About Sarah Vose

In my role as the State Toxicologist for the Vermont Department of Health, I evaluate chemicals in the air, water, soil and other media. My team and I provide guidance on exposure to various chemicals, and recommend actions to take when chemicals in our environment exceed health-based levels.


  • PH304 Environmental Public Health I

Articles & Publications

Public health assessment of and response to perfluorooctanoic acid in drinking water, Bennington, Vermont. Prinzing L, Moore B, Grass D, Vose S, Voigt J, Chen H, Cragin L. Journal of Environmental Health. (2020) April 82:8, 9-15.

Ape1 guides DNA repair pathway choice that is associated with drug tolerance in glioblastoma. Strobel T, Madlener S, Tuna S, Vose S, Lagerwehi T, Wurdinger T, Vierlinger K, Wohrer A, Price BD, Demple B, Saydam O, Saydem N. Scientific Reports. (2017) August 27 (7):9674.

Increased oxidative phosphorylation in response to acute and chronic DNA damage. Brace L, Vose SC, Stanya K, Gathungu RM, Marur VR, Longchamp A, Trevino-VillarrealH, Mejia P, Vargas D, Inouye K, Bronson RT, Lee C-H, Neilan E, Kristal BS, Mitchell JR. Aging and Mechanisms of Disease. (2016) Oct 13 (2):16022.

Short-term Preoperative Dietary Restriction Is Neuroprotective in a Rat Focal Stroke Model. Varendi K, Airavaara M, Anttila J, Vose S, Planken A, Saarma M, Mitchell JR, Andressoo JO. PLoS One. (2014) Apr 4;9(4)

Lifespan extension by dietary intervention in a mouse model of Cockayne syndrome uncouples early postnatal development from segmental progeria. Brace LE, Vose SC, Vargas DF, Zhao S, Wang XP, Mitchell JR. Aging Cell. (2013) Dec;12(6):1144-7

Essential role for mammalian apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) endonuclease Ape1/Ref-1 in telomere maintenance. Madlener S, Ströbel T, Vose S, Saydam O, Price BD, Demple B, Saydam N. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. (2013) Oct 29;110(44):17844-9.

Surgical stress resistance induced by single amino acid deprivation requires Gcn2 in mice. Peng, W, Robertson, LT, Gallinetti, J, Mejia, P, Vose, S, Charlip, A, Chu, T, Mitchell, JR. Sci Transl Med. (2012) Jan 25,118.

Relationship Between DNA Damage and Energy Metabolism: Evidence from DNA Repair Deficiency Syndromes, DNA Repair and Human Health, Sonya Vengrova (Ed.). Vose, SC and Mitchell, JR. ISBN: 978-953-307-612-6, InTech, 2011.

Cellular function of neuropathy target esterase in lysophosphatidylcholine action. Vose, SC, Fujioka, K, Gulevich, AG, Lin, AY, Holland, NT, Casida, JE. Toxicol Appl Pharm (2008), 232, 376- 383.

Organophosphate-sensitive lipases modulate brain lysophospholipids, ether lipids and endocannabinoids. Casida JE, Nomura DK, Vose SC. Chem Biol Interact (2008), 175, 355- 364.

Lysophosphatidylcholine hydrolases of human erythrocytes, lymphocytes and brain: sensitive targets of conserved specificity for organophosphorus delayed neurotoxicants. Vose SC, Holland NT, Eskenazi B, Casida JE. Toxicol Appl Pharm (2007), 224, 98- 104.

Platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase: selective inhibition by potent n-alkyl methylphosphonofluoridates. Quistad BG, Fisher KJ, Owen SC, Klintenberg R, Casida JE. Toxicol Appl Pharm (2005) 205, 149-156.

Community Engagement

I work with various communities in Vermont to answer questions about chemical exposures. Sometimes this means visiting a community and attending a public meeting to answer questions, and sometimes this means spending time on the phone one on one to answer questions.

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