Research projects in this department cover a broad range of environmental health research in areas of epidemiology, toxicology, occupational health, respiratory physiology, thermal physiology, exposure assessment, psychophysics, air quality, and risk assessment.

Current Departmental Research Projects

  • Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors in the Development and Severity of Asthma
  • Respiratory Effects of Various Air Pollutants in Infants and Mothers
  • Organochlorine Compounds, Genetic Polymorphisms and the Risk of Breast Cancer
  • Environmental Exposure and Risk of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, Hodgkins Disease and Multiple Myeloma
  • The Toxicology of Various Metals and Particulates in both Humans and Marine Animals
  • The Role of DNA Repair in Chemical Induced Carcinogenesis
  • Environmental Determinants of Physical Activity and Metabolic Reserve in Aging
  • Multidisciplinary Epidemiological, Clinical and Laboratory Studies on the Pathogenesis of Isocyanate Asthma
  • Evaluation of hydraulic fracturing exposures and risk of childhood leukemia