Environmental & Occupational Health

Faculty

Chair
Helmut Zarbl, PhD Chair and Professor
Director Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
Ph.D., McGill University (Canada), B.Sc., McGill University (Canada)
D.C.S., Marianopolis College (Canada)
Research Interests: politics of health care reform, comparative health systems, aging,
and normative theories of policy analysis.
mkg93@sph.rutgers.edu




Julie E. Caruth, Assistant Professor, M.D., University of West Indies (Trinidad/Tobago); M.P.H.,
Rutgers - School of Public Health
Research Interests: Occupational health

Mingzhu Fang, Assistant Professor, M.D., Norman Bethune University of Medical Science, Jilin University (China), Ph.D., College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University (South Korea), D.A.B.T
Research Interests: Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms on the development of environmental diseases, including cancer; Role of biological circadian rhythm on disease development; Development of screening methods and strategies for risk assessment of environmental toxicants

Nancy Fiedler, Professor; Ph.D., Bowling Green State.
Research Interests: Human health effects of stress and neurotoxicants; controlled chemical exposure studies
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Panos Georgopoulos, Professor, Dipl.Ing.,National Technical University (Greece), M.S., California Institute of Technology, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
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Jun-Yan Hong, Professor; Ph.D., UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School; M.S., Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology (China).
Research Interests:
Impact of genetic factors on an individual's susceptibility to environmental diseases
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Yi-Hua Jan, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Rutgers
Research Interests: Metabolism of xenobiotics, chemical redox cycling, cellular and biochemical mechanisms of chemical toxicity, developing countermeasures against organophospate intoxication and sulfur mustard exposure
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strong>Howard Kipen, , Professor, MD, University of California, MPH, Columbia University
Research Interests: Controlled exposure studies of air pollutants; inflammation and cardiovascular disease models; biopsychosocials models of disease; World Trade Center symptomology, Gulf War Syndrome
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Koshy Koshy, Assistant Professior; Ph.D., Rutgers
Research Interests: Developing and accessing training programs in occupational safety and health for hard-to-reach workers and workers in high-hazard industries; building disaster preparedness competencies
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Jeffrey Laskin, Distinguished Professor and Chief, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, Roswell Park Memorial Institute
Research Interests: biochemical and molecular pharmacology and toxicology, inflammation, skin and lung toxicology, hepatotoxicology, oxidative stress, chemical redox cycling, mechanisms of photo toxicity, carcinogenesis
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Robert Laumbach, Associate Professor; M.D., UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; M.P.H., Columbia-Mailman School of Public Health
Research Interests: Occupational and environmental respiratory diseases; medically-unexplained illness
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Michael Pratt, Residency Director and Assistant Professor, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, M.P.H, UMDNJ-School of Public Health
Occupational Medicine
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Derek Shendell, Associate Professor; D.Env., California School of Public Health (Los Angeles); M.P.H., Yale School of Medicine.
Research Interests:Environmental public health sciences and services; environmental epidemiology and human exposure assessment field studies; indoor air and environmental quality in schools, homes, and day care; urban outdoor air quality (United States, Latin America, China, Japan, Nigeria); children's environmental health
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Iris G. Udasin, Professor; M.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Research Interests: Blood-borne pathogens; indoor air quality; hazardous waste workers; violence in the workplace
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Clifford Weisel, Professor; Ph.D., M.S., Rhode Island
Research Interests: Multi-route chemical exposures, applications of biomarkers for characterizing exposure and in epidemiological studies, use of sensors for real-time exposure characterization, effects of air pollutants on the lung microbiome and respiratory disease, transportation linked exposures, application of metabolomics in exposure science
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