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Published on March 18, 2014

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Current CV as of March 15, 2014

PhD Candidate, Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Expected Graduation May 2015
Dissertation: Military Service, Deployments, and Exposures in Relation to
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Etiology and Survival


MPH Public Health 2010
BS Statistics 2008
Brigham Young University

Primary Research Interests: Occupational, Environmental, and Neurologic Epidemiology

John Doyle Beard 514 Walnut Woods Drive Morrisville, NC 27560 Tel.: 919-491-3136 (cell) Email: johndbeard@gmail.com Education May 2015 PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (expected) Dissertation: Military Service, Deployments, and Exposures in Relation to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Etiology and Survival April 2010 MPH, Public Health, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT Master’s Paper: Suicide and Pesticide Exposures among Pesticide Applicators and Their Spouses in the Agricultural Health Study April 2008 BS, Statistics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT Research Support 2013-2014 Pre-Doctoral Fellow, NIOSH T42OH00867302: North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center ($22,032 annual stipend, 100% of tuition and fees, supplemental health insurance), NIOSH, CDC, PI: David Richardson. 2010-2013 Pre-Doctoral Fellow, NIEHS T32ES07018: Biostatistics for Research in Environmental Health ($21,180-$22,032 annual stipend, 60% of tuition and fees, supplemental health insurance), NIEHS, NIH, PI: Amy Herring. 2009 Intramural Research Training Award ($5,673), Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, NIH 2009 Fulton Award ($1,500), Mary Lou Fulton Chair, College of Health and Human Performance, BYU Academic Scholarships and Honors 2010, 2011 Instate Tuition Award (2 × $3,614.50), Department of Epidemiology, UNC-Chapel Hill 2009, 2010 MPH Scholarship Award ($2,500; $1,054), Department of Health Science, BYU 2009 12th Annual Health Advocacy Summit Fellowship ($350), Department of Health Science, BYU 2008 National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant ($2,000) Beard CV – 1 March 2014

2004-2007 Mangum-Lewis Scholarship (8 semesters, full tuition plus $200-$300 for books) 2001-2002 2006 Mu Sigma Rho Membership (National Statistical Honor Society) Research and Work Experience August 2010- Special Volunteer for Dr. Freya Kamel, Epidemiology Branch, National Institute Present of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, NC Epidemiological studies of environmental and occupational risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases and mental health conditions: •Managed and cleaned data; created variables for epidemiological analysis. •Analyzed data; implemented and assisted others with novel epidemiological and statistical methods (e.g., directed acyclic graphs, inverse probability weighting). •Prepared manuscripts for publication. May-August Summer student for Dr. Silke Schmidt (supervised by Dr. Lydia Kwee), Center 2011 for Human Genetics, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC Queried a database of Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans with ALS (GENEVA) study data for information regarding occupational lead exposure and created exposure variables for epidemiologic analysis. November Epidemiologist (Tracking Network Coordinator), Environmental Epidemiology 2009-August Program, Bureau of Epidemiology, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, 2010 UT •Developed the Utah Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (UEPHTN) data. •Developed tools for data analysis for quality epidemiologic surveillance and risk association and linkage. •Used SAS and ArcGIS to produce and present reports from the data. May-July Summers of Discovery Intern for Dr. Freya Kamel, Epidemiology Branch, 2009 NIEHS, NIH, Research Triangle Park, NC Evaluated the association between pesticide exposures and suicide among pesticide applicators and their spouses in the Agricultural Health Study. Prepared manuscript for publication. September Research Assistant for Dr. Eugene Cole, Department of Health Science, BYU, 2008-April Provo, UT 2009 Conducted a literature review assessing the relationship between mycotoxins and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Beard CV – 2 March 2014

May-July Research Assistant for Dr. Ray Merrill, Department of Health Science, BYU, 2008 Provo, UT Conducted a literature review and assisted in manuscript preparation for a paper on the prevalence of the influenza vaccine in the United States according to several factors. May 2007- Independent Contractor for Editorial Assistance Services, American Statistical April 2008 Association, Provo, UT •Designed and produced a poster on “STATS: the Magazine for Students of Statistics”; displayed at the 2007 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. •Assisted with editing Issues 48 and 49 of “STATS” (both published in 2007). February Research Assistant for Dr. Paul Fields, Department of Statistics, BYU, Provo, UT 2007-April •Used multivariate techniques to identify “voting twins” among Utah’s counties. 2008 •Organized and analyzed student responses to a survey regarding BYU’s online student ratings system. •Evaluated simulation abilities of two Microsoft Excel add-ins, @RISK and Crystal Ball, to forecast time series error. October- Student Advisor, Utah Colleges Exit Poll, Departments of Political Science and November Statistics, BYU, Provo, UT 2007 Advised students on sample design and weights, prediction of voter turnout and non-response rates, and data analysis for Salt Lake City Mayoral Race and Referendum One. September- Analysis Co-Team Leader, Utah Colleges Exit Poll, Departments of Political December Science and Statistics, BYU, Provo, UT 2006 •Helped lead team for data analysis for the Senate and House Races by planning, coordinating, and supervising the activities and efforts of five other Statistics majors in preparation for, analysis of, and summarization of exit poll data (over 10,000 people across Utah were surveyed). •Key Analysis Team responsibilities: predicted non-response rates; updated SAS code for specific election races and initiatives; wrote reports; coordinated with other entities (e.g., KBYU television) to ensure correct coding; analyzed data. Teaching Experience January-May Teaching Assistant for Epidemiology 726, “Epidemiologic Research Methods”, 2013, 2014 Department of Epidemiology (Dr. Marilie Gammon), UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Second year PhD course for majors on the design and conduct of epidemiologic research. Each student comprehensively addressed the conceptual and practical aspects of developing a high quality, detailed research proposal. Beard CV – 3 March 2014

August- Teaching Assistant for Epidemiology 725, “Research Planning Workshop”, December Department of Epidemiology (Dr. Marilie Gammon), UNC-Chapel Hill, 2012, 2013 Chapel Hill, NC Second year PhD course for majors on formulating an epidemiologic research topic and plan, leading towards the development of a full research proposal. January- Teaching Assistant for Statistics 466, “Introduction to Reliability”, Department of April 2008 Statistics (Dr. John Lawson), BYU, Provo, UT Senior-level course on probability, distributions, methods, and models used in basic reliability; fault tree analysis; analysis of reliability data. June-August Teaching Assistant for Statistics 221, “Principles of Statistics”, Department of 2006, August- Statistics (Lynne Nielson), BYU, Provo, UT December Introductory course on graphical exploration of data; central tendency, 2005 variability; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing involving one and two means and proportions; contingency tables, simple linear regression. Professional Societies 2014 Society for Epidemiologic Research 2012 International Society of Environmental Epidemiologists Journal Manuscript Reviewer Environmental Research Occupational and Environmental Medicine Peer-Reviewed Publications 1. Beard JD, Umbach DM, Hoppin JA, Richards M, Alavanja MCR, Blair A, Sandler DP, Kamel F. Pesticide exposure and depression among male private pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study. Environ Health Perspect. In press. 2. Beard JD, Hoppin JA, Richards M, Alavanja MCR, Blair A, Sandler DP, Kamel F. Pesticide exposure and self-reported incident depression among wives in the Agricultural Health Study. Environ Res. 2013;126:31-42. PMID: 23916637. PMCID: PMC3805780 [Available in PMC on 10/01/2014]. 3. Beard JD, Beck C, Graham R, Packham SC, Traphagan M, Giles RT, Morgan JG. Winter temperature inversions and emergency department visits for asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah, 2003-2008. Environ Health Perspect. 2012;120(10):1385-1390. PMID: 22784691. PMCID: PMC3491922. 4. Beard JD, Umbach DM, Hoppin JA, Richards M, Alavanja MCR, Blair A, Sandler DP, Kamel F. Suicide and pesticide use among pesticide applicators and their spouses in the Agricultural Health Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2011;119(11):1610-1615. PMID: 21749962. PMCID: PMC3226500. Beard CV – 4 March 2014

5. Merrill RM, Beard JD. Influenza vaccination in the United States, 2005-2007. Med Sci Monitor. 2009;15(7):PH92-PH100. PMID: 19564838. Other Publications 1. Analysis Team. Early voters leave their print on Utah. In: Lilgegren J, ed. 2006 Utah Colleges Exit Poll Report. Provo, UT: Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy and the Department of Statistics, Brigham Young University; 2007:14-16. 2. Analysis Team. Rejected. In: Lilgegren J, ed. 2006 Utah Colleges Exit Poll Report. Provo, UT: Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy and the Department of Statistics, Brigham Young University; 2007:17-18. Conference Presentations 1. Beard JD, Umbach DM, Allen KD, Keller J, Oddone EZ, Sandler DP, Schmidt S, Kamel F. Association of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with pesticide exposure during military service or deployment. Poster presentation at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, Seattle, WA; June 2014. Submitted. 2. Beard JD, Hoppin JA, Richards M, Alavanja MCR, Blair A, Sandler DP, Kamel F. Organophosphate insecticide use and self-reported incident depression among male private pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study. Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, Columbia, SC; August 2012. 3. Beck C, Beard JD, Packham S, Giles R, Traphagan M, Graham R. Asthma and air pollution: associations between asthma emergency department visits, PM2.5 levels, and temperature inversions in Salt Lake County, Utah. Poster presentation at the 2011 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA; June 2011. 4. Beard JD, Beck C, Packham S, Giles R, Traphagan M, Graham R, Morgan J. Temperature inversions, associated PM2.5 levels, and emergency department visits for asthma. Poster presentation at the September 2010 Environmental Public Health Tracking Workshop, Salt Lake City, UT; September 2010. 5. Suker AA, Hunter MT, Stewart A, Beard JD, Morey E, Reichman P, Arnell E. Nurse Family Partnership: policy analysis, examination, and recommendations. Poster presentation at the 137th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, PA; November 2009. 6. Beard JD. Cluster analysis to find “voting twins”. Oral presentation at the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Spring Research Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; March 2007. Beard CV – 5 March 2014

Invited Presentations 1. Beard JD. Military Service, Deployments, and Exposures in Relation to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Etiology and Survival. Oral presentation at the Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; November 2013. 2. Beard JD. Military Service, Deployments, and Exposures in Relation to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Etiology and Survival. Oral presentation at the Epidemiology Branch Meeting, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC; November 2013. 3. Beard JD, Umbach DM, Hoppin JA, Richards M, Alavanja MCR, Blair A, Sandler DP, Kamel F. Suicide and pesticide use in the Agricultural Health Study. Poster presentation at the Division of Intramural Research Board of Scientific Counselors Review of the Epidemiology Branch, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC; June 2013. 4. Beard JD. Pesticide exposure and self-reported depression among male private pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study. Oral presentation at the Environmental Epidemiology Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; September 2012. 5. Beard JD. Pesticide exposure and self-reported incident depression among wives in the Agricultural Health Study. Oral presentation at the Epidemiology Branch Meeting, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC; August 2012. 6. Beard JD. Occupational lead exposure and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in U.S. military veterans. Oral presentation at the Environmental Epidemiology Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; October 2011. 7. Beard JD. Suicide and pesticide use among pesticide applicators and their spouses in the Agricultural Health Study. Oral presentation at the Environmental Epidemiology Seminar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; November 2010. 8. Beard JD. May 2010 data submission: process and debrief; APEX studies. Oral presentation at the Utah Environmental Public Heath Tracking Network’s Tracking Network Advisory Committee Meeting (held during the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health’s visit to the Utah Department of Health as part of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers’ State-to-State Peer Fellowship Program), Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT; May 2010. 9. Beard JD. Data-partners and warehouse: how to set them up. Oral presentation during the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health’s visit to the Utah Department of Health as part of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers’ State-to-State Peer Fellowship Program, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT; May 2010. Beard CV – 6 March 2014

10. Beard JD. Geocoding/Georeferencing 101: UDOH available GIS tools for you! Oral presentation at the 24th e-Health = Utah Public Health Informatics Brown Bag, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, UT; February 2010. 11. Beard JD. Suicide and pesticide exposures among pesticide applicators and their spouses in the Agricultural Health Study. Oral presentation at the Epidemiology Branch Meeting, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC; July 2009. Published Abstracts 1. Beard JD, Hoppin JA, Richards M, Alavanja MCR, Blair A, Sandler DP, Kamel F. P- 065: Organophosphate insecticide use and self-reported incident depression among male private pesticide applicators in the Agricultural Health Study [abstract]. Epidemiology. 2012;23(Suppl 5S):S475. (doi:10.1097/01.ede.0000417073.21088.72). 2. Suker AA, Hunter MT, Stewart A, Beard JD, Morey E, Reichman P, Arnell E. 205154 Nurse Family Partnership: policy analysis, examination, and recommendations [abstract]. The 137th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, PA; November 2009. (https://apha.confex.com/apha/137am/webprogram/Paper205154.html). (Accessed February 6, 2014). Technical Reports 1. Ball RW, Butala SJM, Chaudhuri SN, Beard JD, Luedtke PF. The Relationship between Lead and Mercury Levels in Dried Blood Spots from Newborns and Low Birth Weight. Salt Lake City, UT: Environmental Epidemiology Program, Utah Department of Health; 2010 (on file). Publications in Process 1. Beard JD, Kamel F. Military service, deployments, and exposures in relation to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis etiology and survival. 2. Dong J, Beard JD, Umbach D, Park Y, Huang X, Hollenbeck A, Blair A, Kamel F, Chen H. Dietary fat intake and risk for Parkinson’s disease. 3. Beard JD, Cole EC. A review of mycotoxins and their neurological effects relevant to animal and human disease. 4. Beard JD, Packham SC, Graham R, Traphagan M, Beck C. Weather and air pollution and emergency department visits for asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah, 2003-2008: Effect measure modification by winter temperature inversions. 5. Beard JD, Packham SC, Redd EH. Fine particulate matter and lung function among 3rd -5th grade children in Logan, Utah, 2007. Beard CV – 7 March 2014

Extracurricular Activities 2009 Participant, 12th Annual Health Advocacy Summit, Washington, DC May 2002- Volunteer Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints May 2004 British Columbia, Canada 1999 Eagle Scout Computer Proficiencies 1. SAS programming language (advanced) 2. Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint) (advanced) 3. Structured Query Language (SQL) programming language (basic) 4. ArcInfo GIS software (basic) 5. R programming language (basic) Beard CV – 8 March 2014

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