Daniel W. Riggs, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Data Management and Analysis Core

502-852-7215 E-mail

Education and Training

Ph.D.: University of Louisville, Public Health Science
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Louisville

Featured Publications

  • Yeager R, Browning MHEM, Breyer E, Ossola A, Larson LR, Riggs DW, Rigolon A, Chandler C, Fleischer D, Keith R, Walker K, Hart JL, Smith T, Bhatnagar A. Greenness and equity: Complex connections between intra-neighborhood contexts and residential tree planting implementation. Environ Int. 2023 Jun;176:107955. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2023.107955. Epub 2023 May 12. PMID: 37196566; PMCID: PMC10367429.
  • McGraw KE, Konkle SL, Riggs DW, Rai SN, DeJarnett N, Xie Z, Keith RJ, Oshunbade A, Hall ME, Shimbo D, Bhatnagar A. Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds Is Associated with Hypertension in Black Adults: The Jackson Heart Study. Environ Res. 2023 Apr 15;223:115384. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2023.115384. Epub 2023 Feb 14. PMID: 36796615; PMCID: PMC10134439.
  • Hart JL, Yeager RA, Riggs DW, Fleischer D, Owolabi U, Walker KL, Bhatnagar A, Keith RJ. The Relationship between Perceptions and Objective Measures of Greenness. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Dec 6;19(23):16317. doi: 10.3390/ijerph192316317. PMID: 36498387; PMCID: PMC9736070.
  • McLeish AC, Smith T, Riggs DW, Hart JL, Walker KL, Keith RJ, Anderson L, Sithu I, Pinilla-Baquero J, Srivastava S, Bhatnagar A. Community-Based Evaluation of the Associations Between Well-Being and Cardiovascular Disease Risk. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Nov 15;11(22):e027095. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.122.027095. Epub 2022 Nov 12. PMID: 36370026; PMCID: PMC9750082.
  • Carll AP, Arab C, Salatini R, Miles MD, Nystoriak MA, Fulghum KL, Riggs DW, Shirk GA, Theis WS, Talebi N, Bhatnagar A, Conklin DJ. E-cigarettes and their lone constituents induce cardiac arrhythmia and conduction defects in mice. Nat Commun. 2022 Oct 25;13(1):6088. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-33203-1. PMID: 36284091; PMCID: PMC9596490.
  • Coleman CJ, Yeager RA, Pond ZA, Riggs DW, Bhatnagar A, Arden Pope C 3rd. Mortality risk associated with greenness, air pollution, and physical activity in a representative U.S. cohort. Sci Total Environ. 2022 Jun 10;824:153848. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153848. Epub 2022 Feb 14. PMID: 35176374; PMCID: PMC10243166.
  • Dwenger MM, Raph SM, Reyzer ML, Lisa Manier M, Riggs DW, Wohl ZB, Ohanyan V, Mack G, Pucci T, Moore JB 4th, Hill BG, Chilian WM, Caprioli RM, Bhatnagar A, Nystoriak MA. Pyridine nucleotide redox potential in coronary smooth muscle couples myocardial blood flow to cardiac metabolism. Nat Commun. 2022 Apr 19;13(1):2051. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-29745-z. PMID: 35440632; PMCID: PMC9018695.
  • Lorkiewicz P, Keith R, Lynch J, Jin L, Theis W, Krivokhizhina T, Riggs D, Bhatnagar A, Srivastava S, Conklin DJ. Electronic Cigarette Solvents, JUUL E-Liquids, and Biomarkers of Exposure: In Vivo Evidence for Acrolein and Glycidol in E-Cig-Derived Aerosols. Chem Res Toxicol. 2022 Feb 21;35(2):283-292. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.1c00328. Epub 2022 Jan 19. PMID: 35044764; PMCID: PMC8864610.
  • Riggs DW, Malovichko MV, Gao H, McGraw KE, Taylor BS, Krivokhizhina T, Rai SN, Keith RJ, Bhatnagar A, Srivastava S. Environmental exposure to volatile organic compounds is associated with endothelial injury. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2022 Feb 15;437:115877. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2022.115877. Epub 2022 Jan 16. PMID: 35045333; PMCID: PMC10045232.
  • Coleman CJ, Yeager RA, Riggs DW, Coleman NC, Garcia GR, Bhatnagar A, Pope CA. Greenness, air pollution, and mortality risk: A U.S. cohort study of cancer patients and survivors. Environ Int. 2021 Dec;157:106797. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106797. Epub 2021 Jul 29. PMID: 34332301.