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Nancy Daher

Nancy Daher, PhD, ME

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Family & Preventive Medicine

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Indoor/Outdoor Air Quality Characterization
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Air Quality Modeling
  • Aerosol Generation and Exposure Systems
  • Air Pollution Sampling/Monitoring Methods
  • Air Toxics Characterization
  • Particle Redox Activity
  • Particle Physico-Chemical Characterization

Education History

Postdoctoral Training University of Southern California
Postdoctoral Scholar
American University of Beirut
Visiting Scholar
Graduate Training Paul Scherrer Institute
Visiting Scholar
University of Southern California
Graduate Training American University of Beirut
Notre Dame University–Louaize

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Wittkopp S, Staimer N, Tjoa T, Stinchcombe T, Daher N, Schauer JJ, Shafer MM, Sioutas C, Gillen DL, Delfino RJ (2015). Nrf2-related gene expression and exposure to traffic-related air pollution in elderly subjects with cardiovascular disease: An exploratory panel study. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol, 26(2), 141-9. (Read full article)
  2. Xia M, Viera-Hutchins L, Garcia-Lloret M, Noval Rivas M, Wise P, McGhee SA, Chatila ZK, Daher N, Sioutas C, Chatila TA (2015). Vehicular exhaust particles promote allergic airway inflammation through an aryl hydrocarbon receptor-notch signaling cascade. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 136(2), 441-53. (Read full article)
  3. Knzi L, Krapf M, Daher N, Dommen J, Jeannet N, Schneider S, Platt S, Slowik JG, Baumlin N, Salathe M, Prvt AS, Kalberer M, Strhl C, Dmbgen L, Sioutas C, Baltensperger U, Geiser M (2015). Toxicity of aged gasoline exhaust particles to normal and diseased airway epithelia. Sci Rep, 5, 11801. (Read full article)
  4. Li R, Navab K, Hough G, Daher N, Zhang M, Mittelstein D, Lee K, Pakbin P, Saffari A, Bhetraratana M, Sulaiman D, Beebe T, Wu L, Jen N, Wine E, Tseng CH, Araujo JA, Fogelman A, Sioutas C, Navab M, Hsiai TK (2014). Effect of exposure to atmospheric ultrafine particles on production of free fatty acids and lipid metabolites in the mouse small intestine. Environ Health Perspect, 123(1), 34-41. (Read full article)
  5. Jaafar M, Baalbaki R, Mrad R, Daher N, Shihadeh A, Sioutas C, Saliba NA (2014). Dust episodes in Beirut and their effect on the chemical composition of coarse and fine particulate matter. Sci Total Environ, 496, 75-83. (Read full article)
  6. Campbell A, Daher N, Solaimani P, Mendoza K, Sioutas C (2014). Human brain derived cells respond in a type-specific manner after exposure to urban particulate matter (PM). Toxicol In Vitro, 28(7), 1290-5. (Read full article)
  7. Hasheminassab S, Daher N, Ostro BD, Sioutas C (2014). Long-term source apportionment of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the Los Angeles Basin: a focus on emissions reduction from vehicular sources. Environ Pollut, 193, 54-64. (Read full article)
  8. Hasheminassab S, Daher N, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Delfino RJ, Sioutas C (2014). Chemical characterization and source apportionment of indoor and outdoor fine particulate matter (PM(2.5)) in retirement communities of the Los Angeles Basin. Sci Total Environ, 490, 528-37. (Read full article)
  9. Saffari A, Daher N, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C (2014). Global perspective on the oxidative potential of airborne particulate matter: a synthesis of research findings. Environ Sci Technol, 48(13), 7576-83. (Read full article)
  10. Daher N, Saliba NA, Shihadeh AL, Jaafar M, Baalbaki R, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C (2013). Oxidative potential and chemical speciation of size-resolved particulate matter (PM) at near-freeway and urban background sites in the greater Beirut area. Sci Total Environ, 470-471, 417-26. (Read full article)
  11. Saffari A, Daher N, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C (2013). Seasonal and spatial variation in dithiothreitol (DTT) activity of quasi-ultrafine particles in the Los Angeles Basin and its association with chemical species. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng, 49(4), 441-51. (Read full article)
  12. Saffari A, Daher N, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C (2013). Seasonal and spatial variation of trace elements and metals in quasi-ultrafine (PM₀.₂₅) particles in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and characterization of their sources. Environ Pollut, 181, 14-23. (Read full article)
  13. Wittkopp S, Staimer N, Tjoa T, Gillen D, Daher N, Shafer M, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C, Delfino RJ (2013). Mitochondrial genetic background modifies the relationship between traffic-related air pollution exposure and systemic biomarkers of inflammation. PLoS One, 8(5), e64444. (Read full article)
  14. Saffari A, Daher N, Samara C, Voutsa D, Kouras A, Manoli E, Karagkiozidou O, Vlachokostas C, Moussiopoulos N, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C (2013). Increased biomass burning due to the economic crisis in Greece and its adverse impact on wintertime air quality in Thessaloniki. Environ Sci Technol, 47(23), 13313-20. (Read full article)
  15. Daher N, Hasheminassaba S, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C (2014). Seasonal and spatial variability in chemical composition and mass closure of ambient ultrafine particles in the megacity of Los Angeles. Environ Sci Process Impacts, 15(1), 283-95. (Read full article)
  16. Daher N, Ruprecht A, Invernizzi G, De Marco C, Miller-Schulze J, Heo JB, Shafer MM, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C (2011). Chemical characterization and source apportionment of fine and coarse particulate matter inside the refectory of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, home of Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper". Environ Sci Technol, 45(24), 10344-53. (Read full article)
  17. Cheung K, Daher N, Shafer MM, Ning Z, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C (2011). Diurnal trends in coarse particulate matter composition in the Los Angeles Basin. J Environ Monit, 13(11), 3277-87. (Read full article)
  18. Katurji M, Daher N, Sheheitli H, Saleh R, Shihadeh A (2010). Direct measurement of toxicants inhaled by water pipe users in the natural environment using a real-time in situ sampling technique. Inhal Toxicol, 22(13), 1101-9. (Read full article)