Craig Steinmaus MD, MPH

Associate Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
  • MD - School of Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • MPH - School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • BS - Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Davis
  • PH251C Causal Inference and Meta-analysis
  • PH254 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
  • UCSF GHS206 Epidemiology
Research Interests: 
  • Arsenic in drinking water
  • Perchlorate and thyroid hormones
  • Meta-analysis
Current Projects: 

Major projects include a lung cancer case-control study of arsenic in water in California and Nevada, a cancer case-control study of arsenic in drinking water in Chile, a cross-sectional study of arsenic and lung function in Chile, and a cross-sectional study of perchlorate and other thyroid inhibitors in pregnant women and newborns in California.

Selected Publications: 

Steinmaus C, Miller M, Smith M. Perchlorate in drinking water during pregnancy and neonatal thyroid hormone levels in California. J Occup Environ Med 2010 52:1217-524

Schwilk E, Zhang L, Smith MT, Smith AH, Steinmaus C. Formaldehyde and leukemia: an updated meta-analysis and evaluation of bias. J Occup Environ Med. 2010 Sep;52(9):878-86.

Steinmaus C, Miller MD, Blount BC, Howd R. Impact of Smoking and Thiocyanate on Perchlorate and Thyroid Hormone Associations in the 2001-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Environ Health Perspect 115:1333-8, 2007

Steinmaus C, Moore L, Shipp M, Kalman D, Biggs ML, Hopenhayn C, Bates M, Zheng S, Smith AH. Genetic Polymorphisms in MTHFR 677 and 1298, GSTM1 and T1, and Metabolism of Arsenic. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 2006 (In Press)

The Association Between Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Breast Cancer: A Review by the California Environmental Protection Agency. Miller MD, Marty M, Broadwin R, Johnson K, Salmon AG, Winder B, Steinmaus C.Preventive Medicine, 2006 (In Press)

Smith AH, Marshall G, Yuan Y, Ferreccio C, Liaw J, von Ehrenstein O, Steinmaus C, Bates M, Selvin S. Increased Mortality from Lung Cancer and Bronchiectasis in Young Adults Following Exposure to Arsenic In Utero and Early Childhood. Environmental Health Perspectives (In Press).

Cohen R, Steinmaus C, Quinlan P, Cooper M, Ku R. Development of Permissible Exposure Limits: The California Experience. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 12:242-247, 2006

Steinmaus C*, George CM, Kalman D, Smith AH. The Evaluation of Two New Arsenic Field Test Kits Capable of Detecting Arsenic Water Concentrations Close to 10 mg/L. Environmental Science and Technology 40:3362-6, 2006

Steinmaus C, Bates MN, Yuan Y, Kalman D, Atallah R, Rey O, Biggs ML, Hopenhayn C, Moore L, Hoang B, Smith AH, Arsenic Methylation and Bladder Cancer Risk in Case-Control Studies in Argentina and the United States. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 48:478-88, 2006

Setia MS, Steinmaus C, Ho CS, Rutherford GW. The Role of BCG in Prevention of Leprosy: A Meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Disease, 6:162-70, 2006

Steinmaus C, Smith AH. The Highly Unusual Cluster of Childhood Leukemia in Churchill County, Nevada (Abstract).Epidemiology 16:S51, 2005

Smith AH, Marshall G, Yuan Y, Ferreccio C, Liaw J, von Ehrenstein O, Steinmaus C. Childhood Exposure to Arsenic in Water in Chile and Increased Mortality from Chronic Pulmonary Disease (Abstract). Epidemiology 16:S120, 2005

Moore L, Pfeiffer R, Warner M, Clark M, Skibola C, Steinmaus C, Alguacil J, Rothman N, Smith M, Smith AH. Identification of Biomarkers of Arsenic Exposure and Metabolism in Urine Using SELDI Technology. Journal of Biochemistry Molecular Toxicology 19:176, 2005

Steinmaus C, Carrigan K, Kalman D, Atallah R, Smith AH. Diet and Arsenic Methylation in a US Population.Environmental Health Perspectives 113:1153-59, 2005

Guha Mazumder DN, Steinmaus C, Bhattacharya P, von Ehrenstein OS, Ghosh N, Gotway M; Sil A, Balmes J, Haque R, Hira-Smith MM, Smith, AH. Increased Risk of Bronchiectasis in Persons with Skin Lesions Due to Arsenic in Drinking Water in West Bengal, India. Epidemiology 16:760-65, 2005

Steinmaus C, Yuan Y, Smith AH. The Temporal Stability of Arsenic Well Water Concentrations in Western Nevada.Environmental Research 99:164-68, 2005

Steinmaus C, Yuan Y, Kalman D, Atallah R, Smith AH. Intra-individual Variability in Arsenic Methylation in a US Population. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention  14:919-24, 2005

Steinmaus C, Lu M, Todd RL, Smith AH. Probability Estimates for the Unique Childhood Leukemia Cluster in Fallon, Nevada, and Risks Near Other US Military Aviation Facilities. Environmental Health Perspectives 112:766-772, 2004.

Zhuo H, Smith AH, Steinmaus C*. Selenium and Lung Cancer: A Quantitative Analysis of Heterogeneity in the Current Epidemiologic Literature. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 13:771-778, 2004.

Bates MN, Rey OA, Biggs ML, Hopenhayn C, Moore LE, Kalman D, Steinmaus C, Smith AH. Case-Control Study of Bladder Cancer and Exposure to Arsenic in Argentina. American Journal of Epidemiology 159:381-9, 2004.

Steinmaus CS, Yuan Y, Bates M, Smith AH. Case-Control Study of Bladder Cancer and Drinking Water Arsenic in the Western United States. American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 158 (12); 1193-1201, 2003.

Smith AH, Lopipero PA, Bates MN, Steinmaus CS. Arsenic Epidemiology and Drinking Water Standards. Science. Vol. 296, 2145-2146, 2002

Smith AH, Steinmaus CM. Arsenic in Urine and Water (Letter). Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 108 (11); A494-495, 2000

Steinmaus C, Balmes J. Government Laboratory Worker with Lung Cancer: Beryllium, Asbestos, or Tobacco Smoke?Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 108 (10); 1003-1006, 2000

Steinmaus CM, Nunez S, Smith AH. Diet and Bladder Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of Six Dietary Variables. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 151 (7); 693-702, 2000

Steinmaus CM, Moore L, Hopenhayn-Rich C, Biggs ML, Smith AH. Arsenic in Drinking Water and Bladder Cancer. Cancer Investigation. Vol. 18 (2); 174-182, 2000

Das R, Souter A, Sutton P, Beckman J, Santamaria B, Steinmaus CM et al, Farm Worker Illness Following Exposure to Carbofuran and Other Pesticides-Fresno County, California, 1998. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Vol. 48 (6); 113-116, 1998.

Smith AH, Biggs ML, Moore L, Haque R, Steinmaus CM, Lopipero P. Cancer Risks From Arsenic in Drinking Water: Implications for Drinking Water Standards. In W Chappell, CO Abernathy and RL Calderon (eds): Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects, July 12-15, 1998, San Diego, California. Oxford: Elsevier Science, Ltd., pp. 191-199

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