The ATSDR is committed for persons with ALS, caregivers, and researchers to read the latest scientific publications from the National ALS Registry and its partners. Many of the articles below are considered “Open Access” or available to read without a fee or subscription.



  • Bandres-Ciga S, Noyce A, Hemani G, Nicolas A, Calvo A, Mora G, The International ALS Genomics Consortium, Tienari P, Stone D, Nalls M, Singleton A, Chiò A, & Traynor B. Shared polygenic risk and causal inferences in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Annals of Neurology. DOI:10.1002/ana.25431



  • Ryan M, Vailant T, McLaughlin R, Dohery M, Ronney J, Haverin M, Gutierrez J, Lara-Fernandez G, Rodriguez M, Hackembruch J, Perna A, Vazquez M, Musio M, Ketzoian C, Logroscine G, & Hardiman O. Comparison of the clinical and genetic features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis across Cuban, Uruguayan, and Irish clinic-based populations. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. DOI: icon



  • Bradley W, Andrew A, Traynor B, Chio A, Butt T, & Stommel E. Gene-Environment-Time Interactions in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Hypotheses and Research Approaches. Annals of Neurosciences. DOI: 10.1159/000495321



  • Bhattacharya R, Harvey RA, Abraham K, Rosen J & Mehta P (2019): Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis among patients with a Medicare Advantage prescription drug plan; prevalence, survival and patient characteristics, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, DOI: icon



  • Kullmann JAP and Pamphlett R. A Comparison of Mercury Exposure from Seafood Consumption and Dental Amalgam Fillings in People with and without Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): An International Online Case-Control Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018, icon


  • Rechtman L, Jordan H, Kaye W, Ritsick M, & Mehta P. (2018). Increasing Patient Self-Enrollment in the National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry: Lessons Learned From a Direct to Provider Campaign. Journal of Patient Experience. icon
  • Kullmann, J, A, P, Hayes, S, Pamphlett, R. Are people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) particularly nice? An international online case-control study of the Big Five personality factors. Brain and Behavior 2018, September 21: icon
  • Kullmann, J, A, P, Hayes, S, Pamphlett, R. Is psychological stress a predisposing factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? An online international case-control study of premorbid life events, occupational stress, resilience and anxiety. PLOS One 2018, September 21: external icon


      • Kuczmarski T, Stommel EW, Riley K, Tandan R, Chaudhry V, Clawson L, Caller TA, Henegan PL, Facciponte DN, Bradley WG, Andrew AS. Medical history of chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drug treatment reduces risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). J Neurol, 2017; 264: 1763-1767. doi 10.1007/s00415-017-8564-2.


      • Andrew AS, Caller TA, Tandan R, Duell EJ, Henegan PL, Field NC, Bradley WG, Stommel EW. Environmental and Occupational Exposures and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in New England. Neurodegener Dis. 2017; 17(2-3):110-6. PMCID: PMC5383428






















Mehta P, Antao V, Horton K. Update on the United States National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry. Amyotroph Lateral Sclerosis Frontotemporal Degener 2015 external icon; 16(Suppl. S1):146-159.


Kaye W, Wagner L, Mehta P. National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Biorepository Feasibility Study. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 2015 external icon; 16(Suppl. S1):146-159.


Weisskopf M, Cudkowicz M, Johnson N. Military Service and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in a Population-based Cohortexternal icon. Epidemiology 2015 26(6). doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000376.


Parkin A, Hayes S, Wang X, Pamphlett R. Designing an Internationally Accessible Web-Based Questionnaire to Discover Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosisexternal icon: A Case-Control Study. JMIR Res Protoc 2015;4(3):e96 DOI: 0.2196/resprot.4840.


Oskarsson B, Horton DK, Mitsumoto H. Potential Environmental Factors in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Adobe PDF file Neurol Clin. 2015 Nov;33(4):877-88. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2015.07.009.


Roberts A, Johnson N, Cudkowicz M, Eum K, Weisskopf M. Job-related formaldehyde exposure and ALS mortality in the USA.external icon J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2015. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2015-310750.


Rechtman L, Wagner L, Kaye W, Villanacci J. Updated Prevalence and Demographic Characteristics for ALS Cases in Texas, 2009–2011external icon .Southern Medical Journal 2015 108(8). doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000324.


Wagner L, Rechtman L, Jordan H, Ritsick M, Sanchez M, Sorenson E, Kaye, W. State and metropolitan area-based amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) surveillanceexternal icon .Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 2015; Sep 23: 1-7. [Epub ahead of print].


Paulukonis ST, Roberts EM, Valle JP, Collins NN, English PB, Kaye WE. Survival and Cause of Death among a Cohort of Confirmed Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Casesexternal icon .LoS ONE 2015 10(7): e0131965. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131965.


Henry K, Fagliano J, Jordan H, Rechtman L, Kaye WE. Geographic Variation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Incidence in New Jersey, 2009–2011external icon . Am. J. Epidemiol 2015; doi:10.1093/aje/kwv095.


Jordan H, Rechtman L, Wagner L, Kaye WE. Findings from the Baltimore and Philadelphia Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Surveillance Projects, 2009-2011external icon .Muscle & Nerve 2015;51:815-821.


Mehta P, Antao V, Kaye W, Sanchez M, Williamson D, Bryan L, Muravov M, Horton D. Prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis — United States, 2010–2011external icon .American Journal of Public Health: June 2015, Vol. 105, No. 6, pp. e7-e9.


Freer C, Hilton T, Jordan H, Kaye W, Singh S, Huang Y. 2015. Results of Florida’s Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Surveillance Projectexternal icon .BMJ Open.‎ 2015;5:e007359doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007359.


Valle J, Roberts E, Collins N, Paulukonis S, English P, Kaye W. Epidemiology and Surveillance of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Two Large Metropolitan Areas in Californiaexternal icon .Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 2015; Early Online: 1-7.


Jordan H, Fagliano J, Rechtman L, Lefkowitz D, Kaye W. Effects of Demographic Factors on Survival Time after a Diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosisexternal icon .Neuroepidemiology 44:114-120.

Rechtman L, Jordan H, Wagner L, Horton K, Kaye W. Racial and ethnic differences among Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) cases in the United Statesexternal icon .Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 2014 Dec 8 [Epub ahead of print].


Jordan H, Rechtman L, Fagliano J, Lefkowitz D, Kaye W. Population-based Surveillance of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in New Jersey, 2009-2011external icon .Neuroepidemiology 43:49-56.


Mehta P, Antao V, Kaye W, Sanchez M, Williamson D, Bryan L, Muravov M, Horton D. Prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – United States, 2010-2011. Adobe PDF file MMWR Surveillance Summary 63(SS07);1-14.


Malek A, Stickler D, Antao VC, Horton DK. The National ALS Registry: a recruitment tool for researchexternal icon .Muscle Nerve 2014;50:830–834.


Horton K, Mehta P, Antao VC. Quantifying a nonnotifiable disease in the United States: the National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry model.external icon JAMA 2014;312:1097–1098.


Yu Y, Su FC, Callaghan BC, Goutman SA, Batterman SA, Feldman EL. Environmental Risk Factors and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): A Case-Control Study of ALS in Michiganexternal icon .PLoS One. 2014 Jun 30;9(6):e101186. PMCID: PMC4076303.


Kaye WE, Sanchez M, Wu J. Feasibility of creating a National ALS Registry using administrative data in the United Statesexternal icon .Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2014;15:433–439.

Factor-Litvak P, Al-Chalabi A, Ascherio A, et al. Current pathways for epidemiological research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosisexternal icon .ALS Fronto Degen 2013;14(1):33-43.


Wittie M, Nelson LM, Usher S, Ward K, Benatar M. Utility of capture-recapture methodology to assess completeness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis case ascertainment. Neuroepidemiologyexternal icon .2013;40(2):133-41.


Alexander V. Sherman, Amelie K. Gubitz, Ammar Al-Chalabi et al. Infrastructure resources for clinical research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosisexternal icon .Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degenerations 2013; 14(Suppl. 1): 53–61.

Stickler D, Royer J, Hardin J. Validity of hospital discharge data for identifying cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosisexternal icon .Muscle & Nerve 2011;44(5):814–815.


Benatar M, Wuu J, Usher S, Ward K. Preparing for a U.S. National ALS Registry: lessons from a pilot project in the State of Georgiaexternal icon .Amyotroph Lateral Scler 2011;12(2):130-135.

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