Juan Antonio Aguilera

Juan Antonio Aguilera
Stanford University | SU · Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research

MD; PhD; MPH

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Introduction
Dr. Aguilera is a staff research scientist at Stanford University and joined the Nadeau Laboratory at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research in September 2020. His research focuses on understanding the impact of air pollution and wildfire smoke on cardiorespiratory and immune health in at-risk populations.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - April 2020
University of Texas at El Paso
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2015 - October 2017
University of Texas at El Paso
Position
  • Project Manager
September 2015 - January 2020
Institute for Healthy Living
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2016 - August 2020
University of Texas at El Paso
Field of study
  • Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
September 2013 - August 2016
University of Texas at El Paso
Field of study
  • Public Health
August 2001 - December 2006

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Publications (17)
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Background Ambient air pollutant (AAP) exposure is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preeclampsia, preterm labor, and low birth weight. Previous studies have shown methylation of immune genes associate with exposure to air pollutants in pregnant women, but the cell-mediated response in the context of typical pregnancy cell alterat...
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There is increasing understanding, globally, that climate change and increased pollution will have a profound and mostly harmful effect on human health. This review brings together international experts to describe both the direct (such as heat waves) and indirect (such as vector‐borne disease incidence) health impacts of climate change. These impa...
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Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and associated health risks at near-road communities have been studies extensively. As part of a larger air pollution health effects study in children with asthma, this research used on-site air quality monitors to characterize air pollutants at two near-road schools (CW and B) and a residential house (H) in El...
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There is increasing understanding, globally, that climate change and increased pollution will have a profound and mostly harmful effect on human health. This review brings together international experts to describe both the direct (such as heat waves) and indirect (such as vector-borne disease incidence) impacts of climate change depending on their...
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Air pollution is a rapidly growing major health concern around the world. Atmospheric particulate matter that has a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM2.5) refers to an air pollutant composed of particles and chemical compounds that originate from various sources. While epidemiological studies have established the association between PM2.5 exposure an...
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Traffic-related air pollution has been associated with adverse cardiovascular health effects in near-road residents. Transportation parameters are important surrogate variables to determine spatial variation of air pollution and consequential health outcomes. We used land-use regression models to explore associations between cardiovascular (metabol...
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Objectives: Dietary approaches for weight loss are often focused on maintaining a recommended caloric intake aimed at creating an energy deficit. This assumes individuals can accurately estimate caloric content of foods and beverages, yet little is known about the validity of such assumptions. This study assessed the accuracy of calorie perception...
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Many public health professionals (researchers and practitioners) do not regularly spend time writing. We often receive no formal training in the practices that lead one to become a productive writer. In addition, many internal (mental/emotional) and external (schedules/distractions) barriers make writing consistently even less appealing and may lea...
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Particulate matter (PM) from atmospheric aerosols contains carbons that are harmful for living organisms and the environment. PM can originate from vehicle emissions, wearing of vehicle components, and dust. Size and composition determine PM transport and penetration depth into the respiratory system. Understanding PM emission characteristics is es...
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The project is part of the larger Medicaid Transformation Waiver Project initiated by the Border Public Health Interest Group (BPHIG) a collaborative among three local universities (Texas Tech, UTEP, and UT—Houston), El Paso Department of Public Health and other healthcare institutions. Overall the project aims to to evaluate the overall health sta...
Poster
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Jejuno-Ileal Bypass (JIB) was the first surgical technique (1964) to treat severe obesity. A Jejuno-Ileal Bypass with an Internal Fistula (JIB-IF) was developed to avoid malabsorption complications. Since 1984, more than 130 patients have undergone a JIB-IF in the city of Juarez, Mexico. We reviewed 90 patients with documented poorly controlled ty...
Conference Paper
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) by 3 of 5 risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other related chronic diseases. In the U.S. it is estimated that nearly 35% of the adult population have metabolic syndrome. The goal of this study was to investigate the prevalence of risk factors for MetS among uninsured, low socioeconomic status adult Hispanics in El...
Thesis
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Metabolic syndrome (MetS) consists of a group of associated risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other related chronic diseases. In the U.S. it is estimated that nearly 35% of the adult population have metabolic syndrome. According to National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines risk factors for developing MetS include large waistline, hig...

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Projects (6)
Project
Dissertation project focused on exploring the relationships of vehicle related air pollutants and their effect on the cardiovascular system in residents from El Paso, TX.