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John Durant
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Patton AP, Zamore W, Naumova EN, Levy JI, Brugge D, Durant JL, "Transferability and generalizability of regression models of ultrafine particles in urban neighborhoods in the Boston Area", Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es5061676.

Brugge D, Patton AP, Bob A, Reisner E, Bright O-JM, Durant JL, Zamore W, Newman J, "Developing policy and practice to reduce traffic-related air pollution exposure", Environmental Justice, accepted, April 2015.

Lane, KJ, Levy JI, Scammell MK, Patton AP, Durant JL, Zamore W, Mwamburi M, Brugge D, "Effect of time-activity adjustment on exposure assessment for traffic-related ultrafine particles," Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 1 April 2015; doi:10.1038/jes.2015.11.

Patton AP, Zamore W, Levy J, Perkins J, Brugge D, Durant JL, "Spatial and temporal differences in traffic-related air pollution in three urban neighborhoods near an interstate highway", Atmospheric Environment, 2014, 99: 309-321.

Durant JL, Beelen R, Eeftens M, Meliefste C, Cyrys J, Heinrich J, Bellander T, Lewné M, Brunekreef B, Hoek G. "Comparison of PM2.5, PM2.5 absorbance and nitrogen dioxide ratios in ambient air over three areas in Europe in 1999 and 2009", Science of the Total Environment, February 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.04.019.

Patton AP, Collins C, Naumova E, Zamore W, Brugge D, Durant JL, "A regression model of near-highway urban ultrafine particles measured by a mobile platform", Environmental Science and Technology, February 2014; doi: 10.1021/es404838k

Wu C-D, MacNaughton P, Melly S, Lane K, Adamkiewicz G, Durant JL, Brugge D, Spengler JD. "Mapping the Vertical Distribution of Population and Particulate Air Pollution in a Near–Highway Urban Neighborhood: Implications for Exposure Assessment", Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2 October 2013; doi: 10.1038/jes.2013.64.

Perkins JL, Padró-Martínez LT, Durant JL "Particle number emission factors for an urban highway tunnel", Atmospheric Environment, 2013, 74: 326-337.

Fuller CH, Patton AP, Lane K, Laws MB, Marden A, Carrasco E, Spengler J, Mwamburi M, Zamore W, Durant JL, Brugge D. "A Community Participatory Study of Cardiovascular Health and Exposure to Near-highway Air Pollution: Study Design and Methods" Reviews on Environmental Health, 2013, 28(1): 21-35.

Brugge D, Reisner E, Padró-Martínez LT, Zamore W, Owusu E, Durant JL, "In-home air filtration for improving cardiovascular health: Lessons from a CBPR study in public housing," Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, Spring 2013, v7.1, 49-56.

Fuller, CH, Brugge, D., Williams, P.L., Mittleman, M.A., Lane, K., Durant, J.L., Spengler, J.D., "Indoor and outdoor measurements of particle number concentration in near-highway homes," Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 2013, 1-7.

Padró-Martínez LT, Patton A, Trull JB, Zamore W, Brugge D, Durant JL. "Mobile monitoring of particle number concentration and other traffic-related air pollutants in a near-highway neighborhood over the course of a year", Atmospheric Environment, 2012, 61, 253-264, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.06.088.

Griffin DW, Naumova EN, McEntee J, Castronovo D, Durant JL, Lyles MB, Faruque FS, Lary DJ. Air quality and human health. In the: Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance. Chapter 4. Taylor & Francis Press. Book Editor: SA Morain and AM Budge, 2013.

Kosinski, KC, Adjei, MN, Bosempem, K, Crocker, JJ, Durant, JL, Osabutey, D, Plummer, JD, Stadecker, MJ, Wagner, AD, Woodin, M, Gute, DM "Effective control of Schistosoma haematobium infection in a Ghanaian community following installation of a water recreation area." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2012, 6(7): e1709. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001709.

Fuller, C.H., Brugge, D., Williams, P.L., Mittleman, M.A., Durant, J.L., Spengler, J.D. "Estimation of ultrafine particle concentrations at near-highway residences using data from local and central monitors," Atmospheric Environment, 2012, 57, 257-265.

Kosinski, KC, Crocker, JJ, Durant, JL, Osabutey, D, Adjei, MN, Gute, DM "A Novel Community-Based Water Recreation Area for Schistosomiasis Control in Rural Ghana", Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development, 2011, 1(4), 259-268, doi: 10.2166/washdev.2011.003.

Harris, A.M., Sempertegui, F., Estrella, B., Narváez, X., Egas, J., Woodin, M., Durant, J.L., Naumova, E., Griffiths, J.K., "Potential Association Between Air Pollution and Anemia as Risk Factors for Pneumonia in Ecuadorian children", Environmental Health, 2011, 10:93.

Kosinski, KC, Bosempem, K, Wagner, A, Stadacker, M, Durant, JL, Gute, DM, "Diagnostic Accuracy of Urine Filtration and Dipstick Tests for Urinary Schistosomiasis in a Lightly-Infected Population of Ghanaian Schoolchildren", Acta Tropica, 2011, 118(2), 123-127.

Durant, JL., Ash, C.A., Wood, E., Herndon, S., Jayne, J., Knighton, W.B., Trull, J., Brugge, D., Zamore, W., Kolb, C. "Short-term variation in near-highway air pollution gradients on a winter morning." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2010, doi:10.5194/acp-10-8341-2010.

Durant, JL, Lafleur, AL, Effect-directed analysis of mutagens in airborne particles, in Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Springer-Verlag, 2010, Editor: W. Brach.

deLemos, J.L., Brugge, D., Cajero, M., Downs, M., Durant, J.L., George, C., Henio-Adeky, S., Nez, T., Manning, T., Rock, T., Seschillie, B., Shuey, C., Lewis, J., "Development of Risk Maps to Minimize Uranium Exposures in the Navajo Churchrock Mining District", Environmental Health, 2009, 8: 29 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-8-29.

Brachtl, M.V., Durant, J.L., Paez, C., Sempertegui, F., Ovieda, J., Naumova, E., Griffiths, J. "Spatial and temporal variations and mobile source emissions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Quito, Ecuador", Environmental Pollution, 2009, 157(2) 528-536.

deLemos, J.L., Bostick, B.C., Quicksall, A.N., Landis, J.D., George, C.C., Slagowski, N.L., Rock, T., Brugge, D., Lewis, J. and J.L. Durant. "Geochemical controls on uranium mobilization in a waste-burdened mining district," Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42(11), 3951-3957.

Brugge, D., Durant, JL., and C. Rioux, "Near highway exposure to motor vehicle pollutants: Emerging evidence of cardiac and pulmonary health risks," Environmental Health, Published: 9 August 2007, 6:23 doi:10.1186/1476-069X-6-23.

Senn, D.B., Gawel, J, Jay, JA, Hemond, HF, and JL. Durant, "Long-term fate of a pulse arsenic input to a eutrophic lake," Environmental Science & Technology, 2007, 41(9), 3062 - 3068.

Heberger, M.G., Durant, J.L., Oriel, K, Kirshen, P.H., and L. Minardi, "Combining real-time bacteria models and uncertainty analysis for establishing health advisories in recreational waters," Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 2008, 134, 73-82.

Cutrofello, M., and J.L. Durant, "Spatial and temporal variation of ammonia in a pond and wetland downstream from a hazardous waste site," Chemosphere, 2007, 68, 1365-1376.

Lattanzi, P., Monastra, V., Senn, D.B., Jay, J.A., and JL Durant, "Persistence and remobilization of arsenic in Massachusetts (USA) lakes treated with arsenical herbicides", Journal of Lake and Reservoir Management, 2007, 23, 59-68.

Robinson, D., J. Selker, B. Bowden, J. Duncan, J. Durant, R. Hooper, J. Jacobs, and R. Knight. Survey provides guidance for Consortium's Hydrologic Measurement Facility. Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 2006, 87(23), 222.

Pedersen, D.U., Durant, J.L., Taghizadeh, K., Hemond, H.F., Lafleur, A.L., and G.R. Cass, "Human-Cell Mutagens in Respirable Airborne Particles in the Northeastern United States. 2. Quantification of mutagens and other organic compounds", Environmental Science & Technology, 2005, 39, 9547-9560.

Jay, JA, Keon Blute, N, Lin, K., Senn, D.B, Hemond, HF, and JL. Durant, "Controls on arsenic speciation and solid-phase partitioning in the sediments of a two-basin lake," Environmental Science & Technology, 2005, 39, 9174-9181.

Pedersen, D.U., Durant, J.L., Penman, B.W., Crespi, C.L., Hemond, H.F., Lafleur, A.L., and G.R. Cass, "Human-Cell Mutagens in Respirable Airborne Particles in the Northeastern United States. 1. Mutagenicity of Fractionated Samples", Environmental Science & Technology, 2004, 38, 682-689.

Jay, JA, Keon Blute, N, Hemond, HF, and JL. Durant, "Arsenic-sulfides confound anion exchange resin speciation," Water Research, 2004, 38, 1155-1158.

Durant, JL, Ivushkina, T, MacLaughlin, K. Lukacs, H., Gawel, J., Senn, D. and HF. Hemond, "Elevated levels of arsenic in the sediments of an urban pond: distribution, sources and water quality impacts", Water Research, 2004, 38, 2989-3000.

Woodruff, N.W., Durant, J.L., Donhoffner, L.L., Penman, B.W. and C.L. Crespi, "Human cell mutagenicity of chlorinated and unchlorinated water and the disinfection byproduct 3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone (MX)," Mutation Research, 495, 2001, 157-168.

Dunbar, J.C., C.-I. Lin, I. Vergucht, J. Wong, and J.L. Durant, "Estimating the Contributions of Mobile Sources of PAH to Urban Air Using a Real-Time PAH Monitor," The Science of the Total Environment, 279, 2001, 1-19.

Durant, J.L., Lafleur, A.L., Busby, W.F., Jr., Donhoffner, L., Penman, B.W., and C.L. Crespi "Mutagenicity of C24H14 PAH in Human Cells Expressing CYP1A1," Mutation Research, 446, 1999, 1-14.

Pedersen, D.U., Durant, J.L., Lafleur, A.L., Penman, B.W., Hemond, H.F., Crespi, C.L., and G.R. Cass, "Seasonal and Spatial Variations in the Human Cell Mutagenicity of Respirable Airborne Particles in the Northeastern US", Environmental Science & Technology, 33, 1999, 4407-4415.

Durant, J.L., Lafleur, A.L., Plummer, E.F., Taghizadeh, K., Busby, W.F., Jr., and W.G. Thilly, "Human Lymphoblast Mutagens in Urban Airborne Particles", Environmental Science & Technology, 32, 1998, 1894-1906.

Allen J.O., Durant, J.L., Dookeran, N.M., Taghizadeh, K., Plummer, E.F., Lafleur, A.L., Sarofim, A.F., and K.A. Smith, "Measurement of Molecular Weight 302 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Associated with a Size-segregated Urban Aerosol," Environmental Science & Technology, 32, 1998, 1928-1932.

Rogers, C.E., Tomita, A,V., Trowbridge, P.R., Gone, J.-K., Chen, J., Zeeb, P., Hemond, H.F., Thilly, W.G., Olmez, I., and J.L. Durant, "Hair Analysis Does Not Support Hypothesized Arsenic and Chromium Exposure from Drinking Water in Woburn, MA," Environmental Health Perspectives, 105, 1997, 1090-1097.

Durant, J.L., Busby, W.F., Jr., Lafleur, A.L., Penman, B.W., and C.L. Crespi "Human Cell Mutagenicity of Oxygenated, Nitrated, and Unsubstituted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Associated with Urban Aerosols," Mutation Research, 371, 1996, 123-157.

Durant, J.L., Chen, J., Hemond, H.F., and W.G. Thilly "Elevated Incidence of Childhood Leukemia in Woburn, Massachusetts: NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program Searches for Causes," Environmental Health Perspectives, 103, Suppl. 6, 1995, 93-98.

Aurilio, A., Durant, J.L., and H.F. Hemond, "Sources and Distribution of Arsenic Contamination in the Aberjona Watershed, Eastern Massachusetts," Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 81, 1995, 265-282.

Durant, J.L., Thilly, W.G., Hemond, H.F., and A.L. Lafleur, "Identification of the Principal Human Cell Mutagen in an Organic Extract of a Mutagenic Sediment," Environmental Science & Technology, 28, 1994, 2033-2044.

Durant, J.L., Monchamp, P.A., Lafleur, A.L., and H.F. Hemond, "A Combined Filtration - Solid-Phase Extraction Procedure for Isolating Organic Substances from Natural Waters in Preparation for Mutagenicity Testing," Environmental Science & Technology, 28, 1994, 1819-1828.

Durant, J.L., Hemond, H.F., and W.G. Thilly, "Determination of Mutagenicity in Aberjona Watershed Sediments Using Human Lymphoblast and Salmonella typhimurium Mutation Assays," Environmental Science & Technology, 26, 1992, 599-608.

Durant, J.L. Zemach, J.J., and H.F. Hemond, "The History of Leather Industry Waste Contamination in the Aberjona Watershed: A Mass Balance Approach," Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineering, Fall, 1990.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Leblanc, K.E., J.L. Durant, C. Swan, M.J. Weaver, and D.C. Jansen, "Thermally Treated Coal Tar-Contaminated Soil as a Concrete Aggregate," ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Conference, Denver, CO, August, 2000.

Technical Reports

Breault, R.F., Durant, J.L., and A. Robbat, Jr. 2005, "Sediment Quality of Lakes, Rivers, and Estuaries in the Mystic River Basin, Eastern Massachusetts, 2001-03, Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5191, USGS, Reston VA.

Hammett, N., Perez, G., Cutrofello, M., Durant, J.L., Krishen, P.H., Widing, S., "Mystic Watershed Action Plan," Prepared for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 2005.

Gawel, J.E., Senn, D.B., Lukacs, H., MacLaughlin, K.J., and J.L. Durant, "Characterization and Cycling of Phosphorus and Arsenic in Spy Pond (Arlington, Massachusetts)", Prepared for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, January, 2000.

Salmon, L.G., Cass, G.R., Pedersen, D.U., Durant, J.L. Gibb, R., Lunts, A., and M. Utell, "Determination of Fine Particle Concentration and Chemical Composition in the Northeastern United States, 1995," Prepared for the Northeastern States for Consolidated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), March, 1999.

Downs, E. and J.L. Durant, "Sediment Quality in the Mystic River Watershed above the Amelia Earhart Dam: A Review of Studies from 1982-1999," Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, 1999.

Conference Proceedings

Swan, C.; Gute:, D.; Matson, D.; Durant, J. International Community-Based Projects and Engineering Education: The Advisor's Viewpoint, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu HI., June 2007.

Scheckel, E., and J.L. Durant, Sedimentary phosphorus and arsenic immobilization in an alum-treated lake, Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Water Congress, Omaha, NB, May 2006.

Cutrofello, M., and J.L. Durant, Estimation of Annual Dissolved Ammonia Loads in an Urban Catchment, Proceedings of ASCE/EWRI Watershed Management Conference, Williamsburg, VA, July 2005.

Han, C., Durant, J.L. and D.M. Gute, Risk Factors for Schistosomiasis Transmission in a Ghanaian Community Impacted by Gold Mining. Proceedings of the Institute for African Development at Cornell 2005 symposium on "Hydropolitics and Geopolitics in Africa: Impact of Water on Communities, Food Security, Transnational Relationships, and Development." Ithaca, NY, August 2005.

Perez-Pedini, C., Vogel, R.M., Limbrunner, J., and J.L. Durant, Optimal Number and Location of BMPs for Stormwater Management, Proceedings of ASCE World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2004, Salt Lake City Utah, June 2004.

Kirshen, P., Vogel, R., Griffiths, J., Naumova, E., Rogers, B., Durant, J., Reed, R.M., and Gute, D., Incentives and Challenges in Graduate Education in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Proceedings of ASCE World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2004, Salt Lake City Utah, June 2004.

Swan, C.W., Kirshen, P.K., and J.L. Durant, "Environmental Engineering Education and Community Service: A Synergistic Partnership," Session 2561, June 2002.

Durant, J.L. "Water Pollution in the Aberjona River: Historical Causes and Challenges for Water Quality Management". Presented at the Massachusetts Environmental History Seminar Series, Boston Historical Society, Boston, MA, December 2003.

Durant, J.L. and K. Abbasi, "Watershed Management on the Mystic Watershed I: Water Quality History and Challenges for the Future," ASCE Watershed Management Conference, Ft. Collins, CO, June, 2000.

Peters, J., Cameron, M., Kidd, K., Cohen, L.S., Bering, C., and J.L. Durant "Mercury in Dental Office Wastes: Waste Characterization and Evaluation of Point-of-Discharge Treatment Technologies," Air and Waste Management Association, Specialty Conference on Mercury in the Environment, Minneapolis, MN, September, 1999.

Gawel, J.E., Senn, D.B., Hemond, H.F. MacLaughlin, K., Lukacs, H., and J.L. Durant, "Effects of Eutrophication and Runoff on Arsenic Cycling in an Urban Lake," ASCE, International Water Resources Engineering Conference, Seattle, WA, August, 1999.

Other Publications

Perez, G., Durant, J.L., and D.B. Senn, "Don't flush when it rains?: Collaborative effort needed to solve CSO problem", Editorial, Arlington Advocate, May 23, 2002.

Invited Presentations

Durant, JL, "Human History as reflected in sediment contamination," Conference: The Promise and Challenge of Urban Rivers, US EPA, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, 29 March 2007.

Durant, JL, "Arsenic in the Aberjona River Watershed: Challenges to River Restoration," Forum: Mystic Watershed Forum, Mystic River Collaborative, Tufts University, 28 April 2006.

Conference Presentations

Han, C., Durant, J.L. and D.M. Gute, Risk Factors for Schistosomiasis Transmission in a Ghanaian Community Impacted by Gold Mining. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, November 2006.

Scheckel E., and J.L. Durant, Sedimentary phosphorus and arsenic immobilization in an alum-treated lake, ASCE/EWRI Water Congress, Omaha, NB, May 2006.

Cutrofello, M., and J.L. Durant, Estimation of Annual Dissolved Ammonia Loads in an Urban Catchment, ASCE/EWRI Watershed Management Conference, Williamsburg, VA, July 2005.

Han, C., Durant, J.L. and D.M. Gute, Schistosomiasis Prevention in a Rural Ghanaian Community Impacted by Gold Mining Activities, Presented at the Institute for African Development at Cornell symposium on "Hydropolitics and Geopolitics in Africa: Impact of Water on Communities, Food Security, Transnational Relationships, and Development." Ithaca, NY, April 2005.

Lattanzi, P., Monastra, V., and J.L. Durant, Persistence and Remobilization of Arsenic in Massachusetts Lakes Treated with Arsenical Herbicides, Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Toxicology and Analytical Chemistry, Portsmouth, RI., May, 2004.

Monastra, V., Durant, J.L., and S. Krimsky, "Environmental Legacy of Arsenical Herbicide Application to Lakes and Ponds in Massachusetts", Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, UMASS Amherst, October, 2003.

Jay, J.A., N. Keon, D. Senn, H.F. Hemond, S. Chapra, J. Gawel, and J.L. Durant. (2001) Investigation of road salt effects on sediment arsenic release from the sediments of an urban pond. Poster presented at American Geophysical Union Spring 2001 Meeting, Boston, MA. H42A-16.

Bochler, D. and J.L. Durant, "Teaching Experience as a Forum of Learning: Water Quality Lesson Plans for Urban River Studies", Forging a Link II: Models for High School - College Teaching Partnerships, Hope College, MI, April 13-15, 2000.

Durant, J.L. and K. Abbasi, "Watershed Management on the Mystic Watershed I: Water Quality History and Challenges for the Future," ASCE Watershed Management Conference, Ft. Collins, CO, June, 2000.

Gawel, J.E., Senn, D.B., Hemond, H.F. MacLaughlin, K., Lukacs, H., and J.L. Durant, "Effects of Eutrophication and Runoff on Arsenic Cycling in an Urban Lake," ASCE, International Water Resources Engineering Conference, Seattle, WA, August, 1999.

Pedersen, D.U., Allen, J.O., Ulbrich, I., Durant, J.L., Wasserkort, R., Siegmann, H.C., Lafleur, A.L., "Real-Time Monitoring of Particle-Bound PAH at a Busy Urban Intersection in Boston," presented at the American Association of Aerosol Research meeting in Cincinnati, OH, June, 1998.

Pedersen, D.U., Durant, J.L., Lafleur, A.L., Hemond, H.F., Sarofim, A., and G.R. Cass, "Human Cell Mutagenicity of Northeastern US Aerosol," presented at the American Association of Aerosol Research meeting in Cincinnati, OH, June, 1998.

Durant, J.L., Hemond H.F., and W.G. Thilly, "The Aberjona/Mystic River Study: Chemical Transport and Public Health in an Urban Watershed," poster presentation, NIEHS/EPA Superfund Hazardous Substances Basic Research Program Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, February, 1997.

Durant, J.L., Lafleur, A.L., and E.L. Plummer, "Human Cell Mutagenicity, Sources and Environmental Distribution of C24H14 PAH," poster presentation, 16th International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, Charlotte, NC, November 1997.