The Jersey Girl Study: A study of Environmental Factors, Growth, and Development in New Jersey girls. 

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Thanks to all our participants and their moms!

Here are some of our results to date.


  • Szamreta EA, Qin B, Rivera-Núñez Z, Parekh N, Barrett ES, Ferrante J, Lin Y, Bandera EV.  Greater adherence to a Mediterrenean-like diet is associated with later breast development and menarche in peripubertal girls.  Public Health Nutr. 2019 Aug 23;:1-11. doi: 10.1017/S1368980019002349. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Rivera-Núñez Z, Barrett ES, Szamreta EA, Shapses SA, Qin B, Lin Y, Zarbl H, Buckley B, Bandera EV.  Urinary mycoestrogens and age and height at menarche in New Jersey girls. Environ Health. 2019 Mar 22;18(1):24. doi: 10.1186/s12940-019-0464-8.

  • Szamreta EA, Qin B, Ohman-Strickland PA, Devine KA, Stapleton J, Ferrante JM, Bandera EV. Anthropometric, behavioral and social factors and body esteem in preadolescent girls. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2017 Jan;38(1):58-64.

  • Mukherjee D, Royce SG, Alexander JA, Buckley B, Isukapalli SS, Bandera EV, Zarbl H, Georgopoulos PG.  Physiologically-based toxicokinetic modeling of zearalenone and its metabolites: application to the Jersey girl study. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 4;9(12):e113632. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113632. eCollection 2014.

  • Bandera EV, Chandran U, Buckley B, Lin Y, Isukapalli S, Marshall I, King M, Zarbl H.  Urinary mycoestrogens, body size, and breast development in New Jersey girls.  Science of the Total Environment 2011 Nov 15;409(24):5221-

  • Bandera EV, Williams MG, Marcella S, Donaldson A, Ferrante J, Puvananayagam T, Black K, Marshall I. Assessing the Onset of Puberty in the Jersey Girl Study: Agreement Between Physician and Mom Assessment. Am J Epidemiol 2010; 171, S12.