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Sandrah Proctor Eckel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
SSB 202B 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 2030

Overview

I am an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). I work on statistical methods and applications in environmental epidemiology, exhaled breath biomarkers, and clinical trials for pediatric brain tumors.

Academic background. In 2009, I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I worked on my thesis under the supervision of Dr. Tom Louis with support from the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program. I then spent two years as a postdoc at USC.

Personal background. I grew up in Seattle, living first in Ballard and then on Bainbridge Island. I moved east to attend Vassar College where I majored in Mathematics and French. I discovered Biostatistics during my junior year abroad in Paris. I enjoy hiking, and most Saturdays you can find me on a trail in the San Gabriel mountains.

Publications

Optimal flow rate sampling designs for studies with extended exhaled nitric oxide analysis. J Breath Res. 2017 Jan 20. View in: PubMed

Phase 2 study of concurrent radiotherapy and temozolomide followed by temozolomide and lomustine in the treatment of children with high-grade glioma: a report of the Children's Oncology Group ACNS0423 study. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Oct; 18(10):1442-50. View in: PubMed

Air pollution affects lung cancer survival. Thorax. 2016 Oct; 71(10):891-8. View in: PubMed

Traffic-related air pollution and alveolar nitric oxide in southern California children. Eur Respir J. 2016 May; 47(5):1348-56. View in: PubMed

Exhaled NO: Determinants and Clinical Application in Children With Allergic Airway Disease. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2016 Jan; 8(1):12-21. View in: PubMed

Correction: Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Promoter Haplotypes and Residential Traffic-Related Air Pollution Jointly Influence Exhaled Nitric Oxide Level in Children. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0155567. View in: PubMed

A pilot study using carboplatin, vincristine, and temozolomide in children with progressive/symptomatic low-grade glioma: a Children's Oncology Group study†. Neuro Oncol. 2015 Aug; 17(8):1132-8. View in: PubMed

Spirometry effects on conventional and multiple flow exhaled nitric oxide in children. J Asthma. 2015 Mar; 52(2):198-204. View in: PubMed

Chronic effects of air pollution on respiratory health in Southern California children: findings from the Southern California Children's Health Study. J Thorac Dis. 2015 Jan; 7(1):46-58. View in: PubMed

Determinants of Children's Exhaled Nitric Oxide: New Insights from Quantile Regression. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0130505. View in: PubMed

Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Promoter Haplotypes and Residential Traffic-Related Air Pollution Jointly Influence Exhaled Nitric Oxide Level in Children. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0145363. View in: PubMed

Fraction of exhaled nitric oxide values in childhood are associated with 17q11. 2-q12 and 17q12-q21 variants. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Jul; 134(1):46-55. View in: PubMed

Longitudinal effects of air pollution on exhaled nitric oxide: the Children's Health Study. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jul; 71(7):507-13. View in: PubMed

On the importance of statistics in breath analysis-hope or curse? J Breath Res. On the importance of statistics in breath analysis-hope or curse? J Breath Res. 2014 Mar; 8(1):012001. View in: PubMed

Estimation of parameters in the two-compartment model for exhaled nitric oxide. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 17; 9(1):e85471. View in: PubMed

Global Trade, Local Impacts: Lessons from California on Health Impacts and Environmental Justice Concerns for Residents Living near Freight Rail Yards. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014; 11(2):1914-41. View in: PubMed

The cardiopulmonary effects of ambient air pollution and mechanistic pathways: a comparative hierarchical pathway analysis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e114913. View in: PubMed

Multiple-flow exhaled nitric oxide, allergy, and asthma in a population of older children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Sep; 48(9):885-96. View in: PubMed

Single high flow exhaled nitric oxide is an imperfect proxy for distal nitric oxide. Occup Environ Med. 2013 Jul; 70(7):519-20. View in: PubMed

Limit on the electron electric dipole moment using paramagnetic ferroelectric Eu0. 5Ba0. 5TiO3. Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Nov 9; 109(19):193003. View in: PubMed

Modification of the association between ambient air pollution and lung function by frailty status among older adults in the cardiovascular health study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug 1; 176(3):214-23. View in: PubMed

Note: A high dynamic range, linear response transimpedance amplifier. Rev Sci Instrum. 2012 Feb; 83(2):026106. View in: PubMed

Genetic and epigenetic variations in inducible nitric oxide synthase promoter, particulate pollution, and exhaled nitric oxide levels in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Jan; 129(1):232-239. e7. View in: PubMed

Residential traffic-related pollution exposures and exhaled nitric oxide in the children's health study. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Oct; 119(10):1472-7. View in: PubMed

Surrogate screening models for the low physical activity criterion of frailty. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jun; 23(3):209-16. View in: PubMed

Linking In-Vehicle Ultrafine Particle Exposures to On-Road Concentrations. Atmos Environ (1994). 2012 Nov 1; 59:578-586. View in: PubMed

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