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Janvier Gasana MD, MPH, PhD

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Institute for Health and Equity
Division: Master of Public Health/Doctor of Public Health
Program: Masters of Public Health


Publications (66)

  • Sedentary behaviour among older adults residing in flat and hilly neighbourhoods and its association with frailty and chronic disease status (Asiamah N, Agyemang SM, Vieira ER, Khan HTA, Gasana J) BMC Public Health December 2023;23(1) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85174827367 12/01/2023    
  • Sedentary behaviour among older adults residing in flat and hilly neighbourhoods and its association with frailty and chronic disease status. (Asiamah N, Agyemang SM, Vieira ER, Khan HTA, Gasana J) BMC Public Health 2023 Oct 24;23(1):2083 PMID: 37875861 PMCID: PMC10599026 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85174827367 10/25/2023    
  • Trihalomethanes and physicochemical quality of drinking water in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Tafesse N, Porcelli M, Hirpessa BB, Gasana J, Padhi RK, Robele S, Ambelu A) Heliyon 2023 Sep;9(9):e19446 PMID: 37809755 PMCID: PMC10558591 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85170061721 10/09/2023    
  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of the long-term effects of physical activity interventions on objectively measured outcomes. (Gasana J, O'Keeffe T, Withers TM, Greaves CJ) BMC Public Health 2023 Sep 02;23(1):1697 PMID: 37660119 PMCID: PMC10474717 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85169529244 09/03/2023       1 Citation
  • Trihalomethanes and physicochemical quality of drinking water in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Tafesse N, Porcelli M, Hirpessa BB, Gasana J, Padhi RK, Robele S, Ambelu A) Heliyon September 2023;9(9) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85170061721 09/01/2023    
  • Occupational Asthma Prevalence among Migrant Workers Attending Shuaiba Industrial Medical Center in Kuwait. (Alhadlaq HW, Ateeq A, Shayea AMF, Gasana J) Healthcare (Basel) 2023 Jul 13;11(14) PMID: 37510462 PMCID: PMC10379107 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85166558832 07/29/2023    
  • The moderating influences of social networks on the relationship between neighbourhood walkability and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults in Accra, Ghana (Asiamah N, Vieira ER, Gasana J, Conduah AK, Eduafo R) Journal of Public Health (Germany) May 2023;31(5):789-798 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85106700270 05/01/2023    
  • Exposure and carcinogenic risk assessment of trihalomethanes (THMs) for water supply consumers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Tafesse N, Porcelli M, Hirpessa BB, Gasana J, Padhi RK, Garie SR, Ambelu A) Toxicol Rep 2023;10:261-268 PMID: 36876027 PMCID: PMC9976571 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85148371679 03/07/2023       4 Citations
  • Exposure and carcinogenic risk assessment of trihalomethanes (THMs) for water supply consumers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Tafesse N, Porcelli M, Hirpessa BB, Gasana J, Padhi RK, Garie SR, Ambelu A) Toxicology Reports January 2023;10:261-268 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85148371679 01/01/2023       4 Citations
  • Risky Roads in Kuwait: An Uneven Toll on Migrant Workers. (Gasana J, Albahar S, Alkhalidi M, Al-Mekhled Q, El Reda D, Al-Sharbati M) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 Aug 07;19(15) PMID: 35955082 PMCID: PMC9368245 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85136269308 08/13/2022    
  • Race as a moderator of the association between ethnicity, preeclampsia and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. (Ibrahimou B, Sun N, Burchfield S, Shrestha P, Veitzman F, Bursac Z, Salihu H, Dagne G, Gasana J, Guilarte TR) World J Pediatr 2022 Aug;18(8):568-573 PMID: 35650375 PMCID: PMC10574812 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85131423130 06/02/2022    
  • Air Pollution and Respiratory Hospital Admissions in Kuwait: The Epidemiological Applicability of Predicted PM2.5 in Arid Regions. (Albahar S, Li J, Al-Zoughool M, Al-Hemoud A, Gasana J, Aldashti H, Alahmad B) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 May 15;19(10) PMID: 35627536 PMCID: PMC9140349 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85129917930 05/29/2022       4 Citations
  • Air Pollution and Respiratory Hospital Admissions in Kuwait: The Epidemiological Applicability of Predicted PM2.5 in Arid Regions (Albahar S, Li J, Al-Zoughool M, Al-Hemoud A, Gasana J, Aldashti H, Alahmad B) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health May-2 2022;19(10) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85129917930 05/01/2022       4 Citations
  • Diabetes Mellitus and Its Risk Factors among Migrant Workers in Kuwait. (Ali A, Alfajjam S, Gasana J) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2022 Mar 25;19(7) PMID: 35409622 PMCID: PMC8997920 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85126835013 04/13/2022       3 Citations
  • Using a stochastic continuous-time Markov chain model to examine alternative timing and duration of the COVID-19 lockdown in Kuwait: what can be done now? (Al-Zoughool M, Oraby T, Vainio H, Gasana J, Longenecker J, Al Ali W, AlSeaidan M, Elsaadany S, Tyshenko MG) Arch Public Health 2022 Jan 08;80(1):22 PMID: 34998438 PMCID: PMC8742165 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122738484 01/10/2022       3 Citations
  • Associations between older African academics' physical activity, walkability and mental health: a social distancing perspective. (Asiamah N, Vieira ER, Kouveliotis K, Gasana J, Awuviry-Newton K, Eduafo R) Health Promot Int 2022 Apr 29;37(2) PMID: 34543431 PMCID: PMC8500010 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85124596388 09/21/2021       6 Citations
  • Disparities in excess deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic among migrant workers in Kuwait. (Alahmad B, AlMekhled D, Odeh A, Albloushi D, Gasana J) BMC Public Health 2021 Sep 14;21(1):1668 PMID: 34521360 PMCID: PMC8438289 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85115023133 09/16/2021       10 Citations
  • Identification of public health priorities, barriers, and solutions for Kuwait using the modified Delphi method for stakeholder consensus. (Gasana J, Vainio H, Longenecker J, Loney T, Ádám B, Al-Zoughool M) Int J Health Plann Manage 2021 Sep;36(5):1830-1846 PMID: 34176157 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85108821182 06/28/2021       3 Citations
  • Exposures in the Indoor Environment and Prevalence of Allergic Conditions in the United States of America. (Gasana J, Ibrahimou B, Albatineh AN, Al-Zoughool M, Zein D) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 May 06;18(9) PMID: 34066511 PMCID: PMC8124238 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105220713 06/03/2021       6 Citations
  • Occupational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss among Migrant Workers in Kuwait. (Buqammaz M, Gasana J, Alahmad B, Shebl M, Albloushi D) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 May 16;18(10) PMID: 34065730 PMCID: PMC8156043 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105713214 06/03/2021       5 Citations
  • Occupational noise-induced hearing loss among migrant workers in Kuwait (Buqammaz M, Gasana J, Alahmad B, Shebl M, Albloushi D) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2 May 2021;18(10) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105713214 05/02/2021       5 Citations
  • Exposures in the indoor environment and prevalence of allergic conditions in the united states of america (Gasana J, Ibrahimou B, Albatineh AN, Al-Zoughool M, Zein D) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 1 May 2021;18(9) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105220713 05/01/2021       6 Citations
  • Analysis of intervention effectiveness using early outbreak transmission dynamics to guide future pandemic management and decision-making in Kuwait. (Tyshenko MG, Oraby T, Longenecker J, Vainio H, Gasana J, Alali WQ, AlSeaidan M, ElSaadany S, Al-Zoughool M) Infect Dis Model 2021;6:693-705 PMID: 33898885 PMCID: PMC8054527 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85104676759 04/27/2021       1 Citation
  • Ambient exposure of O3 and NO2 and associated health risk in Kuwait. (Al-Hemoud A, Gasana J, Alajeel A, Alhamoud E, Al-Shatti A, Al-Khayat A) Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 Mar;28(12):14917-14926 PMID: 33222061 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85096372406 11/23/2020       16 Citations
  • Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Handling Challenges in Kuwait (Gasana J, Shehab M) Sci September 2020;2(3):63-60 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85135765261 09/01/2020       10 Citations
  • Enhancing Research and Development in the Health Sciences as a Strategy to Establish a Knowledge-Based Economy in the State of Kuwait: A Call for Action. (Salman A, Fakhraldeen SA, Chun S, Jamil K, Gasana J, Al-Hunayan A) Healthcare (Basel) 2020 Aug 12;8(3) PMID: 32806569 PMCID: PMC7551608 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85091190894 08/19/2020       14 Citations
  • COVID-19 stressors on migrant workers in Kuwait: cumulative risk considerations. (Alahmad B, Kurdi H, Colonna K, Gasana J, Agnew J, Fox MA) BMJ Glob Health 2020 Jul;5(7) PMID: 32641292 PMCID: PMC7348320 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088422832 07/10/2020       51 Citations
  • Extreme temperatures and mortality in Kuwait: Who is vulnerable? (Alahmad B, Shakarchi AF, Khraishah H, Alseaidan M, Gasana J, Al-Hemoud A, Koutrakis P, Fox MA) Sci Total Environ 2020 Aug 25;732:139289 PMID: 32438154 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084555648 05/22/2020       40 Citations
  • Exposure levels of air pollution (PM2.5) and associated health risk in Kuwait. (Al-Hemoud A, Gasana J, Al-Dabbous A, Alajeel A, Al-Shatti A, Behbehani W, Malak M) Environ Res 2019 Dec;179(Pt A):108730 PMID: 31550597 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85072326876 09/25/2019       57 Citations
  • Determinants of childhood diarrhea in West Gojjam, Northwest Ethiopia: a case control study. (Girma M, Gobena T, Medhin G, Gasana J, Roba KT) Pan Afr Med J 2018;30:234 PMID: 30574253 PMCID: PMC6295292 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85058923704 12/24/2018       14 Citations
  • Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in Terms of Years of Life Lost (YLL) Due to Premature Adult Mortalities and Postneonatal Infant Mortalities Attributed to PM2.5 and PM10 Exposures in Kuwait. (Al-Hemoud A, Gasana J, Al-Dabbous AN, Al-Shatti A, Al-Khayat A) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 Nov 21;15(11) PMID: 30469450 PMCID: PMC6265960 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85057121538 11/25/2018       36 Citations
  • Prevalence and features of asthma-COPD overlap in the United States 2007-2012. (Mendy A, Forno E, Niyonsenga T, Carnahan R, Gasana J) Clin Respir J 2018 Aug;12(8):2369-2377 PMID: 29873189 PMCID: PMC6287748 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85053046481 06/07/2018       32 Citations
  • The role of psychological factors in predicting latrine ownership and consistent latrine use in rural Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. (Alemu F, Kumie A, Medhin G, Gasana J) BMC Public Health 2018 Feb 08;18(1):229 PMID: 29422034 PMCID: PMC5806365 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85041507462 02/10/2018       19 Citations
  • Trends in Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Asthma in Miami, Florida: 2005-2013. (Beck-Sague CM, Arrieta A, Pinzon-Iregui MC, Ortiz B, Dean AG, Cuddihy A, Gasana J) J Immigr Minor Health 2018 Dec;20(6):1429-1437 PMID: 29290019 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85056745942 01/01/2018       5 Citations
  • Blood biomarkers as predictors of long-term mortality in COPD. (Mendy A, Forno E, Niyonsenga T, Gasana J) Clin Respir J 2018 May;12(5):1891-1899 PMID: 29227024 PMCID: PMC5991987 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85045877534 12/12/2017       39 Citations
  • Dilemma of roof rainwater quality: applications of physical and organic treatment methods in a water scarce region of Mekelle, Ethiopia (Taffere GR, Beyene A, Vuai SAH, Gasana J, Seleshi Y) Urban Water Journal 28 May 2017;14(5):460-466 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84966709020 05/28/2017       6 Citations
  • Hand washing with soap and WASH educational intervention reduces under-five childhood diarrhoea incidence in Jigjiga District, Eastern Ethiopia: A community-based cluster randomized controlled trial. (Hashi A, Kumie A, Gasana J) Prev Med Rep 2017 Jun;6:361-368 PMID: 28507890 PMCID: PMC5425344 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85018422270 05/17/2017       36 Citations
  • Ambient PM2.5 Aluminum and Elemental Carbon and Placental Abruption Morbidity. (Ibrahimou B, Albatineh AN, Salihu HM, Gasana J) J Occup Environ Med 2017 Feb;59(2):148-153 PMID: 28002353 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85007154201 12/22/2016       16 Citations
  • Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Long-Term Risk for Death, United States. (Mendy A, Vieira ER, Albatineh AN, Gasana J) Emerg Infect Dis 2016 Nov;22(11):1966-1969 PMID: 27767920 PMCID: PMC5088013 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84992127833 10/22/2016       13 Citations
  • Location and time-specific investigation of roof rainwater quality is important to safeguard public health (Taffere GR, Beyene A, Vuai SAH, Gasana J, Seleshi Y) Desalination and Water Treatment 13 September 2016;57(43):20318-20326 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84945340370 09/13/2016       2 Citations
  • Reliability analysis of roof rainwater harvesting systems in a semi-arid region of sub-Saharan Africa: case study of Mekelle, Ethiopia (Taffere GR, Beyene A, Vuai SAH, Gasana J, Seleshi Y) Hydrological Sciences Journal 25 April 2016;61(6):1135-1140 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84961205959 04/25/2016       22 Citations
  • Characterization of Atmospheric Bulk Deposition: Implications on the Quality of Rainwater Harvesting Systems in the Semi-Arid City of Mekelle, Northern Ethiopia (Taffere GR, Beyene A, Vuai SAH, Gasana J, Seleshi Y) Environmental Processes 1 March 2016;3(1):247-261 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84964310802 03/01/2016       11 Citations
  • Asthma in schoolchildren in Monroe county, Florida: school-based needs assessment. (Gasana J, Gibson-Young L, Ibrahimou B, Weiss-Randall D, Arrieta A, Beck-Sagué C, Sivén J, Torok D) J Asthma 2016;53(3):330-8 PMID: 26364659 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84941237018 09/15/2015       4 Citations
  • Falls, physical limitations, confusion and memory problems in people with type II diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes, and the influence of vitamins A, D and E. (Vieira ER, Mendy A, Prado CM, Gasana J, Albatineh AN) J Diabetes Complications 2015;29(8):1159-64 PMID: 26344725 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84948718292 09/08/2015       11 Citations
  • Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity and cognitive functions in school-aged children. (Mendy A, Vieira ER, Albatineh AN, Gasana J) Parasitology 2015 Aug;142(9):1221-7 PMID: 25990628 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84937072984 05/21/2015       22 Citations
  • A meta-analysis of the associations between the SLC6A4 promoter polymorphism (5HTTLPR) and the risk for alcohol dependence. (Villalba K, Attonito J, Mendy A, Devieux JG, Gasana J, Dorak TM) Psychiatr Genet 2015 Apr;25(2):47-58 PMID: 25710844 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84924721313 02/25/2015       19 Citations
  • Immediate rather than delayed memory impairment in older adults with latent toxoplasmosis. (Mendy A, Vieira ER, Albatineh AN, Gasana J) Brain Behav Immun 2015 Mar;45:36-40 PMID: 25499468 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84924184273 12/17/2014       23 Citations
  • Higher specificity of tuberculin skin test compared with QuantiFERON-TB Gold for detection of exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (Mendy A, Albatineh AN, Vieira ER, Gasana J) Clin Infect Dis 2014 Oct 15;59(8):1188-9 PMID: 24997053 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84929940308 07/06/2014       3 Citations
  • Response to letter to the editor: regarding "copper deficiency and neuropathology related to the petrous bone". (Mendy A, Vieira ER, Albatineh AN, Nnadi AK, Gasana J) Ann Epidemiol 2014 Jun;24(6):490-1 PMID: 24731698 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84900789512 04/16/2014    
  • Prospective study of cytomegalovirus seropositivity and risk of mortality from diabetes. (Mendy A, Gasana J, Vieira ER, Diallo H) Acta Diabetol 2014 Oct;51(5):723-9 PMID: 24633860 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84919466592 03/19/2014       9 Citations
  • The pandemic nature of the reemerging tuberculosis and the role of migration in its spread (Gasana J, Popejoy MW, Ravikumaran R, Westphal D) Global Public Health Policy 2013:289-308 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84895407044 12/01/2013    
  • Low bone mineral density is associated with balance and hearing impairments. (Mendy A, Vieira ER, Albatineh AN, Nnadi AK, Lowry D, Gasana J) Ann Epidemiol 2014 Jan;24(1):58-62 PMID: 24263001 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84890126341 11/23/2013       45 Citations
  • Seropositivity to herpes simplex virus type 2, but not type 1 is associated with premature cardiovascular diseases: a population-based cross-sectional study. (Mendy A, Vieira ER, Gasana J) Atherosclerosis 2013 Nov;231(1):18-21 PMID: 24125404 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84885357810 10/16/2013       14 Citations
  • Probiotic administration in early life, atopy, and asthma: a meta-analysis of clinical trials. (Elazab N, Mendy A, Gasana J, Vieira ER, Quizon A, Forno E) Pediatrics 2013 Sep;132(3):e666-76 PMID: 23958764 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84884562690 08/21/2013       224 Citations
  • Macrolides for the long-term management of asthma--a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. (Reiter J, Demirel N, Mendy A, Gasana J, Vieira ER, Colin AA, Quizon A, Forno E) Allergy 2013 Aug;68(8):1040-9 PMID: 23895667 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84883141957 07/31/2013       70 Citations
  • Asthma in underserved schoolchildren in Miami, Florida: results of a school- and community-based needs assessment. (Page TF, Beck-Sague CM, Pinzon-Iregui MC, Cuddihy A, Tyler T, Forno E, Dean AG, Siven J, Pottinger S, Gasana J) J Asthma 2013 Jun;50(5):480-7 PMID: 23544421 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84878132339 04/03/2013       12 Citations
  • Low blood lead concentrations and thyroid function of American adults. (Mendy A, Gasana J, Vieira ER) Int J Environ Health Res 2013 Dec;23(6):461-73 PMID: 23323812 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84889666738 01/18/2013       9 Citations
  • Motor vehicle air pollution and asthma in children: a meta-analysis. (Gasana J, Dillikar D, Mendy A, Forno E, Ramos Vieira E) Environ Res 2012 Aug;117:36-45 PMID: 22683007 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84864915766 06/12/2012       224 Citations
  • Work-related respiratory symptoms and lung function among solderers in the electronics industry: a meta-analysis. (Mendy A, Gasana J, Forno E, Vieira ER, Dowdye C) Environ Health Prev Med 2012 May;17(3):183-90 PMID: 21879344 PMCID: PMC3348243 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84862898059 09/01/2011       3 Citations
  • Urinary heavy metals and associated medical conditions in the US adult population. (Mendy A, Gasana J, Vieira ER) Int J Environ Health Res 2012;22(2):105-18 PMID: 21854105 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84859196753 08/23/2011       68 Citations
  • Endotoxin exposure and childhood wheeze and asthma: a meta-analysis of observational studies. (Mendy A, Gasana J, Vieira ER, Forno E, Patel J, Kadam P, Ramirez G) J Asthma 2011 Sep;48(7):685-93 PMID: 21732750 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80052019724 07/08/2011       39 Citations
  • Blood lead levels in children and environmental lead contamination in Miami inner city, Florida. (Gasana J, Hlaing WM, Siegel KA, Chamorro A, Niyonsenga T) Int J Environ Res Public Health 2006 Sep;3(3):228-34 PMID: 16968968 PMCID: PMC3807515 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-35548954274 09/14/2006       20 Citations
  • Impact of water supply and sanitation on diarrheal morbidity among young children in the socioeconomic and cultural context of Rwanda (Africa). (Gasana J, Morin J, Ndikuyeze A, Kamoso P) Environ Res 2002 Oct;90(2):76-88 PMID: 12483797 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036798201 12/18/2002       57 Citations
  • Environmental lead contamination in Miami inner-city area. (Gasana J, Chamorro A) J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 2002 Jul;12(4):265-72 PMID: 12087433 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0036066713 06/28/2002       19 Citations
  • Molecular biomarkers as measures of environmental justice: A proposed health-assessment paradigm (Gragg RD, Gasana J, Christaldi RA) International Journal of Public Administration 2002;25(2-3):281-303 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84856003743 01/01/2002       2 Citations
  • Industrial discharges of metals in Kigali, Rwanda, and the impact on drinking water quality. (Gasana J, Twagilimana L, Hallenbeck W, Brenniman G) Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 1997 Apr;58(4):523-6 PMID: 9060368 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0030616350 04/01/1997       3 Citations
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