Jessica Montresor-Lopez

Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1222
Phone: 301-405-9416 |
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Jessica is a PhD candidate in the Toxicology and Environmental Health program at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health. She recently passed her PhD qualifying exam with a proposal entitled "Exposure to Air Toxics and Autism Spectrum Disorder." Jessica's research primarily focuses on ambient air pollution and chronic disease, and she is also interested in health disparities and the built environment. In 2013, Jessica obtained an MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Prior to enrolling at UMD, Jessica conducted biomedical research at Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University for five years. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005.

Selected Publications
  1. Montresor-López JA, Puett RC, Brandon Knight, Rashawn Ray, Brian E. Saelens, Jennifer D. Roberts. (2016) Outdoor and Indoor Play Predictors in Washington DC Metropolitan Children. Annals of Behavioral Medicine; 50(S1).
  2. Montresor-López JA, Yanosky JD, Mittleman MA, Sapkota A, He X, Hibbert JD, Wirth MD, Puett RC. (2015) Short-term exposure to ambient ozone and stroke hospital admission: A case-crossover analysis. Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. doi: 10.1038/jes.2015.48.
  3. Rao X, Montresor-López J, Puett R, Rajagopalan S, Brook RD. (2015) Ambient air pollution: an emerging diabetes risk factor. Current Diabetes Reports; 15(6):603.
  4. Ingram DD, Montresor-López JA. (2015) Differences in Stroke Mortality Among Adults Aged 45 and Over: United States, 2010-2013. NCHS Data Brief; (207):1-8.
  5. Puett RC, Teas J, España-Romero V,  Artero EG, DC Lee, Baruth M, Sui X, Montresor-López J, Blair SN. (2014). Physical activity: Does environment make a difference for tension, stress, emotional outlook, and perceptions of health status? Journal of Physical Activity and Health; 11(8):1503-11.