Eric Garshick, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine

Eric Garshick
72 E. Concord St Building A


My work has included the study of diesel exhaust and fine particle exposure and the risk of human lung cancer in large epidemiologic studies. I have studied this both in a cohort of 54,000 US railroad workers occupationally exposed as a result of working with diesel locomotives, and in a national cohort of 54,000 US trucking company workers exposed on the roadways and in trucking terminals. As well as conducting epidemiologic studies, I work closely with an exposure assessment group. This provides information regarding the determinants of exposure in the populations under study, provides information that may permit the estimation of lung cancer risk.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Tufts University, BA
  • Tufts University, BS


  • Published on 5/18/2018

    Garshick E, Grady ST, Hart JE, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Laden F, Moy ML, Koutrakis P. Indoor black carbon and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and endothelial activation in COPD patients. Environ Res. 2018 Aug; 165:358-364. PMID: 29783085.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Cui X, Gong J, Han H, He L, Teng Y, Tetley T, Sinharay R, Chung KF, Islam T, Gilliland F, Grady S, Garshick E, Li Z, Zhang JJ. Relationship between free and total malondialdehyde, a well-established marker of oxidative stress, in various types of human biospecimens. J Thorac Dis. 2018 May; 10(5):3088-3097. PMID: 29997978.

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  • Published on 3/22/2018

    Grady ST, Koutrakis P, Hart JE, Coull BA, Schwartz J, Laden F, Zhang JJ, Gong J, Moy ML, Garshick E. Indoor black carbon of outdoor origin and oxidative stress biomarkers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Environ Int. 2018 Jun; 115:188-195. PMID: 29574339.

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  • Published on 3/15/2018

    Nyhan MM, Coull BA, Blomberg AJ, Vieira CLZ, Garshick E, Aba A, Vokonas P, Gold DR, Schwartz J, Koutrakis P. Associations Between Ambient Particle Radioactivity and Blood Pressure: The NAS (Normative Aging Study). J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Mar 15; 7(6). PMID: 29545261.

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  • Published on 2/9/2018

    Garshick E, Walia P, Goldstein RL, Teylan MA, Lazzari AA, Tun CG, Hart JE. Associations between vitamin D and pulmonary function in chronic spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2018 Feb 09; 1-7. PMID: 29424660.

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  • Published on 10/18/2017

    Tang CH, Garshick E, Grady S, Coull B, Schwartz J, Koutrakis P. Development of a modeling approach to estimate indoor-to-outdoor sulfur ratios and predict indoor PM2.5 and black carbon concentrations for Eastern Massachusetts households. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 Mar; 28(2):125-130. PMID: 29064481.

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  • Published on 10/9/2017

    Walia P, Goldstein RL, Teylan M, Lazzari AA, Hart JE, Tun CG, Garshick E. Associations between Vitamin D, Adiposity, and Respiratory Symptoms in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Oct 09; 1-11. PMID: 28992807.

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  • Published on 8/19/2017

    Garshick E, Walia P, Goldstein RL, Teylan M, Lazzari AA, Tun CG, Hart JE. Plasma Leptin and Reduced FEV1 and FVC in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury. PM R. 2018 Mar; 10(3):276-285. PMID: 28827209.

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  • Published on 8/15/2017

    Hart JE, Goldstein R, Walia P, Teylan M, Lazzari A, Tun CG, Garshick E. FEV1 and FVC and systemic inflammation in a spinal cord injury cohort. BMC Pulm Med. 2017 Aug 15; 17(1):113. PMID: 28810847.

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  • Published on 8/1/2017

    Walker ED, Hart JE, Garshick E, Cavallari JM, Davis ME, Smith TJ, Laden F. The Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Northeastern US Trucking Terminals. Ann Work Expo Health. 2017 Aug 01; 61(7):844-853. PMID: 28810687.

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