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Kristina D. Mena

Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Texas at El Paso
DepartmentEpidemiology, Human Genetics, & Environmental Sciences
Address1101 N. Campbell, Rm. 407
El Paso TX 79902
Phone915 747-8514
Fax915 747-8512
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Texas - Houston
    DepartmentSchool of Public Health

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    1. Ferguson A, Kumar Dwivedi A, Ehindero E, Adelabu F, Rattler K, Perone HR, Montas L, Mena K, Solo-Gabriele H. Soil, Hand, and Body Adherence Measures across Four Beach Areas: Potential Influence on Exposure to Oil Spill Chemicals. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jun 12; 17(12). PMID: 32545527.
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    2. Tomenchok LE, Gidley ML, Mena KD, Ferguson AC, Solo-Gabriele HM. Children's Abrasions in Recreational Beach Areas and a Review of Possible Wound Infections. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jun 06; 17(11). PMID: 32517246.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    3. Yen YC, Yang CY, Wang TN, Yen PC, Ho CK, Mena KD, Lee TC, Chen KS, Lin YC, Chen PS. Household airborne endotoxin associated with asthma and allergy in elementary school-age children: a case-control study in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2020 Jun; 27(16):19502-19509. PMID: 32212084.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    4. Xia J, Zhang W, Ferguson AC, Mena KD, Özgökmen TM, Solo-Gabriele HM. Use of chemical concentration changes in coastal sediments to compute oil exposure dates. Environ Pollut. 2020 Apr; 259:113858. PMID: 31927273.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
    5. Montas L, Ferguson AC, Mena KD, Solo-Gabriele HM. Categorization of nearshore sampling data using oil slick trajectory predictions. Mar Pollut Bull. 2020 Jan; 150:110577. PMID: 31910512.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    6. Ferguson A, Solo-Gabriele H, Mena K. Assessment for oil spill chemicals: Current knowledge, data gaps, and uncertainties addressing human physical health risk. Mar Pollut Bull. 2020 Jan; 150:110746. PMID: 31910518.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Yen YC, Yang CY, Ho CK, Yen PC, Cheng YT, Mena KD, Lee TC, Chen PS. Indoor ozone and particulate matter modify the association between airborne endotoxin and schoolchildren's lung function. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Feb 25; 705:135810. PMID: 31972944.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Ferguson A, Del Donno C, Obeng-Gyasi E, Mena K, Kaur Altomare T, Guerrero R, Gidley M, Montas L, Solo-Gabriele HM. Children Exposure-Related Behavior Patterns and Risk Perception Associated with Recreational Beach Use. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 08 03; 16(15). PMID: 31382616.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    9. Gularte JS, Girardi V, Demoliner M, de Souza FG, Filippi M, Eisen AKA, Mena KD, de Quevedo DM, Rigotto C, de Barros MP, Spilki FR. Human mastadenovirus in water, sediment, sea surface microlayer, and bivalve mollusk from southern Brazilian beaches. Mar Pollut Bull. 2019 May; 142:335-349. PMID: 31232312.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    10. Yen YC, Yang CY, Mena KD, Cheng YT, Yuan CS, Chen PS. Jumping on the bed and associated increases of PM10, PM2.5, PM1, airborne endotoxin, bacteria, and fungi concentrations. Environ Pollut. 2019 Feb; 245:799-809. PMID: 30502709.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    11. Girardi V, Mena KD, Albino SM, Demoliner M, Gularte JS, de Souza FG, Rigotto C, Quevedo DM, Schneider VE, Paesi SO, Tarwater PM, Spilki FR. Microbial risk assessment in recreational freshwaters from southern Brazil. Sci Total Environ. 2019 Feb 15; 651(Pt 1):298-308. PMID: 30240914.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    12. Medrano-Félix JA, Chaidez C, Mena KD, Soto-Galindo MDS, Castro-Del Campo N. Characterization of biofilm formation by Salmonella enterica at the air-liquid interface in aquatic environments. Environ Monit Assess. 2018 Mar 15; 190(4):221. PMID: 29546664.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    13. Black JC, Welday JN, Buckley B, Ferguson A, Gurian PL, Mena KD, Yang I, McCandlish E, Solo-Gabriele HM. Risk Assessment for Children Exposed to Beach Sands Impacted by Oil Spill Chemicals. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 08 27; 13(9). PMID: 27618904.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    14. Perez V, Mena KD, Watson HN, Prater RB, McIntyre JL. Evaluation and quantitative microbial risk assessment of a unique antimicrobial agent for hospital surface treatment. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Nov; 43(11):1201-7. PMID: 26231547.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    15. Moncada G, Fernández E, Mena K, Martin J, Vildósola P, De Oliveira Junior OB, Estay J, Mjör IA, Gordan VV. Seal, replacement or monitoring amalgam restorations with occlusal marginal defects? Results of a 10-year clinical trial. J Dent. 2015 Nov; 43(11):1371-8. PMID: 26231302.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Chen YL, Yen YC, Yang CY, Lee MS, Ho CK, Mena KD, Wang PY, Chen PS. The concentrations of ambient Burkholderia pseudomallei during typhoon season in endemic area of melioidosis in Taiwan. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014; 8(5):e2877. PMID: 24874950.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    17. Martínez-Bastidas T, Castro-del Campo N, Mena KD, Castro-del Campo N, León-Félix J, Gerba CP, Chaidez C. Detection of pathogenic micro-organisms on children's hands and toys during play. J Appl Microbiol. 2014 Jun; 116(6):1668-75. PMID: 24524673.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    18. Regnier A, Gurian P, Mena KD. Drinking water intake and source patterns within a US-Mexico border population. Int J Environ Health Res. 2015; 25(1):21-32. PMID: 24635828.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Praveen C, Dancho BA, Kingsley DH, Calci KR, Meade GK, Mena KD, Pillai SD. Susceptibility of murine norovirus and hepatitis A virus to electron beam irradiation in oysters and quantifying the reduction in potential infection risks. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2013 Jun; 79(12):3796-801. PMID: 23584781.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    20. Betancourt WQ, Mena KD. Assessment of waterborne protozoan passage through conventional drinking water treatment process in Venezuela. J Water Health. 2012 Jun; 10(2):324-36. PMID: 22717757.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    21. Espinosa AC, Jesudhasan P, Arredondo R, Cepeda M, Mazari-Hiriart M, Mena KD, Pillai SD. Quantifying the reduction in potential health risks by determining the sensitivity of poliovirus type 1 chat strain and rotavirus SA-11 to electron beam irradiation of iceberg lettuce and spinach. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Feb; 78(4):988-93. PMID: 22179244.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    22. Magana-Ordorica D, Mena K, Valdez-Torres JB, Soto-Beltran M, Leon-Felix J, Chaidez C. Relationships between the occurrence of Giardia and Cryptosporidium and physicochemical properties of marine waters of the Pacific Coast of Mexico. J Water Health. 2010 Dec; 8(4):797-802. PMID: 20705989.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Cardenas VM, Mena KD, Ortiz M, Karri S, Variyam E, Behravesh CB, Snowden KF, Flisser A, Bristol JR, Mayberry LF, Ortega YR, Fukuda Y, Campos A, Graham DY. Hyperendemic H. pylori and tapeworm infections in a U.S.-Mexico border population. Public Health Rep. 2010 May-Jun; 125(3):441-7. PMID: 20433039.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Travis PB, Goodman KJ, O'Rourke KM, Groves FD, Sinha D, Nicholas JS, VanDerslice J, Lackland D, Mena KD. The association of drinking water quality and sewage disposal with Helicobacter pylori incidence in infants: the potential role of water-borne transmission. J Water Health. 2010 Mar; 8(1):192-203. PMID: 20009261.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    25. Flores CM, Mota LC, Green CF, Mena KD, Balcazar H, Gibbs SG. Evaluation of respiratory symptoms and their possible association with residential indoor bioaerosol concentrations and other environmental influences. J Environ Health. 2009 Nov; 72(4):8-13. PMID: 19908432.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Mota A, Mena KD, Soto-Beltran M, Tarwater PM, Cháidez C. Risk assessment of cryptosporidium and giardia in water irrigating fresh produce in Mexico. J Food Prot. 2009 Oct; 72(10):2184-8. PMID: 19833043.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    27. Corella-Barud V, Mena KD, Gibbs SG, Gurian PL, Barud A. Evaluation of neighborhood treatment systems for potable water supply. Int J Environ Health Res. 2009 Feb; 19(1):49-58. PMID: 19241246.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    28. Mena KD, Gerba CP. Waterborne adenovirus. Rev Environ Contam Toxicol. 2009; 198:133-67. PMID: 19253037.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    29. Mena KD, Gerba CP. Risk assessment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water. Rev Environ Contam Toxicol. 2009; 201:71-115. PMID: 19484589.
      Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    30. Mena KD, Pillai SD. An approach for developing quantitative risk-based microbial standards for fresh produce. J Water Health. 2008 Sep; 6(3):359-64. PMID: 19108556.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    31. Barton Behravesh C, Mayberry LF, Bristol JR, Cardenas VM, Mena KD, Martínez-Ocaña J, Flisser A, Snowden KF. Population-based survey of taeniasis along the United States-Mexico border. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2008 Jun; 102(4):325-33. PMID: 18510813.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    32. Carrasco L, Mena KD, Mota LC, Ortiz M, Behravesh CB, Gibbs SG, Bristol JR, Mayberry L, Cardenas VM. Occurrence of faecal contamination in households along the US-Mexico border. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2008 Jun; 46(6):682-7. PMID: 18482280.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    33. Reynolds KA, Mena KD, Gerba CP. Risk of waterborne illness via drinking water in the United States. Rev Environ Contam Toxicol. 2008; 192:117-58. PMID: 18020305.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    34. Ryu H, Alum A, Mena KD, Abbaszadegan M. Assessment of the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and Giardia in non-potable reclaimed water. Water Sci Technol. 2007; 55(1-2):283-90. PMID: 17305151.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    35. Gurian PL, Camacho G, Park JY, Cook SR, Mena KD. Evaluating in-home water purification methods for communities in Texas on the border with Mexico. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2006 Dec; 20(6):403-6. PMID: 17341331.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    36. Ortega YR, Torres MP, Mena KD. Presence of Neospora caninum specific antibodies in three dairy farms in Georgia and two in Texas. Vet Parasitol. 2007 Mar 31; 144(3-4):353-5. PMID: 17112670.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    37. Gibbs SG, Green CF, Tarwater PM, Mota LC, Mena KD, Scarpino PV. Isolation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from the air plume downwind of a swine confined or concentrated animal feeding operation. Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Jul; 114(7):1032-7. PMID: 16835055.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    38. O'Rourke KM, Roddy ME, Williams D, Mena K. Predictors of early postpartum vitamin use among women of Mexican origin: implications for healthcare provider recommendations. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(1):194-200. PMID: 16599370.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Chaidez C, Soto M, Gortares P, Mena K. Occurrence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in irrigation water and its impact on the fresh produce industry. Int J Environ Health Res. 2005 Oct; 15(5):339-45. PMID: 16416751.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
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