Selected Publications


Sex-Specific and Time-Varying Associations Between Cigarette Smoking and Telomere Length Among Older Adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2016.  Zhang C, Lauderdale D, Pierce BL.

Telomere length measurement by a novel Luminex-based assay: a blinded comparison to Southern blot. Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet. 2016.  Pierce BL, Jasmine F, Roy S, Zhang C, Aviv A, Hunt SC, Ahsan H, Kibriya MG.

Determinants and consequences of arsenic metabolism efficiency among 4,794 individuals: demographics, lifestyle, genetics, and toxicity.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016.  Jansen RJ, Argos M, Tong L, Li J, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Islam MT, Slavkovich V, Ahmed A, Navas-Acien A, Parvez F, Chen Y, Gamble MV, Graziano JH, Pierce BL, Ahsan H.


Genetic determinants of telomere length and risk of common cancers: a Mendelian randomization study. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Sep 15;24(18):5356-66. Zhang C, Doherty JA, Burgess S, Hung RJ, Lindström S, Kraft P, Gong J, Amos CI, Sellers TA, Monteiro AN, Chenevix-Trench G, Bickeböller H, Risch A, Brennan P, Mckay JD, Houlston RS, Landi MT, Timofeeva MN, Wang Y, Heinrich J, Kote-Jarai Z, Eeles RA, Muir K, Wiklund F, Grönberg H, Berndt SI, Chanock SJ, Schumacher F, Haiman CA, Henderson BE, Amin Al Olama A, Andrulis IL, Hopper JL, Chang-Claude J, John EM, Malone KE, Gammon MD, Ursin G, Whittemore AS, Hunter DJ, Gruber SB, Knight JA, Hou L, Le Marchand L, Newcomb PA, Hudson TJ, Chan AT, Li L, Woods MO, Ahsan H, Pierce BL; GECCO and the GAME-ON Network: CORECT, DRIVE, ELLIPSE, FOCI, and TRICL.

The Genetic Architecture of Arsenic Metabolism Efficiency: A SNP-Based Heritability Study of Bangladeshi Adults.  Environ Health Perspect. 2015 Mar 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25768001.  Gao J, Tong L, Argos M, Scannell Bryan M, Ahmed A, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Slavkovich V, Graziano JH, Ahsan H, Pierce BL.

Arsenic exposure, telomere length, and expression of telomere-related genes among Bangladeshi individuals.  Environ Res 2015 Jan;136:462-9.  Gao J, Roy S, Tong L, Argos M, Jasmine F, Rahaman R, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Parvez F, Ahmed A, Hore SK, Sarwar G, Slavkovich V, Yunus M, Rahman M, Baron JA, Graziano JH, Ahsan H, Pierce BL.


Mediation analysis demonstrates that trans-eQTLs are often explained by cis-mediation: a genome-wide analysis among 1,800 South Asians. PLoS Genet. 2014 Dec 4;10(12):e1004818.  Pierce BL, Tong L, Chen LS, Rahaman R, Argos M, Jasmine F, Roy S, Paul-Brutus R, Westra HJ, Franke L, Esko T, Zaman R, Islam T, Rahman M, Baron JA, Kibriya MG, Ahsan H.

Measurement of telomere length: a new assay using QuantiGene chemistry on a Luminex platform. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Dec;23(12):2667-72.  Kibriya MG, Jasmine F, Roy S, Ahsan H, Pierce BL.

Genetic susceptibility to accelerated cognitive decline in the US Health and Retirement Study.  Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Jun;35(6):1512.e11-8.  Zhang C, Pierce BL.


Arsenic metabolism efficiency has a causal role in arsenic toxicity: Mendelian randomization and gene-environment interaction.  Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Dec;42(6):1862-71.  Pierce BL, Tong L, Argos M, Gao J, Farzana J, Roy S, Paul-Brutus R, Rahaman R, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Parvez F, Ahmed A, Quasem I, Hore SK, Alam S, Islam T, Harjes J, Sarwar G, Slavkovich V, Gamble MV, Chen Y, Yunus M, Rahman M, Baron JA, Graziano JH, Ahsan H.

Efficient design for Mendelian randomization studies: subsample and 2-sample instrumental variable estimators.  Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct 1;178(7):1177-84.  Pierce BL, Burgess S.


Genome-wide association study identifies chromosome 10q24.32 variants associated with arsenic metabolism and toxicity phenotypes in Bangladesh. PLoS Genet. 2012;8(2):e1002522.  Pierce BL, Kibriya MG, Tong L, Jasmine F, Argos M, Roy S, Paul-Brutus R, Rahaman R, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Parvez F, Ahmed A, Quasem I, Hore SK, Alam S, Islam T, Slavkovich V, Gamble MV, Yunus M, Rahman M, Baron JA, Graziano JH, Ahsan H.

The effect of non-differential measurement error on bias, precision and power in Mendelian randomization studies. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;41(5):1383-93.  Pierce BL, VanderWeele TJ.


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