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Grant Number: 5U19ES020676-05 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Elferink, Cornelis
Organization: University Of Texas Med Br Galveston
Project Title: Gulf Coast Health Alliance: Health Risks Related to the Macondo Spill (Gc-Harms)
Fiscal Year: 2015
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Abstract

The "Gulf Coast Health Alliance: health Risks related to the Macondo Spill (GO-HARMS)" consortium will address critical concerns raised by our community partners regarding Gulf of Mexico seafood safety in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Disaster. The GC-HARMS consortium participants include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG), and Gulf Coast communities impacted by the DWH Disaster. The coalition of community partners are represented by the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (Baton Rouge, LA), the Center for Environmental and Economic Justice (Biloxi, MS), the Mississippi Coalition for Vietnamese Fishertolk (Gulfport, MS), and the United Houma Nation (Houma, LA). The mission of the GC-HARMS consortium is to explore the health impacts and community resiliency related to the DWH Disaster by fostering collaborative interactions amongst multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional basic and clinical investigators┬┐buttressed by active participation of the community partners┬┐to pursue both fundamental and translational research pertinent to the effects of the oil spill on human health. The overall theme of the GCHARMS consortium is to understand and communicate the human health risks of exposure to potentially hazardous food-borne petrogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH). Our goals developed in collaboration with our community partners are to, 1) assess PAH contamination of Gulf seafood caught by the subsistence fishing communities for personal consumption and commercial sale, 2) determine the toxicity of petrogenic PAH, 3) evaluate exposure and health outcomes in a longitudinal study involving the community partners measuring multiple stressor biomarkers, and 4) disseminate the findings to our community stakeholders. To achieve these objectives, the GC-HARMS consortium is comprised of four research projects, including a Community-based Participatory Research project, a closely allied Community Outreach and Dissemination Core, and an Administrative Core. Additionally, the consortium leverages support from two NIEHS P30 Core Centers to provide essential resources.

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Publications

Using Precision Environmental Health Principles in Risk Evaluation and Communication of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Authors: Jackson D. , Huang M. , Fernando H. , Ansari G. , Howarth M. , Mesaros C. , Penning T. , Elferink C. .
Source: New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2019 02; 28(4), p. 599-616.
PMID: 30798701
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Implications of the GC-HARMS Fishermen's Citizen Science Network: Issues Raised, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps for the Network and Citizen Science.
Authors: Sullivan J. , Croisant S. , Howarth M. , Subra W. , Orr M. , Elferink C. .
Source: New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2019 02; 28(4), p. 570-598.
EPub date: 2018-11-15.
PMID: 30439292
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Building and Maintaining a Citizen Science Network With Fishermen and Fishing Communities Post Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Using a CBPR Approach.
Authors: Sullivan J. , Croisant S. , Howarth M. , Rowe G.T. , Fernando H. , Phillips-Savoy A. , Jackson D. , Prochaska J. , Ansari G.A.S. , Penning T.M. , et al. .
Source: New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2018 11; 28(3), p. 416-447.
EPub date: 2018-09-04.
PMID: 30180781
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Studying the Human Health and Ecological Impacts of the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Disaster: Introduction to This Special Issue of New Solutions.
Authors: Croisant S. , Sullivan J. .
Source: New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2018 11; 28(3), p. 410-415.
EPub date: 2018-09-03.
PMID: 30176787
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Environmentally Overburdened Gulf State Residents Lack Access to Environmental Specialty Care.
Authors: Meirs K.W. , Howarth M.V. .
Source: New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2018 11; 28(3), p. 448-462.
EPub date: 2018-08-30.
PMID: 30165800
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Three Voices Papers for This Special Issue of New Solutions-Environmental Justice in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region.
Authors: Sullivan J. .
Source: New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2018 11; 28(3), p. 463-466.
EPub date: 2018-08-23.
PMID: 30139295
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Social Justice and Mobility in Coastal Louisiana, USA.
Authors: Colten C.E. , Simms J.R.Z. , Grismore A.A. , Hemmerling S.A. .
Source: Regional environmental change, 2018 Feb; 18(2), p. 371-383.
EPub date: 2017-02-21.
PMID: 29686528
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Potential Metabolic Activation of Representative Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 1-Methylphenanthrene and 9-Ethylphenanthrene Associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Human Hepatoma (HepG2) Cells.
Authors: Huang M. , Mesaros C. , Hackfeld L.C. , Hodge R.P. , Blair I.A. , Penning T.M. .
Source: Chemical research in toxicology, 2017-12-18; 30(12), p. 2140-2150.
EPub date: 2017-10-27.
PMID: 29035516
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The Gulf Coast Health Alliance: Health Risks Related to the Macondo Spill (GC-HARMS) Study: Self-Reported Health Effects.
Authors: Croisant S.A. , Lin Y.L. , Shearer J.J. , Prochaska J. , Phillips-Savoy A. , Gee J. , Jackson D. , Panettieri R.A. , Howarth M. , Sullivan J. , et al. .
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2017-10-31; 14(11), .
EPub date: 2017-10-31.
PMID: 29088124
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Mercury accumulation in Lethrinus nebulosus from the marine waters of the Qatar EEZ.
Authors: Al-Ansari E.M.A.S. , Abdel-Moati M.A.R. , Yigiterhan O. , Al-Maslamani I. , Soliman Y. , Rowe G.T. , Wade T.L. , Al-Shaikh I.M. , Helmi A. , Kuklyte L. , et al. .
Source: Marine pollution bulletin, 2017-08-15; 121(1-2), p. 143-153.
EPub date: 2017-06-04.
PMID: 28592359
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Potential Metabolic Activation of a Representative C4-Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Retene (1-Methyl-7-isopropyl-phenanthrene) Associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Human Hepatoma (HepG2) Cells.
Authors: Huang M. , Mesaros C. , Hackfeld L.C. , Hodge R.P. , Zang T. , Blair I.A. , Penning T.M. .
Source: Chemical research in toxicology, 2017-04-17; 30(4), p. 1093-1101.
EPub date: 2017-03-22.
PMID: 28278373
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Potential Metabolic Activation of a Representative C2-Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon 6-Ethylchrysene Associated with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in Human Hepatoma (HepG2) Cells.
Authors: Huang M. , Mesaros C. , Zhang S. , Blair I.A. , Penning T.M. .
Source: Chemical research in toxicology, 2016-06-20; 29(6), p. 991-1002.
EPub date: 2016-05-01.
PMID: 27054409
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Metabolism of an Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon 5-Methylchrysene in Human Hepatoma (HepG2) Cells.
Authors: Huang M. , Zhang L. , Mesaros C. , Hackfeld L.C. , Hodge R.P. , Blair I.A. , Penning T.M. .
Source: Chemical research in toxicology, 2015-10-19; 28(10), p. 2045-58.
EPub date: 2015-10-05.
PMID: 26395544
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The resilience activation framework: a conceptual model of how access to social resources promotes adaptation and rapid recovery in post-disaster settings.
Authors: Abramson D.M. , Grattan L.M. , Mayer B. , Colten C.E. , Arosemena F.A. , Bedimo-Rung A. , Lichtveld M. .
Source: The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2015 Jan; 42(1), p. 42-57.
PMID: 24870399
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Metabolism of a representative oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) phenanthrene-9,10-quinone in human hepatoma (HepG2) cells.
Authors: Huang M. , Zhang L. , Mesaros C. , Zhang S. , Blaha M.A. , Blair I.A. , Penning T.M. .
Source: Chemical research in toxicology, 2014-05-19; 27(5), p. 852-63.
EPub date: 2014-03-31.
PMID: 24646012
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