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Brite, Jennifer

Brite, Jennifer

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor
Health and Human Performance

Phone: 718-262-5108
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Degree Institution Field Dates
DrPH  City University of New York  epidemiology and biostatistics  2017 
MS  Columbia University (MPH)  epidemiology  2012 
BA  New York University  journalism  2002 
My primary research interest lies in the association between social exposures and health status and mortality. Specifically my work has examined the mediators and effect measure modifiers that link early life and demographic risk factors with health outcomes during middle and later age using large high dimensional datasets that include health record and biomarker data. I have applied research experience through my position as the manager of the emerging medical conditions subunit at the World Trade Center Health Registry.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Pollari, Cristina D., Jennifer Brite, Robert M. Brackbill, Lisa M. Gargano, Shane W. Adams, Pninit Russo-Netzer, Jonathan Davidov, Victoria Banyard, and James E. Cone.. "World Trade Center Exposure and Posttraumatic Growth: Assessing Positive Psychological Change 15 Years after 9/11.." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 2021: 104.

Alper, H.E.; Tuly, R.A.; Seil, K.; Brite, J.. "Post-9/11 Mental Health Comorbidity Predicts Self-Reported Confusion or Memory Loss in World Trade Center Health Registry Enrollees.." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 2020: 7330.

Asher, J., Resnick, D, Brite, J., Brackbill, R., Cone, J.. "An Introduction to Probabilistic Record Linkage with a Focus on Linkage Processing for WTC Registries." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17 2020: 6937.

Brite, J., Friedman, S., Takemoto, E., Locke, S., Alper, H., Cone, J. "The Association Between Socioeconomic Status and Asthma Inpatient Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits Among World Trade Center Rescue Workers and Survivors.." JAMA Open Network.. 3 2020: .

Lim, S., Liu, S., Jacobson, M., Poirot, E., Crossa, A., Locke, S., Brite, J., Hamby, E., Farquhar, S.. "Housing Stability and Diabetes Among New York City Public Housing Residents Who Were Affected by 9/11 Disaster.." Social Science & Medicine – Population Health. 11 2020: 100605.

Takemoto, E., Van Oss, K., Chamany, S., Brite, J., Brackbill, R.. "Post-traumatic stress disorder and the association with overweight, obesity, and weight change among individuals exposed to the World Trade Center disaster, 2003–2016.." Psychological Medicine. 10 2020: 1-10.

Brite, J., Friedman, S., de la Hoz, R. E., Reibman, J., & Cone, J.. "Mental health, long-term medication adherence, and the control of asthma symptoms among persons exposed to the WTC 9/11 disaster.." Journal of Asthma. 57 2020: 1253-1262.

Gargano, L. M., Locke, S. H., Alper, H. E., & Brite, J.. "Hospitalizations among World Trade Center Health Registry Enrollees Who Were under 18 Years of Age on 9/11, 2001–2016." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14 2021: 7527.

Alper, H.E., Brite, J., Cone, J.E., Brackbill, R.. "Comparison of Prevalence and Exposure-disease Associations Using Self-report and Hospitalization Data Among Enrollees of the World Trade Center Health Registry." BMC Medical Research Methodology. 21 2021: 62.

Brite, J.. "The Association Between Educational Attainment and Mortality: Examining Absolute and Relative Effects by Race/Ethnicity." Ethnicity & Disease. In press: .

Miller-Archie, S., Izmirly, P., Berman, J., Brite, J., Walker, D., Dasilva, R., Petrsoric, L., Cone, J.. "Systemic Autoimmune Disease Among Adults Exposed to the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attack." Arthritis & Rheumatology. 72 2019: 849-859.

Cone, J., Stein, C., Lee, D., Flamme, G., Brite, J.. "Persistent Hearing Loss among World Trade Center Health Registry Residents, Passersby and Area Workers, 2006–2007." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16 2019: 3864.

Brite, J., Bowers, K., Yeung, E., Laughon, K., Grewal, U., Zhang, C.. "Height and the Risk of Gestational Diabetes: Variations by Race/ethnicity." Diabetic Medicine. 31 2014: 332-340.

Brite, J., Mills, J., Troendle, J., Laughon, SK.. "Maternal Obesity and Risk of Congenital Heart Defects in Offspring." International Journal of Obesity. 91 2014: 1543-1549.

Bowers, K., Laughon, SK., Kim, S., Mumford, S., Brite, J., Kiely, M., Zhang, C. "The Association Between a Medical History Of Depression And Gestational Diabetes in a Large Multi-Ethnic Cohort Of The United States.." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 27 2013: 323-328.

Dowd, J., Palermo, T., Brite, J., McDade, T., Aiello, A.. "Seroprevalence of Epstein-Barr Virus Infection in U.S. Children Ages 6-19, 2003-2010.." PLoS ONE. 8 2013: e64921.

Bowers, K., Laughon, SK., Kim, S., Mumford, S., Brite, J., Kiely, M., Zhang, C.. "Gestational Diabetes, Pre-Pregnancy Obesity, and Pregnancy Weight Gain in Relation To Excess Fetal Growth: Variations by Race/Ethnicity.." Diabetologia. 56 2012: 1263-1271.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

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PSC-CUNY, Rehospitalization risk among persons exposed to the September 11, 2001, disaster: A machine-learning approach. 7/1/2021-7/1/2022: $3,500.

NIH, The Impact of COVID-19 on New York's Poorest: An Analysis of Excess Mortality during the Pandemic using Burial Records from Hart Island. 12/2/21-11/30/23: $168,000.