S. Katharine Hammond PhD, CIH

Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
  • PH 220C: Health Risk Assessment, Regulation, and Policy
  • PH 267B: Characterization of Airborne Chemicals
Research Interests: 
  • Responses of asthmatic children to short-term fluctuations in particulate air pollution
  • Neurologic and reproductive effects of hexane on workers
  • Exposure and health effects of secondhand smoke and international efforts for tobacco control
  • Evaluating exposure and health effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on asthmatic children and workers in China from the combustion of smoky coal
Selected Publications: 

Yueh-Hsiu Chiu, Jaime E. Hart, Thomas J. Smith, S. Katharine Hammond, Eric Garshick and Francine Laden. Nicotine Contamination in Particulate Matter Sampling. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6: 601-607, 2009.

Gan, Quan, S. Katharine Hammond, Yuan Jiang, Yan Yang, Teh-wei Hu. Effectiveness of Smoke-free policy in Lowering Office Secondhand Smoke Concentrations in China Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 50:570-575, 2008. PMID: 18469626

Heiss, Christian, Nicolas Amabile, Andrew C. Lee, Wendy May Real, Suzaynn Schick, David Lao, Maelene L. Wong, Sarah Jahn, Franca S. Angeli, Petros Minasi, Matthew L. Springer, S. Katharine Hammond, Stanton A. Glantz, William Grossman, John R. Balmes, Yerem Yeghiazarians. Brief second hand smoke exposure depresses EPC activity and endothelial function: sustained vascular injury and blunted NO production, Journal of the American College of Cardiology 51:1760-1771, 2008. PMID: 18452782

Schick, S., Gvinianidze K., Tsereteli D., Novotny T., Hammond K. Pilot Study of Compliance with Healthcare Facility Smoking Laws in Georgia. Georgian Medical News 1 (154): 47-52, 2008 PMID: 18323594

Tian, Linwei , Lucas, Donald , Fischer, Susan L, Lee,. S. C., Hammond, S. Katharine, and Koshland, Catherine P. Particle and Gas Emissions from a Simulated Coal-Burning Household Fire Pit. Environmental Science and Technology 42:2503-2508, 2008. PMID: 18504988

Wamboldt, Frederick S., Ronald C. Balkissoon, Allison E. Rankin, Stanley J. Szefler, S. Katharine Hammond, Russell E. Glasgow, W. Perry Dickinson. Correlates of household smoking bans in low income families of children with and without asthma. Family Process 47:81-94, 2008. PMID: 18411831

El-Nachef, Wael N, and Hammond S. Katharine. Exhaled Carbon Monoxide with Waterpipe Use in US Students. Journal of the American Medical Association 299:36-38, 2008. PMID: 18167404

Ruger JP, Weinstein MC, Hammond SK, Kearney MH, Emmons KM. Cost-Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention among Low-Income Pregnant Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Value Health. 11:191-198, 2008. PMID: 17854434

Gan, Quan, Kirk R. Smith, S. Katharine Hammond, Teh-wei Hu. Disease Burden of Adult Lung Cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease from Passive Smoking in China. Tobacco Control 2007;16:417-422; doi:10.1136/tc.2007.021477, 2007. PMID: 18048620

Wilson, Michael P., Hammond, S. Katharine, Hubbard, Alan E., Nicas, Mark. Worker Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds in the Vehicle Repair Industry, Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 4:301-310, 2007. PMID: 17454499

Eisner MD, Wang Y, Haight TJ, Balmes J, Hammond SK, Tager IB. Secondhand smoke exposure, pulmonary function, and cardiovascular mortality. Annals of Epidemiology 17:364-373, 2007. PMID: 17300955

Barnes, Richard L., Hammond, S. Katharine, Glantz Stanton A.. The tobacco industry's role in the 16 Cities Study of secondhand tobacco smoke: Do the data support the stated conclusions? Environmental Health Perspectives, 114:1890-1897, 2006. PMCID: 1764165

Hjelmroos-Koski, Mervi, Macher, Janet, Hammond, S. Katharine, Tager, Ira B. Pollen grain and fungal spore aggregations and exposure considerations for an epidemiological study. Grana, 45:261-287, 2006.

Solomon, Gina M., Hjelmroos-Koski, Mervi, Rotkin-Ellman, Miriam, Hammond, S. Katharine. Airborne Mold and Endotoxin concentrations in New Orleans, Louisiana after Flooding, October through November, 2005, Environmental Health Perspectives, 114:1381-1386, 2006. PMCID: 1570051

Profile Updated: October 8, 2018