Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF

paul.blanc@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 476-7377 (voice)
UCSF Box 0924, San Francisco, CA 94143-0924

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Education

Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, BA, 1974, Liberal Arts
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA MSPH, 1977, Industrial Hygiene
Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY, MD, 1982, Medicine

Professional Experience

  • 1976
    Industrial Hygiene Trainee, Shell Oil Company, New Orleans
  • 1978
    Research Intern, California Public Policy Center, Los Angeles
  • 1982-1985
    Internal and Occupational Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago
  • 1985-1987
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • 1987-1988
    Fulbright Senior Research Scholar, Israel
  • 1988-1989
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 1989-1994
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 1994-2000
    Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2000-present
    Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2001-present
    Endowed Chair, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1975-1977
    NIOSH Training Grant, Harvard School of Public Health
  • 1985-1987
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar
  • 1987-1988
    Fulbright Award, Senior Research Fellow
  • 1989-1991
    Research Award, American Lung Association of California Research Fund
  • 1990-1993
    Special Emphasis Research Career Award, NIOSH (CDC)
  • 1991-1994
    New Investigator Award, UC Tobacco Related Diseases Research Program
  • 1998
    Burroughs Wellcome Travel Award
  • 1999
    Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellow
  • 2002
    Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome
  • 2005
    Dozer Visiting Professor, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • 2007
    Jubilee Medal recipient, Swedish Medical Society, Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Moitra S, Blanc PD, Brashier BB. Airflow obstruction among street vendors who refill cigarette lighters with liquefied petroleum gas. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Sep; 18(9):1126-31.
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  2. MacIsaac JK, Gerona RR, Blanc PD, Apatira L, Friesen MW, Coppolino M, Janssen S. Health care worker exposures to the antibacterial agent triclosan. J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Aug; 56(8):834-9.
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  3. Vinnikov D, Brimkulov N, Krasotski V, Redding-Jones R, Blanc PD. Risk factors for occupational acute mountain sickness. Occup Med (Lond). 2014 Oct; 64(7):483-9.
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  4. Kern RM, Seethamraju H, Blanc PD, Sinha N, Loebe M, Golden J, Kukreja J, Scheinin S, Hays S, Kleinhenz ME, Leard L, Hoopes C, Singer JP. The Feasibility of Lung Transplantation in HIV-Seropositive Patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Jul; 11(6):882-9.
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  5. Balmes JR, Cisternas M, Quinlan PJ, Trupin L, Lurmann FW, Katz PP, Blanc PD. Annual average ambient particulate matter exposure estimates, measured home particulate matter, and hair nicotine are associated with respiratory outcomes in adults with asthma. Environ Res. 2014 Feb; 129:1-10.
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  6. Singer JP, Blanc PD, Dean YM, Hays S, Leard L, Kukreja J, Golden J, Katz PP. Development and validation of a lung transplant-specific disability questionnaire. Thorax. 2014 May; 69(5):445-50.
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  7. Vinnikov D, Blanc PD, Brimkulov N, Redding-Jones R. Five-Year Lung Function Observations and Associations With a Smoking Ban Among Healthy Miners at High Altitude (4000 m). J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Dec; 55(12):1421-5.
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  8. Omland O, Würtz ET, Aasen TB, Blanc P, Brisman JB, Miller MR, Pedersen OF, Schlünssen V, Sigsgaard T, Ulrik CS, Viskum S. Occupational chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic literature review. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014 Jan 1; 40(1):19-35.
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  9. Le Moual N, Carsin AE, Siroux V, Radon K, Norback D, Torén K, Olivieri M, Urrutia I, Cazzoletti L, Jacquemin B, Benke G, Kromhout H, Mirabelli MC, Mehta AJ, Schlünssen V, Sigsgaard T, Blanc PD, Kogevinas M, Antó JM, Zock JP. Occupational exposures and uncontrolled adult-onset asthma in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II. Eur Respir J. 2014 Feb; 43(2):374-86.
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  10. Omachi TA, Gregorich SE, Eisner MD, Penaloza RA, Tolstykh IV, Yelin EH, Iribarren C, Dudley RA, Blanc PD. Risk adjustment for health care financing in chronic disease: what are we missing by failing to account for disease severity? Med Care. 2013 Aug; 51(8):740-7.
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  11. Blanc PD. Illness in returned travelers. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jun 18; 158(12):924.
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  12. Fishwick D, Darby A, Hnizdo E, Barber C, Sumner J, Barraclough R, Bolton C, Burge S, Calverley P, Hopkinson N, Hoyle J, Lawson R, Niven R, Pickering T, Prowse K, Reid P, Warburton C, Blanc PD. COPD causation and workplace exposures: an assessment of agreement among expert clinical raters. COPD. 2013 Apr; 10(2):172-9.
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  13. Moitra S, Blanc PD, Sahu S. Adverse respiratory effects associated with cadmium exposure in small-scale jewellery workshops in India. Thorax. 2013 Jun; 68(6):565-70.
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  14. Kim JL, Blanc PD, Villani S, Olivieri M, Urrutia I, van Sprundel M, Storaas T, Le Moual N, Zock JP, Torén K. Predictors of respiratory sickness absence: an international population-based study. Am J Ind Med. 2013 May; 56(5):541-9.
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  15. Singer JP, Chen J, Blanc PD, Leard LE, Kukreja J, Chen H. A thematic analysis of quality of life in lung transplant: the existing evidence and implications for future directions. Am J Transplant. 2013 Apr; 13(4):839-50.
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  16. Blanc PD, Quinlan PJ, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Trupin L, Cisternas MG, Wymer L, Vesper SJ. Higher environmental relative moldiness index values measured in homes of adults with asthma, rhinitis, or both conditions. Environ Res. 2013 Apr; 122:98-101.
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  17. Gordon B, Moshe S, Blanc PD, Derazne E, Tzur D, Afek A, Shamiss A. The association between occupation and the incidence of knee disorders in young military recruits. Mil Med. 2013 Jan; 178(1):61-7.
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  18. Trupin L, Katz PP, Balmes JR, Chen H, Yelin EH, Omachi T, Blanc PD. Mediators of the socioeconomic gradient in outcomes of adult asthma and rhinitis. Am J Public Health. 2013 Feb; 103(2):e31-8.
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  19. Redlich CA, Blanc PD, Gulati M, Kuschner WG. Lung diseases associated with occupational and environmental exposures subsume a wide spectrum of conditions. Clin Chest Med. 2012 Dec; 33(4):xi-xii.
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  20. Dinicola G, Julian L, Gregorich SE, Blanc PD, Katz PP. The role of social support in anxiety for persons with COPD. J Psychosom Res. 2013 Feb; 74(2):110-5.
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