Erin Semmens

Assistant Professor



University of Washington, Ph.D., Epidemiology, 2012

University of Washington, M.P.H, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, 2007

Duke University, A.B., Biology and Political Science, 2002

Courses Taught

PUBH 520: Fundamentals of Biostatistics

Field of Study

Environmental and occupational epidemiology; Clinical and translational research


1. Ward TJ, Semmens EO, Weiler E, Harrar S, Noonan CW. Efficacy of interventions targeting household air pollution from residential wood stoves. Submitted to the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. Status: In press.

2. Semmens EO, Noonan CW, Allen RW, Weiler EC, Ward TJ. Indoor particulate matter in
rural, wood stove heated homes. Environmental research. 2015; 138:93-100.
NIHMSID: NIHMS661512 PubMed [journal] PMID: 25701812, PMCID: PMC4385435

3. Noonan CW, Ward TJ, Semmens EO. Estimating the number of vulnerable people in the
United States exposed to residential wood smoke. Environmental health
perspectives. 2015; 123(2):A30. PubMed [journal] PMID: 25642637, PMCID:

4. Weiler E, Semmens E, Noonan C, Cady C, Ward T. Dust Allergens within Rural
Northern Rocky Mountain Residences. Jacobs journal of allergy and immunology.
2015; 1(2):1-6. NIHMSID: NIHMS674967 PubMed [journal] PMID: 25859563, PMCID:

5. Ware DN, Lewis J, Hopkins S, Boyer B, Montrose L, et al. Household reporting of
childhood respiratory health and air pollution in rural Alaska Native
communities. International journal of circumpolar health. 2014; 73:1-10. PubMed
[journal] PMID: 24822173, PMCID: PMC4017618

6. McNamara M, Thornburg J, Semmens E, Ward T, Noonan C. Coarse particulate matter
and airborne endotoxin within wood stove homes. Indoor air. 2013; 23(6):498-505.
NIHMSID: NIHMS716816 PubMed [journal] PMID: 23551341, PMCID: PMC4556095

7. Semmens EO, Kopecky KJ, Grant E, Mathes RW, Nishi N, et al. Relationship between
anthropometric factors, radiation exposure, and colon cancer incidence in the
Life Span Study cohort of atomic bomb survivors. Cancer causes & control : CCC.
2013; 24(1):27-37. PubMed [journal] PMID: 23085813

8. Block ML, Elder A, Auten RL, Bilbo SD, Chen H, et al. The outdoor air pollution
and brain health workshop. Neurotoxicology. 2012; 33(5):972-84. NIHMSID:
NIHMS479277 PubMed [journal] PMID: 22981845, PMCID: PMC3726250

9. McNamara ML, Semmens EO, Gaskill S, Palmer C, Noonan CW, et al. Base camp
personnel exposure to particulate matter during wildland fire suppression
activities. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene. 2012; 9(3):149-56.
PubMed [journal] PMID: 22364357

10. Li CI, Nishi N, McDougall JA, Semmens EO, Sugiyama H, et al. Relationship between
radiation exposure and risk of second primary cancers among atomic bomb
survivors. Cancer research. 2010; 70(18):7187-98. NIHMSID: NIHMS225892 PubMed
[journal] PMID: 20843820, PMCID: PMC2941904

11. Patel SA, Rajale T, O'Brien E, Burkhart DJ, Nelson JK, et al. Isoxazole analogues
bind the system xc- transporter: structure-activity relationship and
pharmacophore model. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry. 2010; 18(1):202-13.
NIHMSID: NIHMS158080 PubMed [journal] PMID: 19932968, PMCID: PMC2967674

12. Esslinger CS, Agarwal S, Gerdes J, Wilson PA, Davis ES, et al. The substituted
aspartate analogue L-beta-threo-benzyl-aspartate preferentially inhibits the
neuronal excitatory amino acid transporter EAAT3. Neuropharmacology. 2005;
49(6):850-61. PubMed [journal] PMID: 16183084