Associate Professor argos@uic.edu Maria Argos Epidemiology and Biostatistics 312⎼355⎼1584 SPHPI 878A


BIOGRAPHY

Maria Argos is an environmental and molecular epidemiologist, whose research interests include the health effects of arsenic exposure in children and adults, novel methods for the identification of gene-environment interactions, and precision health.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Genetics in Epidemiology (EPID 520)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Environmental, molecular, and chronic disease epidemiology
Gene-environment interactions
Arsenic epidemiology

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

■ PhD ⏐ Columbia University Epidemiology ⏐ 2011

■ MPH ⏐ Columbia University Environmental Health Sciences ⏐ 2003

■ BS ⏐ Boston College Biology ⏐ 2000

PUBLICATIONS

■ Kresovich,J , Gann,P , Erdal,Serap , Chen,Hua Yun , Argos,Maria , Rauscher,Garth , (2018) Candidate gene DNA methylation associations with breast cancer characteristics and tumor progression.. Epigenomics, 10(4), 367-378

■ Shih,Y , Islam,T , Hore,S , Sarwar,G , Shahriar,M , Yunus,M , Graziano,J , Harjes,J , Baron,J , Parvez,F , Ahsan,H , Argos,Maria , (2017) Associations between prenatal arsenic exposure with adverse pregnancy outcome and child mortality.. Environmental research, 158, 456-461

■ Dookeran,K , Zhang,W , Stayner,Leslie , Argos,Maria , (2017) Associations of two-pore domain potassium channels and triple negative breast cancer subtype in The Cancer Genome Atlas: systematic evaluation of gene expression and methylation.. BMC research notes, 10(1), 475

■ Bulka,C , Mabila,S , Lash,J , Turyk,Mary , Argos,Maria , (2017) Arsenic and Obesity: A Comparison of Urine Dilution Adjustment Methods.. Environmental health perspectives, 125(8), 087020

■ Scannell Bryan,M , Argos,Maria , Andrulis,I , Hopper,J , Chang-Claude,J , Malone,K , John,E , Gammon,M , Daly,M , Terry,M , Buys,S , Huo,D , Olopade,O , Genkinger,J , Jasmine,F , Kibriya,M , Chen,L , Ahsan,H , (2017) Limited influence of germline genetic variation on all-cause mortality in women with early onset breast cancer: evidence from gene-based tests, single-marker regression, and whole-genome prediction.. Breast cancer research and treatment, 164(3), 707-717

■ Davis,M , Signes-Pastor,A , Argos,Maria , Slaughter,F , Pendergrast,C , Punshon,T , Gossai,A , Ahsan,H , Karagas,M , (2017) Assessment of human dietary exposure to arsenic through rice.. The Science of the total environment, 586, 1237-1244

■ Bulka,C , Davis,M , Karagas,M , Ahsan,H , Argos,Maria , (2017) The Unintended Consequences of a Gluten-free Diet.. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 28(3), e24-e25

■ Dunn,E , Sofer,T , Gallo,L , Gogarten,S , Kerr,K , Chen,C , Stein,M , Ursano,R , Guo,X , Jia,Y , Qi,Q , Rotter,J , Argos,Maria , Cai,J , Penedo,F , Perreira,K , Wassertheil-Smoller,S , Smoller,J , (2017) Genome-wide association study of generalized anxiety symptoms in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos.. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 174(2), 132-143

■ Bulka,C , Jones,Rachael , Turyk,Mary , Stayner,Leslie , Argos,Maria , (2016) Arsenic in drinking water and prostate cancer in Illinois counties: An ecologic study.. Environmental research, 148, 450-456

■ Kresovich,J , Argos,Maria , Turyk,Mary , (2015) Associations of lead and cadmium with sex hormones in adult males.. Environmental research, 142, 25-33

■ Argos,Maria , (2015) Arsenic Exposure and Epigenetic Alterations: Recent Findings Based on the Illumina 450K DNA Methylation Array.. Current environmental health reports, 2(2), 137-44

■ Aschebrook-Kilfoy,B , Argos,Maria , Pierce,B , Tong,L , Jasmine,F , Roy,S , Parvez,F , Ahmed,A , Islam,T , Kibriya,M , Ahsan,H , (2015) Genome-wide association study of parity in Bangladeshi women.. PloS one, 10(3), e0118488

■ Argos,Maria , Chen,L , Jasmine,F , Tong,L , Pierce,B , Roy,S , Paul-Brutus,R , Gamble,M , Harper,K , Parvez,F , Rahman,M , Rakibuz-Zaman,M , Slavkovich,V , Baron,J , Graziano,J , Kibriya,M , Ahsan,H , (2015) Gene-specific differential DNA methylation and chronic arsenic exposure in an epigenome-wide association study of adults in Bangladesh.. Environmental health perspectives, 123(1), 64-71

■ Scannell Bryan,M , Argos,Maria , Pierce,B , Tong,L , Rakibuz-Zaman,M , Ahmed,A , Rahman,M , Islam,T , Yunus,M , Parvez,F , Roy,S , Jasmine,F , Baron,J , Kibriya,M , Ahsan,H , (2014) Genome-wide association studies and heritability estimates of body mass index related phenotypes in Bangladeshi adults.. PloS one, 9(8), e105062

■ Argos,Maria , Parvez,F , Rahman,M , Rakibuz-Zaman,M , Ahmed,A , Hore,S , Islam,T , Chen,Y , Pierce,B , Slavkovich,V , Olopade,C , Yunus,M , Baron,J , Graziano,J , Ahsan,H , (2014) Arsenic and lung disease mortality in Bangladeshi adults.. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 25(4), 536-43

■ Argos,Maria , Tong,L , Pierce,B , Rakibuz-Zaman,M , Ahmed,A , Islam,T , Rahman,M , Paul-Brutus,R , Rahaman,R , Roy,S , Jasmine,F , Kibriya,M , Ahsan,H , (2014) Genome-wide association study of smoking behaviours among Bangladeshi adults.. Journal of medical genetics, 51(5), 327-33

■ Argos,Maria , Melkonian,S , Parvez,F , Rakibuz-Zaman,M , Ahmed,A , Chen,Y , Ahsan,H , (2013) A population-based prospective study of energy-providing nutrients in relation to all-cause cancer mortality and cancers of digestive organs mortality.. International journal of cancer, 133(10), 2422-8

■ Argos,Maria , Rahman,M , Parvez,F , Dignam,J , Islam,T , Quasem,I , Hore,S , Haider,A , Hossain,Z , Patwary,T , Rakibuz-Zaman,M , Sarwar,G , La Porte,P , Harjes,J , Anton,K , Kibriya,M , Jasmine,F , Khan,R , Kamal,M , Shea,C , Yunus,M , Baron,J , Ahsan,H , (2013) Baseline comorbidities in a skin cancer prevention trial in Bangladesh.. European journal of clinical investigation, 43(6), 579-88

■ Melkonian,S , Argos,Maria , Chen,Y , Parvez,F , Pierce,B , Ahmed,A , Islam,T , Ahsan,H , (2012) Intakes of several nutrients are associated with incidence of arsenic-related keratotic skin lesions in Bangladesh.. The Journal of nutrition, 142(12), 2128-34

■ Argos,Maria , Ahsan,H , Graziano,J , (2012) Arsenic and human health: epidemiologic progress and public health implications.. Reviews on environmental health, 27(4), 191-5

■ Argos,Maria , Kalra,T , Pierce,B , Chen,Y , Parvez,F , Islam,T , Ahmed,A , Hasan,R , Hasan,K , Sarwar,G , Levy,D , Slavkovich,V , Graziano,J , Rathouz,P , Ahsan,H , (2011) A prospective study of arsenic exposure from drinking water and incidence of skin lesions in Bangladesh.. American journal of epidemiology, 174(2), 185-94

AWARDS

■ Research Award ⏐ 2017 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year Award ⏐ University of Illinois at Chicago ⏐ 2018