Research Funding

  • September 10, 2016 - April 30, 2021 - Developmental Epidemiological Study of Children born through Reproductive Technology (DESCRT), Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NICHD, Sponsor Award ID: R01HD084380
  • February 1, 2016 - January 31, 2021 - Canadian Fluoroscopy Cohort Study: Lifespan Mortality and Incidence Follow-Up, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA197422
  • September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2020 - US and Canadian uranium processing cohorts: exposure, risk and relevance, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: CDC/NIOSH, Sponsor Award ID: R21OH011452
  • September 5, 2014 - August 31, 2016 - Risk of hematologic cancers from repeated low-dose diagnostic radiation, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: R03CA188614


Minsk State Medical School, Belarus, MD, May 1993, Medicine
Askew School of Public Administration, Florida State University, MPA, August 1997, Public Policy and Health Administration/Policy
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, PhD, May 2003, Epidemiology

Honors & Awards

  • 2013
    Alumni Board of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • 2014
    Dean's Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, School of Pharmacy, UCSF
  • 2015
    Apple Teaching Award, Dean's Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, School of Pharmacy, UCSF
  • 2016
    Stephen Hulley Teaching Award, Training in Clinical Research Program, School of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2016
    Mentor Award for Exceptional Commitment to the Development of Early Stage Radiation Investigators, Conference on Radiation and Health and Radiation Research Society
  • 2019
    The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF, Center for Faculty Educators, School of Medicine, UCSF
  • 2019
    Elected Member, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), Program Area PAC 1: Basic Criteria, Epidemiology, Radiobiology, and Risk
  • 2020
    Executive Council of the Radiation Research Society, Inaugural Councilor for Epidemiology

Selected Publications

  1. Vivian Avelino-silva, Lydia Zablotska, Jeffrey Martin. 591The “Big 6”: A purpose-based framework for motivating and teaching epidemiologic methods. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2021 Sep 1; 50(Supplement_1).  View on PubMed
  2. Besson C, Moore A, Wu W, Vajdic CM, de Sanjose S, Camp NJ, Smedby KE, Shanafelt TD, Morton LM, Brewer JD, Zablotska L, Engels EA, Cerhan JR, Slager SL, Han J, Berndt SI, InterLymph Consortium. Full authors list is given at the end of the manuscript . Common genetic polymorphisms contribute to the association between chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and non-melanoma skin cancer. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 Aug 30; 50(4):1325-1334.  View on PubMed
  3. David B. Richardson, Estelle Rage, Paul A. Demers, Minh Do, Nora Fenske, Veronika Deffner, Michaela Kreuzer, Jonathan Samet, Stephen Bertke, Kaitlin Kelly Reif, Mary Schubauer Berigan, Ladislav Tomasek, Lydia Zablotska, Charles Wiggins, Dominique Laurier. Low-level radon exposure and lung cancer in the Pooled Uranium Miners Analysis (PUMA). ISEE Conference Abstracts. 2021 Aug 23; 2021(1).  View on PubMed
  4. Little MP, Wakeford R, Zablotska LB, Borrego D, Griffin KT, Allodji RS, de Vathaire F, Lee C, Brenner AV, Miller JS, Campbell D, Sadetzki S, Doody MM, Holmberg E, Lundell M, Adams MJ, French B, Linet MS, de Gonzalez AB. Lymphoma and multiple myeloma in cohorts of persons exposed to ionising radiation at a young age. Leukemia. 2021 May 28.  View on PubMed
  5. Golden AP, Milder CM, Ellis ED, Anderson JL, Boice JD, Bertke SJ, Zablotska LB. Cohort profile: four early uranium processing facilities in the US and Canada. Int J Radiat Biol. 2021; 97(6):833-847.  View on PubMed
  6. Richardson DB, Rage E, Demers PA, Do MT, DeBono N, Fenske N, Deffner V, Kreuzer M, Samet J, Wiggins C, Schubauer-Berigan MK, Kelly-Reif K, Tomasek L, Zablotska LB, Laurier D. Mortality among uranium miners in North America and Europe: the Pooled Uranium Miners Analysis (PUMA). Int J Epidemiol. 2021 05 17; 50(2):633-643.  View on PubMed
  7. Karpov AB, Takhauov RM, Zerenkov AG, Semenova YV, Bogdanov IM, Kazantceva SB, Blinov AP, Kalinkin DE, Gorina GV, Litvinova OV, Ermolaev YD, Mironova EB, Plaksin MB, Takhauov AR, Zablotska LB. Descriptive characteristics of occupational exposures and medical follow-up in the cohort of workers of the Siberian Group of Chemical Enterprises in Seversk, Russia. Int J Radiat Biol. 2021; 97(6):848-860.  View on PubMed
  8. Hamada N, Laiakis EC, Zablotska LB, Cullings HM. Introduction to the Second Bill Morgan Memorial Special Issue: an update on low dose biology, epidemiology, its integration and implications for radiation protection. Int J Radiat Biol. 2021; 97(6):755-756.  View on PubMed
  9. Ekaterina Chirikova, Elizabeth K Cahoon, Alexander Rozhko, Vladimir Drozdovitch, Mark P Little, Robert J McConnell, Victor Minenko, Ilya Veyalkin, Vasilina Yauseyenka, Maureen Hatch, Patrick O’Kane, Lydia B Zablotska. Association Between 131I Exposure After the Chernobyl Accident and Thyroid Volume in Children in Belarus. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 2021 May 3; 5(Suppl 1):a856-a857.  View on PubMed
  10. Apostoaei AI, Thomas BA, Hoffman FO, Kocher DC, Thiessen KM, Borrego D, Lee C, Simon SL, Zablotska LB. Fluoroscopy X-Ray Organ-Specific Dosimetry System (FLUXOR) for Estimation of Organ Doses and Their Uncertainties in the Canadian Fluoroscopy Cohort Study. Radiat Res. 2021 04 01; 195(4):385-396.  View on PubMed
  11. Thiessen KM, Apostoaei AI, Zablotska LB. Estimation of Heights and Body Masses of Tuberculosis Patients in the Canadian Fluoroscopy Cohort Study for Use in Individual Dosimetry. Health Phys. 2021 Mar 01; 120(3):278-287.  View on PubMed
  12. K. Kelly-Reif, S. Bertke, E. Rage, P.A. Demers, M.T. Do, N. DeBono, N. Fenske, M. Kreuzer, J. Samet, C. Wiggins, M.K. Schubauer-Berigan, L. Tomasek, L.B. Zablotska, D. Laurier, D.B. Richardson. Temporal effect modifiers of the radon-associated excess relative rate of lung cancer in the Pooled Uranium Miners Analysis (PUMA) study. ISEE Conference Abstracts. 2020 Oct 26; 2020(1).  View on PubMed
  13. Kocher DC, Apostoaei AI, Thomas BA, Borrego D, Lee C, Zablotska LB. Organ Doses from Chest Radiographs in Tuberculosis Patients in Canada and Their Uncertainties in Periods from 1930 to 1969. Health Phys. 2020 08; 119(2):176-191.  View on PubMed
  14. Burtt JJ, Rickard M, McAllister A, Bergman L, Zablotska LB. Projecting thyroid cancer risk to the general public from radiation exposure following hypothetical severe nuclear accidents in Canada. J Radiol Prot. 2020 Jul 14.  View on PubMed
  15. Cha ES, Zablotska LB, Bang YJ, Lee WJ. Occupational radiation exposure and morbidity of circulatory disease among diagnostic medical radiation workers in South Korea. Occup Environ Med. 2020 11; 77(11):752-760.  View on PubMed
  16. Satta G, Loi M, Becker N, Benavente Y, De Sanjose S, Foretova L, Staines A, Maynadie M, Nieters A, Meloni F, Pilia I, Campagna M, Pau M, Zablotska LB, Cocco P. Occupational exposure to ionizing radiation and risk of lymphoma subtypes: results of the Epilymph European case-control study. Environ Health. 2020 04 25; 19(1):43.  View on PubMed
  17. Rodriguez-Almaraz JE, Chang S, Clarke J, Oberheim-Bush NA, Taylor J, Buerki R, Berger M, Zablotska L, Lobach I, Butowski N. A systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effects of cannabis and its derivatives in adults with malignant CNS tumors. Neurooncol Pract. 2020 Jul; 7(4):376-383.  View on PubMed
  18. Ying Sheng, Chiung-Yu Huang, Siarhei Lobach, Lydia Zablotska, Iryna Lobach. Genetic effect estimates in case-control studies when a continuous variable is omitted from the model. Genetic Epidemiology. 2020 Apr 1; 44(3):261-271.  View on PubMed
  19. Rage E, Richardson DB, Demers PA, Do M, Fenske N, Kreuzer M, Samet J, Wiggins C, Schubauer-Berigan MK, Kelly-Reif K, Tomasek L, Zablotska LB, Laurier D. PUMA - pooled uranium miners analysis: cohort profile. Occup Environ Med. 2020 03; 77(3):194-200.  View on PubMed
  20. Schöllnberger H, Kaiser JC, Eidemüller M, Zablotska LB. Radio-biologically motivated modeling of radiation risks of mortality from ischemic heart diseases in the Canadian fluoroscopy cohort study. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2020 03; 59(1):63-78.  View on PubMed

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