Publication By Year(s):


Van Horne YO, Alcala CS, Peltier RE, Quintana PJE, Seto E, Gonzales M, Johnston JE, Montoya LD, Quirós-Alcalá L, Beamer PI
An applied environmental justice framework for exposure science.
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Mar 8;. doi: 10.1038/s41370-022-00422-z. Epub 2022 Mar 8. PubMed PMID: 35260805; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8902490.


Farzan SF, Howe CG, Chavez TA, Hodes TL, Johnston JE, Habre R, Dunton G, Bastain TM, Breton CV
Demographic predictors of urinary arsenic in a low-income predominantly Hispanic pregnancy cohort in Los Angeles.
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Feb;31(1):94-107. doi: 10.1038/s41370-020-0251-1. Epub 2020 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 32719440; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7796897.
Johnston JE, Enebish T, Eckel SP, Navarro S, Shamasunder B
Respiratory health, pulmonary function and local engagement in urban communities near oil development.
Environ Res. 2021 Mar 29;197:111088. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111088. Epub 2021 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 33794173;

Metal-Mixtures in Toenails of Children Living Near an Active Industrial Facility in Los Angeles
Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. 31(3). 427-441.
Okorn K, Jimenez A, Collier-Oxandale A, Johnston J, Hannigan M
Characterizing methane and total non-methane hydrocarbon levels in Los Angeles communities with oil and gas facilities using air quality monitors.
Sci Total Environ. 2021 Jul 10;777. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146194. Epub 2021 Mar 3. PubMed PMID: 34602658; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8485894.

Changes in neighborhood air quality after idling of an urban oil production site
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. Atmosphere, 2021, 12, 1383


Johnston J, Cushing L
Chemical Exposures, Health, and Environmental Justice in Communities Living on the Fenceline of Industry.
Curr Environ Health Rep. 2020 Mar;7(1):48-57. doi: 10.1007/s40572-020-00263-8. PubMed PMID: 31970715; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7035204.
Johnston JE, Chau K, Franklin M, Cushing L
Environmental Justice Dimensions of Oil and Gas Flaring in South Texas: Disproportionate Exposure among Hispanic communities.
Environ Sci Technol. 2020 May 19;54(10):6289-6298. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c00410. Epub 2020 May 5. PubMed PMID: 32338877;
Cushing LJ, Vavra-Musser K, Chau K, Franklin M, Johnston JE
Flaring from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Birth Outcomes in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.
Environ Health Perspect. 2020 Jul;128(7):77003. doi: 10.1289/EHP6394. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 32673511; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7362742.

Using gas-phase air quality sensors to disentangle potential sources in a Los Angeles neighborhood
Atmospheric Environment, 117519


Franklin M, Chau K, Cushing LJ, Johnston JE
Characterizing Flaring from Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations in South Texas Using Satellite Observations.
Environ Sci Technol. 2019 Feb 19;53(4):2220-2228. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05355. Epub 2019 Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 30657671;
Johnston JE, Lim E, Roh H
Impact of upstream oil extraction and environmental public health: A review of the evidence.
Sci Total Environ. 2019 Mar 20;657:187-199. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.483. Epub 2018 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 30537580; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6344296.
Johnston JE, Razafy M, Lugo H, Olmedo L, Farzan SF
The disappearing Salton Sea: A critical reflection on the emerging environmental threat of disappearing saline lakes and potential impacts on children's health.
Sci Total Environ. 2019 May 1;663:804-817. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.365. Epub 2019 Jan 29. PubMed PMID: 30738261; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7232737.
Johnston JE, Franklin M, Roh H, Austin C, Arora M
Lead and Arsenic in Shed Deciduous Teeth of Children Living Near a Lead-Acid Battery Smelter.
Environ Sci Technol. 2019 May 21;53(10):6000-6006. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b00429. Epub 2019 May 6. PubMed PMID: 31056909; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6996839.
Bastain TM, Chavez T, Habre R, Girguis MS, Grubbs B, Toledo-Corral C, Amadeus M, Farzan SF, Al-Marayati L, Lerner D, Noya D, Quimby A, Twogood S, Wilson M, Chatzi L, Cousineau M, Berhane K, Eckel SP, Lurmann F, Johnston J, Dunton GF, Gilliland F, Breton C
Study Design, Protocol and Profile of the Maternal And Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors (MADRES) Pregnancy Cohort: a Prospective Cohort Study in Predominantly Low-Income Hispanic Women in Urban Los Angeles.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 May 30;19(1):189. doi: 10.1186/s12884-019-2330-7. Epub 2019 May 30. PubMed PMID: 31146718; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6543670.
Johnston JE, Lopez M, Gribble MO, Gutschow W, Austin C, Arora M
A Collaborative Approach to Assess Legacy Pollution in Communities Near a Lead-Acid Battery Smelter: The "Truth Fairy" Project.
Health Educ Behav. 2019 Oct;46(1_suppl):71S-80S. doi: 10.1177/1090198119859406. PubMed PMID: 31549554; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7053969.
Farzan SF, Razafy M, Eckel SP, Olmedo L, Bejarano E, Johnston JE
Assessment of Respiratory Health Symptoms and Asthma in Children near a Drying Saline Lake.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Oct 11;16(20). doi: 10.3390/ijerph16203828. Epub 2019 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 31614424; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6843482.
Johnston JE, Juarez Z, Navarro S, Hernandez A, Gutschow W
Youth Engaged Participatory Air Monitoring: A 'Day in the Life' in Urban Environmental Justice Communities.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Dec 21;17(1). doi: 10.3390/ijerph17010093. Epub 2019 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 31877745; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6981490.

Assessing Spatial Characteristics of Soil Lead Contamination in the Residential Neighborhoods Near the Exide Battery Smelter
Case Studies in the Environment (2019) 3 (1): 1–9.


Zhou H, Li XI, Kim JH, Salam MT, Kim HB, McConnell RS, Habre R, Bastain T, Farzan SF, Johnston J, Gilliland FD
Effect of inhaled allergens and air pollutants on childhood rhinitis development.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Feb;120(2):212-214. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2017.10.036. Epub 2017 Dec 6. PubMed PMID: 29217086; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5803404.
Collier-Oxandale A, Coffey E, Thorson J, Johnston J, Hannigan M
Comparing Building and Neighborhood-Scale Variability of CO₂ and O₃ to Inform Deployment Considerations for Low-Cost Sensor System Use.
Sensors (Basel). 2018 Apr 26;18(5). doi: 10.3390/s18051349. Epub 2018 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 29701716; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5981601.
Collier-Oxandale A, Casey JG, Piedrahita R, Ortega J, Halliday H, Johnston J, Hannigan MP
Assessing a low-cost methane sensor quantification system for use in complex rural and urban environments.
Atmos Meas Tech. 2018 Jun;11(6):3569-3594. doi: 10.5194/amt-11-3569-2018. Epub 2018 Jun 20. PubMed PMID: 33442426; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7802090.


Guidry VT, Kinlaw AC, Johnston J, Hall D, Wing S
Hydrogen sulfide concentrations at three middle schools near industrial livestock facilities.
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2017 Mar;27(2):167-174. doi: 10.1038/jes.2016.7. Epub 2016 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 27094997;
Clements AL, Griswold WG, Rs A, Johnston JE, Herting MM, Thorson J, Collier-Oxandale A, Hannigan M
Low-Cost Air Quality Monitoring Tools: From Research to Practice (A Workshop Summary).
Sensors (Basel). 2017 Oct 28;17(11). doi: 10.3390/s17112478. Epub 2017 Oct 28. PubMed PMID: 29143775; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5713187.
Johnston JE, Hricko A
Industrial Lead Poisoning in Los Angeles: Anatomy of a Public Health Failure.
Environ Justice. 2017 Oct 1;10(5):162-167. doi: 10.1089/env.2017.0019. PubMed PMID: 30687453; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5783279.


Johnston JE, Werder E, Sebastian D
Wastewater Disposal Wells, Fracking, and Environmental Injustice in Southern Texas.
Am J Public Health. 2016 Mar;106(3):550-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.303000. Epub 2016 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 26794166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4816143.
DeFelice NB, Johnston JE, Gibson JM
Reducing Emergency Department Visits for Acute Gastrointestinal Illnesses in North Carolina (USA) by Extending Community Water Service.
Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Oct;124(10):1583-1591. doi: 10.1289/EHP160. Epub 2016 May 20. PubMed PMID: 27203131; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5047767.
Johnston JE, Hoffman K, Wing S, Lowman A
Fish Consumption Patterns and Mercury Advisory Knowledge Among Fishers in the Haw River Basin.
N C Med J. 2016 Jan-Feb;77(1):9-14. doi: 10.18043/ncm.77.1.9. PubMed PMID: 26763238; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4762258.


Johnston JE, Kramer AJ, Gibson JM
Community perspectives on the risk of indoor air pollution arising from contaminated groundwater.
New Solut. 2015 May;25(1):59-77. doi: 10.1177/1048291115569026. Epub 2015 Mar 16. PubMed PMID: 25815742;
DeFelice NB, Johnston JE, Gibson JM
Acute Gastrointestinal Illness Risks in North Carolina Community Water Systems: A Methodological Comparison.
Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Aug 18;49(16):10019-27. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01898. Epub 2015 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 26168086;
Davis CS, Johnston JE, Pierce MW
Overdose Epidemic, Prescription Monitoring Programs, and Public Health: A Review of State Laws.
Am J Public Health. 2015 Nov;105(11):e9-e11. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302856. Epub 2015 Sep 17. PubMed PMID: 26378849; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4605194.
Johnston J, MacDonald Gibson J
Indoor Air Contamination from Hazardous Waste Sites: Improving the Evidence Base for Decision-Making.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Nov 27;12(12):15040-57. doi: 10.3390/ijerph121214960. Epub 2015 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 26633433; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4690896.


Johnston JE, Valentiner E, Maxson P, Miranda ML, Fry RC
Maternal cadmium levels during pregnancy associated with lower birth weight in infants in a North Carolina cohort.
PLoS One. 2014;9(10):e109661. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109661. Epub 2014 Oct 6. PubMed PMID: 25285731; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4186854.
Johnston JE, Sun Q, Gibson JM
Updating exposure models of indoor air pollution due to vapor intrusion: Bayesian calibration of the Johnson-Ettinger model.
Environ Sci Technol. 2014 Feb 18;48(4):2130-8. doi: 10.1021/es4048413. Epub 2014 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 24422490;
Johnston JE, Gibson JM
Spatiotemporal variability of tetrachloroethylene in residential indoor air due to vapor intrusion: a longitudinal, community-based study.
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2014 Nov;24(6):564-71. doi: 10.1038/jes.2013.13. Epub 2013 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 23549403;
Davis CS, Johnston J, de Saxe Zerden L, Clark K, Castillo T, Childs R
Attitudes of North Carolina law enforcement officers toward syringe decriminalization.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Nov 1;144:265-9. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.08.007. Epub 2014 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 25193720; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4428167.


Johnston JE, Gibson JM
Screening houses for vapor intrusion risks: a multiple regression analysis approach.
Environ Sci Technol. 2013 Jun 4;47(11):5595-602. doi: 10.1021/es4003795. Epub 2013 May 23. PubMed PMID: 23659435;


Johnston JE, Gibson JM
Probabilistic approach to estimating indoor air concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds from contaminated groundwater: a case study in San Antonio, Texas.
Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Feb 1;45(3):1007-13. doi: 10.1021/es102099h. Epub 2010 Dec 16. PubMed PMID: 21162557;


Johnston JE, Gibson JM
Probabilistic approach to estimating indoor air concentrations of chlorinated volatile organic compounds from contaminated groundwater: a case study in San Antonio, Texas.
Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Feb 1;45(3):1007-13. doi: 10.1021/es102099h. Epub 2010 Dec 16. PubMed PMID: 21162557;