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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

View of Cluj-Napoca from the Center up on the hill north to the city.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Fortress Rupea (Cetatea Rupea) on top of a hill, with a view of local village and landscape.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Beautiful scene along the road in Transylvania.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

A horse blocks the way to the next house visit during fieldwork.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Interviewing a participant in her garden and orchard next to her house.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Office where we took biological samples at one medical unit in one of the villages we visited.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Sampling tools for urine, hair and fingernails.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Taking hair samples from a male participant.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Horse fence near one participant's house during the house visiting field work.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

House of one participant at the foot of a hill in Apuș eni Mountains.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Fieldwork: walking towards participant's house in a typical Romanian religious village.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dracula's birth place (Casa Vlad Dracul, literally house of Vlad Dracula) in Sighișoara.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Mocãniţa in Maramureș, steam train trip on Vaser Valley.

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San Francisco, CA

ChemRisk is in the financial district of San Francisco, where most professionals dress business casual.

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San Francisco, CA

This was in the middle of my meta-analysis work, where you can see all the articles I was reviewing spread out in front of me.

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San Francisco, CA

This came in handy as deadlines approached.

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San Francisco, CA

My supervisor, Becky, and I enjoying office happy hour after we submitted our abstract.

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San Francisco, CA

Grace, Health Scientist at ChemRisk, holds diacetyl exposure monitors in her office before they are sent to lab for analysis.

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San Francisco, CA

Our office building featured a lot of artwork. Here is a two story piece I saw when entering and leaving each day.

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San Francisco, CA

Market Street, Financial District, San Francisco — a block from my office.

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San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge by night, with city and Bay Bridge lights in the background.

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San Francisco, CA

Channel Islands National Park during one of my weekend trips.

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San Francisco, CA

Pinnacles National Park, about two hours drive from San Francisco.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

More than half the families in Romania have a backyard farm. This is one of Eileen’s visits to a family farm, which raises pigs, goats, ducks and chickens.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dr. Gurzau, Eileen’s mentor from Environmental Health Center Cluj, conducts an interview with a worker from a commercial swine farm.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

A view of Romanian countryside.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Eileen returns to her office after a long day of fieldwork on a commercial farm. Her study is made possible by the support and participation from all the workers and the director.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Samples are being processed in a research lab at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine Cluj.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

A visit to a goat cheese farm in Maramures, Romania.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Preparing for a horseback-riding excursion in Transylvania.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Moldova region of Romania is famous for its colorfully painted monasteries that date back as far as 14th century. Pictured here is Voronet Monastery, which is known for its lively blue paint.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Eileen’s favorite dish in Romania: pastrav prajit, or fried trout

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj-Napoca is a vibrant, young city that teems with activities every week, including a film exhibition during the Transylvania International Film Festival, which lasts for 10 days in June.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Driving through the Eastern Carpathians, which lays between Transylvania and Moldova.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Snails are a common sight in Romania, especially after a heavy rain.

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