BARS Publications

Publications in peer reviewed scientific journals describing research employing BARS (request reprints from kent@nweta.com)

Behavioral Assessment and Research System (BARS) [publications since 2000]

  • Rohitrattana J, Siriwong W, Suittiwan P, Robson MG, Strickland PO, Rohlman DS, Fiedler N. Adaptation of a neurobehavioral test battery for Thai children. Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2014;65(3):205-12.
  • Rodríguez-BM, Lacasaña M, Gil F, Lorca A, Alguacil J, Rohlman DS, González-Alzaga B, Molina-Villalba I, Mendoza R, Aguilar-Garduño C. Cadmium exposure and neuropsychological development in school children in southwestern Spain. Environmental Ressearch 2014 Jul 18;134C:66-73. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.06.026.
  • Rohlman DS, Ismail AA, Abdel-Rasoul G, Lasarev M, Hendy O, Olson JR.  Characterizing exposures and neurobehavioral performance in Egyptian adolescent pesticide applicators.  Metab Brain Dis. 2014 Sep;29(3):845-55. doi: 10.1007/s11011-014-9565-9.
  • Ismail AA, Bodner TE, Rohlman DS (2012). Neurobehavioral performance among agricultural workers and pesticide applicators: A Meta-Analytic Study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 69(7):457-64. PMID: 22267395
  • Johnson AL, Storzbach D, Binder LM, Barkhuizen A, Anger WK, Salinsky MC, Tun S-M, Rohlman DS.-  MMPI-2 profiles: Fibromyalgia Patients compared to epileptic and non-epileptic seizure  patients.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 2010, 24: 220-234.
  • Lu C, Essig C, Root C, Rohlman DS, McDonald T, Sulzbacher S. Assessing the association between pesticide exposure and cognitive development in rural Costa Rican children living in organic and conventional coffee farms. International Journal of Adolescent Medical Health 2009, 21(4):609-21.
  • Abdel Rasoul GM, Abou Salem ME, Mechael AA, Hendy OM, Rohlman DS, Ismail AA. Effects of occupational pesticide exposure on children applying pesticides. Neurotoxicology 2008, 29:833-838.
  • Rohlman DS,  Lucchini R, Anger WK, Bellinger DC, Van Thriel C. Neurobehavioral testing in human risk assessment.  Neurotoxicology, 2008, 29:556-567.
  • Rohlman DS, Lasarev M, Anger WK, Scherer J, Stupfel J, McCauley L. Neurobehavioral Performance of Adult and Adolescent Agricultural Workers. Neurotoxicology, 2007, 28: 374-380.
  • Anger WK. Hanninen Lecture: Problems and prevention: Research in developing countries and immigrant populations from developing countries. Neurotoxicology, 2007, 28: 207-214.
  • Rohlman DS, Bodner T, Arcury TA, Quandt SA, McCauley L. Developing methods for assessing neurotoxic exposure in Hispanic non-English speaking children. Neurotoxicology, 2007, 28: 240-244.
  • McCauley LA, Anger WK, Keifer M, Langley R, Robson MG, Rohlman D. Studying Health Outcomes in Farmworker Populations Exposed to Pesticides. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2006, 114: 953-960.
  • Rothlein J, Rohlman D, Lasarev M, Phillips J, Muniz J, McCauley L. Organophosphate pesticide exposure and neurobehavioral performance in agricultural and non-agricultural Hispanic workers. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2006, 114: 691-696.
  • Anger WK, Rohlman DS, Storzbach D. Human Behavioral Neurotoxicology: Workplace and Community Assessments. In: Environmental and Occupational Medicine. 4th Ed (William N. Rom, ed.), Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2006.
  • Echeverria D, Woods JS, Heyer NJ, Rohlman DS, Farin FM, Bitner AC, Li T, Garabedian C. Chronic low-level mercury exposure, BDNF polymorphism, and associations with cognitive and motor function. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 2005, 27: 781-796.
  • Kang SK, Rohlman DS, Lee MY, Lee HS, Chung SY, Anger WK. Neurobehavioral performance in workers exposed to toluene. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 2005, 19: 645-650.
  • Rohlman DS, Arcury TA, Quandt SA, Rothlein J, Travers R, Early J, Phillips J, Marin A, Zavala A, Weston S, Tamulinas A, Scherer J, McCauley L. Neurobehavioral Performance in Preschool Children from Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Communities in Oregon and North Carolina. Neurotoxicology, 2005, 26: 589-598.
  • Inserra SG, Phifer BL, Anger WK, Lewin M, Hilsdon R, White MC. Neurobehavioral Evaluation in a Community with Chronic Exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide. Environmental Research, 2004, 95: 53-61.
  • Reif JS, Burch JB Nuckols JR, Metzger L, Anger WK. Neurobehavioral effects of exposure to trichloroethylene through a municipal water supply. Environmental Research, 2003, 9: 248-258.
  • Kamel F, Rowland AS, Park LP, Anger WK, Baird DB, Gladen BC, Moreno T, Stallone L, Sandler DP. Neurobehavioral Performance and Work Experience in Florida Farmworkers. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2003, 111: 1765-1772.
  • Anger WK. Neurobehavioural tests and systems to assess neurotoxic exposures in the workplace and community (invited). Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2003, 60: 531-538.
  • Rohlman DS, Gimenes L, Eckerman DA, Kang SK, Farahat FM, Anger WK. Development of the Behavioral Assessment and Research System (BARS) to Detect and Characterize Neurotoxicity in Humans. NeuroToxicology, 2003, 24: 523-531.
  • Farahat FM, Rohlman DS, Storzbach D, Ammerman T, Anger, WK. Measures of short-term test-retest reliability of computerized neurobehavioral tests. NeuroToxicology, 2003, 24(4-5): 513-521.
  • Echeverria D, Heyer NJ, Bittner AC, Rohlman D, Woods JS. Test-retest reliability and factor stability of the Behavioral Evaluation for Epidemiology Studies test battery. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 2002, 95: 845-867.
  • Rohlman DS, Anger WK, Tamulinas A, Phillips J, Bailey SR, McCauley L. Development of a Neurobehavioral battery for children exposed to neurotoxic chemicals. NeuroToxicology, 2001, 22: 657-665.
  • Rohlman DS, Bailey SR, Anger WK, McCauley L. Assessment of Neurobehavioral Function with Computerized Tests in a Population of Hispanic Adolescents Working in Agriculture. Environmental Research, 2001, 85: 14-24.
  • Storzbach D, Rohlman DS, Anger WK, Binder LM, Campbell K, & members of the Portland Environmental Hazards Research Center. Neurobehavioral Deficits in Persian Gulf Veterans: Additional Evidence from a Population-Based Study. Environmental Research, 2001, 85: 1-13.
  • Storzbach D, Campbell K, Anger WK, Binder, LM, Rohlman D, McCauley L and members of the Portland Environmental Hazards Research Center. Psychological differences between veterans with and without Gulf war unexplained symptoms. Psychosomatic Medicine, 2000, 62: 726-735.
  • Rohlman DS, Gimenes LS, Ebbert CA, Anger WK, Bailey SR, McCauley L. Smiling faces and other rewards: Using the Behavioral Assessment and Research System (BARS) with unique populations. NeuroToxicology 2000, 21: 973-978.
  • Anger WK, Liang Y-X, Nell V, Kang S-K, Cole D, Bazylewicz-Walczak B, Rohlman DS , Sizemore OJ. Lessons Learned: 15 years of the WHO-NCTB. NeuroToxicology 2000, 21: 873-884.
  • Rohlman DS, Bailey S, Brown M, Blanock M, Anger WK, McCauley L. Establishing stable test performance in tests from the Behavioral Assessment and Research System (BARS). NeuroToxicology, 2000, 21: 715-724.