Margaret A. Ryan

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OBJECTIVE Few prospective data exist on the risk of diabetes in individuals serving in the U.S. military. The objectives of this study were to determine whether military deployment, combat exposures, and mental health conditions were related to the risk of newly reported diabetes over 3 years. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Data were from Millennium Cohort(More)
The objective of this study was to define the risk of hearing loss among US military members in relation to their deployment experiences. Data were drawn from the Millennium Cohort Study. Self-reported data and objective military service data were used to assess exposures and outcomes. Among all 48,540 participants, 7.5% self-reported new-onset hearing(More)
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has recently developed and built an electronic nose (ENose) using a polymer-carbon composite sensing array. This ENose is designed to be used for air quality monitoring in an enclosed space, and is designed to detect, identify and quantify common contaminants at concentrations in the parts-per-million range. Its capabilities(More)
The speed and accuracy of odor recognition in insects can hardly be resolved by the raw descriptors provided by olfactory receptors alone due to their slow time constant and high variability. The animal overcomes these barriers by means of the antennal lobe (AL) dynamics, which consolidates the classificatory information in receptor signal with a(More)
Virtually all US military basic trainees receive seasonal influenza vaccine. Surveillance data collected from December 2005 through March 2006 were evaluated to estimate effectiveness of the influenza vaccine at 6 US military basic training centers. Vaccine effectiveness against laboratory-confirmed influenza was 92% (95% confidence interval 85%-96%).
  • J.-P Fleurial, A Borshchevsky, +4 authors R Ewell
  • 2004
Due to the combined increase in circuit integration and chip power dissipation, there is a rapidly growing demand for solving the thermal management issues of power microelectronics. We are pursuing a novel thermal management approach that actively cools only the key high power devices by using a novel thermoelectric microcooler located under each of these(More)
Sensor drift remains to be one of the challenging problems in chemical sensing. To address this problem we collected an extensive data set for six different volatile organic compounds over a period of three years under tightly-controlled operating conditions using an array of 16 metal-oxide sensors. We then adopted a machine learning approach namely an(More)
Advances in the microelectronics industry have made it possible to fabricate a multitude of microdevices, such as microprocessors, microsensors, microcontrollers, and microinstruments. These electronic microdevices have significantly reduced power requirements but at the same time require more attention in terms of integrated thermal management and power(More)
BACKGROUND Overuse injuries have a significant impact on United States military service members, but research to date has been limited in its ability to assess occupational and behavioral risk factors. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE To prospectively identify risk factors for the development of lower extremity tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis in United States(More)