Terry Gordon

Terry Gordon

Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

adverse effects of ambient particulate matter , genetic susceptibility of lung disease produced by environmental and occupational agents, alternative tobacco products, hookah water pipes, e-cigarettes

Our research program employs both human and animal models to study susceptibility factors—including genetics, age, and gender—underlying the adverse pulmonary and cardiac effects of environmental and occupational air pollutants. Our collaborators include several investigators at NYU School of Medicine and other academic centers.

One primary aim is to examine the cellular, molecular, and humoral interactions that lead to pollutant-induced pulmonary injury, with a focus on the contribution of genetic factors. We study the role of genetic host factors in murine models of disease, using both classic mouse genetics and computational genomics approaches.

Ambient particulate matter, which produces significant adverse cardiopulmonary effects, is another focus of the lab. Our recent research has examined the toxicity of particulate matter according to particle size, season, composition, and location (urban versus rural). We have collected ambient particulate matter in several cities in the United States, Germany, and China (the latter both during and after the 2008 Olympics in Beijing). Our lab also examines the role of coarse, fine, and ultrafine particulate matter, both in vitro and in vivo.

We are currently conducting longitudinal studies on the cardiopulmonary effects of mainstream and secondhand smoke from hookahs and e-cigarettes in private residences and in in hookah bars in New York City, and of exposure to various pollutants in volunteers before and after exercising along high-volume roadways.



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57 Old Forge Rd.

Second Floor

Tuxedo, NY 10987

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Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Fellowship, UC San Francisco, Cardiovascular Research Institute

Lauterstein, Dana E; Tijerina, Pamella B; Corbett, Kevin; Akgol Oksuz, Betul; Shen, Steven S; Gordon, Terry; Klein, Catherine B; Zelikoff, Judith T

International journal of environmental research & public health. 2016 Apr 12; 13(4):417-417

Zhou, Sherry; Behrooz, Leili; Weitzman, Michael; Pan, Grace; Vilcassim, Ruzmyn; Mirowsky, Jaime E; Breysee, Patrick; Rule, Ana; Gordon, Terry

Tobacco control. 2017 Jan; 26(1):40-45

Gany, Francesca; Bari, Sehrish; Prasad, Lakshmi; Leng, Jennifer; Lee, Trevor; Thurston, George D; Gordon, Terry; Acharya, Sudha; Zelikoff, Judith T

Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology. 2016 May 11; 27(2):221-226

Shanley, Ryan P; Hayes, Richard B; Cromar, Kevin R; Ito, Kazuhiko; Gordon, Terry; Ahn, Jiyoung

Epidemiology. 2016 Mar; 27(2):291-298

Vilcassim, M J Ruzmyn; Thurston, George D; Peltier, Richard E; Gordon, Terry

Environmental science & technology. 2014 Dec 16; 48(24):14738-14745e2014074

Thorpe, Lorna E; Feinberg, Alexis M; Elbel, Brian; Gordon, Terry; Kaplan, Sue A; Wyka, Katarzyna; Athens, Jessica; Shelley, Donna

American journal of preventive medicine. 2017 Dec 12; ?-?

Zelikoff, Judith T; Parmalee, Nancy; Corbett, Kevin; Gordon, Terry; Klein, Catherine B; Aschner, Michael

Toxicological sciences. 2017 Nov 17; ?-?

Caraher, Erin J; Kwon, Sophia; Haider, Syed H; Crowley, George; Lee, Audrey; Ebrahim, Minah; Zhang, Liqun; Chen, Lung-Chi; Gordon, Terry; Liu, Mengling; Prezant, David J; Schmidt, Ann Marie; Nolan, Anna

PLoS one. 2017 Sep 19; 12(9):e0184331-e0184331e0184331