Faculty Profile

Julia Heck

Title
Professor
Department
Rehabilitation and Health Services
College
College of Health and Public Service
Professor
Dean's Office
College of Health and Public Service

    

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

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PUBH 2010.900, Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PUBH 2010.001, Epidemiological Concepts and Methods for Public Health, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Heck, J. Residential proximity to pesticide application as a risk factor for childhood central nervous system tumors. Environmental Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2021.111078
Kim, J. H., Yan, Q., Uppal, K., Cui, X., Ling, C., Walker, D. I., Heck, J., 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. (2020). Parental Occupation and Risk of Childhood Retinoblastoma in Denmark. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Publish Ahead of Print, . https://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2021/03000/Parental_Occupation_and_Risk_of_Childhood.11.aspx
Heck, J., 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., 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. (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. (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., 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. (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., 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
Volk, J., Heck, J., 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. (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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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. Other. 30(2), 278-284.
Heck, J., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (2017). Risk of malignant childhood germ cell tumors in relation to demographic, gestational, and perinatal characteristics. Cancer Epidemiology. 46, 42-49.
Heck, J. (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., 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. (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., 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., 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., 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. (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., 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., 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. (2015). Maternal diet during pregnancy and unilateral retinoblastoma. Cancer Causes and Control. 26(3), 387-97.
Heck, J., Park, A. S., Qiu, J., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2015). Retinoblastoma and ambient exposure to air toxics in the perinatal period. Other. 25(2), 182-6.
Filippini, T., Heck, J., Malagoli, C., Del Giovane, C., Vinceti, M. (2015). A review and meta-analysis of outdoor air pollution and risk of childhood leukemia.. Other. 33(1), 36-66.
Becerra, T. A., von Ehrenstein, O. S., Heck, J., 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.. Other. 134(1), e63-71.
Marcotte, E. L., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Yu, F., Heck, J. (2014). Exposure to infections and risk of leukemia in young children.. Other. 23(7), 1195-203.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 217(6), 662-8.
Shrestha, A., Ritz, B., Wilhelm, M., Qiu, J., Cockburn, M., Heck, J. (2014). Prenatal exposure to air toxics and risk of Wilms' tumor in 0- to 5-year-old children.. Other. 56(6), 573-8.
Allen, J. A., Gritz, E. R., Xiao, H., Rubenstein, R., Kralikova, E., Haglund, M., Heck, J., Niaura, R., Vallone, D. M. (2014). Impact of tobacco control policy on quitting and nicotine dependence among women in five European countries.. Other. 23(2), 173-7.
Marcotte, E. L., Ritz, B., Cockburn, M., Clarke, C. A., Heck, J. (2014). Birth characteristics and risk of lymphoma in young children.. Other. 38(1), 48-55.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 127, 1-6.
Heck, J., 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., 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., 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.. Other. 37(4), 390-5.
Lombardi, C., Heck, J., Cockburn, M., Ritz, B. (2013). Solar UV radiation and cancer in young children.. Other. 22(6), 1118-28.
Shrestha, A., Ritz, B., Ognjanovic, S., Lombardi, C. A., Wilhelm, M., Heck, J. (2013). Early life factors and risk of childhood rhabdomyosarcoma.. Other. 1, 17.
Dresler, C., Wei, M., Heck, J., 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.. Other. 41(2), 126-33.
Heck, J., Lombardi, C. A., Cockburn, M., Meyers, T. J., Wilhelm, M., Ritz, B. (2013). Epidemiology of rhabdoid tumors of early childhood.. Other. 60(1), 77-81.
Heck, J., Lombardi, C. A., Meyers, T. J., Cockburn, M., Wilhelm, M., Ritz, B. (2012). Perinatal characteristics and retinoblastoma.. Other. 23(9), 1567-75.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 41(2), 462-71.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 2, 16.
Chuang, S. C., Jenab, M., Heck, J., 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.. Other. 23(1), 69-88.
Li, Q., Dresler, C., Heck, J., 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.. Other. 19(11), 2811-20.
Chu, A., Heck, J., Ribeiro, K. B., Brennan, P., Boffetta, P., Buffler, P., Hung, R. J. (2010). Wilms' tumour: a systematic review of risk factors and meta-analysis.. Other. 24(5), 449-69.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 31(2), 206-13.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 35(5), 969-79.
Oh, D. L., Heck, J., 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., 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.. Other. 39(1), 166-81.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 67(1), 47-53.
Heck, J., 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., Ritz, B., Hung, R. J., Hashibe, M., Boffetta, P. (2009). The epidemiology of neuroblastoma: a review.. Other. 23(2), 125-43.
Heck, J., 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., 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.. Other. 19(10), 1329-37.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 56(9), 1687-92.
Heck, J., Chen, Y., Grann, V. R., Slavkovich, V., Parvez, F., Ahsan, H. (2008). Arsenic exposure and anemia in Bangladesh: a population-based study.. Other. 50(1), 80-7.
Heck, J., Franco, R., Jurkowski, J. M., Sheinfeld Gorin, S. (2008). Awareness of genetic testing for cancer among United States Hispanics: the role of acculturation.. Other. 11(1), 36-42.
Gorin, S. S., Ashford, A. R., Lantigua, R., Hajiani, F., Franco, R., Heck, J., Gemson, D. (2007). Intraurban influences on physician colorectal cancer screening practices.. Journal of the National Medical Association. 99(12), 1371-80.
Heck, J., 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.. Other. 85(5), 1367-74.
Gorin, S. S., Heck, J., Cheng, B., Smith, S. J. (2006). Delays in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment by racial/ethnic group.. Other. 166(20), 2244-52.
Heck, J., Jacobson, J. S. (2006). Asthma diagnosis among individuals in same-sex relationships.. Other. 43(8), 579-84.
Heck, J., 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., Albert, S., Hershman, D. (2005). Treatment for breast cancer in patients with Alzheimer's disease.. Other. 53(11), 1897-904.
Gorin, S. S., Heck, J. (2005). Cancer screening among Latino subgroups in the United States.. Preventive Medicine. 40(5), 515-26.
Gorin, S. S., Heck, J. (2004). Meta-analysis of the efficacy of tobacco counseling by health care providers.. Other. 13(12), 2012-22.
Other
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., 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.. Other. 34(1), 40-6.

Awarded Grants

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., "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).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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