Dr. Julia E. Heck
University of North Texas
Rehabilitation and Health Services
(940) 369-5061
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Education

PhD, Columbia University, 2006.
Major: Epidemiology
MPH, Boston University, 1997.
Major: Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Health Behavior and Health Education
AB, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992.
Major: Psychology

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Associate Dean for Research, University of North Texas. (September 1, 2020June 2022).
Visiting Researcher, Danish Cancer Society. (April 1, 2014June 2022).
Associate Research Professor, UCLA. (July 1, 2015August 31, 2020).
Member, UCLA Center for Clean Air. (April 1, 2013August 31, 2020).
Member, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. (April 1, 2012August 31, 2020).

Professional Memberships

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. (August 15, 2020 – Present).

Management Group member, Childhood Cancer and Leukemia International Consortium. (2013 – Present).

Population Data for Childhood Cancer. (January 1, 2018June 30, 2022).

Children’s Oncology Group. (June 1, 2015June 30, 2022).

Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium. (April 1, 2014June 30, 2022).

Development Activities Attended

Workshop,"Facilitating Entering Mentoring," Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), remote, remote, United States of America. (March 28, 2022April 1, 2022).

Workshop,"Leading Institutional Change in Support of DEI Goals," UNT, Denton, TX, United States of America. (October 29, 2021October 29, 2021).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
PUBH 2010, Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health, 4 courses.

Teaching at Other Institutions

UCLA, Introduction to Epidemiology, Spring 2022.

UCLA, Introduction to Epidemiology, Summer 2021.

UCLA, Introduction to Epidemiology, EPIDEM 100, Summer 2020.

Non-Credit Instruction

Guest Lecture. (November 16, 2020November 2020).

Directed Student Learning

Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Rehabilitation and Health Services. (September 1, 2020 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Rehabilitation and Health Services. (August 1, 2020 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Co-Chair, Rehabilitation and Health Services. (January 1, 2020 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Co-Chair,"Maternal air pollution exposure during pregnancy and childhood retinoblastoma: An examination employing metabolic profiling approach using long-term stored dried blood spots," Rehabilitation and Health Services. (January 1, 2018 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Birth defects in Wilms Tumor," Rehabilitation and Health Services. (October 1, 2017June 15, 2018).

Dissertation Committee Member,"Occupational epidemiology in vulnerable populations: Occupational physical activity and cerebrovascular disease in older women and parental occupational exposures and childhood cancer," Rehabilitation and Health Services. (January 1, 2015June 1, 2018).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Orimoloye, H. T., Qureshi, N., Lee, P. C., Wu, C. K., Saechao, C., Federman, N., Li, C. Y., Ritz, B., Arah, O. A., Heck, J. E. (2023). Maternal anemia and the risk of childhood cancer: A population-based cohort study in Taiwan.. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 70(3), e30188.
Qureshi, N., Orimoloye, H., Hansen, J., Saechao, C., Olsen, J., Federman, N., Huang, X., He, D., Ritz, B., Heck, J. E. (2023). Maternal anemia and childhood cancer: a population-based case-control study in Denmark.. Cancer Epidemiology. 82, 102308.
Huang, X., Hansen, J., Lee, P. C., Wu, C. K., Federman, N., Arah, O. A., Li, C. Y., Olsen, J., Ritz, B., Heck, J. E. (2022). Maternal diabetes and childhood cancer risks in offspring: two population-based studies.. British Journal of Cancer. 127(10), 1837-1842.
Sirirungreung, A., Hansen, J., He, D., Huang, X., Ritz, B., Heck, J. E. (2022). Exposure to nitrosatable drugs during pregnancy and childhood cancer: A matched case-control study in Denmark, 1996-2016.. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.
Omidakhsh, N., Heck, J. E., Cockburn, M., Ling, C., Hershman, J. M., Harari, A. (2022). Thyroid Cancer and Pesticide Use in a Central California Agricultural Area: A Case Control Study.. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 107(9), e3574-e3582.
Thompson, S., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Heck, J. E. (2022). Prenatal ambient pesticide exposure and childhood retinoblastoma.. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 245, 114025.
Heck, J. E., Wu, C. K., Huang, X., Chew, K. W., Tong, M., Federman, N., Ritz, B., Arah, O. A., Li, C. Y., Yu, F., Olsen, J., Hansen, J., Lee, P. C. (2022). Cohort study of familial viral hepatitis and risks of paediatric cancers. International Journal of Epidemiology. 51(2), 448-457.
Yeh, K. W., He, D., Hansen, J., Carpenter, C. L., Ritz, B., Olsen, J., Heck, J. E. (2022). The risk of childhood brain tumors associated with delivery interventions: A Danish matched case-control study. Cancer Epidemiology. 76, 102077.
Ritz, B., Yan, Q., He, D., Wu, J., Walker, D. I., Uppal, K., Jones, D. P., Heck, J. E. (2022). Child serum metabolome and traffic-related air pollution exposure in pregnancy. Environmental Research. 203, 111907.
Langholz, B., Escobedo, L., Goldberg, D. W., Heck, J., Thompson, L. K., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M. (2021). Analysis of epidemiologic study data when there is geolocation uncertainty. Spatial Statistics. 46(100486), .
Heck, J. E., Hansen, J. (2021). World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers: Cancer Increases Are Beginning to Emerge. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 114(2), 172-173. https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/114/2/172/6366346?guestAccessKey=47cfc85c-d050-4368-b3d9-f1c4f5f62583
Xu, X., Ritz, B., Coleman, A. L., Liew, Z., Deapen, D., Lee, E., Bernstein, L., Pinder, R., Marshall, S. F., Heck, J. E. (2021). Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Use and Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the California Teachers Study. Drugs & Aging. 38(9), 817-828.
Lin, I. C., Heck, J. E., Chen, L., Feldman, S. R. (2021). Psoriasis Severity and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in a Representative US National Study.. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 22(5), 719-730.
Hall, C., Hansen, J., Olsen, J., He, D., von Ehrenstein, O., Ritz, B., Heck, J. (2021). Parental occupation and childhood germ cell tumors: a case-control study in Denmark, 1968-2016. Cancer Causes and Control. 32(8), 827-36.
Lombardi, C., Thompson, S., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Heck, J. (2021). Residential proximity to pesticide application as a risk factor for childhood central nervous system tumors. Environmental Research. 197(111078), .
Kim, J. H., Yan, Q., Uppal, K., Cui, X., Ling, C., Walker, D. I., Heck, J. E., von Ehrenstein, O. S., Jones, D. P., Ritz, B. (2021). Metabolomics analysis of maternal serum exposed to high air pollution during pregnancy and risk of autism spectrum disorder in offspring. Environmental Research. 110823. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0013935121001171
Omidakhsh, N., Hansen, J., Ritz, B., Coleman, A. L., McKean-Cowdin, R., Olsen, J., Heck, J. E. (2020). Parental Occupation and Risk of Childhood Retinoblastoma in Denmark. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 63(3), 256-261. https://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2021/03000/Parental_Occupation_and_Risk_of_Childhood.11.aspx
Heck, J. E., Lee, P. C., Wu, C. K., Li, C. Y., He, D., Federman, N., Yu, F., Olsen, J., Ritz, B., Arah, O. A., Hansen, J. (2020). Spina bifida and pediatric cancers. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 37(7), 630-636. https://doi.org/10.1080/08880018.2020.1760409
Heck, J. E., Lee, P. C., Wu, C. K., Tsai, H. Y., Ritz, B., Arah, O. A., Li, C. Y. (2020). Gestational risk factors and childhood cancers: A cohort study in Taiwan. International Journal of Cancer. 147(5), 1343-1353. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.32905
Xu, X., Ritz, B., Coleman, A., Liew, Z., Deapen, D., Lee, E., Bernstein, L., Pinder, R., Marshall, S., Heck, J. E. (2020). Hypertension, antihypertensive medications use and risk of age-related macular degeneration in California Teachers Cohort. Journal of Human Hypertension. 34(8), 568-576. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41371-019-0269-9
Hall, C., Hansen, J., von Ehrenstein, O. S., He, D., Olsen, J., Ritz, B., Heck, J. E. (2020). Occupational livestock or animal dust exposure and offspring cancer risk in Denmark, 1968-2016. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 93(5), 659-668. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00420-020-01524-7
Karalexi, M. A., Dessypris, N., Ma, X., Spector, L. G., Marcotte, E., Clavel, J., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., Heck, J. E., Roman, E., Mueller, B. A., Hansen, J., Auvinen, A., Lee, P. C., Schüz, J., Magnani, C., Mora, A. M., Dockerty, J. D., Scheurer, M. E., Wang, R., Bonaventure, A., Kane, E., Doody, D. R., Erdmann, F., Kang, A. Y., Metayer, C., Milne, E., Petridou, E. T. (2020). Age-, sex- and disease subtype-related foetal growth differentials in childhood acute myeloid leukaemia risk: A Childhood Leukemia International Consortium analysis. European Journal of Cancer. 130, 1-11. https://www.ejcancer.com/article/S0959-8049(20)30033-2/fulltext
Park, A. S., Ritz, B., Yu, F., Cockburn, M., Heck, J. E. (2020). Prenatal pesticide exposure and childhood leukemia - A California statewide case-control study. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 226, 113486. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1438463919306212?via%3Dihub
Volk, J., Heck, J. E., Schmiegelow, K., Hansen, J. (2020). Parental occupational organic dust exposure and selected childhood cancers in Denmark 1968-2016. Cancer Epidemiology. 65, 101667. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1877782120300011?via%3Dihub
Heck, J., Huang, X., Calkins, K., Sun, Y., Olsen, J., Ritz, B., Hansen, J. (2020). Phototherapy and childhood cancers: shared risk factors. International Journal of Cancer. 146(7), 2059-2062.
Volk, J., Heck, J. E., Schmiegelow, K., Hansen, J. (2019). Parental occupational exposure to diesel engine exhaust in relation to childhood leukaemia and central nervous system cancers: a register-based nested case-control study in Denmark 1968-2016. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 76(11), 809-817. https://oem.bmj.com/content/76/11/809.long
Omidakhsh, N., Hansen, J., Ritz, B., Olsen, J., Heck, J. E. (2019). High parental occupational social contact and risk of childhood hematopoietic, brain and bone cancers. Cancer Epidemiology. 62, 101575. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1877782119300864?via%3Dihub
Yan, Q., Liew, Z., Uppal, K., Cui, X., Ling, C., Heck, J. E., von Ehrenstein, O. S., Wu, J., Walker, D. I., Jones, D. P., Ritz, B. (2019). Maternal serum metabolome and traffic-related air pollution exposure in pregnancy. Environment International. 130, 104872.
Volk, J., Heck, J. E., Schmiegelow, K., Hansen, J. (2019). Risk of selected childhood cancers and parental employment in painting and printing industries: A register-based case‒control study in Denmark 1968-2015. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment, and Health. 45(5), 475-482.
Heck, J. E., He, D., Contreras, Z. A., Ritz, B., Olsen, J., Hansen, J. (2019). Parental occupational exposure to benzene and the risk of childhood and adolescent acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: a population-based study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 76(8), 527-529.
Hall, C., Heck, J. E., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Escobedo, L. A., von Ehrenstein, O. S. (2019). Prenatal Exposure to Air Toxics and Malignant Germ Cell Tumors in Young Children. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 61(6), 529-534.
Ling, C., Heck, J. E., Cockburn, M., Liew, Z., Marcotte, E., Ritz, B. (2019). Residential mobility in early childhood and the impact on misclassification in pesticide exposures. Environmental Research. 173, 212-220.
Hall, C., Heck, J. E., Sandler, D. P., Ritz, B., Chen, H., Krause, N. (2019). Occupational and leisure-time physical activity differentially predict 6-year incidence of stroke and transient ischemic attack in women. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment, and Health. 45(3), 267-279.
Filippini, T., Hatch, E. E., Rothman, K. J., Heck, J. E., Park, A. S., Crippa, A., Orsini, N., Vinceti, M. (2019). Association between Outdoor Air Pollution and Childhood Leukemia: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives. 127(4), 46002. https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/EHP4381
Panagopoulou, P., Skalkidou, A., Marcotte, E., Erdmann, F., Ma, X., Heck, J. E., Auvinen, A., Mueller, B. A., Spector, L. G., Roman, E., Metayer, C., Magnani, C., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., Scheurer, M. E., Mora, A. M., Dockerty, J. D., Hansen, J., Kang, A. Y., Wang, R., Doody, D. R., Kane, E., Schüz, J., Christodoulakis, C., Ntzani, E., Petridou, E. T. (2019). Parental age and the risk of childhood acute myeloid leukemia: results from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. Cancer Epidemiology. 59, 158-165.
Wojcik, K. Y., Escobedo, L. A., Wysong, A., Heck, J. E., Ritz, B., Hamilton, A. S., Milam, J., Cockburn, M. G. (2019). High Birth Weight, Early UV Exposure, and Melanoma Risk in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. Epidemiology. 30(2), 278-284.
Heck, J. E., He, D., Janzen, C., Federman, N., Olsen, J., Ritz, B., Hansen, J. (2019). Fetal programming and Wilms tumor. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 66(1), e27461.
Petridou, E. T., Georgakis, M. K., Erdmann, F., Ma, X., Heck, J. E., Auvinen, A., Mueller, B. A., Spector, L. G., Roman, E., Metayer, C., Magnani, C., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., Ezzat, S., Scheurer, M. E., Mora, A. M., Dockerty, J. D., Hansen, J., Kang, A. Y., Wang, R., Doody, D. R., Kane, E., Rashed, W. M., Dessypris, N., Schüz, J., Infante-Rivard, C., Skalkidou, A. (2018). Advanced parental age as risk factor for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: results from studies of the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium. European Journal of Epidemiology. 33(10), 965-976.
Contreras, Z. A., Heck, J. E., Lee, P. C., Cui, X., Hobel, C. J., Janzen, C., Lurmann, F., Ritz, B. (2018). Prenatal air pollution exposure, smoking, and uterine vascular resistance. Environmental Epidemiology. 2(3), .
Ling, C., Liew, Z., von Ehrenstein, O. S., Heck, J. E., Park, A. S., Cui, X., Cockburn, M., Wu, J., Ritz, B. (2018). Prenatal Exposure to Ambient Pesticides and Preterm Birth and Term Low Birthweight in Agricultural Regions of California. Toxics. 6(3), .
Dela Cruz, R., Grant, J., Heck, J. E., Cash, H. L. (2018). Disparities in Adverse Perinatal Outcomes Among Pacific Islanders in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Preventing Chronic Disease. 15, E29.
Scheurer, M. E., Lupo, P. J., Schüz, J., Spector, L. G., Wiemels, J. L., Aplenc, R., Gramatges, M. M., Schiffman, J. D., Pombo-de-Oliveira, M. S., Yang, J. J., Heck, J. E., Metayer, C., Orjuela-Grimm, M. A., Bona, K., Aristizabal, P., Austin, M. T., Rabin, K. R., Russell, H. V., Poplack, D. G. (2018). An overview of disparities in childhood cancer: Report on the Inaugural Symposium on Childhood Cancer Health Disparities, Houston, Texas, 2016. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 35(2), 95-110.
Omidakhsh, N., Bunin, G. R., Ganguly, A., Ritz, B., Kennedy, N., von Ehrenstein, O. S., Krause, N., Heck, J. E. (2018). Parental occupational exposures and the risk of childhood sporadic retinoblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 75(3), 205-211.
Park, A. S., Ritz, B., Ling, C., Cockburn, M., Heck, J. E. (2017). Exposure to ambient dichloromethane in pregnancy and infancy from industrial sources and childhood cancers in California. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 220(7), 1133-1140.
Contreras, Z. A., Hansen, J., Ritz, B., Olsen, J., Yu, F., Heck, J. E. (2017). Parental age and childhood cancer risk: A Danish population-based registry study. Cancer Epidemiology. 49, 202-215.
Omidakhsh, N., Ganguly, A., Bunin, G. R., von Ehrenstein, O. S., Ritz, B., Heck, J. E. (2017). Residential Pesticide Exposures in Pregnancy and the Risk of Sporadic Retinoblastoma: A Report From the Children's Oncology Group. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 176, 166-173.
Xu, X., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Lombardi, C., Heck, J. E. (2017). Maternal Preeclampsia and Odds of Childhood Cancers in Offspring: A California Statewide Case-Control Study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 31(2), 157-164.
Hall, C., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Davidson, T. B., Heck, J. E. (2017). Risk of malignant childhood germ cell tumors in relation to demographic, gestational, and perinatal characteristics. Cancer Epidemiology. 46, 42-49.
Heck, J. E. (2016). Opportunities During Early Life for Cancer Prevention: Highlights From a Series of Virtual Meetings With Experts. Pediatrics. http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC5890502
Malagoli, C., Costanzini, S., Heck, J. E., Malavolti, M., De Girolamo, G., Oleari, P., Palazzi, G., Teggi, S., Vinceti, M. (2016). Passive exposure to agricultural pesticides and risk of childhood leukemia in an Italian community. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 219(8), 742-748.
Contreras, Z. A., Ritz, B., Virk, J., Cockburn, M., Heck, J. E. (2016). 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 and Control. 27(10), 1273-85.
Heck, J. E., Contreras, Z. A., Park, A. S., Davidson, T. B., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2016). Smoking in pregnancy and risk of cancer among young children: A population-based study. International Journal of Cancer. 139(3), 613-6.
von Ehrenstein, O. S., Heck, J. E., Park, A. S., Cockburn, M., Escobedo, L., Ritz, B. (2016). In Utero and Early-Life Exposure to Ambient Air Toxics and Childhood Brain Tumors: A Population-Based Case-Control Study in California, USA. Environmental Health Perspectives. 124(7), 1093-9.
Heck, J. E., Park, A. S., Contreras, Z. A., Davidson, T. B., Hoggatt, K. J., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2016). Risk of Childhood Cancer by Maternal Birthplace: A Test of the Hispanic Paradox. JAMA Pediatrics. 170(6), 585-92.
Azary, S., Ganguly, A., Bunin, G. R., Lombardi, C., Park, A. S., Ritz, B., Heck, J. E. (2016). Sporadic Retinoblastoma and Parental Smoking and Alcohol Consumption before and after Conception: A Report from the Children's Oncology Group. PLOS One. 11(3), e0151728.
Vinceti, M., Malagoli, C., Malavolti, M., Cherubini, A., Maffeis, G., Rodolfi, R., Heck, J. E., Astolfi, G., Calzolari, E., Nicolini, F. (2016). Does maternal exposure to benzene and PM10 during pregnancy increase the risk of congenital anomalies? A population-based case-control study. Science of the Total Environment. 541, 444-450.
Heck, J. E., Omidakhsh, N., Azary, S., Ritz, B., von Ehrenstein, O. S., Bunin, G. R., Ganguly, A. (2015). A case-control study of sporadic retinoblastoma in relation to maternal health conditions and reproductive factors: a report from the Children's Oncology group. BMC Cancer. 15, 735.
Lombardi, C., Ganguly, A., Bunin, G. R., Azary, S., Alfonso, V., Ritz, B., Heck, J. E. (2015). Maternal diet during pregnancy and unilateral retinoblastoma. Cancer Causes and Control. 26(3), 387-97.
Heck, J. E., Park, A. S., Qiu, J., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2015). Retinoblastoma and ambient exposure to air toxics in the perinatal period. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 25(2), 182-6.
Filippini, T., Heck, J. E., Malagoli, C., Del Giovane, C., Vinceti, M. (2015). A review and meta-analysis of outdoor air pollution and risk of childhood leukemia. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C. 33(1), 36-66.
Woehrer, A., Lau, C. C., Prayer, D., Bauchet, L., Rosenfeld, M., Capper, D., Fisher, P. G., Kool, M., Müller, M., Kros, J. M., Kruchko, C., Wiemels, J., Wrensch, M., Danysh, H. E., Zouaoui, S., Heck, J. E., Johnson, K. J., Qi, X., O'Neill, B. P., Afzal, S., Scheurer, M. E., Bainbridge, M. N., Nousome, D., Bahassi el, M., Hainfellner, J. A., Barnholtz-Sloan, J. S. (2015). Brain Tumor Epidemiology - A Hub within Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology. Report on the 15th Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium (BTEC) Annual Meeting, Vienna, 2014. Clinical Neuropathology. 34(1), 40-6.
Becerra, T. A., von Ehrenstein, O. S., Heck, J. E., Olsen, J., Arah, O. A., Jeste, S. S., Rodriguez, M., Ritz, B. (2014). Autism spectrum disorders and race, ethnicity, and nativity: a population-based study. Pediatrics. 134(1), e63-71.
Marcotte, E. L., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Yu, F., Heck, J. E. (2014). Exposure to infections and risk of leukemia in young children. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 23(7), 1195-203.
Heck, J. E., Park, A. S., Qiu, J., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2014). Risk of leukemia in relation to exposure to ambient air toxics in pregnancy and early childhood. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 217(6), 662-8.
Shrestha, A., Ritz, B., Wilhelm, M., Qiu, J., Cockburn, M., Heck, J. E. (2014). Prenatal exposure to air toxics and risk of Wilms' tumor in 0- to 5-year-old children. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 56(6), 573-8.
Allen, J. A., Gritz, E. R., Xiao, H., Rubenstein, R., Kralikova, E., Haglund, M., Heck, J. E., Niaura, R., Vallone, D. M. (2014). Impact of tobacco control policy on quitting and nicotine dependence among women in five European countries. Tobacco Control. 23(2), 173-7.
Marcotte, E. L., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Clarke, C. A., Heck, J. E. (2014). Birth characteristics and risk of lymphoma in young children. Cancer Epidemiology. 38(1), 48-55.
Heck, J. E., Park, A. S., Qiu, J., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2013). An exploratory study of ambient air toxics exposure in pregnancy and the risk of neuroblastoma in offspring. Environmental Research. 127, 1-6.
Heck, J. E., Wu, J., Lombardi, C., Qiu, J., Meyers, T. J., Wilhelm, M., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2013). Childhood cancer and traffic-related air pollution exposure in pregnancy and early life. Environmental Health Perspectives. 121(11-12), 1385-91.
Ghosh, J. K., Heck, J. E., Cockburn, M., Su, J., Jerrett, M., Ritz, B. (2013). Prenatal exposure to traffic-related air pollution and risk of early childhood cancers. American Journal of Epidemiology. 178(8), 1233-9.
Heck, J. E., Meyers, T. J., Lombardi, C., Park, A. S., Cockburn, M., Reynolds, P., Ritz, B. (2013). Case-control study of birth characteristics and the risk of hepatoblastoma. Cancer Epidemiology. 37(4), 390-5.
Lombardi, C., Heck, J. E., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2013). Solar UV radiation and cancer in young children. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 22(6), 1118-28.
Shrestha, A., Ritz, B., Ognjanovic, S., Lombardi, C. A., Wilhelm, M., Heck, J. E. (2013). Early life factors and risk of childhood rhabdomyosarcoma. Frontiers in Public Health. 1, 17.
Dresler, C., Wei, M., Heck, J. E., Allwright, S., Haglund, M., Sanchez, S., Kralikova, E., Stücker, I., Tamang, E., Gritz, E. R., Hashibe, M. (2013). Attitudes of women from five European countries regarding tobacco control policies. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 41(2), 126-33.
Heck, J. E., Lombardi, C. A., Cockburn, M., Meyers, T. J., Wilhelm, M., Ritz, B. (2013). Epidemiology of rhabdoid tumors of early childhood. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 60(1), 77-81.
Heck, J. E., Lombardi, C. A., Meyers, T. J., Cockburn, M., Wilhelm, M., Ritz, B. (2012). Perinatal characteristics and retinoblastoma. Cancer Causes and Control. 23(9), 1567-75.
Heck, J. E., Marcotte, E. L., Argos, M., Parvez, F., Ahmed, A., Islam, T., Sarwar, G., Hasan, R., Ahsan, H., Chen, Y. (2012). Betel quid chewing in rural Bangladesh: prevalence, predictors and relationship to blood pressure. International Journal of Epidemiology. 41(2), 462-71.
Heck, J. E., Moore, L. E., Lee, Y. C., McKay, J. D., Hung, R. J., Karami, S., Gaborieau, V., Szeszenia-Dabrowska, N., Zaridze, D. G., Mukeriya, A., Mates, D., Foretova, L., Janout, V., Kollárová, H., Bencko, V., Rothman, N., Brennan, P., Chow, W. H., Boffetta, P. (2012). Xenobiotic metabolizing gene variants and renal cell cancer: a multicenter study. Frontiers in Oncology. 2, 16.
Chuang, S. C., Jenab, M., Heck, J. E., Bosetti, C., Talamini, R., Matsuo, K., Castellsague, X., Franceschi, S., Herrero, R., Winn, D. M., La Vecchia, C., Morgenstern, H., Zhang, Z. F., Levi, F., Dal Maso, L., Kelsey, K., McClean, M. D., Vaughan, T., Lazarus, P., Muscat, J., Ramroth, H., Chen, C., Schwartz, S. M., Eluf-Neto, J., Hayes, R. B., Purdue, M., Boccia, S., Cadoni, G., Zaridze, D., Koifman, S., Curado, M. P., Ahrens, W., Benhamou, S., Matos, E., Lagiou, P., Szeszenia-Dabrowska, N., Olshan, A. F., Fernandez, L., Menezes, A., Agudo, A., Daudt, A. W., Merletti, F., Macfarlane, G. J., Kjaerheim, K., Mates, D., Holcatova, I., Schantz, S., Yu, G. P., Simonato, L., Brenner, H., Mueller, H., Conway, D. I., Thomson, P., Fabianova, E., Znaor, A., Rudnai, P., Healy, C. M., Ferro, G., Brennan, P., Boffetta, P., Hashibe, M. (2012). Diet and the risk of head and neck cancer: a pooled analysis in the INHANCE consortium. Cancer Causes and Control. 23(1), 69-88.
Li, Q., Dresler, C., Heck, J. E., Allwright, S., Haglund, M., Sanchez, S., Kralikova, E., Stucker, I., Tamang, E., Gritz, E. R., Hashibe, M. (2010). Knowledge and beliefs about smoking and cancer among women in five European countries. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 19(11), 2811-20.
Chu, A., Heck, J. E., Ribeiro, K. B., Brennan, P., Boffetta, P., Buffler, P., Hung, R. J. (2010). Wilms' tumour: a systematic review of risk factors and meta-analysis. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 24(5), 449-69.
Heck, J. E., Nieves, J. W., Chen, Y., Parvez, F., Brandt-Rauf, P. W., Howe, G. R., Ahsan, H. (2010). Protein and amino acid intakes in a rural area of Bangladesh. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 31(2), 206-13.
Heck, J. E., Stücker, I., Allwright, S., Gritz, E. R., Haglund, M., Healton, C. G., Kralikova, E., Del Sanchez Mazo, S., Tamang, E., Dresler, C. M., Hashibe, M. (2010). Home and workplace smoking bans in Italy, Ireland, Sweden, France and the Czech Republic. European Respiratory Journal. 35(5), 969-79.
Oh, D. L., Heck, J. E., Dresler, C., Allwright, S., Haglund, M., Del Mazo, S. S., Kralikova, E., Stucker, I., Tamang, E., Gritz, E. R., Hashibe, M. (2010). Determinants of smoking initiation among women in five European countries: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 10, 74.
Heck, J. E., Berthiller, J., Vaccarella, S., Winn, D. M., Smith, E. M., Shan'gina, O., Schwartz, S. M., Purdue, M. P., Pilarska, A., Eluf-Neto, J., Menezes, A., McClean, M. D., Matos, E., Koifman, S., Kelsey, K. T., Herrero, R., Hayes, R. B., Franceschi, S., Wünsch-Filho, V., Fernández, L., Daudt, A. W., Curado, M. P., Chen, C., Castellsagué, X., Ferro, G., Brennan, P., Boffetta, P., Hashibe, M. (2010). Sexual behaviours and the risk of head and neck cancers: a pooled analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) consortium. International Journal of Epidemiology. 39(1), 166-81.
Heck, J. E., Charbotel, B., Moore, L. E., Karami, S., Zaridze, D. G., Matveev, V., Janout, V., Kollárová, H., Foretova, L., Bencko, V., Szeszenia-Dabrowska, N., Lissowska, J., Mates, D., Ferro, G., Chow, W. H., Rothman, N., Stewart, P., Brennan, P., Boffetta, P. (2010). Occupation and renal cell cancer in Central and Eastern Europe. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 67(1), 47-53.
Heck, J. E., Andrew, A. S., Onega, T., Rigas, J. R., Jackson, B. P., Karagas, M. R., Duell, E. J. (2009). Lung cancer in a U.S. population with low to moderate arsenic exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives. 117(11), 1718-23.
Heck, J. E., Ritz, B., Hung, R. J., Hashibe, M., Boffetta, P. (2009). The epidemiology of neuroblastoma: a review. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 23(2), 125-43.
Heck, J. E., Nieves, J. W., Chen, Y., Parvez, F., Brandt-Rauf, P. W., Graziano, J. H., Slavkovich, V., Howe, G. R., Ahsan, H. (2009). Dietary intake of methionine, cysteine, and protein and urinary arsenic excretion in Bangladesh. Environmental Health Perspectives. 117(1), 99-104.
Heck, J. E., Sapkota, A., Vendhan, G., Roychowdhury, S., Dikshit, R. P., Jetly, D. H., Brennan, P., Boffetta, P., Hashibe, M. (2008). Dietary risk factors for hypopharyngeal cancer in India. Cancer Causes and Control. 19(10), 1329-37.
Heck, J. E., Albert, S. M., Franco, R., Gorin, S. S. (2008). Patterns of dementia diagnosis in surveillance, epidemiology, and end results breast cancer survivors who use chemotherapy. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 56(9), 1687-92.
Heck, J. E., Chen, Y., Grann, V. R., Slavkovich, V., Parvez, F., Ahsan, H. (2008). Arsenic exposure and anemia in Bangladesh: a population-based study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 50(1), 80-7.
Heck, J. E., Franco, R., Jurkowski, J. M., Sheinfeld Gorin, S. (2008). Awareness of genetic testing for cancer among United States Hispanics: the role of acculturation. Community Genetics. 11(1), 36-42.
Gorin, S. S., Ashford, A. R., Lantigua, R., Hajiani, F., Franco, R., Heck, J. E., Gemson, D. (2007). Intraurban influences on physician colorectal cancer screening practices. Journal of the National Medical Association. 99(12), 1371-80.
Heck, J. E., Gamble, M. V., Chen, Y., Graziano, J. H., Slavkovich, V., Parvez, F., Baron, J. A., Howe, G. R., Ahsan, H. (2007). Consumption of folate-related nutrients and metabolism of arsenic in Bangladesh. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 85(5), 1367-74.
Gorin, S. S., Heck, J. E., Cheng, B., Smith, S. J. (2006). Delays in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment by racial/ethnic group. Archives of Internal Medicine. 166(20), 2244-52.
Heck, J. E., Jacobson, J. S. (2006). Asthma diagnosis among individuals in same-sex relationships. Journal of Asthma. 43(8), 579-84.
Heck, J. E., Sell, R. L., Gorin, S. S. (2006). Health care access among individuals involved in same-sex relationships. American Journal of Public Health. 96(6), 1111-8.
Gorin, S. S., Heck, J. E., Albert, S., Hershman, D. (2005). Treatment for breast cancer in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 53(11), 1897-904.
Gorin, S. S., Heck, J. E. (2005). Cancer screening among Latino subgroups in the United States. Preventive Medicine. 40(5), 515-26.
Gorin, S. S., Heck, J. E. (2004). Meta-analysis of the efficacy of tobacco counseling by health care providers. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 13(12), 2012-22.

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Heck, J. (Presenter), Clinical epidemiologic studies of childhood cancer, UT-Southwestern, United States of America. (20212021).

Oral Presentation

Heck, J. E. (Author & Presenter), Alpha-1 Investigators Meeting, Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, pregnancy, and birth outcomes, Alpha-1 Foundation, Miami, FL, United States of America. (2022 – ).

Heck, J. (Author), He, D. (Author), Charles, A. (Author), Saechao, C. (Author), Ritz, B. (Author), Olsen, J. (Author), Hansen, J. (Author), Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium annual meeting, Parental migraine and risk of pediatric central nervous system cancers, Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium, Online, United States of America. (20212021).

Heck, J. (Author), Joining Forces 2020: Ending The Tobacco Epidemic For All, Maternal tobacco smoking and childhood metabolic outcomes, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Palm Desert, CA, United States of America. (2020).

Heck, J. (Author), Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium Annual Meeting, Hepatitis in Taiwan and Risk for Pediatric Central Nervous System Tumors, Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. (2019).

Heck, J. (Author), International Society for Pediatric Oncology Annual Meeting, Congenital anomalies and risk of childhood leukemia : A pooled analysis from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium, International Society for Pediatric Oncology, Kyoto, Japan, Japan. (2018).

Poster

Heck, J. E. (Author & Presenter), Hu, Y. (Author), Chuang, Y. (Author), Li, C. (Author), Liew, Z. (Author), Ritz, B. (Author), Arah, O. (Author), Lee, P. (Author), ASPO Annual Meeting, Use of Nitrosatable Medications in Pregnancy and the Increased Risks of Pediatric Cancers, American Society for Preventive Oncology, San Diego, United States of America. (20232023).

Orimoloye, H. (Author & Presenter), Heck, J. (Author), Hansen, J. (Author), Annual meeting, Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency in pregnancy and birth outcomes, American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA, United States of America. (20222022).

Huang, X. (Author & Presenter), Heck, J. (Author), Hansen, J. (Author), Olsen, J. (Author), Ritz, B. (Author), Annual Meeting, Maternal Occupational Physical Activity and Risk of Cancer Among Offspring in Denmark 1968-2016, American Society for Preventive Oncology, Tuscon, AZ, United States of America. (20222022).

Heck, J. (Author), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Hernia and Ewing sarcoma, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), online, United States of America. (2020).

Heck, J. (Author), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, The association of instrument assisted deliveries and the development of childhood brain tumors: A matched case control study, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Online, United States of America. (2020).

Heck, J. (Author & Presenter), American Society for Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting, Parental unemployment and receipt of social and unemployment benefits at conception and risk for childhood cancer in offspring, American Society for Preventive Oncology, New York, NY, United States of America. (2018).

Media Contributions

TV
"Kern County among top four counties with highest use of pesticide," 23ABC Bakersfield. (November 5, 2021).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Carey, C. D. (Principal), O'Neill, L. (Co-Principal), Champlin, S. (Supporting), Heck, J. (Supporting), Carey, T. E. (Supporting), "Disparities in Healthcare Access for Individuals during the COVID-19 Pandemic," Sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health Data 4 Action - COVID 19 Data Access Award, Private, Funded. (March 20212022).
Grant - Research
Heck, J. (Principal), "Maternal acetaminophen use and childhood cancer," Sponsored by NIH, Federal, $129682 Funded. (July 1, 2022June 30, 2024).
Heck, J., "Ambient Air Toxics and Breast Cancer Risk," Sponsored by California Breast Cancer Research Program, State, $671058 Funded. (20172021).
Heck, J., "Birth outcomes among Alpha-1 Families," Sponsored by Alpha-1 Foundation, National, $75000 Funded. (January 1, 2021June 30, 2021).
Heck, J. (Principal), Lee, P. (Supporting), "Parental Comorbidities, Pharmaceutical Use, and Childhood Cancers: A Record Linkage Study in Taiwan," Sponsored by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, National, $100000 Funded. (July 2017December 2020).
Heck, J., "Smoking and Embryonal Tumors Study," Sponsored by Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, State, $375000 Funded. (July 1, 2015June 30, 2019).
Langholz, B. (Principal), Cockburn, M. (Principal), Heck, J. (Supporting), "Innovative solutions to spatial uncertainty in geocoding," Sponsored by NIH/National Cancer Institute, Federal, $750000 Funded. (September 2015August 2018).

Awards and Honors

Membership, Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. (June 1, 2020 – Present).

Article included in NCI’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program's Research Highlights of 2021, National Cancer Institute. (January 2022January 2022).

Article named as one of the “Most talked about articles of 2016”, JAMA Pediatrics. (January 1, 2017January 1, 2017).

Abstract selected as among the top 20 abstracts, American Society for Preventive Oncology. (March 1, 2015March 1, 2015).

Abstract selected for special press release, American Association for Cancer Research. (April 1, 2013April 1, 2013).

Fellowship, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA. (January 1, 2009March 31, 2010).

Special Training Award, International Agency for Research on Cancer. (August 10, 2006December 31, 2008).

Graduate Fellowship, Columbia University Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. (September 1, 2005June 15, 2006).

Morton Deutsch Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper on Social Justice, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Columbia University. (April 1, 2005April 1, 2005).

Service

University Service

Director, HPS Graduate Student Research Day. (April 5, 2023 – Present).

Director, HPS Graduate Student Research Day. (April 6, 2022 – Present).

Director, HPS Graduate Student Research Day. (April 9, 2021 – Present).

Committee Chair, Center for Racial and Ethnic Equity in Health and Society. (January 12, 2021 – Present).

Faculty Mentor, Supervision of TA. (January 1, 2021 – Present).

Chairperson, Research & Scholarship Advisory Committee. (September 1, 2020 – Present).

Committee Member, VPRI & UNT Associate Dean Monthly Meeting. (September 1, 2020 – Present).

Professional Service

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, European Journal of Pediatrics. (July 2022 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, BMC Pediatrics. (2022 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Environmental Health Perspectives. (2022 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Epidemiology. (2022 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Geohealth. (2022 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2021 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2021 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. (2021 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Pediatric Blood & Cancer. (2021 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Pediatrics. (2021 – Present).

Board of Directors, Childhood Cancer and Leukemia International Conso, Minneapolis, M. (June 1, 2019 – Present).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Cancer. (20232023).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Epidemiology. (20222022).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Cancer. (20222022).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Cancer Epidemiology. (20212022).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, Children's Cancer Research Fund, Minneapolis, MN. (July 15, 2021August 15, 2021).