Steven Stellman's research interests include studies of World Trade Center disaster survivors, tobacco-related cancers, environmental factors in breast cancer, Vietnam veterans, and use of geographic information systems for exposure assessment. He is a former Chair of the Curriculum Committee in the Department of Epidemiology.
Distinguished Service Medal, The American Legion, 2003
NIH Fogarty Senior International Fellow, 1992
Selected Editorial Boards
Associate Editor, Women & Health
Associate Editor, Preventive Medicine
Editorial Board, BMC Cancer
Selected New York City Activities:
World Trade Center Registry - NYC Department of Health and Menatl Hygiene
Dr. Stellman is Research Director for The World Trade Center Health Registry, a cohort study of over 71,000 community residents, office workers, rescue and recovery workers, and other individuals directly exposed to the collapse and aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The original cohort was interviewed by phone in 2003-04. Re-surveys in 2007-08 and 2011-12 have provided health updates and linkage to the National Death Index and state cancer registries are used to determine mortality and cancer incidence. The Registry has been the source of numerous publications and much of the Registry data are open to the public on-line. Please see http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/wtc/html/registry/registry.shtml for more information.
Dr. Stellman is a Board member and past Treasurer of The Dessoff Choirs, an avocational choral organization. See www.dessoff.org for concert schedule and tickets.
Koenen KC, Stellman SD, Dohrenwend BP, Sommer JF Jr., Stellman JM The consistency of combat exposure reporting and course of PTSD in Vietnam War veterans J Traumatic Stress 20 3-13 2007
Li J, Cone JE, Kahn AR, Brackbill RM, Farfel MR, Greene CM, Hadler JL, Stayner LT, Stellman SD Association Between World Trade Center Exposure and Excess Cancer Risk JAMA In press
Melikian AA, Djordjevic MV, Hosey J, Zhang J, Chen S, Zang E, Muscat J, Stellman SD Gender differences relative to smoking behavior and emissions of toxins from mainstream cigarette smoke Nicotine Tob Res 9 377-387 2007
Watanabe KH, Djordjevic MV, Stellman SD et al. Incremental lifetime cancer risks computed for benzo[a]pyrene and two tobacco-specific N-nitrosamines in mainstream cigarette smoke compared with lung cancer risks derived from epidemiologic data Regul Toxicol Pharmacol In Press 2009
Stellman SD On being first in epidemiology Prev Med 55 181-2 2012
Caraballo RS, Holiday DB, Stellman SD et al. Comparison of Serum Cotinine Concentration within and across Smokers of Menthol and Nonmenthol Cigarette Brands among Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic White U.S. Adult Smokers, 2001-2006 Cancer Epidemiol Biomark Prev 20 1329-40 2011
Muscat JE, Ahn K, Richie JP Jr., Stellman SD Nicotine dependence phenotype and lung cancer risk Cancer 117 5370-6 2011
Brackbill RM, Hadler JL, DiGrande L, Ekenga C, Farfel F, Friedman S, Perlman S, Stellman SD, Walker D, Wu D, Yu S, Thorpe L. Asthma and posttraumatic stress symptoms 5 to 6 years following exposure to the World Trade Center terrorist attack. JAMA 2009;302:502-16. JAMA 302 502-16 2009
Brooks DR, Austin JHM, Heelan R, Ginsberg M, Shin V, Olson SH, Muscat JE, Stellman SD Influence of Type of Cigarette on Peripheral versus Central
Lung Cancer Cancer Epidemiol Biomark Prev 14 576-581 2005
Shantakumar S, Gammon MD, Eng SM, Sagiv SK, Gaudet MM, Teitelbaum SL, Britton JA, Terry MB, Paykin A, Young TL, Wang LW, Wang Q, Stellman SD, Beyea J, Hatch M, Camann D, Prokopczyk B, Kabat GC, Levin Residential environmental exposures and other characteristics associated with detectable PAH-DNA adducts in peripheral mononuclear cells in a population-based sample of adult females Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 15 482-90 2005