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    Sandrah Proctor Eckel, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPreventive Medicine
    AddressSSB 202B 2001 N. Soto Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 2030
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      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.


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      1. Kerin T, Volk H, Li W, Lurmann F, Eckel S, McConnell R, Hertz-Picciotto I. Association Between Air Pollution Exposure, Cognitive and Adaptive Function, and ASD Severity Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Sep 18. PMID: 28921105.
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      2. Zhang Y, Salam MT, Berhane K, Eckel S, Rappaport EB, Linn WS, Habre R, Bastain TM, Gilliland FD. Genetic and epigenetic susceptibility of airway inflammation to PM2.5 in school children: new insights from quantile regression. Environ Health. 2017 Aug 18; 16(1):88. PMID: 28821285.
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      3. Muchmore P, Rappaport EB, Eckel S. Bayesian estimation of physiological parameters governing a dynamic two-compartment model of exhaled nitric oxide. Physiol Rep. 2017 Aug; 5(15). PMID: 28774947.
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      4. Deng H, Eckel S, Liu L, Lurmann FW, Cockburn MG, Gilliland FD. Particulate matter air pollution and liver cancer survival. Int J Cancer. 2017 Aug 15; 141(4):744-749. PMID: 28589567.
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      5. Molshatski N, Eckel S. Optimal flow rate sampling designs for studies with extended exhaled nitric oxide analysis. J Breath Res. 2017 Feb 22; 11(1):016012. PMID: 28104897.
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      6. Eckel S, 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. PMID: 27491839.
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      7. Salam MT, Lin PC, Eckel S, Gauderman WJ, Gilliland FD. 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. PMID: 27159012.
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      8. Eckel S, Zhang Z, Habre R, Rappaport EB, Linn WS, Berhane K, Zhang Y, Bastain TM, Gilliland FD. Traffic-related air pollution and alveolar nitric oxide in southern California children. Eur Respir J. 2016 May; 47(5):1348-56. PMID: 26797034.
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      9. Salam MT, Lin PC, Eckel S, Gauderman WJ, Gilliland FD. 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. PMID: 26714306; PMCID: PMC4695093.
      10. Zhang Y, Berhane K, Eckel S, Salam MT, Linn WS, Rappaport EB, Bastain TM, Gilliland FD. Determinants of Children's Exhaled Nitric Oxide: New Insights from Quantile Regression. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0130505. PMID: 26214692; PMCID: PMC4516246.
      11. Kim HB, Eckel S, Kim JH, Gilliland FD. Exhaled NO: Determinants and Clinical Application in Children With Allergic Airway Disease. Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2016 Jan; 8(1):12-21. PMID: 26540497; PMCID: PMC4695403.
      12. Chintagumpala M, Eckel S, Krailo M, Morris M, Adesina A, Packer R, Lau C, Gajjar A. 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. PMID: 25854526; PMCID: PMC4490875.
      13. Chen Z, Salam MT, Eckel S, Breton CV, Gilliland FD. 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. PMID: 25694817; PMCID: PMC4311073.
      14. Roy A, Gong J, Thomas DC, Zhang J, Kipen HM, Rich DQ, Zhu T, Huang W, Hu M, Wang G, Wang Y, Zhu P, Lu SE, Ohman-Strickland P, Diehl SR, Eckel S. The cardiopulmonary effects of ambient air pollution and mechanistic pathways: a comparative hierarchical pathway analysis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e114913. PMID: 25502951.
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      15. Eckel S, Linn WS, Salam MT, Bastain TM, Zhang Y, Rappaport EB, Liu M, Berhane K. Spirometry effects on conventional and multiple flow exhaled nitric oxide in children. J Asthma. 2015 Mar; 52(2):198-204. PMID: 25134783; PMCID: PMC4344916.
      16. Berhane K, Zhang Y, Salam MT, Eckel S, Linn WS, Rappaport EB, Bastain TM, Lurmann F, Gilliland FD. Longitudinal effects of air pollution on exhaled nitric oxide: the Children's Health Study. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jul; 71(7):507-13. PMID: 24696513; PMCID: PMC4310696.
      17. Eckel S, Baumbach J, Hauschild AC. On the importance of statistics in breath analysis--hope or curse? J Breath Res. 2014 Mar; 8(1):012001. PMID: 24565974; PMCID: PMC4014528.
      18. Hricko A, Rowland G, Eckel S, Logan A, Taher M, Wilson J. 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 Feb 10; 11(2):1914-41. PMID: 24518649; PMCID: PMC3945577.
      19. Eckel S, Linn WS, Berhane K, Rappaport EB, Salam MT, Zhang Y, Gilliland FD. Estimation of parameters in the two-compartment model for exhaled nitric oxide. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e85471. PMID: 24465571; PMCID: PMC3894971.
      20. Linn WS, Rappaport EB, Eckel S, Berhane KT, Zhang Y, Salam MT, Bastain TM, Gilliland FD. Multiple-flow exhaled nitric oxide, allergy, and asthma in a population of older children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2013 Sep; 48(9):885-96. PMID: 23687084; PMCID: PMC3748140.
      21. Eckel S, Salam MT. Single high flow exhaled nitric oxide is an imperfect proxy for distal nitric oxide. Occup Environ Med. 2013 Jul; 70(7):519-20. PMID: 23645622; PMCID: PMC3956302.
      22. Eckel S, Sushkov AO, Lamoreaux SK. Limit on the electron electric dipole moment using paramagnetic ferroelectric Eu0.5Ba0.5TiO3. Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Nov 9; 109(19):193003. PMID: 23215379.
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      23. Hudda N, Eckel S, Knibbs LD, Sioutas C, Delfino RJ, Fruin SA. Linking In-Vehicle Ultrafine Particle Exposures to On-Road Concentrations. Atmos Environ (1994). 2012 Nov 01; 59:578-586. PMID: 23888122.
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      24. Eckel S, Louis TA, Chaves PH, Fried LP, Margolis AH. 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 01; 176(3):214-23. PMID: 22811494; PMCID: PMC3491964.
      25. Eckel S, Sushkov AO, Lamoreaux SK. Note: A high dynamic range, linear response transimpedance amplifier. Rev Sci Instrum. 2012 Feb; 83(2):026106. PMID: 22380140.
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      26. Salam MT, Byun HM, Lurmann F, Breton CV, Wang X, Eckel S, Gilliland FD. 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):232-9.e1-7. PMID: 22055874; PMCID: PMC3487398.
      27. Eckel S, Berhane K, Salam MT, Rappaport EB, Linn WS, Bastain TM, Zhang Y, Lurmann F, Avol EL, Gilliland FD. Residential traffic-related pollution exposures and exhaled nitric oxide in the children's health study. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Oct; 119(10):1472-7. PMID: 21708511; PMCID: PMC3230449.
      28. Eckel S, Bandeen-Roche K, Chaves PH, Fried LP, Louis TA. Surrogate screening models for the low physical activity criterion of frailty. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jun; 23(3):209-16. PMID: 21993168; PMCID: PMC3351838.
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