Environmental and Occupational Health Faculty

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

Track Coordinator:

Michael S. Bloom, PhD., University at Buffalo, State University of New York (2004)

Associate Chair of the EHS Department


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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Erin M. Bell, PhD., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000)

Faculty Director of the Undergraduate Program in Public Health 

Epidemiology of environmental exposures, specifically pesticides, adverse birth outcomes, child development and cancer.
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David Carpenter, M.D., Harvard University (1964)
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)
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)
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.

Beth J. Feingold, Ph.D., John Hopkins University, M.P.H., M.E.Sc., Yale University
Global environmental health, with a focus on the use of spatial epidemiologic methods, interdisciplinary research to understand disproportionate risks of disease, particularly due to variations in environmental characteristics.
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Edward Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Yale University (1982)
PCBs, dioxins, and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
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Shao Lin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Climate change and extreme weather on human health outcomes, Disaster epidemiology and public health (WTC 9/11 disaster, Hurricane Sandy etc.), School environmental factors and children's health, attendance and performance, Maternal occupation, medication use or pesticide exposure and birth defects, Childhood asthma/respiratory diseases and environmental exposures, International collaborative research, Air pollution, traffic exposures, proximity to industrial facilities/hazardous wastes on health, Evaluation of environmental policy's impact on respiratory health, Heavy metal exposures and adverse birth outcomes, Fish consumption and heavy metal exposures, Environmental and occupational epidemiology.
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John D. Paccione, Ph.D., P.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1993)
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)
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)
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)
Evaluation of the fate of environmental contaminants with a focus on understanding potential human exposures.

Xiaobo Xue, PhD., University of Pittsburgh (2011)
Life cycle assessment, resource recovery, water-energy nexus, and risk assessment.

Adjunct Faculty:

Sara Brenner, M.D., University of Iowa (2006), M.P.H., University at Albany, State University of New York (2008)
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)
Clinical occupational medicine, establishment adherence to the respiratory protection standard, and environmental health issues in urban settings.

Nancy K. Kim, Ph.D., Northwestern University (1969)
Exposure assessments and risk assesments for environmental contaminants.

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