Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty

The following is the full list of our Environmental and Occupation Health faculty.

Track Coordinator:

Erin M. Bell, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000)
ebell@albany.edu
Epidemiology of environmental exposures, specifically pesticides, adverse birth outcomes, child development and cancer.
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Faculty:

Michael Bloom, Ph.D.,University at Buffalo, State University of New York (2004)
mbloom@albany.edu
Effects of environmental exposures, specifically persistent organic pollutants and trace metals, and oxidative stress on human fecundity/fertility (including in vitro fertilization); effects of organic pollutants on human thyroid function; employment of biomarkers for epidemiologic studies.
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David Carpenter, M.D., Harvard University (1964)
dcarpenter@albany.edu
Study of human disease as a result of environmental exposures, especially as a result of PCBs and chlorinated pesticides, and use of animal model systems to study mechanisms of toxicity.
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Hyunok Choi, Ph.D., M.P.H., Columbia University (2006)
hchoi@albany.edu
Early-life (prenatal and early - postnatal) exposure of airborne endocrine disruptors; fetal adaptation to adverse intrauterine environment; hygiene hypothesis; adverse birth outcomes; asthma; obesity; maternal obesity; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; glycol ethers; Arsenic; longitudinal estimation of personal exposure.
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David M. Dziewulski, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire (1980)
david.dziewulski@health.ny.gov
Environmental microbiology including microbiologically influenced corrosion and the interactions of microbial communities. Current work also involves recognizing and controlling the environmental antecedents, including microbiological components, to waterborne disease incidents and outbreaks.

Edward Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Yale University (1982)
efitzgerald@albany.edu
PCBs, dioxins, and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
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John D. Paccione, Ph.D., P.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1993)
john.paccione@health.ny.gov
Use of titanium dioxide and multiphase-flow reactor designs to mineralize organic compounds in potable, recreational, and wastewater.
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Roger Sokol, Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York (1990)
roger.sokol@health.ny.gov
Biodegradation of halogenated organic contaminants; control of disinfection byproduct formation in drinking water.

Ying Wang, Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York (1989)
ying.wang@health.ny.gov
Environmental public health tracking and surveillance with focus on surveillance and research on identifying environmental and genetic risk factors for major birth defects that affect about 3 in 100 babies and are a leading cause of infant mortality in the United States.
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Lloyd Wilson, Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York (1995)
lloyd.wilson@health.ny.gov
Evaluation of the fate of environmental contaminants with a focus on understanding potential human exposures.

Adjunct Faculty:

Sara Brenner, M.D., University of Iowa (2006), M.P.H., University at Albany, State University of New York (2008)
sbrenner@albany.edu
Occupational and environmental health effects of exposure to engineered nanomaterials; Epidemiology and medical surveillance of the nanoelectronics workforce; Nanotoxicology; Ethical, legal, and societal implications of nanotechnology; Nanomedicine
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Matthew T. Caddell, D.O., M.P.H., Columbia University (2002)
mcaddell@emblemhealth.com
Clinical occupational medicine, establishment adherence to the respiratory protection standard, and environmental health issues in urban settings.
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Nancy K. Kim, Ph.D., Northwestern University (1969)
Nancy.Kim@health.ny.gov 
Exposure assessments and risk assesments for environmental contaminants.

Mary O'Reilly, Ph.D., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1979)
moreilly@albany.edu 
Ergonomics and human factors in the workplace.
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John VanRaalte, M.S., University of Cincinnati (1986)
jvanraalte@emblemhealth.com 
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