Keck School Faculty

Myles Gordon Cockburn

Myles Gordon Cockburn

Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
Director of the ACS Institutional Research Grant Program at Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
SSB 318A 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

A pesticide and iPSC dopaminergic neuron screen identifies and classifies Parkinson-relevant pesticides Nat Commun. 2023 May 16; 14(1):2803. . View in PubMed

Association of Nativity with Survival among Adults with Hepatocellular Carcinoma J Natl Cancer Inst. 2023 May 10. . View in PubMed

Prevalence and correlates of skin examination among ethnically diverse young adult survivors of childhood cancer Cancer Med. 2023 Apr; 12(7):8557-8566. . View in PubMed

Letter to the editor Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2023 Feb 10; 114122. . View in PubMed

Melanoma survival by age group: Population-based disparities for adolescent and young adult patients by stage, tumor thickness, and insurance type J Am Acad Dermatol. 2023 04; 88(4):831-840. . View in PubMed

Pediatric Small Renal Masses: Can Tumor Size Predict Histology and the Potential for Nephron-sparing Surgery? J Urol. 2023 03; 209(3):582-590.. View in PubMed

Reply by Authors J Urol. 2023 03; 209(3):590. . View in PubMed

Examining multilevel influences on parental HPV vaccine hesitancy among multiethnic communities in Los Angeles: a qualitative analysis BMC Public Health. 2023 03 22; 23(1):545. . View in PubMed

Sociodemographic Disparities in Presentation and Survival of Pediatric Bone Cancers J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2023 01 01; 45(1):e31-e43. . View in PubMed

Proximity to residential and workplace pesticides application and the risk of progression of Parkinson's diseases in Central California Sci Total Environ. 2022 Dec 13; 160851. . View in PubMed

Correlation between Objective Measures of Sun Exposure and Self-Reported Sun Protective Behavior and Attitudes in Predominantly Hispanic Youth Photochem Photobiol. 2022 Aug 03. . View in PubMed

Lung Cancer Mortality Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Patient Experiences with Care: a SEER-CAHPS Study J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Jun 29. . View in PubMed

Geographic hotspot detection for late-stage hepatocellular carcinoma: novel approach to cancer control Cancer Causes Control. 2022 May; 33(5):701-710. . View in PubMed

Prenatal ambient pesticide exposure and childhood retinoblastoma Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2022 08; 245:114025. . View in PubMed

Diverging Incidence Trends for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Rural and Urban Settings in the United StatesClin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 05; 20(5):1180-1185. e2. . View in PubMed

Acculturation, Mental Health, and Wellbeing Among Hispanic/Latinx Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2022 04; 11(2):223-228. . View in PubMed

Environmental pesticide exposure and non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival: a population-based study BMC Med. 2022 04 26; 20(1):165. . View in PubMed

Adolescent Use of Flavored Non-Tobacco Oral Nicotine Products Pediatrics. 2022 09 01; 150(3). . View in PubMed

Effects of small milking stalls on stress responses in dairy cows during milking in group milking parlors J Dairy Sci. 2022 Jan; 105(1):609-622. . View in PubMed

Thyroid Cancer and Pesticide Use in a Central California Agricultural Area: A Case Control Study J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022 08 18; 107(9):e3574-e3582. . View in PubMed

Pre-implementation evaluation for an HPV vaccine provider communication intervention among primary care clinics Vaccine. 2022 08 05; 40(33):4835-4844. . View in PubMed

Addressing Health Disparities Across the Cancer Continuum-a Los Angeles Approach to Achieving Equity Front Oncol. 2022; 12:912832. . View in PubMed

Making of Mobile SunSmart: Co-designing a Just-in-Time Sun Protection Intervention for Children and Parents Int J Behav Med. 2021 Dec; 28(6):768-778. . View in PubMed

Area-Based Geocoding: An Approach to Exposure Assessment Incorporating Positional Uncertainty Geohealth. 2021 Dec; 5(12):e2021GH000430. . View in PubMed

Advanced adenomas may be a red flag for hereditary cancer syndromes Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2021 Jan 12; 19(1):8. . View in PubMed

Sun protection changes among diverse elementary schoolchildren participating in a sun safety intervention: A latent transition analysis of a randomized controlled trial Prev Med. 2021 08; 149:106601. . View in PubMed

Residential proximity to pesticide application as a risk factor for childhood central nervous system tumors Environ Res. 2021 06; 197:111078. . View in PubMed

Assessing Disparities in Lung Cancer Incidence for Gender Minority Individuals Using California Cancer Registry Data Chest. 2021 06; 159(6):2491-2493. . View in PubMed

Presentation, Management, and Outcomes Across the Rural-Urban Continuum for Hepatocellular Carcinoma JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 02; 5(1). . View in PubMed

Barriers to Physician-Based Skin Examinations for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Melanoma in the Project Forward Study JAMA Dermatol. 2021 07 01; 157(7):874-876. . View in PubMed

High-Resolution Metabolomic Assessment of Pesticide Exposure in Central Valley, California Chem Res Toxicol. 2021 05 17; 34(5):1337-1347. . View in PubMed

Adult Population Coverage With Influenza Vaccine and Influenza Hospitalization Rates-Is There a Role for Active Outreach to Immunize At-Risk Neighborhoods? Clin Infect Dis. 2021 09 15; 73(6):1110-1112.. View in PubMed

Ambient Pyrethroid Pesticide Exposures in Adult Life and Depression in Older Residents of California's Central Valley Environ Epidemiol. 2020 Dec; 4(6):e123. . View in PubMed

Ambient Exposure to Agricultural Pesticides during Pregnancy and Risk of Cerebral Palsy: A Population-Based Study in California Toxics. 2020 Jul 31; 8(3). . View in PubMed

Factors affecting lymph node sampling patterns and the impact on survival of lymph node density in patients with Wilms tumor: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) database review J Pediatr Urol. 2020 Feb; 16(1):81-88. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of rates of laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalization in rural and urban census tracts over eight influenza seasons Prev Med. 2020 10; 139:106184. . View in PubMed

Poor Knowledge of Personal and Familial Colorectal Cancer Risk and Screening Recommendations Associated with Advanced Colorectal Polyps Dig Dis Sci. 2020 09; 65(9):2542-2550. . View in PubMed

An epigenome-wide association study of ambient pyrethroid pesticide exposures in California's central valley Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2020 08; 229:113569. . View in PubMed

Prenatal pesticide exposure and childhood leukemia - A California statewide case-control study Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2020 05; 226:113486. . View in PubMed

Prevalence and correlates of adherence to skin examination among adolescent and young adult survivors of melanoma from the Project Forward Study Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 03; 67(3):e28090. . View in PubMed

State-level estimates of excess hospitalizations and deaths associated with influenza Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2020 03; 14(2):111-121. . View in PubMed

The potential population-based impact of an HPV vaccination intervention in Colorado Cancer Med. 2020 02; 9(4):1553-1561. . View in PubMed

Population-Based Analysis of Demographic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Pediatric CNS Cancer Survival in the United States Sci Rep. 2020 03 12; 10(1):4588. . View in PubMed

Assessment of enrollment characteristics for Children's Oncology Group (COG) upfront therapeutic clinical trials 2004-2015 PLoS One. 2020; 15(4):e0230824. . View in PubMed

Sex-specific associations of autism spectrum disorder with residential air pollution exposure in a large Southern California pregnancy cohort Environ Pollut. 2019 Nov; 254(Pt A):113010. . View in PubMed

A case-control study of breast cancer risk and ambient exposure to pesticides Environ Epidemiol. 2019 Oct; 3(5):e070. . View in PubMed

Higher vitamin D levels in Nigerian albinos compared with pigmented controls Int J Dermatol. 2019 Oct; 58(10):1148-1152. . View in PubMed

Predictors of mucosal melanoma survival in a population-based settingJ Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jul; 81(1):136-142. e2. . View in PubMed

Poor prognosis for thin ulcerated melanomas and implications for a more aggressive approach to treatment J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jun; 80(6):1640-1649. . View in PubMed

Birth Anomalies in Monozygotic and Dizygotic Twins: Results From the California Twin Registry J Epidemiol. 2019 Jan 05; 29(1):18-25. . View in PubMed

Gestational diabetes mellitus, prenatal air pollution exposure, and autism spectrum disorder Environ Int. 2019 12; 133(Pt A):105110. . View in PubMed

Associations of gestational diabetes mellitus with residential air pollution exposure in a large Southern California pregnancy cohort Environ Int. 2019 09; 130:104933. . View in PubMed

A US. population-based study of insurance disparities in cancer survival among adolescents and young adults. Cancer Med. 2019 08; 8(10):4867-4874. . View in PubMed

Relationships between greenness and low birth weight: Investigating the interaction and mediation effects of air pollution Environ Res. 2019 08; 175:124-132. . View in PubMed

Virtual Reality to Improve the Experience of the Mohs Patient-A Prospective Interventional Study Dermatol Surg. 2019 08; 45(8):1009-1018. . View in PubMed

Prenatal Exposure to Air Toxics and Malignant Germ Cell Tumors in Young Children J Occup Environ Med. 2019 06; 61(6):529-534. . View in PubMed

Residential mobility in early childhood and the impact on misclassification in pesticide exposures Environ Res. 2019 06; 173:212-220. . View in PubMed

High Birth Weight, Early UV Exposure, and Melanoma Risk in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Epidemiology. 2019 03; 30(2):278-284. . View in PubMed

Response to Siegel et al J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 06 01; 111(6):635-636. . View in PubMed

What can be learned from mapping the occurrence of acute myeloid leukemia? Cancer. 2019 06 01; 125(11):1771-1773.. View in PubMed

A Reappraisal of Sex-Specific Cancer Survival Trends Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 05 01; 111(5):509-518. . View in PubMed

Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study BMJ. 2019 03 20; 364:l962. . View in PubMed

Organophosphate pesticide exposure and differential genome-wide DNA methylation Sci Total Environ. 2018 Dec 15; 645:1135-1143. . View in PubMed

Impact of individual and neighborhood factors on socioeconomic disparities in localized and advanced prostate cancer risk Cancer Causes Control. 2018 Oct; 29(10):951-966. . View in PubMed

Prenatal Exposure to Ambient Pesticides and Preterm Birth and Term Low Birthweight in Agricultural Regions of California Toxics. 2018 Jul 21; 6(3). . View in PubMed

Cost-efficient case-control cluster sampling designs for population-based epidemiological studies Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2018 08; 26:95-105. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of Tanning Addiction and Behavioral Health Conditions among Ethnically and Racially Diverse Adolescents J Invest Dermatol. 2018 07; 138(7):1511-1517. . View in PubMed

Residential mobility and childhood leukemia Environ Res. 2018 07; 164:459-466. . View in PubMed

NFE2L2, PPARGC1a, and pesticides and Parkinson's disease risk and progression Mech Ageing Dev. 2018 07; 173:1-8. . View in PubMed

Impact of individual and neighborhood factors on disparities in prostate cancer survival Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 04; 53:1-11. . View in PubMed

Characterizing the neighborhood obesogenic environment in the Multiethnic Cohort: a multi-level infrastructure for cancer health disparities research Cancer Causes Control. 2018 01; 29(1):167-183. . View in PubMed

Cognitive decline, mortality, and organophosphorus exposure in aging Mexican Americans Environ Res. 2018 01; 160:132-139. . View in PubMed

Early estimates of cancer incidence for 2015: Expanding to include estimates for white and black races Cancer. 2018 05 15; 124(10):2192-2204. . View in PubMed

Socioeconomics, race, and ethnicity in childhood cancer survival: Accessing and addressing root causes of disparities Cancer. 2018 10 15; 124(20):3975-3978. . View in PubMed

Prevalence of sun protection behaviors in Hispanic youth residing in a high ultraviolet light environment Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jan; 35(1):e52-e54. . View in PubMed

Conflicts and contradictions in current skin cancer screening guidelines Curr Dermatol Rep. 2017 Dec; 6(4):316-324. . View in PubMed

Residential magnetic fields exposure and childhood leukemia: a population-based case-control study in California Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Oct; 28(10):1117-1123. . View in PubMed

Early estimates of SEER cancer incidence, 2014 Cancer. 2017 Jul 01; 123(13):2524-2534. . View in PubMed

Trends in childhood leukemia incidence over two decades from 1992 to 2013 Int J Cancer. 2017 Mar 01; 140(5):1000-1008. . View in PubMed

Correlates of sun protection behaviors among Hispanic children residing in a high UVR environment Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2017 Mar; 33(2):75-83. . View in PubMed

Mucosal melanomas in the racially diverse population of California J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 76(2):250-257. . View in PubMed

Organophosphate pesticides and PON1 L55M in Parkinson's disease progression Environ Int. 2017 10; 107:75-81. . View in PubMed

Exposure to ambient dichloromethane in pregnancy and infancy from industrial sources and childhood cancers in California Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2017 10; 220(7):1133-1140. . View in PubMed

The role of spatially-derived access-to-care characteristics in melanoma prevention and control in Los Angeles county Health Place. 2017 05; 45:160-172. . View in PubMed

Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Impact of Neighborhood Social and Built Environment on Breast Cancer Risk: The Neighborhoods and Breast Cancer Study Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 04; 26(4):541-552. . View in PubMed

Maternal Preeclampsia and Odds of Childhood Cancers in Offspring: A California Statewide Case-Control Study Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2017 03; 31(2):157-164. . View in PubMed

Risk of malignant childhood germ cell tumors in relation to demographic, gestational, and perinatal characteristics Cancer Epidemiol. 2017 02; 46:42-49. . View in PubMed

Evaluating the use of friend or family controls in epidemiologic case-control studies Cancer Epidemiol. 2017 02; 46:9-13. . View in PubMed

Particulate matter air pollution and liver cancer survival Int J Cancer. 2017 08 15; 141(4):744-749. . View in PubMed

Interobserver reliability of teledermatology across all Fitzpatrick skin types J Telemed Telecare. 2017 Jan; 23(1):68-73. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Preliminary estimates of SEER cancer incidence for 2013 Cancer. 2016 May 15; 122(10):1579-87. . View in PubMed

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

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 10; 27(10):1273-85. . View in PubMed

A Statewide Nested Case-Control Study of Preterm Birth and Air Pollution by Source and Composition: California, 2001-2008 Environ Health Perspect. 2016 09; 124(9):1479-86. . View in PubMed

Correlation of Insurance, Race, and Ethnicity with Pathologic Risk in a Controlled Retinoblastoma Cohort: A Children's Oncology Group Study Ophthalmology. 2016 08; 123(8):1817-1823. . View in PubMed

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 07; 124(7):1093-9. . View in PubMed

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 05; 124(5):570-7. . View in PubMed

Childhood leukaemia and distance from power lines in California: a population-based case-control study Br J Cancer. 2016 06 28; 115(1):122-8. . View in PubMed

Risk of Childhood Cancer by Maternal Birthplace: A Test of the Hispanic Paradox JAMA Pediatr. 2016 06 01; 170(6):585-92. . View in PubMed

Smoking in pregnancy and risk of cancer among young children: A population-based study Int J Cancer. 2016 08 01; 139(3):613-6. . View in PubMed

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

Patterns of sun protective behaviors among Hispanic children in a skin cancer prevention intervention Prev Med. 2015 Dec; 81:303-8. . View in PubMed

Genetic variability in ABCB1, occupational pesticide exposure, and Parkinson's disease Environ Res. 2015 Nov; 143(Pt A):98-106. . View in PubMed

Modeling spatial effects of PM(25) on term low birth weight in Los Angeles County. Environ Res. 2015 Oct; 142:354-64. . View in PubMed

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

Prevalence and predictors of recent skin examination in a population-based twin cohort Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Aug; 24(8):1190-8. . View in PubMed

SunSmart: evaluation of a pilot school-based sun protection intervention in Hispanic early adolescents Health Educ Res. 2015 Jun; 30(3):371-9. . View in PubMed

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

Rising rates of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Hispanic children: trends in incidence from 1992 to 2011 Blood. 2015 May 07; 125(19):3033-4. . View in PubMed

Retinoblastoma and ambient exposure to air toxics in the perinatal period J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 25(2):182-6. . View in PubMed

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

In utero exposure to toxic air pollutants and risk of childhood autism Epidemiology. 2014 Nov; 25(6):851-8. . View in PubMed

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

The effect of neighborhood and individual characteristics on pediatric critical illness J Community Health. 2014 Aug; 39(4):753-9. . View in PubMed

Exposure to infections and risk of leukemia in young children Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jul; 23(7):1195-203. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

The association between ambient exposure to organophosphates and Parkinson's disease risk Occup Environ Med. 2014 Apr; 71(4):275-81. . View in PubMed

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

Aldehyde dehydrogenase variation enhances effect of pesticides associated with Parkinson disease Neurology. 2014 Feb 04; 82(5):419-26. . View in PubMed

Birth characteristics and risk of lymphoma in young children Cancer Epidemiol. 2014 Feb; 38(1):48-55. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

Trends in childhood brain tumor incidence, 1973-2009 J Neurooncol. 2013 Nov; 115(2):153-60. . View in PubMed

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

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

Alterations of DNA methylome in human bladder cancer Epigenetics. 2013 Oct; 8(10):1013-22. . View in PubMed

Childhood infections and adult height in monozygotic twin pairs Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Aug 15; 178(4):551-8. . View in PubMed

Birth weight and other perinatal factors and childhood CNS tumors: a case-control study in California Cancer Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 37(4):402-9. . View in PubMed

Case-control study of birth characteristics and the risk of hepatoblastoma Cancer Epidemiol. 2013 Aug; 37(4):390-5. . View in PubMed

Solar UV radiation and cancer in young children Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jun; 22(6):1118-28. . View in PubMed

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

Ambient air pollution and autism in Los Angeles county, California Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Mar; 121(3):380-6. . View in PubMed

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

Aldehyde dehydrogenase inhibition as a pathogenic mechanism in Parkinson disease Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 08; 110(2):636-41. . View in PubMed

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

Epidemiology of rhabdoid tumors of early childhood Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jan; 60(1):77-81. . View in PubMed

Comorbidities and endometrial cancer survival in Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Jan; 24(1):61-9. . View in PubMed

Birth weight and other perinatal characteristics and childhood leukemia in California Cancer Epidemiol. 2012 Dec; 36(6):e359-65. . View in PubMed

Evidence of genetic susceptibility to infectious mononucleosis: a twin study Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Nov; 140(11):2089-95. . View in PubMed

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

Perinatal characteristics and retinoblastoma Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Sep; 23(9):1567-75. . View in PubMed

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

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

e-Health Tools for Targeting and Improving Melanoma Screening: A Review J Skin Cancer. 2012; 2012:437502. . View in PubMed

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

Breast cancer stage at diagnosis: is travel time important? J Community Health. 2011 Dec; 36(6):933-42.. View in PubMed

Melanoma surveillance in the United States: overview of methods J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Nov; 65(5 Suppl 1):S6-16. . View in PubMed

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

Traffic-related air toxics and preterm birth: a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County, California Environ Health. 2011 Oct 07; 10:89. . View in PubMed

Challenges in identifying Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in population-based cancer registries in the US. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Oct; 13(5):860-6. . View in PubMed

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

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

Geographic proximity to treatment for early stage breast cancer and likelihood of mastectomy Breast. 2011 Aug; 20(4):324-8. . View in PubMed

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

Preliminary evidence for mediation of the association between acculturation and sun-safe behaviors Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jul; 147(7):814-9. . View in PubMed

Parkinson's disease risk from ambient exposure to pesticides Eur J Epidemiol. 2011 Jul; 26(7):547-55. . View in PubMed

Prostate cancer and ambient pesticide exposure in agriculturally intensive areas in California Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jun 01; 173(11):1280-8. . View in PubMed

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

The expanding melanoma burden in California hispanics: Importance of socioeconomic distribution, histologic subtype, and anatomic location Cancer. 2011 Jan 01; 117(1):152-61. . View in PubMed

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

Moderated mediation regarding the sun-safe behaviors of US. 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

Racial and social class gradients in life expectancy in contemporary California Soc Sci Med. 2010 May; 70(9):1373-80. . View in PubMed

Hidden breast cancer disparities in Asian women: disaggregating incidence rates by ethnicity and migrant status Am J Public Health. 2010 Apr 01; 100 Suppl 1:S125-31. . View in PubMed

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

Paraoxonase 1, agricultural organophosphate exposure, and Parkinson disease Epidemiology. 2010 Jan; 21(1):87-94. . View in PubMed

a-Synuclein gene may interact with environmental factors in increasing risk of Parkinson's disease Neuroepidemiology. 2010; 35(3):191-5. . View in PubMed

Well-water consumption and Parkinson's disease in rural California Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Dec; 117(12):1912-8. . View in PubMed

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

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 01; 54(10):944-54. . View in PubMed

Increasing burden of melanoma in the United States J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Jul; 129(7):1666-74. . View in PubMed

Dopamine transporter genetic variants and pesticides in Parkinson's disease Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Jun; 117(6):964-9. . View in PubMed

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

Associations between selected biomarkers and prognosis in a population-based pancreatic cancer tissue microarray Cancer Res. 2009 Apr 01; 69(7):2950-5. . View in PubMed

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

The relative importance of genetics and environment on mammographic density Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jan; 18(1):102-12. . View in PubMed

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

An effective and efficient approach for manually improving geocoded data Int J Health Geogr. 2008 Nov 26; 7:60. . View in PubMed

Measurement of ultraviolet exposure in epidemiological studies of skin and skin cancers Photochem Photobiol. 2008 Nov-Dec; 84(6):1462-72. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

Interleukin-2, interleukin-12, and interferon-gamma levels and risk of young adult Hodgkin lymphoma Blood. 2008 Apr 01; 111(7):3377-82. . View in PubMed

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

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 01; 115(17):2282-91. . View in PubMed

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

The objective assessment of lifetime cumulative ultraviolet exposure for determining melanoma risk J Photochem Photobiol B. 2006 Dec 01; 85(3):198-204. . View in PubMed

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

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

Developing epidemic of melanoma in the Hispanic population of California Cancer. 2006 Mar 01; 106(5):1162-8. . View in PubMed

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

A population-based description of glioblastoma multiforme in Los Angeles County, 1974-1999 Cancer. 2005 Dec 15; 104(12):2798-806. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

Role of Helicobacter pylori CagA+ strains and risk of adenocarcinoma of the stomach and esophagus Int J Cancer. 2003 Mar 01; 103(6):815-21. . View in PubMed

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

Determinants of melanoma in a case-control study of twins (United States) Cancer Causes Control. 2001 Sep; 12(7):615-25. . View in PubMed

Validation of the saliva-based Hpylori test, heliSAL, and its use in prevalence surveys. Epidemiol Infect. 2001 Apr; 126(2):191-6. . View in PubMed

The role of epidemiology in understanding the health effects of Helicobacter pylori Epidemiology. 2001 Mar; 12(2):266-71. . View in PubMed

Resolution of nonbacterial endocarditis after surgical resection of a malignant liver tumor Circulation. 2000 Nov 21; 102(21):2671-2. . View in PubMed

Skin characteristics and risk of superficial spreading and nodular melanoma (United States) Cancer Causes Control. 2000 Sep; 11(8):741-50. . View in PubMed

Parental smoking and infection with Helicobacter pylori among preschool children Epidemiology. 2000 Mar; 11(2):230-2. . View in PubMed

Parental smoking and Helicobacter pylori in children Epidemiology. 1999 Sep; 10(5):564-6. . View in PubMed

Helicobacter pylori infection and risk of gastric cancer in Shanghai, China: updated results based upon a locally developed and validated assay and further follow-up of the cohort Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1999 Jul; 8(7):621-4. . View in PubMed

The effect of measurement error on the determination of Helicobacter pylori prevalence Epidemiology. 1997 Mar; 8(2):205-9. . View in PubMed

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Myles Cockburn is Professor in the Department of Population & Public Health Sciences
and the Department of Dermatology, 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 where he co-leads the Cancer Control Program and DIrects the Population Research Shared Resource, and is a member of the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center, and USC's Spatial Sciences Institute.
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