Verónica Vieira, DSc, is Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health. She is an environmental epidemiologist who also has a master’s of science degree in environmental engineering. Her research interests include spatial epidemiology and exposure modeling. Dr. Vieira is currently working on studies modeling exposure to the flame-retardant polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a synthetic chemical used in the manufacturing of consumer products such as non-stick cookware and breathable outerwear. She also studies geographic clusters of disease, primarily in the Cape Cod region of Massachusetts, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Dr. Vieira teaches a course on GIS in Public Health and is a member of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiologists.
Selected Publications and Invited Presentations:
- Webster T, Vieira V, Weinberg J, and Aschengrau A (2006) Method for mapping population-based case-control studies: an application using generalized additive models. International Journal of Health Geographics, 5:26.
- Vieira V, Webster T (2006) Temporal-spatial analysis of breast cancer on upper Cape Cod, MA. Spatial Epidemiology Conference, London England, May.
- Vieira V, Webster T, Weinberg J, Aschengrau A, and Ozonoff D (2005) Spatial Analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: An application of generalized additive models to case-control data. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 4:11.
- Vieira V, Aschengrau A, Ozonoff D (2005) Assessing the impact of tetrachloroethylene-contaminated drinking water on the risk of breast cancer using a dose model. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 4:3.
- Ozonoff A, Webster T, Vieira V, Weinberg J, Ozonoff D, and Aschengrau A (2005) Cluster detection methods applied to the upper Cape Cod cancer data. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 4:19.
- Webster T, Vieira V, and Schecter A (2005) Estimated exposure to PBDE-47 via air, food and dust using Monte Carlo methods. Organohalogen Compounds, 67:505-8.
- Vieira V (2005) GIS as a tool for exposure assessment and disease mapping. Bioavailability Workshop. Superfund Basic Research Program, NIEHS, Elizabeth New Jersey, November.
- Vieira V (2005) Perflourinated Compounds (PFCs), Health Effects Review, Spring Issue, http://www.ijc.org/rel/pdf/health_effects_spring2005.pdf.
- Vieira V (2004) Polybominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), Health Effects Review, Fall Issue, http://www.ijc.org/rel/pdf/01_PBDES-fall2004.pdf.