Publications, 2016–present

Publications, 2016–present

The Methylmercury Lab


Punshon T, Jackson BP, Donohue A, Hong C, Rothenberg SE. Distribution and accumulation of mercury in pot-grown African rice cultivars (Oryza glaberrima Steud. and Oryza sativa L.) determined via LA-ICP-MS. Environ Geochem Health. 2022. doi:10.1007/s10653-021-01169-6. PubMed: 34981270

Rothenberg SE, Furrer JM, Ingram LA, et al. Sanitary sewage overflows, boil water advisories, and emergency room and urgent care visits for gastrointestinal illness: a case-crossover study in South Carolina, USA, 2013-2017. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022. doi:10.1038/s41370-022-00498-7. PubMed: 36376586


Rothenberg SE, Chen Q, Shen J, et al. Neurodevelopment correlates with gut microbiota in a cross-sectional analysis of children at 3 years of age in rural China. Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):7384. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-86761-7. PubMed: 33795717

Rothenberg SE, Korrick SA, Liu J, et al. Maternal methylmercury exposure through rice ingestion and child neurodevelopment in the first three years: a prospective cohort study in rural China. Environ Health. 2021;20(1):50. doi:10.1186/s12940-021-00732-z. PubMed: 33910568

Rothenberg SE, Sweitzer DN, Rackerby BR, et al. Fecal Methylmercury Correlates With Gut Microbiota Taxa in Pacific Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). Frontiers in Microbiology. 2021;12. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.648685.


Thessen AE, Grondin CJ, Kulkarni RD, et al. Community Approaches for Integrating Environmental Exposures into Human Models of Disease. Environ Health Perspect. 2020;128(12):125002. doi:10.1289/EHP7215. PubMed: 33369481


Rothenberg SE, Wagner CL, Hamidi B‎, Alekseyenko AV, M. Azcarate-Peril A. Longitudinal Changes During Pregnancy in Gut Microbiota and Methylmercury Biomarkers, and Reversal of Microbe-Exposure Correlations. Environmental Research. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.01.014.

Loosli F, Wang J, Rothenberg SE, et al. Sewage spills are a major source of titanium dioxide engineered (nano)-particle release into the environment. Environmental Science: Nano. 2019. doi:10.1039/C8EN01376D.


Emmons AM, Bizimis M, Lang SQ, et al. Enrichments of Metals, Including Methylmercury, in Sewage Spills in South Carolina, USA. J Environ Qual. 2018;47(5):1258-1266. doi:10.2134/jeq2018.02.0067. PubMed: 30272795

Donohue A, Wagner CL, Burch JB, Rothenberg SE. Blood total mercury and methylmercury among pregnant mothers in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018;28(5):494-504. doi:10.1038/s41370-018-0033-1. PubMed: 29670220


Rothenberg SE, Jackson BP, G McCalla C, Donohue A, Emmons AM. Co-exposure to methylmercury and inorganic arsenic in baby rice cereals and rice-containing teething biscuits. Environ Res. 2017;159:639-647. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2017.08.046. PubMed: 28938205

Rothenberg SE, Yin R, Hurley JP, et al. Stable Mercury Isotopes in Polished Rice (Oryza sativa L.) and Hair from Rice Consumers. Environ Sci Technol. 2017;51(11):6480-6488. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01039. PubMed: 28482656


Rothenberg SE, Anders M, Ajami NJ, Petrosino JF, Balogh E. Water management impacts rice methylmercury and the soil microbiome. Sci Total Environ. 2016;572:608-617. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.017. PubMed: 27450246

Rothenberg SE, Yu X, Liu J, et al. Maternal methylmercury exposure through rice ingestion and offspring neurodevelopment: A prospective cohort study. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2016;219(8):832-842. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2016.07.014. PubMed: 27503636

Sen IS, Mitra A, Peucker-Ehrenbrink B, Rothenberg SE, Tripathi SNand, Bizimis M. Emerging airborne contaminants in India: Platinum Group Elements from catalytic converters in motor vehicles. Applied Geochemistry. 2016;75:100 - 106. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.10.006.

Hong C, Yu X, Liu J, Cheng Y, Rothenberg SE. Low-level methylmercury exposure through rice ingestion in a cohort of pregnant mothers in rural China. Environ Res. 2016;150:519-27. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.06.038. PubMed: 27423706

Drevnick PE, Cooke CA, Barraza D, et al. Spatiotemporal patterns of mercury accumulation in lake sediments of western North America. Sci Total Environ. 2016;568:1157-1170. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.167. PubMed: 27102272

Rothenberg SE, Keiser S, Ajami NJ, et al. The role of gut microbiota in fetal methylmercury exposure: Insights from a pilot study. Toxicol Lett. 2016;242:60-67. doi:10.1016/j.toxlet.2015.11.022. PubMed: 26626101