Environmental & Occupational Health

Faculty & Staff


Chair
Helmut Zarbl, PhD, ATS Fellow
Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Science Institute
Chair & Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
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Julie Caruth, MD, MPH Assistant Professor.
Occupational health

Mingzhu Fang, PhD, DABT Assistant Professor.
Epigenetics; DNA methylation; circadian rhythm, Environmental diseases; breast cancer; esophageal cancer.
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Nancy Fiedler, PhD Professor.
Neurotoxicant health effects; stress; cognitive and behavioral health effects; child development and neurotoxicant exposure; ethics of human subjects research.
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Panos Georgopoulos, PhD Professor.
Mathematical modeling of multimedia transport, fate and uptake of environmental pollutants – photochemical oxidants; air toxics; pesticides; solvents; heavy metals; nanomaterials; spores and pollens; physiologically-based pharmacokinetics; inhalation, ingestion and dermal absorption dosimetry; mechanistic pharmacodynamics; virtual tissues; computational systems toxicology and toxicogenomic.
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Jun-Yan Hong, PhD Professor.
Impact of genetic factors on an individual's susceptibility to environmental diseases

Yi-hua Jan, PhD Assistant Professor.
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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Howard M. Kipen, MD, MPH Professor.
Air pollution; indoor air quality; biomarkers; cardiorespiratory effects of air pollution; multiple chemical sensitivities.
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Koshy Koshy, PhD Assistant Professor.
Workplace safety; occupational safety; environmental health.
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Jeffrey Laskin, PhD Distinguished Professor.
Chemical toxicity; exposure to the sun and ultraviolet light; carcinogenesis; cancer chemotherapy
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Robert J. Laumbach, MD, MPH, CIH Associate Professor.
Occupational and environmental respiratory diseases; medically-unexplained illness.
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Michael Pratt, MD Assistant Professor.
Occupational Medicine
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Derek Shendell, DEnv, MPH, AB Associate Professor.
Child environmental health; youth/young worker safety and health; personal chemical exposures; asthma; injury; surveillance.
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Iris G. Udasin, MD Professor.
Blood-borne pathogens; indoor air quality; hazardous waste workers; violence in the workplace.
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Clifford Weisel, PhD Professor.
Exposure; multi-route; volatile organic compounds (VOCs); disinfection by-products (DBPs); ozone; asthma; children; aircraft; automobile; indoor; biomarkers.
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Helmut Zarbl, PhD, ATS Fellow Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Science Institute, Chair & Professor.
Environmental and occupational health; environmental carcinogenesis; mutagenesis; toxicogenomics; chemoprevention; circadian rhythm; shift work; endocrine disruptors; zeranol; genetics; epigenetics; toxicogenetics; DNA repair; transactional regulation; community engagement.
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