Peer-reviewed publications

PP Balte, KA Clark, LC Mohr, WJ. Karmaus, D Van Sickle, and ER Svendsen. The Immediate Pulmonary Disease Pattern Following Exposure To High Concentrations Of Chlorine Gas. Pulmonary Medicine

D Van Sickle, MJ Maenner, MA Barrett, JE Marcus. (2013) Monitoring and Improving Compliance and Asthma Control: Mapping Inhaler Use for Feedback to Patients, Physicians and Payers. Respiratory Drug Delivery.

D Van Sickle, S Magzamen, MJ Maenner, J Crane, TE Corden. (2013) Variability in the Labeling of Asthma among Pediatricians. PLOS ONE 8(4).

D Van Sickle, S Magzamen, S Truelove, T Morrison. (2013) Remote Monitoring of Inhaled Bronchodilator Use and Weekly Feedback about Asthma Management: An Open-Group, Short-Term Pilot Study of the Impact on Asthma Control. PLOS ONE 8(2).

D Van Sickle, S Magzamen, J Mullahy. (2011) Understanding Socioeconomic and Racial Differences in Adult Lung Function. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 184:521-7.

MA Wenck, D Drociuk, A Belflower-Thomas, D Van Sickle, JJ Gibson, C Youngblood, WR Daley. (2011) Follow-Up Assessment of Health Consequences after a Chlorine Release from a Train Derailment — Graniteville, SC, 2005. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 7:85–91.

S Magzamen, D Van Sickle, LD Rose, C Cronk. (2011) Environmental Pediatrics. Pediatrics Annals, 40(3):144-151.

D Van Sickle. (2010) Sfide nella gestione dell’asma: le tecnologie emergenti. Rivista di Immunologia e Allergologia Pediatrica, 4:2-9.

D Van Sickle. (2010) The Next Generation of Public Health Approaches to Asthma in Asia and the Middle East. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 22(3):Suppl 229S-235S.

D Van Sickle, MA Wenck, A Belflower, D Drociuk, J Ferdinands, F Holguin, E Svendsen, L Bretous, S Jankelevich, JJ Gibson, P Garbe, R Moolenaar. (2009) Acute Health Effects After Exposure to Chlorine Gas Released After a Train Derailment. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 27(1):1-7.

JM Ferdinands, CA Gotway Crawford, R Greenwald, D Van Sickle, E Hunter, WG Teague. (2008) Breath acidification in adolescent runners exposed to atmospheric pollution: A prospective, repeated measures observational study. Environmental Health, 7(10). [abstract] [pdf] [pubmed]

D Van Sickle, RB Singh. (2008) A video-simulation study of the management of asthma exacerbations by physicians in India. The Clinical Respiratory Journal, 2(2):98-105. [abstract] [pdf]

M Riggs, CY Rao, CM Brown, D Van Sickle, KJ Cummings, KH Dunn, JA Deddens, J Ferdinands, D Callahan, RL Moolenaar, LE Pinkerton. (2008) Resident cleanup activities, characteristics of flood-damaged homes and airborne microbial concentrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2005. Environmental Research, 106(3):401-409. [abstract] [pubmed]

D Van Sickle, MA Wenck, D Drociuk, A Belflower, J Ferdinands. (2007) Panel Classification of Self-Reported Exposure Histories: A Useful Exposure Index After a Mass-Casualty Event. Public Health Reports, 122(6):776-783. [pdf] [pubmed]

MA Wenck, D Van Sickle, D Drociuk, A Belflower, C Youngblood, MD Whisnant, R Taylor, V Rudnick, JJ Gibson. (2007) Rapid Assessment of Exposure to Chlorine Released from a Train Derailment and Resulting Health Impact. Public Health Reports, 122(6):784-792. [pdf] [pubmed]

D Van Sickle, D Chertow, J Schulte, J Ferdinands, P Patel, D Johnson, L Harduar-Murano, C Blackmore, A Ourso, K Cruse, K Dunn, R Moolenaar. (2007) Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Florida During the 2004 Hurricane Season. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(4):340-346. [abstract] [pubmed]

CY Rao, MA Riggs, GL Chew, ML Muilenberg, PS Thorne, D Van Sickle, KH Dunn, C Brown. (2007) Characterization of Airborne Molds, Endotoxins, and Glucans in Homes in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Appl Environ Microbiol, 73(5):1630–1634. [abstract] [pdf] [pubmed]

Cummings KJ, D Van Sickle, CY Rao, MA Riggs, CM Brown, RL Moolenaar. (2006). Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to mold exposure among residents and remediation workers in posthurricane New Orleans. Arch Environ Occup Health, 61(3):1-8. [abstract] [pubmed]

D Van Sickle (2006). Management of Asthma at Private Pharmacies in India. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 10(12):1386–1392. [abstract] [pdf] [pubmed]

D Van Sickle (2005). Perceptions of asthma among physicians: An exploratory study with the ISAAC video. European Respiratory Journal, 26(5):829–834. [abstract] [pdf] [pubmed]

M Kurzius-Spencer, S Wind, D Van Sickle, P Martinez, and AL Wright (2005). The presentation and treatment of asthma among Natives in the Southwest Alaska Delta. Pediatric Pulmonology, 39(1):28-34. [abstract] [pubmed]

M Nichter, M Nichter, and D Van Sickle (2004). Popular Perceptions of Tobacco Products and Patterns of Use among Male College Students in India. Social Science and Medicine, 59(2):415-431. [abstract] [pdf] [pubmed]

S Wind, D Van Sickle, and AL Wright (2004). Health, Place and Childhood Asthma in Southwest Alaska. Social Science and Medicine, 58(1):75-88. [abstract] [pdf] [pubmed]

D Van Sickle, F Morgan, and AL Wright (2003). Qualitative Study of the Use of Traditional Healing by Asthmatic Navajo Families. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 11(1):1-18. [pdf] [pubmed]

D Van Sickle and AL Wright (2001). Navajo Perceptions of Asthma and Asthma Medications: Clinical implications. Pediatrics, 108(1). [abstract] [pdf] [pubmed]

Other journal publications

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006). Surveillance for Illness and Injury After Hurricane Katrina – Three Counties, Mississippi, September 5—October 11, 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 55(9):231-234.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006). Carbon Monoxide Poisonings After Two Major Hurricanes—Alabama and Texas, August—October, 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 55(9):236-239.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006). Health Concerns Associated with Mold in Water-Damaged Homes After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita – New Orleans Area, Louisiana, October 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 55(2):41-44.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005). Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Hurricane-Associated Use of Portable Generators – Florida, 2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 54(28):697-700.

Reprinted in JAMA, 294(12) 1482-3.

In preparation

MA Wenck, D Drociuk, A Belflower, D Van Sickle, JJ Gibson, C Youngblood, WR Daley. Follow-Up Assessment of Health Consequences After a Train Derailment — South Carolina, 2005. In preparation.

D Van Sickle, J Mullahy, S Magzamen. Educational achievement, race, and the population distribution of adult lung function. In preparation.

Letters and commentaries

D Van Sickle and D Chertow (2006). Inappropriate reference intervals for carboxyhemoglobin at some Florida hospitals [letter]. Clinical Chemistry, 52(2): 338. [pdf] [pubmed]

Book chapters

D Van Sickle (2008). Diagnosis and management of asthma in the medical marketplace of India: Implications for efforts to improve global respiratory health. In Anthropology and Public Health. Second edition. Robert Hahn and Marcia Inhorn, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

M Nichter and D Van Sickle (2002). The Challenges of India’s Health and Health Care Transitions. In India Briefing: Quickening the Pace of Change. Alyssa Ayres and Philip Oldenburg, eds. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. [googlebooks] [amazon]

Magazine publications

D Van Sickle (1998). Silent Treatment: What ails Cuban health care. The New Republic, 218(25):14-15.


D Van Sickle, C Brown, J Ferdinands, R Moolenaar (2005). Evaluation of Addressing Asthma in Texas: Development of a School-Based Asthma Surveillance Program for Texas Elementary Schools. A report to the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Texas Department of Health. Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. June 21 – Atlanta, GA.

M Nichter, A Trowbridge, and D Van Sickle (1997). Perceptions of smoking among youth: A report of focus group interviews with elementary and middle-school students. Paper prepared for the Tobacco Education Prevention Program, Pima County, AZ and the Arizona Dept. of Health Services, Phoenix, AZ.