Beth J. Feingold, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.E.Sc.

Academic Appointment Title:

Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences

Contact Information:

Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University at Albany, School of Public Health
1 University Place GEC, 145
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone Number: (518)-402-0391
Fax Number: (518)-474-9899
Email Address:


Ph.D. Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
M.P.H. Environmental Health Sciences
Yale School of Public Health
M.E.Sc. (Master of Environmental Science)
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
A.B. Geology
Vassar College 

Courses Frequently Taught:

EHS 612 / EPI 621 GIS and Public Health
EHS 590 Intro to Environmental Health 

Research Interests:

Dr. Feingold’s research interests include global environmental health, with a focus on the use of spatial epidemiologic methods.  Dr. Feingold conducts interdisciplinary research to understand disproportionate risks of disease, particularly due to variations in environmental characteristics.  Dr. Feingold’s interests are particularly in issues related to industrial food animal production, climate, land use change, environmental justice, and urban environmental health.  Dr. Feingold is a senior fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program and was a Science Communication Fellow with Environmental Health Sciences in 2012.

Select Publications:

Diringer S, Feingold BJ, Ortiz E, Gallis JA, Arraujo Flores JM, Berky A, Marani M, Pan WK and H Hsu-Kim (2015) River Transport of Mercury from Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining and Risks for Dietary Mercury Exposure in Madre de Dios, Peru. Environmental Science: Processes and Impact (ESPI). (epub ahead of print)

Valle D, Zaitchik B, Feingold B, Spangler K, and W Pan, (2013) Abundance of Water Bodies is Critical to Guide Mosquito Larva Control Interventions and Predict Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases. Parasites and Vectors, 6:179. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-179

Thorton, RLJ, Greiner A, Fichtenberg C, Feingold BJ, Ellen JM, Jennings JM (2013). Achieving Healthy Zoning Policy in Baltimore: The Results of a Health Impact Assessment of the TransForm Baltimore Comprehensive Zoning Code Rewrite. Public Health Reports 128(Supp3): 87-103

Van Rijen MML, Kluytmans-van den Bergh MFQ, Verkade EJM, ten Ham PBG, Feingold BJ, Kluytmans JAJW, and the CAM Study Group (2013) Lifestyle-associated risk factors for community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in the Netherlands: a hospital-based case-control study. Plos One, 8(6):e65594

Feingold BJ, Silbergeld EK, Curriero FC, van Cleef BAG, de Neeling AJ, and JAJW Kluytmans (2012). Livestock Density as a risk factor for Livestock Associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(11): 1841-1849

Feingold BJ, Vegosen L, Davis M, Leibler J, Peterson A, and E Silbergeld (2010). A niche for infectious disease in environmental health: rethinking the toxicological paradigm: Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(8): 1165-1172

Menking K, Schneiderman S, Nester P, Feingold B, Bedient K, Collins, B, Lithology and stratigraphy of Core LP2A from the Hyde Park Mastodon Site, Southeastern New York. Mastodon Paleobiology, Taphonomy, and Paleoenvironment in the Late Pleistocene of New York State: Studies on the HydePark, Chemung, and Java Sites, edited by Warren D. Allmon and Peter L. Nester, Palaeontographica Americana, 2008, (61): 123-130.

Book Chapters

Vegosen L, Peterson AE, Leibler J, Davis MF, Feingold B, Silbergeld EK. (2013). Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Environment. In: Galvão AC, Henao S, and Finkelman J, editors. Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, Washington, DC: PAHO.

Peterson AE, Vegosen L, Leibler J, Davis MF, Feingold B, Silbergeld EK. (2010). Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Environment. In: Galvão AC, Henao S, and Finkelman J, editors. Determinantes Ambientales y Sociales de la Salud, Washington, DC: PAHO.