Katrina Smith Korfmacher
University of Rochester Medical Center
Publications 35
#1Deven M. Patel (URMC: University of Rochester Medical Center)
#2Robert C. Block (URMC: University of Rochester Medical Center)H-Index: 20
Last.Edwin van Wijngaarden (URMC: University of Rochester Medical Center)H-Index: 28
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The association between mental health symptoms and the quantity of green space surrounding the homes of people who recently experienced a cardiovascular event were examined while also assessing plausible mechanisms. Both objective- and perception-based metrics were used to characterize the amount of green space in a half-mile buffer around the homes of 142 participants enrolled in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Participants completed the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale to assess mental h...
#1Katrina Smith Korfmacher (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 12
#2Kristianna G. Pettibone (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 4
Last.Ogonnaya Dotson NewmanH-Index: 1
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Environmental health researchers, government agencies, and community groups have endorsed long-term community–academic partnerships as an effective strategy to support science-based improvements in environmental health. Social sciences concepts, approaches, and methods are fundamental to these translational partnerships. However, appropriate roles for academic partners vary throughout the process of changing systems (policies, practices, programs, etc.). This can complicate planning, evaluating,...
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#1Jonathan Wilson (National Center for Healthy Housing)H-Index: 13
#2Sherry L. Dixon (National Center for Healthy Housing)H-Index: 16
Last.Jill Breysse (National Center for Healthy Housing)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Lead in porch dust can expose children through direct contact or track-in to the home, but has not been adequately evaluated. At homes undergoing lead hazard control in Rochester, NY, we sampled settled dust lead on exterior porch floors at baseline, immediately post-lead hazard control and one-year post-work ( n =79 homes with complete data) via wipe sampling and collected housing, neighborhood and soil data. Baseline GM porch floor dust lead loading (PbPD) was 68 µg/ft 2 , almost four...
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#1Katrina Smith Korfmacher (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 12
#2Katia AvilesH-Index: 1
Last.Valerie Garrison (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 1
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Health impact assessments (HIA) promote the consideration of health in a wide range of public decisions. Although each HIA is different, common pathways, evidence bases, and strategies for community engagement tend to emerge in certain sectors, such as urban redevelopment, natural resource extraction, or transportation planning. To date, a limited number of HIAs have been conducted on decisions affecting water resources and waterfronts. This review presents four recent HIAs of water-related deci...
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#1Katrina Smith Korfmacher (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 12
#2Barbara J. Suter (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 2
Last.Ann Dozier (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 19
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Environmental exposures during pregnancy have a lasting impact on children’s health. We combined environmental and maternal risk factor survey data to inform efforts to protect children’s health. We made recommendations for future use of such data. A modified version of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) mail survey was conducted based on weighted sampling design with low-income and non-low income women in Monroe County, NY (1,022 respondents). A series of environmental ques...
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#1Katrina Smith Korfmacher (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 12
#2Sarah Elam (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 2
Last.Megan Hoert Hughes (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 1
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Unconventional natural gas development (UNGD) using high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has vastly increased the potential for domestic natural gas production in recent years. However, the rapid expansion of UNGD has also raised concerns about its potential impacts on public health. Academics and government agencies are developing research programs to explore these concerns. Community involvement in activities such as planning, conducting, and communicating research is widel...
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High-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in unconventional gas reserves has vastly increased the potential for domestic natural gas production. HVHF has been promoted as a way to decrease dependence on foreign energy sources, replace dirtier energy sources like coal, and generate economic development. At the same time, activities related to expanded HVHF pose potential risks including ground- and surface water contamination, climate change, air pollution, and effects on worker health. ...
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Although lead paint was banned by federal law in 1978, it continues to poison children living in homes built before that time. The lifelong effects of childhood exposure to even small amounts of lead are well established by medical research and include learning and behavior problems, hypertension, osteoporosis, and kidney disease. Federal and state laws have reduced rates of lead poisoning significantly in the past three decades. However, pockets of high rates of lead poisoning remain, primarily...
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Rochester's Healthy Home was a hands-on home environmental health museum that educated more than 3500 visitors between June 2006 and December 2009. The Healthy Home provided visitors with the tools, resources, and motivation to make their homes healthier by reducing environmental hazards. The Healthy Home focused on empowering low-income renters to protect their families from home health risks, but served a broad audience. On the basis of the Healthy Home's initial successes with diverse visitor...
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