Mauricio Hernández Avila, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Hernández Avila is a medical doctor and epidimiologist by training and also the Executive Director of the Center for Research on Population Health in Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health in Cuernavaca. He currently acts as one of two Mount Sinai/Queen College – National Institute of Public Health program coordinators.

Mailing Address

Centro de Investigaciones en Salud Pública
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
Av. Universidad No. 655
Col. Santa María Ahuacatitlán
Cuernavaca, Morelos

E-mail Address

Partial Bibliography

Gomaa A, Hu H, Bellinger D, Schwartz J, Tsaih SW, Gonzalez-Cossio T, Schnaas L, Peterson K, Aro A, Herández-Avila M. Maternal bone lead as an independent risk factor for fetal neurotoxicity: A prospective study. Pediatrics 2002;110(1):110-118.

Romieu I, Sienra-Monge JJ, Ramirez-Aguilar M, Tellez-Rojo MM, Moreno-Macias H, Reyes-ruiz NI, Del Río-Navarro BE, Ruiz-Navarro XM, Hatch G, Slade R, Hernández-Avila M. Antioxidant supplementation and lung functions among children with asthma exposed to high levels of air pollutants. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002;166:703-709.

Téllez-Rojo MM, Hernández-Avila M, González-Cossío T, Romieu I, Aro A, Palazuelos E, Schwartz J, Hu H. Impact of breastfeeding on the mobilization of lead from bone. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2002;155(5):420-428.

Dykeman R, Aguilar-Madrid G, Smith D, Juárez-Pérez CA, Piacitelli GM, Hu H, Hernández-Avila M. Lead exposure in mexican radiator repair workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2002;41:179-187. Smith D, Hernandez-Avila M, Téllez-Rojo MM, Mercado A, Hu H. The relationship between lead in plasma and whole blood in women. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2002;110(3):263-268.

Ramirez-Aguilar M, Cicero-Fernandez P, Winer A, Romieu I, Meneses-Gonzalez F, Hernández-Avila M. Measurements of personal exposure to nitrogen dioxide in four mexican cities in 1996. Air & Waste Management Association. 2002;52:50-57.

Chuang HY, Schwartz J, Gonzalez-Cossio T, Cortez-Lugo M, Palazuelos E, Aro A, Hu H, Hernández-Avila M. Interralations of lead levels in bone, venous blood, and umbilical cord blood with exogenous lead exposure through maternal plasma lead in peripartum women. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2001;109(5):527-532.

Juárez-Figueroa LA, Wheeler C, Uribe-Salas F, Conde-González CJ, Zamilpa-Mejía LG, García-Cisneros S, Hernández-Avila M. Human papillomavirs: A highly prevalent sexually transmitted disease agent among female sex workers from Mexico City. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2001;28(3):125-130.

Sanín LH, González-Cossío T, Romieu I, Peterson K, Ruíz S, Palazuelos E, Hernández-Avila M, Hu H. Effect of maternal lead burden on infant weight and weight gain at one month of age among breastfed infants. Pediatrics 2001;107(5):1016-1023.

Lacasaña M, Romieu I, Sanín LH, Palazuelos E, Hernández-Avila M. Blood lead levels and calcium intake in Mexico City children under five years of age. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 2000;10:331-340.

Téllez-Rojo MM, Romieu I, Ruiz-Velasco S, Lezana MA, Hernández-Avila M. Daily respiratory mortality and PM10 pollution in Mexico City: Importance of considering place of death. Eur Respir J. 2000;6:391-396. Hernández-Avila M, Gonzalez-Villalpando C, Palazuelos E, Hu H,

Gonzalez-Villalpando ME, Rivera-Martinez D. Determinants of blood lead levels across the menopusal transition. Archives of Environmental Health. 2000;55(5):355-360.

Romieu I, Weneck G, Ruiz-Velasco S, White M, Hernández-Avila M. Breastfeeding and asthma among brazilian children. Journal of Asthma. 2000;37(7):575-583.

Brown MJ, Hu H, Gonzalez-Cossio T, Peterson KE, Sanin LH, Kageyama ML, Palazuelos E, Aro A, Schnaas L, Hernández-Avila M. Determinants of bone and blood lead concentrations in the early postpartum period. Occup Environ Med 2000;57:535-541.

Romieu I, Hernández Avila M. Lazcano-Ponce E, Weber JP, Dewailly E. Breast cancer, lactation history, and serum organochlorines. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2000;152(4):363-370.