Heather Volk

Associate Professor

20052019
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2019

A meta-analysis of two high-risk prospective cohort studies reveals autism-specific transcriptional changes to chromatin, autoimmune, and environmental response genes in umbilical cord blood

Mordaunt, C. E., Park, B. Y., Bakulski, K. M., Feinberg, J. I., Croen, L. A., Ladd-Acosta, C., Newschaffer, C. J., Volk, H. E., Ozonoff, S., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Lasalle, J. M., Schmidt, R. J. & Fallin, M. D., Oct 24 2019, In : Molecular Autism. 10, 1, 36.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Autistic Disorder
Autoimmunity
Fetal Blood
Chromatin
Meta-Analysis

Epigenetic marks of prenatal air pollution exposure found in multiple tissues relevant for child health

Ladd-Acosta, C. M., Feinberg, J. I., Brown, S. C., Lurmann, F. W., Croen, L. A., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Newschaffer, C. J., Feinberg, A. P., Fallin, D. D. & Volk, H., May 1 2019, In : Environment International. 126, p. 363-376 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
pollution exposure
child health
methylation
atmospheric pollution
DNA

Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals in Relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability

Hamra, G., Lyall, K., Windham, G. C., Calafat, A. M., Sjödin, A., Volk, H. & Croen, L. A., May 1 2019, In : Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.). 30, 3, p. 418-426 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endocrine Disruptors
Intellectual Disability
Biomarkers
Mothers
Sex Factors

Prenatal particulate air pollution and DNA methylation in newborns: An epigenome-wide meta-analysis

Gruzieva, O., Xu, C. J., Yousefi, P., Relton, C., Merid, S. K., Breton, C. V., Gao, L., Volk, H. E., Feinberg, J. I., Ladd-Acosta, C., Bakulski, K., Auffray, C., Lemonnier, N., Plusquin, M., Ghantous, A., Herceg, Z., Nawrot, T. S., Pizzi, C., Richiardi, L., Rusconi, F. & 34 others, Vineis, P., Kogevinas, M., Felix, J. F., Duijts, L., Den Dekker, H. T., Jaddoe, V. W. V., Ruiz, J. L., Bustamante, M., Antó, J. M., Sunyer, J., Vrijheid, M., Gutzkow, K. B., Grazuleviciene, R., Hernandez-Ferrer, C., Annesi-Maesano, I., Lepeule, J., Bousquet, J., Bergström, A., Kull, I., Söderhäll, C., Kere, J., Gehring, U., Brunekreef, B., Just, A. C., Wright, R. J., Peng, C., Gold, D. R., Kloog, I., Demeo, D. L., Pershagen, G., Koppelman, G. H., London, S. J., Baccarelli, A. A. & Melén, E., May 2019, In : Environmental health perspectives. 127, 5, 057012.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Air Pollution
DNA Methylation
Meta-Analysis
Newborn Infant
Particulate Matter
2018

Air toxics in relation to autism diagnosis, phenotype, and severity in a U.S. family-based study

Kalkbrenner, A. E., Windham, G. C., Zheng, C., McConnell, R., Lee, N. L., Schauer, J. J., Thayer, B., Pandey, J. & Volk, H., Mar 1 2018, In : Environmental Health Perspectives. 126, 3, 037004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poisons
Autistic Disorder
Air
Phenotype
Volatile Organic Compounds

A novel method for source-specific hemoglobin adducts of nitro-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Wheelock, K., Zhang, J. J., McConnell, R., Tang, D., Volk, H., Wang, Y., Herbstman, J. B., Wang, S., Phillips, D. H., Camann, D., Gong, J. & Perera, F., May 1 2018, In : Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. 20, 5, p. 780-789 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
hemoglobin
PAH
Hemoglobins
1-nitropyrene

A prospective birth cohort study on maternal cholesterol levels and offspring attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: New insight on sex differences

Ji, Y., Riley, A. W., Lee, L-C., Volk, H., Hong, X., Wang, G., Angomas, R., Stivers, T., Wahl, A., Ji, H. K., Bartell, T. R., Burd, I., Paige, D. M., Fallin, D. D., Zuckerman, B. & Wang, X., Jan 1 2018, In : Brain Sciences. 8, 1, 3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Sex Characteristics
Cohort Studies
Cholesterol
Mothers

Maternal Multivitamin Intake, Plasma Folate and Vitamin B12 Levels and Autism Spectrum Disorder Risk in Offspring

Raghavan, R., Riley, A. W., Volk, H., Caruso, D., Hironaka, L., Sices, L., Hong, X., Wang, G., Ji, Y., Brucato, M., Wahl, A., Stivers, T., Pearson, C., Zuckerman, B., Stuart, E. A., Landa, R., Fallin, M. D. & Wang, X., Jan 1 2018, In : Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 32, 1, p. 100-111 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vitamin B 12
Folic Acid
Mothers
Parturition
Pregnancy
2017

Association Between Air Pollution Exposure, Cognitive and Adaptive Function, and ASD Severity Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kerin, T., Volk, H., Li, W., Lurmann, F., Eckel, S., McConnell, R. & Hertz-Picciotto, I., Sep 18 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Pollution
Cognition
Psychological Adaptation
Autistic Disorder
Learning

Combined Prenatal Pesticide Exposure and Folic Acid Intake in Relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Schmidt, R. J., Kogan, V., Shelton, J. F., Delwiche, L., Hansen, R. L., Ozonoff, S., Ma, C. C., McCanlies, E. C., Bennett, D. H., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Tancredi, D. J. & Volk, H., Sep 8 2017, In : Environmental Health Perspectives. 125, 9, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Folic Acid
Pesticides
Confidence Intervals
Mothers
Carbamates

Joint effects of prenatal air pollutant exposure and maternal folic acid supplementation on risk of autism spectrum disorder

Goodrich, A. J., Volk, H., Tancredi, D. J., Mcconnell, R., Lurmann, F. W., Hansen, R. L. & Schmidt, R. J., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Autism Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maternal Exposure
Air Pollutants
Folic Acid
Air Pollution
First Pregnancy Trimester

The Changing Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lyall, K., Croen, L., Daniels, J., Fallin, D. D., Ladd-Acosta, C. M., Lee, B. K., Park, B. Y., Snyder, N. W., Schendel, D., Volk, H., Windham, G. C. & Newschaffer, C., Mar 20 2017, In : Annual Review of Public Health. 38, p. 81-102 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidemiology
Endocrine Disruptors
Gene-Environment Interaction
Premature Birth
Air Pollution

The joint effect of air pollution exposure and copy number variation on risk for autism

Kim, D., Volk, H., Girirajan, S., Pendergrass, S., Hall, M. A., Verma, S. S., Schmidt, R. J., Hansen, R. L., Ghosh, D., Ludena-Rodriguez, Y., Kim, K., Ritchie, M. D., Hertz-Picciotto, I. & Selleck, S. B., Sep 1 2017, In : Autism Research. 10, 9, p. 1470-1480 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Pollution
Autistic Disorder
Ozone
Air Pollutants
Environmental Exposure
2016

Air pollution exposure during pregnancy and childhood autistic traits in four European population-based cohort studies: The ESCAPE project

Guxens, M., Ghassabian, A., Gong, T., Garcia-Esteban, R., Porta, D., Giorgis-Allemand, L., Almqvist, C., Aranbarri, A., Beelen, R., Badaloni, C., Cesaroni, G., De Nazelle, A., Estarlich, M., Forastiere, F., Forns, J., Gehring, U., Ibarluzea, J., Jaddoe, V. W. V., Korek, M., Lichtenstein, P. & 9 others, Nieuwenhuijsen, M. J., Rebagliato, M., Slama, R., Tiemeier, H., Verhulst, F. C., Volk, H., Pershagen, G., Brunekreef, B. & Sunyer, J., Jan 1 2016, In : Environmental Health Perspectives. 124, 1, p. 133-140 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Pollution
Cohort Studies
Pregnancy
Population
Particulate Matter
2015

Measuring Anhedonia in Adolescents: A Psychometric Analysis

Leventhal, A. M., Unger, J. B., Audrain-McGovern, J., Sussman, S., Volk, H. & Strong, D. R., Sep 3 2015, In : Journal of Personality Assessment. 97, 5, p. 506-514 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anhedonia
Pleasure
Psychometrics
Smiling
Psychopathology

Selected vitamin D metabolic gene variants and risk for autism spectrum disorder in the CHARGE Study

Schmidt, R. J., Hansen, R. L., Hartiala, J., Allayee, H., Sconberg, J. L., Schmidt, L. C., Volk, H. & Tassone, F., Aug 1 2015, In : Early Human Development. 91, 8, p. 483-489 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vitamin D
Genes
Genotype
Alleles
Confidence Intervals
2014

Interaction of air pollution with the MET receptor tyrosine kinase gene

Volk, H., Kerin, T., Lurmann, F., Hertz-Picciotto, I., McConnell, R. & Campbell, D. B., Jan 2014, In : Epidemiology. 25, 1, p. 44-47 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-met
Air Pollution
Air Pollutants
Genotype
Genes
2013

Traffic-related air pollution, particulate matter, and autism

Volk, H., Lurmann, F., Penfold, B., Hertz-Picciotto, I. & McConnell, R., Jan 2013, In : Archives of General Psychiatry. 70, 1, p. 71-77 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Particulate Matter
Air Pollution
Autistic Disorder
Odds Ratio
Nitrogen Dioxide
2011

Residential proximity to freeways and autism in the CHARGE study

Volk, H., Hertz-Picciotto, I., Delwiche, L., Lurmann, F. & McConnell, R., Jun 2011, In : Environmental Health Perspectives. 119, 6, p. 873-877 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Autistic Disorder
Air Pollution
Logistic Models
Geographic Mapping
Odds Ratio
2009

Simple identification of complex ADHD subtypes using current symptom counts

Volk, H., Todorov, A. A., Hay, D. A. & Todd, R. D., Apr 2009, In : Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 48, 4, p. 441-450 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Principal Component Analysis
Siblings
Population
2008

The XVth World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, October 7-11, 2007: Rapporteur summaries of oral presentations

Alkelai, A., Baum, A., Carless, M., Crowley, J., DasBanerjee, T., Dempster, E., Docherty, S., Hare, E., Galsworthy, M. J., Grover, D., Glubb, D., Karlsson, R., Mill, J., Sen, S., Quinones, M. P., Vallender, E. J., Verma, R., Vijayan, N., Villafuerte, S., Voineskos, A. N. & 4 others, Volk, H., Yu, L., Zimmermann, P. & DeLisi, L. E., Mar 5 2008, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics - Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 147, 2, p. 233-277 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychiatry
Research Personnel
Genome-Wide Association Study
Epigenomics
Research
2007

Autistic traits in a population-based ADHD twin sample

Reiersen, A. M., Constantino, J. N., Volk, H. & Todd, R. D., May 2007, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. 48, 5, p. 464-472 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Population
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Birth Certificates
Autistic Disorder

Does the Child Behavior Checklist Juvenile Bipolar Disorder Phenotype Identify Bipolar Disorder?

Volk, H. & Todd, R. D., Jul 15 2007, In : Biological Psychiatry. 62, 2, p. 115-120 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Behavior
Checklist
Bipolar Disorder
Phenotype
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Evidence for specificity of transmission of alcohol and nicotine dependence in an offspring of twins design

Volk, H., Scherrer, J. F., Bucholz, K. K., Todorov, A., Heath, A. C., Jacob, T. & True, W. R., Mar 16 2007, In : Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 87, 2-3, p. 225-232 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Use Disorder
Nicotine
Alcoholism
nicotine
alcohol
2006

Genetic influences on free and cued recall in long-term memory tasks

Volk, H., McDermott, K. B., Roediger, H. L. & Todd, R. D., Oct 2006, In : Twin Research and Human Genetics. 9, 5, p. 623-631 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Long-Term Memory
Intelligence
Vocabulary
Birth Certificates
Aptitude

Validation of population-based ADHD subtypes and identification of three clinically impaired subtypes

Volk, H., Henderson, C., Neuman, R. J. & Todd, R. D., Apr 5 2006, In : American Journal of Medical Genetics - Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 141 B, 3, p. 312-318 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Behavior
Checklist
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Conduct Disorder
Population
2005

A systematic evaluation of ADHD and comorbid psychopathology in a population-based twin sample

Volk, H., Neuman, R. J. & Todd, R. D., Aug 2005, In : Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 44, 8, p. 768-775 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Psychopathology
Conduct Disorder
Population

Comorbidity between ADHD and symptoms of bipolar disorder in a community sample of children and adolescents

Reich, W., Neuman, R. J., Volk, H., Joyner, C. A. & Todd, R. D., Oct 2005, In : Twin Research and Human Genetics. 8, 5, p. 459-466 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Bipolar Disorder
Comorbidity
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Population