Eric Garshick MD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

72 E. Concord Street
Eric Garshick

Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine


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.


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Medicine, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine

Medicine, MOH, Harvard School of Public Health

Chemical Engineering/Biology, BS, Tufts University


Published on 7/10/2024

Wang Z, Koutrakis P, Liu M, Vieira CLZ, Coull BA, Maher EF, Moy ML, Huang S, Garshick E. Residential radon decay products are associated with cough and phlegm in patients with COPD. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2024 Jul 10; 282:116693. PMID: 38991307.

Published on 7/1/2024

Guo J, Garshick E, Si F, Tang Z, Lian X, Wang Y, Li J, Koutrakis P. Environmental Toxicant Exposure and Depressive Symptoms. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Jul 01; 7(7):e2420259. PMID: 38958973.

Published on 5/22/2024

Alahmad B, Khraishah H, Kamineni M, Royé D, Papatheodorou SI, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Guo Y, Lavigne E, Armstrong B, Sera F, Bernstein AS, Zanobetti A, Garshick E, Schwartz J, Bell ML, Al-Mulla F, Koutrakis P, Gasparrini A. Extreme Temperatures and Stroke Mortality: Evidence From a Multi-Country Analysis. Stroke. 2024 Jul; 55(7):1847-1856. PMID: 38776169.

Published on 3/25/2024

Maccarone JR, Sterns OR, Timmons A, Korpak AM, Smith NL, Nakayama KS, Baird CP, Ciminera P, Kheradmand F, Fan VS, Hart JE, Koutrakis P, Jerrett M, Kuschner WG, Ioachimescu OC, Montgrain PR, Proctor SP, Redlich CA, Wendt CH, Blanc PD, Garshick E, Wan ES. Deployment-related Cigarette Smoking Behaviors and Pulmonary Function Among U.S. Veterans. Mil Med. 2024 Mar 25. PMID: 38536226.

Published on 3/22/2024

Zhang CL, Maccarone JR, Grady ST, Collins CM, Moy ML, Hart JE, Kang CM, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Koutrakis P, Garshick E. Indoor and ambient black carbon and fine particulate matter associations with blood biomarkers in COPD patients. Sci Total Environ. 2024 Jun 01; 927:171897. PMID: 38522542.

Published on 2/2/2024

Garshick E, Redlich CA, Korpak A, Timmons AK, Smith NL, Nakayama K, Baird CP, Ciminera P, Kheradmand F, Fan VS, Hart JE, Koutrakis P, Kuschner W, Ioachimescu O, Jerrett M, Montgrain PR, Proctor SP, Wan ES, Wendt CH, Wongtrakool C, Blanc PD. Chronic respiratory symptoms following deployment-related occupational and environmental exposures among US veterans. Occup Environ Med. 2024 Feb 02; 81(2):59-65. PMID: 37968126.

Published on 10/27/2023

Romero-Gutierrez C, Koutrakis P, Liu M, Zilli Vieira CL, Coull BA, Maher EF, Zhang JJ, Garshick E. Radon decay product particle radioactivity and oxidative stress biomarkers in patients with COPD. Environ Res. 2024 Jan 01; 240(Pt 2):117505. PMID: 37890828.

Published on 10/15/2023

Li L, Stern RA, Garshick E, Zilli Vieira CL, Coull B, Koutrakis P. Predicting Monthly Community-Level Radon Concentrations with Spatial Random Forest in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. Environ Sci Technol. 2023 Nov 21; 57(46):18001-18012. PMID: 37839072.

Published on 10/5/2023

McHugh EG, Grady ST, Collins CM, Moy ML, Hart JE, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Koutrakis P, Zhang J, Garshick E. Pulmonary, inflammatory, and oxidative effects of indoor nitrogen dioxide in patients with COPD. Environ Epidemiol. 2023 Oct; 7(5):e271. PMID: 37840862.

Published on 7/5/2023

Maccarone J, Grady ST, Moy ML, Hart JE, Kang CM, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Koutrakis P, Zhang J, Garshick E. Indoor (residential) and ambient particulate matter associations with urinary oxidative stress biomarkers in a COPD cohort. Sci Total Environ. 2023 Nov 01; 897:165352. PMID: 37419349.

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