Clara G. Sears, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Education and Training

Ph.D.: University of Louisville, Public Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Population Health
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Brown University, Epidemiology

Featured Publications

  • Hartson KR, Huntington-Moskos L, Sears CG, Genova G, Mathis C, Ford W, Rhodes RE. Use of Electronic Ecological Momentary Assessment Methodologies in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep Research in Young Adults: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2023 Jun 29;25:e46783. doi: 10.2196/46783. PMID: 37384367; PMCID: PMC10365632.
  • Zierold KM, Myers JV, Brock GN, Sears CG, Zhang CH, Sears L. Indoor coal ash and school and social competency among children aged 6-14 years. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2023 May;33(3):434-438. doi: 10.1038/s41370-022-00500-2. Epub 2022 Nov 17. PMID: 36396715; PMCID: PMC10188657.
  • Braun JM, Papandonatos GD, Li N, Sears CG, Buckley JP, Cecil KM, Chen A, Eaton CB, Kalkwarf HJ, Kelsey KT, Lanphear BP, Yolton K. Physical activity modifies the relation between gestational perfluorooctanoic acid exposure and adolescent cardiometabolic risk. Environ Res. 2022 Nov;214(Pt 3):114021. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.114021. Epub 2022 Aug 8. PMID: 35952751; PMCID: PMC9637371.
  • Zierold KM, Sears CG, Myers JV, Brock GN, Zhang CH, Sears L. Exposure to coal ash and depression in children aged 6-14 years old. Environ Res. 2022 Nov;214(Pt 3):114005. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2022.114005. Epub 2022 Aug 6. PMID: 35944620.
  • Coutinho MT, Sears CG, Noga R, McQuaid EL, Kopel SJ, Powers KE, Koinis-Mitchell D. Family asthma management in urban children and its association with sleep outcomes. J Child Health Care. 2022 Sep;26(3):367-382. doi: 10.1177/13674935211014738. Epub 2021 Apr 29. PMID: 33913370.
  • Navas-Nacher EL, Estrella ML, Giachello AL, Payne TJ, Kandi L, Walker, Hart JL, Rodriguez CJ, Groom A, Landry RL, Kesh A, Vu TT, Sears CG, Tompkins LK, Robertson RM. Perceptions of electronic cigarettes among ethno-culturally diverse Latino adults in four US urban centers. Ethn Health. 2022 Jul;27(5):1207-1221. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2020.1844155. Epub 2020 Nov 29. PMID: 33249917; PMCID: PMC8240696.
  • Sears CG, Eliot M, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Poulsen AH, Harrington JM, Howe CJ, James KA, Roswall N, Overvad K, Tjønneland A, Meliker J, Wellenius GA. Urinary Cadmium and Incident Heart Failure: A Case-Cohort Analysis Among Never-Smokers in Denmark. Epidemiology. 2022 Mar 1;33(2):185-192. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001446. PMID: 34860726; PMCID: PMC8810592.
  • Sears CG, Lanphear BP, Xu Y, Chen A, Yolton K, Braun JM. Identifying periods of heightened susceptibility to lead exposure in relation to behavioral problems. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Jan;32(1):1-9. doi: 10.1038/s41370-021-00389-3. Epub 2021 Nov 2. PMID: 34728761; PMCID: PMC8776587.
  • Zhang CH, Sears L, Myers JV, Brock GN, Sears CG, Zierold KM. Proximity to coal-fired power plants and neurobehavioral symptoms in children. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2022 Jan;32(1):124-134. doi: 10.1038/s41370-021-00369-7. Epub 2021 Jul 13. PMID: 34257388; PMCID: PMC8275639.
  • Ozdemir S, Sears CG, Harrington JM, Poulsen AH, Buckley J, Howe CJ, James KA, Tjonneland A, Wellenius GA, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Meliker J. Relationship between Urine Creatinine and Urine Osmolality in Spot Samples among Men and Women in the Danish Diet Cancer and Health Cohort. Toxics. 2021 Nov 1;9(11):282. doi: 10.3390/toxics9110282. PMID: 34822673; PMCID: PMC8625939.