Publications


  • Solis G., Olvera H.A., Castillo R. Fall injuries in older adults in a USA-Mexico border community: Personal characteristics, fall event, and emergency medical system utilization. Equidad International Welfare Policies and Social Work Journal. March 20, 2015.
  • Grineski, S. E., Collins, T. W., & Olvera, H.A. Local variability in the impacts of residential particulate matter and pest exposure on children’s wheezing severity: a geographically weighted regression analysis of environmental health justice. Population and Environment, September 2015: 37(1) 22-43.
  • Olvera H.A., Jimenez O., Provencio-Vasquez E. Modeling particle number concentrations along Interstate 10 in El Paso, Texas. Atmospheric Environment, December 2014, 98:581-590, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.09.030
  • Mata H., Flores M., Castaneda E., Medina-Jerez W., Lachica J., Smith C., Olvera H.A., Health, hope, and human development: Building capacity in public housing communities on the U.S. – Mexico border. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (2013); 24(4):1432-9. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0168.
  • Olvera HA., Lopez M., Guerrero V., Garcia H., Li W-W. Ultrafine particle levels at an International port of entry between the US and Mexico: Exposure implications for users, workers, and neighbors. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, January 16, 2012. DOI:10.1038/jes.2012.119
  • Gonzales, M., Myers, O., Smith, L., Olvera HA., Mukerjee, S., Li, W-W., Amaya, M., Burchiel, S., Berwik, M., Pingitore, NE. Evaluation of land use regression models for NO2 in El Paso, Texas, USA. Science of the Total Environment (2012), doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.05.062 (In print).
  • Olvera HA., Perez, D., Clague, JW., Cheng, Y-S., Li, W-W., Amaya, M., Burchiel, S., Berwik, M., Pingitore, NE. The Effect of Ventilation, Age, and Asthmatic Condition on Ultrafine Particle Deposition in Children. Pulmonary Medicine. Special issue: Early Life Opportunities for Prevention of Asthma, Allergy, and COPD (PAAC), October 2012.
  • Olvera HA., M. Garcia, W.-W. Li, et al., Principal Component Analysis Optimization of a Land Use Regression Model with Small Monitoring Network. Science of the Total Environment 425; 27-32, 2012.
  • Olvera HA., W.-W. Li, and H. Garcia, Air Quality Characterization at the Mexican Customs Inspection Area at the International Bridge of the Americas, in Project No. A-08-4, Southwest Consortium for Environmental Research and Policy, Editor. 2011: San Diego, CA.
  • Lauer FT., Mitchell LA., Bedrick E., McDonald JD., Lee W-Y, Li W-W, Olvera HA., Amaya MA., Berwick M., Gonzales M., Currey R., Pingitore Jr NE., Burchiel SE. Temporal-Spatial analysis of U.S.- Mexico border environmental fine and coarse PM air sample extract activity in human bronchial epithelial cells. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2009.
  • Lee D-W., Zietsman J., Mohamadreza F., Li W-W., Olvera HA., Storey JME., Kranendonk L. Investigations of in-cab air quality of a truck residing in an electrified truck stop. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2009.
  • Olvera HA., Choudhuri A., Li, W-W., Effects of Plume Buoyancy and Momentum on the Near-Wake Flow Structure and Dispersion Behind an Idealized Building. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 2007.
  • Olvera HA., Choudhuri A., Numerical Simulations of Hydrogen Dispersion in the Vicinity of a Building Under Several Stratifications. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2006.
  • Olvera HA., Phillips T. Numerical simulation of hydrogen dispersion in the vicinity of a cubical building; comparisons between uniform and non-uniform approach flows. International Test and Evaluation Association, Modeling and Simulation Conference. First place winner of graduate student paper contest, 2005.

Conference Presentations

  • Olvera, HA. The biological mechanisms that link poverty and disease, and increase the vulnerability to the environment. 2015 Keynote Address at the III International Conference on Environmental and Occupational Health. September 8-11, 2015. Tunja, Colombia.
  • Olvera, HA. Investigacion en Salud Ambiental: Casos en un area binacional. Keynote Address at 1er Taller Internacional de Salud Ambiental en la Comunidad y en Instituciones de Salud. Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina. September 7, 2015. Bogota, Colombia.
  • Olvera, HA. The epigenetic link between poverty, disease and the environment. Scientific seminar at the 2nd Border Biomedical Research Center Symposium| Health Disparities: From Molecules to Disease. El Paso, Texas. September 2015.
  • Olvera, HA. Evidence-based leadership development: A review of the literature. 2014 Centennial Conference on Health Care Leadership. Nursing and Health Care Leadership Institute. School of Nursing, University of Texas at El Paso, May 9, 2014. El Paso, Texas.
  • Olvera, HA. Authentic Leadership: An ideal model for professional and personal well-being. 2014 Centennial Conference on Health Care Leadership. Nursing and Health Care Leadership Institute. School of Nursing, University of Texas at El Paso, May 9, 2014. El Paso, Texas.
  • Provencio-Vasquez E., Grineski S., Olvera, HA., et al., Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center; Environmental Core. 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. Dec 17-19, 2012. National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Gil, E., Falcon, A., Olvera, HA., Knowlton R., HEAN Study: Identification of air quality “Hot-Spots” near schools and green spaces within four Hispanic communities. APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition. Nov 1st 2011. Washington D.C. (Abstract: Peer Reviewed)
  • Stock, T.H, Li WW, Sarnat JA, Raysoni AU, Olvera HA, Sarnat SE, Holguin F. The Impact Of Traffic-Related Air Pollutants on Indoor Air Quality at Four Elementary Schools in El Paso, Texas with Different Air Conditioning Systems. 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Austin, Texas, June 5‐10, 2011
  • Olvera HA., Perez D., Clague J., Li WW., Cheng Y-S., Pingitore N. Size-Resolved Measurements of Polydispersed Hygroscopic Ultrafine Particle Deposition in the Respiratory Tract of Children. American Association for Aerosol Research, 29th Annual Conference Portland OR. 2010.
  • Olvera HA., Guerrero V., Lopez M., Li W-W. Diurnal and Seasonal Variations of Traffic-related PM Pollution at an International Border Crossing. American Association for Aerosol Research, Air Quality Specialty Conference, San Diego CA. 2010.
  • Li W-W, Raysoni A.U., Olvera HA, Stock T, Ebelt Sarnat S, Sarnat JA, Greenwald R, Johnson B, Holguin, F. Characterization of Traffic Related Air Pollution in Elementary Schools and Its Impact on Asthmatic Children in El Paso, Texas. Credible Science to Address Texans’ Health: Exposure to Air Toxics Dallas, Texas, November 16, 2010.
  • Olvera HA., Guerrero V., Lopez M., Perez D., Escajeda S., Garcia M., Li W-W., Characterization of Ultrafine Particles and Benzene Concentrations at the International Bridge of the Americas. Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference Proceedings, Detroit MI., 2009-A-634-AWMA. (Nominated for YP award), 2009.
  • Olvera HA., Garcia M., Gamez J., Lopez M., Escajeda S., Lopez M., Li W-W. Application of land use regression to a sub-region of an urban metropolis for exposure assessment. National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference, June 22, Atlanta GA. 2009.
  • Cahill, T. A.; Gill, T. E.; Pingitore, N. E.; Olvera, H. A.; Clague, J. W.; Barnes, D. E.; Perry, K. D.; Li, W.; Amaya, M. A. Size-Time-Composition Resolved Study of Aerosols Across El Paso, Texas in Fall 2008. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2009, abstract #EP21A-0570
  • Olvera HA., Li W-W., Pingitore NE. The Effects of Plume Buoyancy and Momentum on the Flow Structure and Dispersion in the Vicinity of an Idealized Building. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A41C-0634., 2007.
  • Li W-W., Olvera HA., Garcia JH., Pingitore NE. Source and Health Implication of Diurnal Atmospheric PM Mass and Number Concentration. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A51A-0034. 2007.
  • Pingitore NE, Clague J., Amaya MA., Olvera HA. Speciation of Lead in Airborne Particulate Matter in El Paso, TX, by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51B-0362. 2007.
  • Myers O., Gonzales M., Olvera HA., Li WW., Amaya M., Pingitore Jr., N. Selection of Optimal Air Monitoring Sites for Enhancing Population Exposure Estimates from Land Use Regression Models. International Society of Exposure Analysis. Abstract, 17th Annual Meeting, Durham, NC. 2007.
  • Olvera HA., Gamez J., Garcia N., Baca JD., Garcia M., Astorga F., Sias J., Pingitore N., Jr., Currey R, Amaya M., Gonzales M., Myers O., Burchiel SW., Li WW. Ambient monitoring of PM and co-pollutants for use in the assessment of childhood asthma in Hispanic households. National Air Monitoring Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 2006.
  • Olvera HA., Li W-W. Development of a visualization tool for chemical spill emergencies using simulated high-resolution wind fields. ACHMM 2004 Annual Conference – Managing Your Odds for Success. ACHHM. Las Vegas, NV. 2004.
  • Olvera HA., Li W-W. A GIS-based methodology for area source emission estimates allocation to sub-county levels. Workshop on Innovative Methods for Emission-Inventory Development and Evaluation. NARSTO. Austin, TX. 2003.