Asher’s paper published in journal about 9/11 health updates


Oct. 19, 2020

Jana Asher, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, was lead author of a paper featured in a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Asher’s paper, titled “An Introduction to Probabilistic Record Linkage with a Focus on Linkage Processing for WTC Registries,” was part of IJERPH’s issue about 9/11 health updates, addressing the long-term effects of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks in terms of both exposure to airborne chemicals and debris as well as psychological trauma. Her paper focused on the needs to compare data across different health registries used to monitor the diverse population that was directly exposed to the 9/11 disaster.

IJERPH is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal that covers environmental sciences and engineering, public health, environmental health, occupational hygiene, health economic and global health research.