Edward Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Academic Appointment Title
O'Leary Professor
Environmental Health Sciences

Secondary Academic Appointment
O'Leary Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics  

Contact Information: 
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health, University at Albany                        
One University Place, Room 137
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456

Phone Number: (518) - 402-1062
Fax Number: (518) - 402-0329
Email Address: efitzgerald@albany.edu 

Ph.D. Epidemiology
Yale University, 1982

M.A. Social Psychology
University of Toronto, 1974

B.A. Psychology
University of Connecticut, 1973

Engineering and Chemistry
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1971

Courses Frequently Taught:
EHS 603 Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
EHS 665 Risk Assessment
EPI 500 Introduction to Epidemiological Principles and Methods

Research Interests:
Human Health Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants; Environmental Epidemiology; Reproductive Epidemiology; Neuroepidemiology; Exposure Assessment

Select Publications:
Shrestha, S., Bloom M.S., Yucel, R., Seegal, R.F., Wu, Q., Kanna, K.,Rej, R., Fitzgerald, E.F. Perfluoroalkyl substances and thyroid function in older adults. Environment International, 75:206-214, 2015.

Fitzgerald, E.F., Pantea, C., Lin, S. Cold spells and the risk of hospitalization for asthma: New York, USA 1991-2006. Lung, 192:947-54, 2014.

Bloom, M.S., Jansing, R.L., Kanna, K., Rej R., Fitzgerald, E. F. Thyroid hormones are associated with exposure to persistent organic pollutants in aging residents of upper Hudson River communities. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 217:473-82, 2014.

Fitzgerald, E.F., Shrestha, S., Gomez, M.I., McCaffrey, R.J., Zimmerman, E.A., Kannan, K. Hwang, S.A. “Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and Neuropsychological Status among Older Adults in New York”.  NeuroToxicology 33; 8–15, 2012

Fitzgerald, E.F,  Shrestha, S., Palmer, P.M., Wilson, L.R., Belanger, E. E., Gomez, M.I, Cayo, M.R., Hwang, S.A.  "Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in indoor air and in serum among older residents of upper Hudson River communities." Chemosphere 85: 225-31, 2011

Fitzgerald, EF,  Fletcher, BA Belanger E, Tao, L, Kannan, K  Hwang, SA. Fish Consumption and Concentrations of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the Serum of Older Residents of Upper Hudson River Communities.  Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 65:  183 – 190, 2010

Fitzgerald EF, Belanger EE, Gomez MI, Cayo M, McCaffrey RJ, Seegal RF, Jansing RL, Hwang SA, and Hicks HE.  ”Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure and neuropsychological status among older residents of upper Hudson River communities.”  Environmental Health Perspectives,16:209-15, 2008

Fitzgerald, E.F., E.E. Belanger, M.I. Gomez, S.A. Hwang, R.L. Jansing, and H.E. Hicks  (2007) Environmental exposures to PCBs among older residents of upper Hudson River communities.  Environmental Research, 104:352-60, 2007

Fitzgerald,E.F., Hwang, S.A., Gomez, M., Bush, B., Yang, B.Z., and Tarbell, A. “Environmental and Occupational Exposures and Serum PCB Concentrations and Patterns Among Mohawk Men at Akwesasne”.  Journal of Exposure Science and and Environmental Epidemiology, 17:269-78, 2006

Fitzgerald, E.F., Hwang, S.A., Lambert, G., M. Gomez, and A. Tarbell.  “PCB exposure and in vivo CYP1A2 activity among Native Americans.  Environmental Health Perspectives, 113:  272-277, 2005