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Myles Gordon Cockburn, PhD
Research Professor of Preventive Medicine (Part Time)
Preventive Medicine
SSB 318A 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 0322

Overview

Myles Cockburn is Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine, focusing on cancer etiology and prevention. A native of New Zealand, he came to USC to study melanoma risk factors and to design methods for improved primary prevention and screening. His current research focuses on improving SunSmart attitudes and behaviors in school children throughout Los Angeles, developing skin self examination methods for effective skin cancer screening, and working with clinical dermatologists and oncologists to better understand the complex role of UV in melanogenesis. Incorporating his background in GIS and spatial sciences, he has worked extensively on elucidating the role of pesticide exposures in hormone-related cancers and Parkinson’s Disease with collaborators from UCLA and elsewhere in California. In his role in the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program he is responsible for the development and dissemination of novel methods for improving cancer control, particularly in diverse and underserved populations. Dr. Cockburn mentors a number of PhD students who are trained in all aspects of epidemiologic investigation while participating in, and often taking a leading role in, his ongoing research studies. Dr. Cockburn is a member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center, and USC’s Spatial Sciences Institute.

Publications

Leavitt ER, Kessler S, Pun S, Gill T, Escobedo LA, Cockburn M, Sutton A, Crew AB. Teledermatology as a tool to improve access to care for medically underserved populations: A retrospective descriptive study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Dec; 75(6):1259-1261. View in: PubMed

Zhong C, Cockburn M, Cozen W, Voutsinas J, Lacey JV, Luo J, Sullivan-Halley J, Bernstein L, Wang SS. Evaluating the use of friend or family controls in epidemiologic case-control studies. Cancer Epidemiol. 2016 Nov 18; 46:9-13. View in: PubMed

Altieri L, Wong MK, Peng DH, Cockburn M. Mucosal melanomas in the racially diverse population of California. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Oct 11. View in: PubMed

Eckel SP, Cockburn M, Shu YH, Deng H, Lurmann FW, Liu L, Gilliland FD. Air pollution affects lung cancer survival. Thorax. 2016 Oct; 71(10):891-8. View in: PubMed

Contreras ZA, Ritz B, Virk J, Cockburn M, Heck JE. Maternal pre-pregnancy and gestational diabetes, obesity, gestational weight gain, and risk of cancer in young children: a population-based study in California. Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Oct; 27(10):1273-85. View in: PubMed

Laurent O, Hu J, Li L, Kleeman MJ, Bartell SM, Cockburn M, Escobedo L, Wu J. A Statewide Nested Case-Control Study of Preterm Birth and Air Pollution by Source and Composition: California, 2001-2008. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Sep; 124(9):1479-86. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Contreras ZA, Park AS, Davidson TB, Cockburn M, Ritz B. Smoking in pregnancy and risk of cancer among young children: A population-based study. Int J Cancer. 2016 Aug 1; 139(3):613-6. View in: PubMed

Green AL, Chintagumpala M, Krailo M, Langholz B, Albert D, Eagle R, Cockburn M, Chevez-Barrios P, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Correlation of Insurance, Race, and Ethnicity with Pathologic Risk in a Controlled Retinoblastoma Cohort: A Children's Oncology Group Study. Ophthalmology. 2016 Aug; 123(8):1817-23. View in: PubMed

Laurent O, Hu J, Li L, Kleeman MJ, Bartell SM, Cockburn M, Escobedo L, Wu J. Low birth weight and air pollution in California: Which sources and components drive the risk? Environ Int. 2016 Jul-Aug; 92-93:471-7. View in: PubMed

von Ehrenstein OS, Heck JE, Park AS, Cockburn M, Escobedo L, Ritz B. In Utero and Early-Life Exposure to Ambient Air Toxics and Childhood Brain Tumors: A Population-Based Case-Control Study in California, USA. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Jul; 124(7):1093-9. View in: PubMed

Crespi CM, Vergara XP, Hooper C, Oksuzyan S, Wu S, Cockburn M, Kheifets L. Childhood leukaemia and distance from power lines in California: a population-based case-control study. Br J Cancer. 2016 Jun 28; 115(1):122-8. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Park AS, Contreras ZA, Davidson TB, Hoggatt KJ, Cockburn M, Ritz B. Risk of Childhood Cancer by Maternal Birthplace: A Test of the Hispanic Paradox. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jun 1; 170(6):585-92. View in: PubMed

Le Clair MZ, Cockburn MG. Tanning bed use and melanoma: Establishing risk and improving prevention interventions. Prev Med Rep. 2016 Jun; 3:139-44. View in: PubMed

Lewis DR, Chen HS, Cockburn M, Wu XC, Stroup AM, Midthune DN, Krapcho MF, Miller DG, Penberthy L, Feuer EJ. Preliminary estimates of SEER cancer incidence for 2013. Cancer. 2016 May 15; 122(10):1579-87. View in: PubMed

Paul KC, Sinsheimer JS, Rhodes SL, Cockburn M, Bronstein J, Ritz B. Organophosphate Pesticide Exposures, Nitric Oxide Synthase Gene Variants, and Gene-Pesticide Interactions in a Case-Control Study of Parkinson's Disease, California (USA). Environ Health Perspect. 2016 May; 124(5):570-7. View in: PubMed

Kamath S, Miller KA, Cockburn MG. Current Data on Risk Factor Estimates Does Not Explain the Difference in Rates of Melanoma between Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites. J Skin Cancer. 2016; 2016:2105250. View in: PubMed

Miller KA, Huh J, Unger JB, Richardson JL, Allen MW, Peng DH, Cockburn MG. Patterns of sun protective behaviors among Hispanic children in a skin cancer prevention intervention. Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:303-8. View in: PubMed

Narayan S, Sinsheimer JS, Paul KC, Liew Z, Cockburn M, Bronstein JM, Ritz B. Genetic variability in ABCB1, occupational pesticide exposure, and Parkinson's disease. Environ Res. 2015 Nov; 143(Pt A):98-106. View in: PubMed

Coker E, Ghosh J, Jerrett M, Gomez-Rubio V, Beckerman B, Cockburn M, Liverani S, Su J, Li A, Kile ML, Ritz B, Molitor J. Modeling spatial effects of PM2. 5 on term low birth weight in Los Angeles County. Environ Res. 2015 Oct; 142:354-64. View in: PubMed

Oksuzyan S, Crespi CM, Cockburn M, Mezei G, Vergara X, Kheifets L. Race/ethnicity and the risk of childhood leukaemia: a case-control study in California. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2015 Aug; 69(8):795-802. View in: PubMed

Miller KA, Langholz BM, Zadnick J, Hamilton AS, Cozen W, Mack TM, Cockburn MG. Prevalence and predictors of recent skin examination in a population-based twin cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 May 20. View in: PubMed

Gatto NM, Sinsheimer JS, Cockburn M, Escobedo LA, Bordelon Y, Ritz B. Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and Parkinson's disease in a population with high ultraviolet radiation exposure. J Neurol Sci. 2015 May 15; 352(1-2):88-93. View in: PubMed

Barrington-Trimis JL, Cockburn M, Metayer C, Gauderman WJ, Wiemels J, McKean-Cowdin R. Rising rates of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Hispanic children: trends in incidence from 1992 to 2011. Blood. 2015 May 7; 125(19):3033-4. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Park AS, Qiu J, Cockburn M, Ritz B. Retinoblastoma and ambient exposure to air toxics in the perinatal period. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Mar; 25(2):182-6. View in: PubMed

Kheifets L, Crespi CM, Hooper C, Oksuzyan S, Cockburn M, Ly T, Mezei G. Epidemiologic study of residential proximity to transmission lines and childhood cancer in California: description of design, epidemiologic methods and study population. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Jan; 25(1):45-52. View in: PubMed

von Ehrenstein OS, Aralis H, Cockburn M, Ritz B. In utero exposure to toxic air pollutants and risk of childhood autism. Epidemiology. 2014 Nov; 25(6):851-8. View in: PubMed

Laurent O, Hu J, Li L, Cockburn M, Escobedo L, Kleeman MJ, Wu J. Sources and contents of air pollution affecting term low birth weight in Los Angeles County, California, 2001-2008. Environ Res. 2014 Oct; 134:488-95. View in: PubMed

Epstein D, Reibel M, Unger JB, Cockburn M, Escobedo LA, Kale DC, Chang JC, Gold JI. The effect of neighborhood and individual characteristics on pediatric critical illness. J Community Health. 2014 Aug; 39(4):753-9. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Park AS, Qiu J, Cockburn M, Ritz B. Risk of leukemia in relation to exposure to ambient air toxics in pregnancy and early childhood. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2014 Jul; 217(6):662-8. View in: PubMed

Marcotte EL, Ritz B, Cockburn M, Yu F, Heck JE. Exposure to infections and risk of leukemia in young children. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jul; 23(7):1195-203. View in: PubMed

Shrestha A, Ritz B, Wilhelm M, Qiu J, Cockburn M, Heck JE. Prenatal exposure to air toxics and risk of wilms' tumor in 0- to 5-year-old children. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jun; 56(6):573-8. View in: PubMed

Shariff-Marco S, Yang J, John EM, Sangaramoorthy M, Hertz A, Koo J, Nelson DO, Schupp CW, Shema SJ, Cockburn M, Satariano WA, Yen IH, Ponce NA, Winkleby M, Keegan TH, Gomez SL. Impact of neighborhood and individual socioeconomic status on survival after breast cancer varies by race/ethnicity: the neighborhood and breast cancer study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 May; 23(5):793-811. View in: PubMed

Wang A, Cockburn M, Ly TT, Bronstein JM, Ritz B. The association between ambient exposure to organophosphates and Parkinson's disease risk. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Apr; 71(4):275-81. View in: PubMed

Morton LM, Kim CJ, Weiss LM, Bhatia K, Cockburn M, Hawes D, Wang SS, Chang C, Altekruse SF, Engels EA, Cozen W. Molecular characteristics of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in human immunodeficiency virus-infected and -uninfected patients in the pre-highly active antiretroviral therapy and pre-rituximab era. Leuk Lymphoma. 2014 Mar; 55(3):551-7. View in: PubMed

Fitzmaurice AG, Rhodes SL, Cockburn M, Ritz B, Bronstein JM. Aldehyde dehydrogenase variation enhances effect of pesticides associated with Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2014 Feb 4; 82(5):419-26. View in: PubMed

Marcotte EL, Ritz B, Cockburn M, Clarke CA, Heck JE. Birth characteristics and risk of lymphoma in young children. Cancer Epidemiol. 2014 Feb; 38(1):48-55. View in: PubMed

Mbulaiteye SM, Pullarkat ST, Nathwani BN, Weiss LM. Epstein-Barr virus patterns in US Burkitt lymphoma tumors from the SEER residual tissue repository during 1979-2009. APMIS. 2014 Jan; 122(1):5-15. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Wu J, Lombardi C, Qiu J, Meyers TJ, Wilhelm M, Cockburn M, Ritz B. Childhood cancer and traffic-related air pollution exposure in pregnancy and early life. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Nov-Dec; 121(11-12):1385-91. View in: PubMed

McKean-Cowdin R, Razavi P, Barrington-Trimis J, Baldwin RT, Asgharzadeh S, Cockburn M, Tihan T, Preston-Martin S. Trends in childhood brain tumor incidence, 1973-2009. J Neurooncol. 2013 Nov; 115(2):153-60. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Park AS, Qiu J, Cockburn M, Ritz B. An exploratory study of ambient air toxics exposure in pregnancy and the risk of neuroblastoma in offspring. Environ Res. 2013 Nov; 127:1-6. View in: PubMed

Ghosh JK, Heck JE, Cockburn M, Su J, Jerrett M, Ritz B. Prenatal exposure to traffic-related air pollution and risk of early childhood cancers. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct 15; 178(8):1233-9. View in: PubMed

Besaratinia A, Cockburn M, Tommasi S. Alterations of DNA methylome in human bladder cancer. Epigenetics. 2013 Oct 1; 8(10):1013-22. View in: PubMed

Rhodes SL, Fitzmaurice AG, Cockburn M, Bronstein JM, Sinsheimer JS, Ritz B. Pesticides that inhibit the ubiquitin-proteasome system: effect measure modification by genetic variation in SKP1 in Parkinson? s disease. Environ Res. 2013 Oct; 126:1-8. View in: PubMed

Hwang AE, Mack TM, Hamilton AS, Gauderman WJ, Bernstein L, Cockburn MG, Zadnick J, Rand KA, Hopper JL, Cozen W. Childhood infections and adult height in monozygotic twin pairs. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Aug 15; 178(4):551-8. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Meyers TJ, Lombardi C, Park AS, Cockburn M, Reynolds P, Ritz B. Case-control study of birth characteristics and the risk of hepatoblastoma. Cancer Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 37(4):390-5. View in: PubMed

Lombardi C, Heck JE, Cockburn M, Ritz B. Solar UV radiation and cancer in young children. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jun; 22(6):1118-28. View in: PubMed

Henry KA, Sherman R, Farber S, Cockburn M, Goldberg DW, Stroup AM. The joint effects of census tract poverty and geographic access on late-stage breast cancer diagnosis in 10 US States. Health Place. 2013 May; 21:110-21. View in: PubMed

Becerra TA, Wilhelm M, Olsen J, Cockburn M, Ritz B. Ambient air pollution and autism in Los Angeles county, California. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Mar; 121(3):380-6. View in: PubMed

Cozen W, Hwang AE, Cockburn MG, Hamilton AS, Zadnick J, Mack TM. The USC Adult Twin Cohorts: International Twin Study and California Twin Program. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2013 Feb; 16(1):366-70. View in: PubMed

Fitzmaurice AG, Rhodes SL, Lulla A, Murphy NP, Lam HA, O'Donnell KC, Barnhill L, Casida JE, Cockburn M, Sagasti A, Stahl MC, Maidment NT, Ritz B, Bronstein JM. Aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibition as a pathogenic mechanism in Parkinson disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 8; 110(2):636-41. View in: PubMed

Sieh W, Lichtensztajn DY, Nelson DO, Cockburn M, West DW, Brooks JD, Chang ET. Treatment and Mortality in Men with Localized Prostate Cancer: A Population-Based Study in California. Open Prost Cancer J. 2013; 6:1-9. View in: PubMed

Cook LS, Nelson HE, Cockburn M, Olson SH, Muller CY, Wiggins CL. Comorbidities and endometrial cancer survival in Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Jan; 24(1):61-9. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Lombardi CA, Cockburn M, Meyers TJ, Wilhelm M, Ritz B. Epidemiology of rhabdoid tumors of early childhood. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jan; 60(1):77-81. View in: PubMed

Ng AT, Chang AL, Cockburn M, Peng DH. A simple intervention to reinforce awareness of tanning bed use and skin cancer in non-medical skin care professionals in Southern California. Int J Dermatol. 2012 Nov; 51(11):1307-12. View in: PubMed

Heck JE, Lombardi CA, Meyers TJ, Cockburn M, Wilhelm M, Ritz B. Perinatal characteristics and retinoblastoma. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Sep; 23(9):1567-75. View in: PubMed

Ghosh JK, Wilhelm M, Su J, Goldberg D, Cockburn M, Jerrett M, Ritz B. Assessing the Influence of Traffic-related Air Pollution on Risk of Term Low Birth Weight on the Basis of Land-Use-based Regression Models and Measures of Air Toxics. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun 15; 175(12):1262-74. View in: PubMed

Goldberg DW, Cockburn MG. The effect of administrative boundaries and geocoding error on cancer rates in California. Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2012 Apr; 3(1):39-54. View in: PubMed

Tyagi A, Miller K, Cockburn M. e-Health Tools for Targeting and Improving Melanoma Screening: A Review. J Skin Cancer. 2012; 2012:437502. View in: PubMed

Wilhelm M, Ghosh JK, Su J, Cockburn M, Jerrett M, Ritz B. Traffic-related air toxics and term low birth weight in los angeles county, california. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Jan; 120(1):132-8. View in: PubMed

Henry KA, Boscoe FP, Johnson CJ, Goldberg DW, Sherman R, Cockburn M. Breast cancer stage at diagnosis: is travel time important? J Community Health. 2011 Dec; 36(6):933-42. View in: PubMed

Watson M, Johnson CJ, Chen VW, Thomas CC, Weir HK, Sherman R, Cockburn M, Jackson-Thompson J, Saraiya M. Melanoma surveillance in the United States: overview of methods. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Nov; 65(5 Suppl 1):S6-16. View in: PubMed

Richards TB, Johnson CJ, Tatalovich Z, Cockburn M, Eide MJ, Henry KA, Lai SM, Cherala SS, Huang Y, Ajani UA. Association between cutaneous melanoma incidence rates among white US residents and county-level estimates of solar ultraviolet exposure. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Nov; 65(5 Suppl 1):S50-7. View in: PubMed

Liu L, Tanjasiri SP, Cockburn M. Challenges in identifying Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in population-based cancer registries in the U. S. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Oct; 13(5):860-6. View in: PubMed

Besaratinia A, Yoon JI, Schroeder C, Bradforth SE, Cockburn M, Pfeifer GP. Wavelength dependence of ultraviolet radiation-induced DNA damage as determined by laser irradiation suggests that cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers are the principal DNA lesions produced by terrestrial sunlight. FASEB J. 2011 Sep; 25(9):3079-91. View in: PubMed

Chang ET, Canchola AJ, Cockburn M, Lu Y, Wang SS, Bernstein L, Clarke CA, Horn-Ross PL. Adulthood residential ultraviolet radiation, sun sensitivity, dietary vitamin D, and risk of lymphoid malignancies in the California Teachers Study. Blood. 2011 Aug 11; 118(6):1591-9. View in: PubMed

Boscoe FP, Johnson CJ, Henry KA, Goldberg DW, Shahabi K, Elkin EB, Ballas LK, Cockburn M. Geographic proximity to treatment for early stage breast cancer and likelihood of mastectomy. Breast. 2011 Aug; 20(4):324-8. View in: PubMed

Hausauer AK, Swetter SM, Cockburn MG, Clarke CA. Increases in melanoma among adolescent girls and young women in California: trends by socioeconomic status and UV radiation exposure. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jul; 147(7):783-9. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Cockburn MG, Yaroch AL, Unger JB, Rueda R, Reynolds KD. Preliminary evidence for mediation of the association between acculturation and sun-safe behaviors. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jul; 147(7):814-9. View in: PubMed

Wang A, Costello S, Cockburn M, Zhang X, Bronstein J, Ritz B. Parkinson's disease risk from ambient exposure to pesticides. Eur J Epidemiol. 2011 Jul; 26(7):547-55. View in: PubMed

Cockburn M, Mills P, Zhang X, Zadnick J, Goldberg D, Ritz B. Prostate cancer and ambient pesticide exposure in agriculturally intensive areas in California. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jun 1; 173(11):1280-8. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Cockburn MG. Cutaneous melanoma and other skin cancer screening among Hispanics in the United States: a review of the evidence, disparities, and need for expanding the intervention and research agendas. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jun; 147(6):743-5. View in: PubMed

Pollitt RA, Clarke CA, Swetter SM, Peng DH, Zadnick J, Cockburn M. The expanding melanoma burden in California hispanics: Importance of socioeconomic distribution, histologic subtype, and anatomic location. Cancer. 2011 Jan 1; 117(1):152-61. View in: PubMed

Wilhelm M, Ghosh JK, Su J, Cockburn M, Jerrett M, Ritz B. Traffic-related air toxics and preterm birth: a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County, California. Environ Health. 2011; 10:89. View in: PubMed

Clarke CA, Moy LM, Swetter SM, Zadnick J, Cockburn MG. Interaction of area-level socioeconomic status and UV radiation on melanoma occurrence in California. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Nov; 19(11):2727-33. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Yaroch AL, Unger JB, Cockburn MG, Rueda R, Reynolds KD. Moderated mediation regarding the sun-safe behaviors of U. S. Latinos: advancing the theory and evidence for acculturation-focused research and interventions. J Immigr Minor Health. 2010 Oct; 12(5):691-8. View in: PubMed

Clarke CA, Miller T, Chang ET, Yin D, Cockburn M, Gomez SL. Racial and social class gradients in life expectancy in contemporary California. Soc Sci Med. 2010 May; 70(9):1373-80. View in: PubMed

Gomez SL, Quach T, Horn-Ross PL, Pham JT, Cockburn M, Chang ET, Keegan TH, Glaser SL, Clarke CA. Hidden breast cancer disparities in Asian women: disaggregating incidence rates by ethnicity and migrant status. Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr 1; 100 Suppl 1:S125-31. View in: PubMed

Hamidi R, Peng D, Cockburn M. Efficacy of skin self-examination for the early detection of melanoma. Int J Dermatol. 2010 Feb; 49(2):126-34. View in: PubMed

Gatto NM, Rhodes SL, Manthripragada AD, Bronstein J, Cockburn M, Farrer M, Ritz B. a-Synuclein gene may interact with environmental factors in increasing risk of Parkinson's disease. Neuroepidemiology. 2010; 35(3):191-5. View in: PubMed

Manthripragada AD, Costello S, Cockburn MG, Bronstein JM, Ritz B. Paraoxonase 1, agricultural organophosphate exposure, and Parkinson disease. Epidemiology. 2010 Jan; 21(1):87-94. View in: PubMed

Gatto NM, Cockburn M, Bronstein J, Manthripragada AD, Ritz B. Well-water consumption and Parkinson's disease in rural California. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Dec; 117(12):1912-8. View in: PubMed

Cheng I, Witte JS, McClure LA, Shema SJ, Cockburn MG, John EM, Clarke CA. Socioeconomic status and prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates among the diverse population of California. Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Oct; 20(8):1431-40. View in: PubMed

Wang L, Rao F, Zhang K, Mahata M, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Fung MM, Waalen J, Cockburn MG, Hamilton BA, Mahata SK, O'Connor DT. Neuropeptide Y(1) Receptor NPY1R discovery of naturally occurring human genetic variants governing gene expression in cella as well as pleiotropic effects on autonomic activity and blood pressure in vivo. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Sep 1; 54(10):944-54. View in: PubMed

Linos E, Swetter SM, Cockburn MG, Colditz GA, Clarke CA. Increasing burden of melanoma in the United States. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Jul; 129(7):1666-74. View in: PubMed

Ritz BR, Manthripragada AD, Costello S, Lincoln SJ, Farrer MJ, Cockburn M, Bronstein J. Dopamine transporter genetic variants and pesticides in Parkinson's disease. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Jun; 117(6):964-9. View in: PubMed

Costello S, Cockburn M, Bronstein J, Zhang X, Ritz B. Parkinson's disease and residential exposure to maneb and paraquat from agricultural applications in the central valley of California. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Apr 15; 169(8):919-26. View in: PubMed

Andreeva VA, Unger JB, Yaroch AL, Cockburn MG, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Reynolds KD. Acculturation and sun-safe behaviors among US Latinos: findings from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey. Am J Public Health. 2009 Apr; 99(4):734-41. View in: PubMed

Takikita M, Altekruse S, Lynch CF, Goodman MT, Hernandez BY, Green M, Cozen W, Cockburn M, Sibug Saber M, Topor M, Zeruto C, Abedi-Ardekani B, Reichman ME, Hewitt SM. Associations between selected biomarkers and prognosis in a population-based pancreatic cancer tissue microarray. Cancer Res. 2009 Apr 1; 69(7):2950-5. View in: PubMed

Ursin G, Lillie EO, Lee E, Cockburn M, Schork NJ, Cozen W, Parisky YR, Hamilton AS, Astrahan MA, Mack T. The relative importance of genetics and environment on mammographic density. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jan; 18(1):102-12. View in: PubMed

Cockburn M, Swetter SM, Peng D, Keegan TH, Deapen D, Clarke CA. Melanoma underreporting: why does it happen, how big is the problem, and how do we fix it? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Dec; 59(6):1081-5. View in: PubMed

Worswick SD, Cockburn M, Peng D. Measurement of ultraviolet exposure in epidemiological studies of skin and skin cancers. Photochem Photobiol. 2008 Nov-Dec; 84(6):1462-72. View in: PubMed

Chen Y, Rao F, Rodriguez-Flores JL, Mahata M, Fung MM, Stridsberg M, Vaingankar SM, Wen G, Salem RM, Das M, Cockburn MG, Schork NJ, Ziegler MG, Hamilton BA, Mahata SK, Taupenot L, O'Connor DT. Naturally occurring human genetic variation in the 3'-untranslated region of the secretory protein chromogranin A is associated with autonomic blood pressure regulation and hypertension in a sex-dependent fashion. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Oct 28; 52(18):1468-81. View in: PubMed

Hamidi R, Cockburn MG, Peng DH. Prevalence and predictors of skin self-examination: prospects for melanoma prevention and early detection. Int J Dermatol. 2008 Oct; 47(10):993-1003. View in: PubMed

O'Connor DT, Zhu G, Rao F, Taupenot L, Fung MM, Das M, Mahata SK, Mahata M, Wang L, Zhang K, Greenwood TA, Shih PA, Cockburn MG, Ziegler MG, Stridsberg M, Martin NG, Whitfield JB. Heritability and genome-wide linkage in US and australian twins identify novel genomic regions controlling chromogranin a: implications for secretion and blood pressure. Circulation. 2008 Jul 15; 118(3):247-57. View in: PubMed

Cozen W, Gill PS, Salam MT, Nieters A, Masood R, Cockburn MG, Gauderman WJ, Martínez-Maza O, Nathwani BN, Pike MC, Van Den Berg DJ, Hamilton AS, Deapen DM, Mack TM. Interleukin-2, interleukin-12, and interferon-gamma levels and risk of young adult Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood. 2008 Apr 1; 111(7):3377-82. View in: PubMed

Cozen W, Avol E, Diaz-Sanchez D, McConnell R, Gauderman WJ, Cockburn MG, Zadnick J, Jyrala M, Mack TM. Use of an electrostatic dust cloth for self-administered home allergen collection. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2008 Apr; 11(2):150-5. View in: PubMed

Goldberg DW, Wilson JP, Knoblock CA, Ritz B, Cockburn MG. An effective and efficient approach for manually improving geocoded data. Int J Health Geogr. 2008; 7:60. View in: PubMed

Deapen D, Cockburn M, Pinder R, Lu S, Wohl AR. Population-based linkage of AIDS and cancer registries: importance of linkage algorithm. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Aug; 33(2):134-6. View in: PubMed

Lillie EO, Mahata M, Khandrika S, Rao F, Bundey RA, Wen G, Chen Y, Taupenot L, Smith DW, Mahata SK, Ziegler MG, Cockburn M, Schork NJ, O'Connor DT. Heredity of endothelin secretion: human twin studies reveal the influence of polymorphism at the chromogranin A locus, a novel determinant of endothelial function. Circulation. 2007 May 1; 115(17):2282-91. View in: PubMed

Cockburn M, Hamilton A, Mack T. The simultaneous assessment of constitutional, behavioral, and environmental factors in the development of large nevi. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Feb; 16(2):200-6. View in: PubMed

Tatalovich Z, Wilson JP, Mack T, Yan Y, Cockburn M. The objective assessment of lifetime cumulative ultraviolet exposure for determining melanoma risk. J Photochem Photobiol B. 2006 Dec 1; 85(3):198-204. View in: PubMed

Cockburn MG, Hamilton AS, Zadnick J, Cozen W, Mack TM. Twins as willing research participants: successes from studies nested within the California Twin Program. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2006 Dec; 9(6):927-32. View in: PubMed

Hamilton AS, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Cockburn MG, Unger JB, Cozen W, Mack TM. Gender differences in determinants of smoking initiation and persistence in California twins. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jun; 15(6):1189-97. View in: PubMed

Cockburn MG, Zadnick J, Deapen D. Developing epidemic of melanoma in the Hispanic population of California. Cancer. 2006 Mar 1; 106(5):1162-8. View in: PubMed

Marusek JC, Cockburn MG, Mills PK, Ritz BR. Control selection and pesticide exposure assessment via GIS in prostate cancer studies. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Feb; 30(2 Suppl):S109-16. View in: PubMed

Chakrabarti I, Cockburn M, Cozen W, Wang YP, Preston-Martin S. A population-based description of glioblastoma multiforme in Los Angeles County, 1974-1999. Cancer. 2005 Dec 15; 104(12):2798-806. View in: PubMed

Cockburn MG, Wu AH, Bernstein L. Etiologic clues from the similarity of histology-specific trends in esophageal and lung cancers. Cancer Causes Control. 2005 Nov; 16(9):1065-74. View in: PubMed

Zhang L, Rao F, Wessel J, Kennedy BP, Rana BK, Taupenot L, Lillie EO, Cockburn M, Schork NJ, Ziegler MG, O'Connor DT. Functional allelic heterogeneity and pleiotropy of a repeat polymorphism in tyrosine hydroxylase: prediction of catecholamines and response to stress in twins. Physiol Genomics. 2004 Nov 17; 19(3):277-91. View in: PubMed

Cozen W, Diaz-Sanchez D, James Gauderman W, Zadnick J, Cockburn MG, Gill PS, Masood R, Hamilton AS, Jyrala M, Mack TM. Th1 and Th2 cytokines and IgE levels in identical twins with varying levels of cigarette consumption. J Clin Immunol. 2004 Nov; 24(6):617-22. View in: PubMed

Cozen W, Gill PS, Ingles SA, Masood R, Martínez-Maza O, Cockburn MG, Gauderman WJ, Pike MC, Bernstein L, Nathwani BN, Salam MT, Danley KL, Wang W, Gage J, Gundell-Miller S, Mack TM. IL-6 levels and genotype are associated with risk of young adult Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood. 2004 Apr 15; 103(8):3216-21. View in: PubMed

Hawkins SA, Cockburn MG, Hamilton AS, Mack TM. An estimate of physical activity prevalence in a large population-based cohort. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 Feb; 36(2):253-60. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Crabtree JE, Bernstein L, Hawtin P, Cockburn M, Tseng CC, Forman D. Role of Helicobacter pylori CagA+ strains and risk of adenocarcinoma of the stomach and esophagus. Int J Cancer. 2003 Mar 1; 103(6):815-21. View in: PubMed

Cockburn M, Hamilton A, Zadnick J, Cozen W, Mack TM. The occurrence of chronic disease and other conditions in a large population-based cohort of native Californian twins. Twin Res. 2002 Oct; 5(5):460-7. View in: PubMed

Cockburn M, Black W, McKelvey W, Mack T. Determinants of melanoma in a case-control study of twins (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2001 Sep; 12(7):615-25. View in: PubMed

Cockburn MG, Hamilton AS, Zadnick J, Cozen W, Mack TM. Development and representativeness of a large population-based cohort of native Californian twins. Twin Res. 2001 Aug; 4(4):242-50. View in: PubMed

Cockburn M, Hamilton A, Mack T. Recall bias in self-reported melanoma risk factors. Am J Epidemiol. 2001 May 15; 153(10):1021-6. View in: PubMed

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