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Leeka Kheifets, M.A., Ph.D.
Leeka Kheifets, M.A., Ph.D.


Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Member, JCCC Healthy and At-Risk Populations Program Area

Contact Information:

(310) 825-6950

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Leeka Kheifets' research interest includes environmental and occupational epidemiology, epidemiologic methodology, methodologic issues in capturing environmental exposure, public health policy development, non-Ionizing (static, extremely low frequency and radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposures) and ionizing radiation and epidemiology of chronic diseases including cancer (particularly breast, leukemia and brain), cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Swerdlow AJ, Feychting M, Green AC, Leeka Kheifets LK, Savitz DA; International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Standing Committee on Epidemiology. Mobile phones, brain tumors, and the interphone study: where are we now? Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Nov;119(11):1534-8.

Kheifets L, Ahlbom A, Crespi CM, Feychting M, Johansen C, Monroe J, Murphy MF, Oksuzyan S, Preston-Martin S, Roman E, Saito T, Savitz D, Schuz J, Simpson J, Swanson J, Tynes T, Verkasalo P, Mezei G. A pooled analysis of extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and childhood brain tumors. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Oct 1;172(7):752-61. Epub 2010 Aug 9.

Kheifets L, Ahlbom A, Crespi CM, Draper G, Hagihara J, Lowenthal RM, Mezei G, Oksuzyan S, Schuz J, Swanson J, Tittarelli A, Vinceti M, Wunsch Filho V. Pooled analysis of recent studies on magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia. Br J Cancer. 2010 Sep 28;103(7):1128-35.

Oh SS, Chang SC, Cai L, Cordon-Cardo C, Ding BG, Greenland S, He N, Jiang Q, Kheifets L, Le A, Lee YC, Liu S, Lu ML, Mao JT, Morgenstern H, Mu LN, Pantuck A, Papp JC, Park SL, Rao JY, Reuter VE, Tashkin DP, Wang H, You NC, Yu SZ, Zhao JK, Belldegrun A, Zhang ZF. Single nucleotide polymorphisms of 8 inflammation-related genes and their associations with smoking-related cancers. Int J Cancer. 2010 Nov 1;127(9):2169-82.

Greenland S, Kheifets L. Designs and analyses for exploring the relationship of magnetic fields to childhood leukaemia: a pilot project for the Danish National Birth Cohort. Scand J Public Health. 2009 Jan;37(1):83-92.