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Christina A. Hecht Ph.D

UC ANR Nutrition Policy Institute Coordinator
University of California - ANR
1111 Franklin St., 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5200
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Ph.D. Population Dynamics, Johns Hopkins. 1991
B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University. 1978


Peer Reviewed

  • A.I., Patel; C.E., Hecht, et al. (In Press). Drinking Water in the United States: Implications of Water Safety, Access and Consumption. Annual Review of Nutrition.
  • Park, S; Onufrak, S, et al. (2020). Correlates of infrequent plain water intake among US high school students: National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2017. Am J Health Promt. 34:5, 549-554. Published online first on March 18, 2020.
  • Patel, A.I.; Podrabsky, M., et al. (2020). Development and Validation of a Photo‐Evidence Tool to Examine Characteristics of Effective Drinking Water Access in Schools. J School Health. 90, 271-277.
  • Cooper, A; Altman, E, et al. (2020). Stories of success: A qualitative examination of contributors to excellence in school drinking water access. Public Health Nutrition. 1-10.
  • Patel, AI; Hecht, AA, et al. (2019). Agua4All: Providing Safe Drinking Water in Rural California Communities. Prev Chronic Dis. 16, E151. 2019 Nov 14.
  • Walkinshaw, LP; Hecht, C, et al. (2019). Training high school student “citizen scientists” to document school water access: a feasibility study. Journal of School Health. 89, 653-661. 6/3/19. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/josh.12790
  • Grummon, Anna H; Sokol, Rebekah, et al. (2018). Measuring beverage consumption in US children and adolescents: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews.
  • Hook, EB; Carothers, AD, et al. (1999). Elevated maternal age-specific rates of Down syndrome liveborn offspring of women of Mexican and Central American origin in California. Prenatal Diagnosis. 19:3, 245-51.
  • Carothers, AD; Hecht, CA, et al. (1999). International variation in reported live-birth prevalence rates of Down syndrome, adjusted for maternal age. J Med Genet. 36:5, 386-93.
  • Hecht, CA; Hook, EB (1996). Rates of Down syndrome at live-birth by one-year maternal age intervals in studies with apparent close to complete ascertainment in populations of European origin: A proposed revised rate schedule for use in genetic and prenatal screening. Am Jour Med Genet. 62:4, 376-85.
  • Hecht, CA; Hook, EB (1994). The imprecision in rates of Down syndrome by 1-year maternal age intervals: a critical analysis of rates used in biochemical screening. Prenatal Diagnosis. 14:8, 729-38.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Hecht, C. (2019). Rara Avis: My Childhood at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Member Magazine for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.C. Dorn. https://www.asbmb.org/asbmb-today/people/090119/j-thomas-august-1927-2019
  • Cradock, AL; Hecht, CA, et al. (2019). State approaches to testing school drinking water for lead in the United States. Chan School of Public Health; 1/9/19. https:// www.hsph.harvard.edu/prc/projects/ school-research/early-adopters
  • Hecht, Christina (2018). Green Schools National Network Newsletter. Safe Water in Schools: What do we know? What can we do? https://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/safe-water-in-schools-what-do-we-know-what-can-we-do/

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