Selected Recent Publications:

Payne NR, Puumala SE. Racial Disparities in Ordering Laboratory and Radiology Tests for Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. In press.

Puumala SE, Ross JA, Aplenc R, Spector LG. Epidemiology of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2013 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print].

Harrison B, Finkelstein M, Puumala S, Payne NR. The Complex Association of Race and Leaving the Pediatric Emergency Department Without Being Seen by a Physician. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Nov:28(11):1136-45.

Gupta BK, Maher DM, Ebeling MC, Sundram V, Koch MD, Lynch DW, Bohlmeyer T, Watanabe A, Aburatani H, Puumala SE, Jaggi M, Chauhan SC. Increased Expression and Aberrant Localization of Mucin 13 in Metastatic Colon Cancer.  Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. 2012 Nov;60(11):822-31.

Puumala SE
, Ross JA, Feusner JH, Tomlinson GE, Malogolowkin MH, Krailo MD, Spector LG. Parental infertility, infertility treatment and hepatoblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Human Reproduction. 2012 Jun;27(6):1649-56.

Puumala SE
, Nelson HH, Ross JA, Nguyen RHN, Spector LG. Similar DNA methylation levels in specific imprinting control regions in children conceived with and without assisted reproductive technology: a cross-sectional study.  BMC Pediatrics. 2012 Mar 20;12:33.

Linabery AM, Puumala SE, Hilden JM, Davies SM, Heerema NA, Roesler MA, Ross JA. 
Maternal vitamin and iron supplementation and risk of infant leukaemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. British Journal of Cancer. 2010 Nov 23: 103(11):1724-1728.

Carozza SE, Puumala SE, Chow EJ, Fox EE, Horel S, Johnson KJ, McLaughlin CC, Reynolds P, Von Behren J, Mueller BA, Spector LG. Parental educational attainment as an indicator of socioeconomic status and risk of childhood cancers. British Journal of Cancer. 2010 Jun 29;103(1):136-42.

Puumala SE, Spector LG, Wall MM, Robison LL, Heerema NA, Roesler MA, Ross JA.Infant leukemia and parental infertility or its treatment: a Children's Oncology Group report. Human Reproduction. 2010 Jun;25(6):1561-8.

Chow EJ, Puumala SE, Mueller BA, Carozza SE, Fox EE, Horel S, Johnson KJ, McLaughlin CC, Reynolds P, Von Behren J, Spector LG. Childhood cancer in relation to parental race and ethnicity: a 5-state pooled analysis. Cancer. 2010 Jun 15;116(12):3045-53.

Johnson KJ, Puumala SE. Childhood cancer clustering in Florida: Weighing the evidence. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2010 Jan 6;54(4):493-494.

Puumala SE, Spector LG, Robison LL, Bunin GR, Olshan AF, Linabery AM, Roesler MA, Blair CK, Ross JA. Comparability and representativeness of control groups in a case-control study of infant leukemia: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009 Aug;170(3):379-87.

Spector LG, Puumala SE, Carozza SE, Chow EJ, Fox EE, Horel S, Johnson KJ, McLaughlin CC, Reynolds P, Behren JV, Mueller BA. Cancer risk among children with very low birth weights. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):96-104.

Ognjanovic S, Puumala S, Spector LG, Smith FO, Robison LL, Olshan AF, Ross JA. Maternal health conditions during pregnancy and acute leukemia in children with Down syndrome: A Children's Oncology Group study. Pediatrics Blood and Cancer. 2009 May;52(5):602-8.

Pylipow M, Spector LG, Puumala SE, Boys C, Cohen J, Georgieff MK. Early postnatal weight gain, intellectual performance, and body mass index at 7 years of age in term infants with intrauterine growth restriction. Journal of Pediatrics. 2009 Feb;154(2):201-6.

Puumala SE, Carozza SE, Chow EJ, Fox EE, Horel S, Johnson KJ, McLaughlin C, Mueller BA, Reynolds P, Von Behren J, Spector LG. Childhood cancer among twins and higher order multiples. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 2009 Jan;18(1):162-8.

Johnson KJ, Puumala SE, Soler JT, Spector LG. Perinatal characteristics and risk of neuroblastoma. International Journal of Cancer. 2008 Sep 1;123(5):1166-72.

Spector LG, Johnson KJ, Soler JT, Puumala SE. Perinatal risk factors for hepatoblastoma. British Journal of Cancer. 2008 May 6;98(9):1570-1573.

Johnson KJ, Soler JT, Puumala SE, Ross JA, Spector LG. Parental and infant characteristics and childhood leukemia in Minnesota. BMC Pediatrics. 2008; Feb 25;8(1):7.

Puumala SE, Soler JT, Johnson KJ, Spector LG. Birth characteristics and Wilms tumor in Minnesota. International Journal of Cancer. 2007; Nov 21;122(6):1368-1373.

Puumala SE, Ross JA, Olshan AF, Robison LL, Smith FO, Spector LG. Reproductive history, infertility treatment, and the risk of acute leukemia in children with Down syndrome: a Report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Cancer. 2007 Nov 1;110(9):2067-74.

Spector LG, Ross JA, Puumala SE, Olshan AF, Bunin GR. Feasibility of nationwide birth registry control selection in the United States.   American Journal of Epidemiology. 2007; Oct 1;166(7):852-6.