, Gregorich SE, Eisner MD, Penaloza RA, Tolstykh IV, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Dudley RA, Blanc PD. Risk adjustment for health care financing in chronic disease: what are we missing by failing to account for disease severity? Med Care. 2013 Aug; 51(8):740-7.
Fishwick D, Darby A, Hnizdo E, Barber C, Sumner J, Barraclough R, Bolton C, Burge S, Calverley P, Hopkinson N, Hoyle J, Lawson R, Niven R, Pickering T, Prowse K, Reid P, Warburton C, Blanc PD. COPD causation and workplace exposures: an assessment of agreement among expert clinical raters. COPD. 2013 Apr; 10(2):172-9.
Kim JL, Blanc PD, Villani S, Olivieri M, Urrutia I, van Sprundel M, Storaas T, Le Moual N, Zock JP, Torén K. Predictors of respiratory sickness absence: an international population-based study. Am J Ind Med. 2013 May; 56(5):541-9.
Singer JP, Chen J, Blanc PD, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Chen H. A thematic analysis of quality of life in lung transplant: the existing evidence and implications for future directions. Am J Transplant. 2013 Apr; 13(4):839-50.
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. Environ Res. 2013 Apr; 122:98-101.
Roubinian N, Elliott CG, Barnett CF, Blanc PD, Chen J, De Marco T, Chen H. Effects of commercial air travel on patients with pulmonary hypertension air travel and pulmonary hypertension. Chest. 2012 Oct; 142(4):885-892.
Fireman E, Shai AB, Lerman Y, Topilsky M, Blanc PD, Maier L, Li L, Chandra S, Abraham JM, Fomin I, Aviram G, Abraham JL. Chest wall shrapnel-induced beryllium-sensitization and associated pulmonary disease. Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis. 2012 Oct; 29(2):147-50.
Omachi TA, Sarkar U, Yelin EH, Blanc PD, Katz PP. Lower health literacy is associated with poorer health status and outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jan; 28(1):74-81.
Darby AC, Waterhouse JC, Stevens V, Billings CG, Billings CG, Burton CM, Young C, Wight J, Blanc PD, Fishwick D. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among residents of an historically industrialised area. Thorax. 2012 Oct; 67(10):901-7.
Singer JP, Katz PP, Iribarren C, Omachi TA, Sanchez G, Yelin EH, Cisternas MG, Blanc PD. Both pulmonary and extra-pulmonary factors predict the development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiration. 2013; 85(5):375-83.
Zutler M, Singer JP, Omachi TA, Eisner M, Iribarren C, Katz P, Blanc PD. Relationship of obesity with respiratory symptoms and decreased functional capacity in adults without established COPD. Prim Care Respir J. 2012 Jun; 21(2):194-201.
Omachi TA, Blanc PD, Claman DM, Chen H, Yelin EH, Julian L, Katz PP. Disturbed sleep among COPD patients is longitudinally associated with mortality and adverse COPD outcomes. Sleep Med. 2012 May; 13(5):476-83.
Singer JP, Blanc PD, Hoopes C, Golden JA, Koff JL, Leard LE, Cheng S, Chen H. The impact of pretransplant mechanical ventilation on short- and long-term survival after lung transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2011 Oct; 11(10):2197-204.
Van Dyken SJ, Garcia D, Porter P, Huang X, Quinlan PJ, Blanc PD, Corry DB, Locksley RM. Fungal chitin from asthma-associated home environments induces eosinophilic lung infiltration. J Immunol. 2011 Sep 01; 187(5):2261-7.
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. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2011 May-Jun; 31(3):193-7.
Singer J, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sanchez G, Iribarren C, Eisner MD, Blanc PD. Respiratory and skeletal muscle strength in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: impact on exercise capacity and lower extremity function. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2011 Mar-Apr; 31(2):111-9.
Turnbull JH, Gebauer SL, Miller BL, Barbaro NM, Blanc PD, Schumacher MA. Cutaneous nerve transection for the management of intractable upper extremity pain caused by invasive squamous cell carcinoma. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jul; 42(1):126-33.
Chen H, De Marco T, Kobashigawa EA, Katz PP, Chang VW, Blanc PD. Comparison of cardiac and pulmonary-specific quality-of-life measures in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Respir J. 2011 Sep; 38(3):608-16.
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. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2011 Feb; 106(2):110-118.e1.
Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Ackerson L, Byl N, Omachi TA, Sidney S, Katz PP. Development of disability in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: beyond lung function. Thorax. 2011 Feb; 66(2):108-14.
Thakur N, Blanc PD, Julian LJ, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Sidney S, Iribarren C, Eisner MD. COPD and cognitive impairment: the role of hypoxemia and oxygen therapy. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2010 Sep 07; 5:263-9.
Katz PP, Morris A, Julian L, Omachi T, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Blanc PD. Onset of depressive symptoms among adults with asthma: results from a longitudinal observational cohort. Prim Care Respir J. 2010 Sep; 19(3):223-30.
Singer JP, Huang MY, Hui C, Blanc PD, Boettger RF, Golden J, Watkins K, Hoopes C, Leard LE. Supratherapeutic anticoagulation from low-molecular-weight heparin in lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Sep; 29(9):1009-13.
Kim-Katz SY, Anderson IB, Kearney TE, MacDougall C, Hudmon KS, Blanc PD. Topical antacid therapy for capsaicin-induced dermal pain: a poison center telephone-directed study. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jun; 28(5):596-602.
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. Environ Health. 2010 May 20; 9:24.
Katz PP, Gregorich S, Eisner M, Julian L, Chen H, Yelin E, Blanc PD. Disability in valued life activities among individuals with COPD and other respiratory conditions. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2010 Mar-Apr; 30(2):126-36.
Eisner MD, Omachi TA, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Blanc PD. Measurement of COPD severity using a survey-based score: validation in a clinically and physiologically characterized cohort. Chest. 2010 Apr; 137(4):846-51.
Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Omachi TA, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson LM, Sanchez G, Tolstykh I, Iribarren C. Socioeconomic status, race and COPD health outcomes. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011 Jan; 65(1):26-34.
Omachi TA, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Knight SJ, Blanc PD, Eisner MD. The COPD Helplessness Index: a new tool to measure factors affecting patient self-management. Chest. 2010 Apr; 137(4):823-30.
Tarlo SM, Liss GM, Blanc PD. How to diagnose and treat work-related asthma: key messages for clinical practice from the American college of chest physicians consensus statement. Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2009 Oct; 119(10):660-6.
Zock JP, Plana E, Antó JM, Benke G, Blanc PD, Carosso A, Dahlman-Höglund A, Heinrich J, Jarvis D, Kromhout H, Lillienberg L, Mirabelli MC, Norbäck D, Olivieri M, Ponzio M, Radon K, Soon A, van Sprundel M, Sunyer J, Svanes C, Torén K, Verlato G, Villani S, Kogevinas M. Domestic use of hypochlorite bleach, atopic sensitization, and respiratory symptoms in adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Oct; 124(4):731-8.e1.
Omachi TA, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Gregorich SE, Iribarren C, Blanc PD, Eisner MD. Depression and health-related quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Med. 2009 Aug; 122(8):778.e9-15.
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. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009 Aug; 11(8):945-53.
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. J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Jul; 51(7):804-10.
Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Sanchez G, Blanc PD. The impact of SHS exposure on health status and exacerbations among patients with COPD. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2009; 4:169-76.
Torén K, Zock JP, Kogevinas M, Plana E, Sunyer J, Radon K, Jarvis D, Kromhout H, d'Errico A, Payo F, Antó JM, Blanc PD. An international prospective general population-based study of respiratory work disability. Thorax. 2009 Apr; 64(4):339-44.
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. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009 Mar; 123(3):626-31.
Anderson IB, Kim-Katz SY, Dyer JE, Earnest GE, Lamb JP, Blanc PD. Area-level socioeconomic status in relation to outcomes in gamma-hydroxybutyrate intoxication. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2009 Jan; 47(1):48-57.
Blanc PD, Menezes AM, Plana E, Mannino DM, Hallal PC, Toren K, Eisner MD, Zock JP. Occupational exposures and COPD: an ecological analysis of international data. Eur Respir J. 2009 Feb; 33(2):298-304.
Quinlan PJ, Earnest G, Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Blanc PD. Performance of self-reported occupational exposure compared to a job-exposure matrix approach in asthma and chronic rhinitis. Occup Environ Med. 2009 Mar; 66(3):154-60.
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. Chest. 2008 Sep; 134(3 Suppl):1S-41S.
Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson L, Lathon P, Tolstykh I, Omachi T, Byl N, Iribarren C. COPD as a systemic disease: impact on physical functional limitations. Am J Med. 2008 Sep; 121(9):789-96.
Katz P, Morris A, Gregorich S, Yazdany J, Eisner M, Yelin E, Blanc P. Valued life activity disability played a significant role in self-rated health among adults with chronic health conditions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Feb; 62(2):158-66.
Eisner MD, Iribarren C, Yelin EH, Sidney S, Katz PP, Ackerson L, Lathon P, Tolstykh I, Omachi T, Byl N, Blanc PD. Pulmonary function and the risk of functional limitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 May 01; 167(9):1090-101.
Erickson SE, Iribarren C, Tolstykh IV, Blanc PD, Eisner MD. Effect of race on asthma management and outcomes in a large, integrated managed care organization. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Sep 24; 167(17):1846-52.
Yen IH, Yelin E, Katz P, Eisner MD, Blanc PD. Impact of perceived neighborhood problems on change in asthma-related health outcomes between baseline and follow-up. Health Place. 2008 Sep; 14(3):468-77.
Kogevinas M, Zock JP, Jarvis D, Kromhout H, Lillienberg L, Plana E, Radon K, Torén K, Alliksoo A, Benke G, Blanc PD, Dahlman-Hoglund A, D'Errico A, Héry M, Kennedy S, Kunzli N, Leynaert B, Mirabelli MC, Muniozguren N, Norbäck D, Olivieri M, Payo F, Villani S, van Sprundel M, Urrutia I, Wieslander G, Sunyer J, Antó JM. Exposure to substances in the workplace and new-onset asthma: an international prospective population-based study (ECRHS-II). Lancet. 2007 Jul 28; 370(9584):336-41.
Chen H, Gould MK, Blanc PD, Miller DP, Kamath TV, Lee JH, Sullivan SD. Asthma control, severity, and quality of life: quantifying the effect of uncontrolled disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Aug; 120(2):396-402.
Gillen M, Yen IH, Trupin L, Swig L, Rugulies R, Mullen K, Font A, Burian D, Ryan G, Janowitz I, Quinlan PA, Frank J, Blanc P. The association of socioeconomic status and psychosocial and physical workplace factors with musculoskeletal injury in hospital workers. Am J Ind Med. 2007 Apr; 50(4):245-60.
Mirabelli MC, Zock JP, Plana E, Antó JM, Benke G, Blanc PD, Dahlman-Höglund A, Jarvis DL, Kromhout H, Lillienberg L, Norbäck D, Olivieri M, Radon K, Sunyer J, Torén K, van Sprundel M, Villani S, Kogevinas M. Occupational risk factors for asthma among nurses and related healthcare professionals in an international study. Occup Environ Med. 2007 Jul; 64(7):474-9.
Miller MK, Lee JH, Blanc PD, Pasta DJ, Gujrathi S, Barron H, Wenzel SE, Weiss ST. TENOR risk score predicts healthcare in adults with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma. Eur Respir J. 2006 Dec; 28(6):1145-55.
Chen H, Eisner MD, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Blanc PD. Measuring disease-specific quality of life in obstructive airway disease: validation of a modified version of the airways questionnaire 20. Chest. 2006 Jun; 129(6):1644-52.
Yen IH, Yelin EH, Katz P, Eisner MD, Blanc PD. Perceived neighborhood problems and quality of life, physical functioning, and depressive symptoms among adults with asthma. Am J Public Health. 2006 May; 96(5):873-9.
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. J Occup Med Toxicol. 2006 Feb 02; 1:2.
Blanc PD, Yen IH, Chen H, Katz PP, Earnest G, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Friedling N, Yelin EH, Eisner MD. Area-level socio-economic status and health status among adults with asthma and rhinitis. Eur Respir J. 2006 Jan; 27(1):85-94.
Chen H, Katz PP, Shiboski S, Blanc PD. Evaluating change in health-related quality of life in adult rhinitis: responsiveness of the Rhinosinusitis Disability Index. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2005 Nov 08; 3:68.
Janowitz IL, Gillen M, Ryan G, Rempel D, Trupin L, Swig L, Mullen K, Rugulies R, Blanc PD. Measuring the physical demands of work in hospital settings: design and implementation of an ergonomics assessment. Appl Ergon. 2006 Sep; 37(5):641-58.
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. Am J Ind Med. 2005 Aug; 48(2):110-7.
Masharani U, Shiboski S, Eisner MD, Katz PP, Janson SL, Granger DA, Blanc PD. Impact of exogenous glucocorticoid use on salivary cortisol measurements among adults with asthma and rhinitis. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2005 Sep; 30(8):744-52.
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. J Occup Environ Med. 2005 Apr; 47(4):362-72.
Gordon DR, Ames GM, Yen IH, Gillen M, Aust B, Rugulies R, Frank JW, Blanc PD. Integrating qualitative research into occupational health: a case study among hospital workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2005 Apr; 47(4):399-409.
Blanc PD, Eisner MD, Trupin L, Yelin EH, Katz PP, Balmes JR. The association between occupational factors and adverse health outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Occup Environ Med. 2004 Aug; 61(8):661-7.
Rugulies R, Braff J, Frank JW, Aust B, Gillen M, Yen IH, Bhatia R, Ames G, Gordon DR, Janowitz I, Oman D, Jacobs BP, Blanc P. The psychosocial work environment and musculoskeletal disorders: design of a comprehensive interviewer-administered questionnaire. Am J Ind Med. 2004 May; 45(5):428-39.
Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD, Earnest G, Blanc PD. Performance of valued life activities reflected asthma-specific quality of life more than general physical function. J Clin Epidemiol. 2004 Mar; 57(3):259-67.
Cisternas MG, Blanc PD, Yen IH, Katz PP, Earnest G, Eisner MD, Shiboski S, Yelin EH. A comprehensive study of the direct and indirect costs of adult asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Jun; 111(6):1212-8.
Blanc PD, Trupin L, Earnest G, San Pedro M, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD. Effects of physician-related factors on adult asthma care, health status, and quality of life. Am J Med. 2003 May; 114(7):581-7.
Chan-Yeung M, Malo JL, Tarlo SM, Bernstein L, Gautrin D, Mapp C, Newman-Taylor A, Swanson MC, Perrault G, Jaques L, Blanc PD, Vandenplas O, Cartier A, Becklake MR. Proceedings of the first Jack Pepys Occupational Asthma Symposium. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Feb 01; 167(3):450-71.
Haller CA, Anderson IB, Kim SY, Blanc PD. An evaluation of selected herbal reference texts and comparison to published reports of adverse herbal events. Adverse Drug React Toxicol Rev. 2002; 21(3):143-50.
Blanc PD, Trupin L, Earnest G, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Eisner MD. Alternative therapies among adults with a reported diagnosis of asthma or rhinosinusitis : data from a population-based survey. Chest. 2001 Nov; 120(5):1461-7.
Eisner MD, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Shiboski SC, Blanc PD. Risk factors for hospitalization among adults with asthma: the influence of sociodemographic factors and asthma severity. Respir Res. 2001; 2(1):53-60.
Blanc PD, Kuschner WG, Katz PP, Yelin EH. Reanalysis of Blanc PD et al, "Use of herbal products, coffee or black tea, and over-the-counter medications as self treatments among adults with asthma". J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2000 Jul; 106(1 Pt 1):196.
Blanc PD, Ellbjär S, Janson C, Norbäck D, Norrman E, Plaschke P, Torén K. Asthma-related work disability in Sweden. The impact of workplace exposures. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999 Dec; 160(6):2028-33.
Jonosono M, Fang KC, Keith FM, Turck CW, Blanc PD, Hall TS, Fukano AK, Rifkin CJ, Gold WM, Webb WR, Edinburgh KJ, Finkbeiner WE, Golden JA. Measurement of fibroblast proliferative activity in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in the analysis of obliterative bronchiolitis among lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1999 Oct; 18(10):972-85.
Katz PP, Eisner MD, Henke J, Shiboski S, Yelin EH, Blanc PD. The Marks Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire: further validation and examination of responsiveness to change. J Clin Epidemiol. 1999 Jul; 52(7):667-75.
Eisner MD, Katz PP, Yelin EH, Henke J, Smith S, Blanc PD. Assessment of asthma severity in adults with asthma treated by family practitioners, allergists, and pulmonologists. Med Care. 1998 Nov; 36(11):1567-77.
Eisner MD, Yelin EH, Henke J, Shiboski SC, Blanc PD. Environmental tobacco smoke and adult asthma. The impact of changing exposure status on health outcomes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998 Jul; 158(1):170-5.
Kuschner WG, D'Alessandro A, Hambleton J, Blanc PD. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-8 release from U937 human mononuclear cells exposed to zinc oxide in vitro. Mechanistic implications for metal fume fever. J Occup Environ Med. 1998 May; 40(5):454-9.
Blanc PD, Kuschner WG, Katz PP, Smith S, Yelin EH. Use of herbal products, coffee or black tea, and over-the-counter medications as self-treatments among adults with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1997 Dec; 100(6 Pt 1):789-91.
Kuschner WG, Wong H, D'Alessandro A, Quinlan P, Blanc PD. Human pulmonary responses to experimental inhalation of high concentration fine and ultrafine magnesium oxide particles. Environ Health Perspect. 1997 Nov; 105(11):1234-7.
Chuwers P, Barnhart S, Blanc P, Brodkin CA, Cullen M, Kelly T, Keogh J, Omenn G, Williams J, Balmes JR. The protective effect of beta-carotene and retinol on ventilatory function in an asbestos-exposed cohort. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1997 Mar; 155(3):1066-71.
Blanc PD, Faucett J, Kennedy JJ, Cisternas M, Yelin E. Self-reported carpal tunnel syndrome: predictors of work disability from the National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement. Am J Ind Med. 1996 Sep; 30(3):362-8.
Anderson IB, Mullen WH, Meeker JE, Oishi S, Nelson SD, Blanc PD. Pennyroyal toxicity: measurement of toxic metabolite levels in two cases and review of the literature. Ann Intern Med. 1996 Apr 15; 124(8):726-34.
Blanc PD, Jones MR, Olson KR. Surveillance of poisoning and drug overdose through hospital discharge coding, poison control center reporting, and the Drug Abuse Warning Network. Am J Emerg Med. 1993 Jan; 11(1):14-9.
Campagna AC, Blanc PD, Criswell LA, Clarke D, Sack KE, Gold WM, Golden JA. Pulmonary manifestations of the eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome associated with tryptophan ingestion. Chest. 1992 May; 101(5):1274-81.
Conrad DJ, Warnock M, Blanc P, Cowan M, Golden JA. Microgranulomatous aspergillosis after shoveling wood chips: report of a fatal outcome in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease. Am J Ind Med. 1992; 22(3):411-8.
Saxon RR, Klein JS, Bar MH, Blanc P, Gamsu G, Webb WR, Aronson FR. Pathogenesis of pulmonary edema during interleukin-2 therapy: correlation of chest radiographic and clinical findings in 54 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1991 Feb; 156(2):281-5.
Chaffey MH, Klein JS, Gamsu G, Blanc P, Golden JA. Radiographic distribution of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with AIDS treated with prophylactic inhaled pentamidine. Radiology. 1990 Jun; 175(3):715-9.