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Dennis Shusterman, MD, MPH

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentMedicine
Address1855 Folsom Street
San Francisco CA 94103
Phone510-620-2847
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    University of Barcelona2002Gaspar de Portola Academic Exchange
    California Breathing2013Clean Air Award

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    Education:
    MD, UC Davis, 1978. Rotating Internship, The Waltham Hospital, 1978-1979. FP Residency, San Jose Hospital, 1979-1981. MPH, Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley, 1982. Clinical Fellowship in Environmental Medicine, UCSF, 1994-1996.

    Employment:
    Medical Director, Sonoma County Indian Health Project, 1981-1984. Public Health Medical Officer, CA Dept. of Health Services, 1985-1991; Cal/EPA, 1991-1994. Full-time faculty, UCSF/SFGH Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1994-2004. Professor of Medicine and Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, 2004-2007. Chief, Hazard Evaluation Section and Information Service (HESIS), CA Dept. of Public Health, Occupational Health Branch, Richmond, CA, 2007-2014. Staff Physician, Occupational Health Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, 2014-present.

    Recent research activities:
    Co-PI, FAMRI Clinical Innovator Award: "Second-hand smoke and sinusitis: Effect of sidestream smoke on sinus ostial patency." Collaborated with ORL Depts. at UCSF and UW on use of acoustically stimulated nasal NO as an index of ostiomeatal complex patency. Collaborated with Indoor Air Quality Section at California Department of Public Health on a pilot study of nasal trigeminal irritation by microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs). Mentored OEM fellow in a systematic literature review of the the relationship between occupational rhinitis and occupational asthma. Affiliated with Human Exposure Laboratory, ZSFGH, and Director of Upper Airway Biology Laboratory, UC Berkeley / Richmond Field Station.


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    Case-Based Teaching in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Nursing
    University of California, San Francisco - Center for Instructional Technology Jul 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal investigator
    Second-hand smoke and sinusitis: Effect of sidestream smoke exposure on sinus ostial patency
    FAMRI (Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute) Jul 1, 2008 - Jun 30, 2010
    Role: Co-principal investigator
    Nasal physiologic reactivity of nonallergic rhinitics to cold air provocation
    Glaxo SmithKline Nov 1, 2006 - Nov 1, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    INDIVIDUAL FACTORS IN NASAL IRRITANT SENSITIVITY
    NIH/NIEHS R01ES010424Sep 1, 2000 - Aug 31, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NASAL IRRITANT SENSITIVITY AND ALLERGIC RHINITIS
    NIH/NIDCD K08DC000121Aug 1, 1996 - Jul 31, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NASAL IRRITANT SENSITIVITY AND ALLERGIC RHINITIS
    NIH/NIDCD K23DC000121Aug 1, 1996 - Jul 31, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Chen W, Wang P, Ito K, Fowles J, Shusterman D, Jaques PA, Kumagai K. Measurement of heating coil temperature for e-cigarettes with a "top-coil" clearomizer. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0195925. PMID: 29672571.
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    2. Balogun RA, Siracusa A, Shusterman D. Occupational rhinitis and occupational asthma: Association or progression? Am J Ind Med. 2018 Apr; 61(4):293-307. PMID: 29411403.
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    3. Shusterman D, Wang P, Kumagai K.Nasal Trigeminal Perception of Two Representative Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs): 1-Octen-3-ol and 3-Octanol—a Pilot Study. Chem Percept. 2017.
    4. Sondermeyer Cooksey GL, Wilken JA, McNary J, Gilliss D, Shusterman D, Materna BL, Vugia DJ. Dust Exposure and Coccidioidomycosis Prevention Among Solar Power Farm Construction Workers in California. Am J Public Health. 2017 Aug; 107(8):1296-1303. PMID: 28640687.
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    5. Wang P, Chen W, Liao J, Matsuo T, Ito K, Fowles J, Shusterman D, Mendell M, Kumagai K. A Device-Independent Evaluation of Carbonyl Emissions from Heated Electronic Cigarette Solvents. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0169811. PMID: 28076380.
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    6. Shusterman D, Baroody FM, Craig T, Friedlander S, Nsouli T, Silverman B. Role of the Allergist-Immunologist and Upper Airway Allergy in Sleep-Disordered Breathing. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 May - Jun; 5(3):628-639. PMID: 27923646.
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    7. Shusterman D. Nonallergic Rhinitis: Environmental Determinants. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2016 May; 36(2):379-99. PMID: 27083110.
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    8. Shusterman D. The nasal nitric oxide response to external acoustic energy: A pilot study of sampling dynamics. Sinusitis. 2015; 1(1):13-13.
    9. Wilken JA, Sondermeyer G, Shusterman D, McNary J, Vugia DJ, McDowell A, Borenstein P, Gilliss D, Ancock B, Prudhomme J, Gold D, Windham GC, Lee L, Materna BL. Coccidioidomycosis among Workers Constructing Solar Power Farms, California, USA, 2011-2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Nov; 21(11):1997-2005. PMID: 26484688; PMCID: PMC4622237.
    10. Shusterman D. Occupational irritant and allergic rhinitis. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2014 Apr; 14(4):425. PMID: 24526601.
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    11. Macisaac J, Harrison R, Krishnaswami J, McNary J, Suchard J, Boysen-Osborn M, Cierpich H, Styles L, Shusterman D. Fatalities due to dichloromethane in paint strippers: a continuing problem. Am J Ind Med. 2013 Aug; 56(8):907-10. PMID: 23450690.
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    12. Schick SF, van den Vossenberg G, Luo A, Whitlatch A, Jacob P, Balmes J, Shusterman D. Thirty minute-exposure to aged cigarette smoke increases nasal congestion in nonsmokers. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2013; 76(10):601-13. PMID: 23859154.
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    13. Zhao YA, Shusterman D. Occupational rhinitis and other work-related upper respiratory tract conditions. Clin Chest Med. 2012 Dec; 33(4):637-47. PMID: 23153606.
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    14. Shusterman D, Weaver EM, Goldberg AN, Schick SF, Wong HH, Balmes JR. Pilot evaluation of the nasal nitric oxide response to humming as an index of osteomeatal patency. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2012 Mar-Apr; 26(2):123-6. PMID: 22487289.
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    15. Roisman R, Materna B, Beckman S, Katz E, Shusterman D, Harrison R. The role of state public health agencies in national efforts to track workplace hazards and the relevance of state experiences to nanomaterial worker surveillance. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Jun; 53(6 Suppl):S38-41. PMID: 21654415.
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    16. Shusterman D. The effects of air pollutants and irritants on the upper airway. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2011 Mar; 8(1):101-5. PMID: 21364227.
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    17. Shusterman D. Regarding "Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 antagonists block the noxious effects of toxic industrial isocyanates and tear gases". FASEB J. 2010 Apr; 24(4):980. PMID: 20356910.
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    18. Materna B, Harriman K, Rosenberg J, Shusterman D, Windham G, Atwell J, Beckman S, Mortensen E, Zipprich J.MMWR. Occupational transmission of Neisseria meningitidis – California, 2009. 2010; 45(59):1480-1483.
    19. Morris JB, Shusterman D. Toxicology of the Nose and Upper Airways. NY: Informa Healthcare. 2010.
    20. Shusterman D, Tilles SA. Nasal physiological reactivity of subjects with nonallergic rhinitis to cold air provocation: a pilot comparison of subgroups. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2009 Sep-Oct; 23(5):475-9. PMID: 19807979.
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    21. Gulati RK, Kwan-Gett T, Hampson NB, Baer A, Shusterman D, Shandro JR, Duchin JS. Carbon monoxide epidemic among immigrant populations: King County, Washington, 2006. Am J Public Health. 2009 Sep; 99(9):1687-92. PMID: 19608962; PMCID: PMC2724456.
    22. Shusterman D, Hummel T. Symposium overview: Nasal trigeminal function: qualitative, quantitative, and temporal effects. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Jul; 1170:181-3. PMID: 19686134.
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    23. Shusterman D. Qualitative effects in nasal trigeminal chemoreception. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Jul; 1170:196-201. PMID: 19686137.
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    24. Shusterman D. Environmental nonallergic rhinitis. Clin Allergy Immunol. 2007; 19:249-66. PMID: 17153018.
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    25. Shusterman D, Matovinovic E, Salmon A. Does Haber's law apply to human sensory irritation? Inhal Toxicol. 2006 Jun; 18(7):457-71. PMID: 16603477.
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    26. Shusterman D, Tarun A, Murphy MA, Morris J. Seasonal allergic rhinitic and normal subjects respond differentially to nasal provocation with acetic acid vapor. Inhal Toxicol. 2005 Mar; 17(3):147-52. PMID: 15788375.
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    27. Shusterman D, Balmes J, Murphy MA, Tai CF, Baraniuk J. Chlorine inhalation produces nasal airflow limitation in allergic rhinitic subjects without evidence of neuropeptide release. Neuropeptides. 2004 Dec; 38(6):351-8. PMID: 15567471.
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    28. Rigau J, Farré R, Trepat X, Shusterman D, Navajas D. Oscillometric assessment of airway obstruction in a mechanical model of vocal cord dysfunction. J Biomech. 2004 Jan; 37(1):37-43. PMID: 14672566.
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    29. Schiffman SS, Walker JM, Dalton P, Lorig TS, Raymer JH, Shusterman D, Williams CM. Potential health effects of odor from animal operations, wastewater treatment, and recycling of byproducts. J Agromedicine. 2004; 9(2):397-403. PMID: 19785232.
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    30. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Balmes J. Influence of age, gender, and allergy status on nasal reactivity to inhaled chlorine. Inhal Toxicol. 2003 Oct; 15(12):1179-89. PMID: 14515221.
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    31. Tarun AS, Bryant B, Zhai W, Solomon C, Shusterman D. Gene expression for carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes in human nasal mucosa. Chem Senses. 2003 Sep; 28(7):621-9. PMID: 14578124.
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    32. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Balmes J. Differences in nasal irritant sensitivity by age, gender, and allergic rhinitis status. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2003 Oct; 76(8):577-83. PMID: 12920525.
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    33. Shusterman D. Toxicology of nasal irritants. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 May; 3(3):258-65. PMID: 12662476.
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    34. Shusterman D, Murphy MA, Walsh P, Balmes JR. Cholinergic blockade does not alter the nasal congestive response to irritant provocation. Rhinology. 2002 Sep; 40(3):141-6. PMID: 12357714.
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    35. Shusterman D. Review of the upper airway, including olfaction, as mediator of symptoms. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Aug; 110 Suppl 4:649-53. PMID: 12194901; PMCID: PMC1241220.
    36. Shusterman D. Individual factors in nasal chemesthesis. Chem Senses. 2002 Jul; 27(6):551-64. PMID: 12142331.
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    37. Shusterman D. Latex allergy. West J Med. 1996 Sep; 165(3):141-2. PMID: 8909169; PMCID: PMC1303724.
    38. Shusterman D. Trichloroethylene exposure. Am Fam Physician. 1993 Jun; 47(8):1713-4. PMID: 8498283.
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    39. Shusterman D. Espresso maker's wrist. West J Med. 1990 Jun; 152(6):721-2. PMID: 2353484; PMCID: PMC1002447.
    40. Shusterman D. Workers' compensation. Am Fam Physician. 1988 Jul; 38(1):59, 63. PMID: 2969181.
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    41. Brodersen R, Cashore WJ, Wennberg RP, Ahlfors CE, Rasmussen LF, Shusterman D. Kinetics of bilirubin oxidation with peroxidase, as applied to studies of bilirubin-albumin binding. Scand J Clin Lab Invest. 1979 Apr; 39(2):143-50. PMID: 523962.
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