Track in Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology
The Exposure Sciences and Environmental Epidemiology (ESEE) track offers research and training opportunities in key topic areas relevant to environmental and occupational health.
These include air, water, the food system, early life exposures, metals and synthetic chemicals, environmental microbiology, the built environment, global environmental health, molecular and integrated epidemiology, and the investigation of susceptibility factors and effective interventions.
Graduates from the ESEE track work in academic research institutions, health agencies, health departments, public health advocacy organizations and private industry organizations that are leaders in environmental and occupational health in the United States and around the world.
A choice of one of the following areas of focus allows students to achieve depth in didactic and experiential training to complement core instruction provided by the track:
- Exposure Sciences
- Environmental Epidemiology
- Occupational Health
To foster collaboration and enhance research creativity and performance, the ESEE track organizes several seminars and journal clubs.
ESEE track faculty currently accepting students:
- Jessie Buckley, PhD; Environmental epidemiology, environmental exposures & child health
- Meghan Davis, PhD, DVM; Environmental microbiology, one health, asthma
- Shima Hamidi, PhD; Geospatial data, built environment, housing and transportation & health
- Christopher Heaney, PhD, MS; Environmental epidemiology, water and health, community-based participatory research
- Kirsten Koehler, PhD, MA; Exposure assessment, aerosols, air quality
- Keeve Nachman, PhD, MHS; Risk science, risk assessment, food systems
- Roni Neff, PhD, ScM; Food system, agriculture, sustainability, health disparities 21
- Carsten Prasse, PhD; Emerging contaminants, engineering processes, analytical detection methods
- Lesliam Quiros-Alcala, PhD; impact of exposure to chemicals, EDCs, PPCPs on disease risks in vulnerable populations
- Gurumurthy Ramachandran, PhD, CIH; Exposure assessment, nanoparticles, risk assessment for nanomaterials
- Ana Rule, PhD; Air pollution, bioaerosols, metal speciation
- Kellogg Schwab, PhD, MSPH; Water, sanitation and hygiene, environmental microbiology, microbial fate and transpor
- Brian Schwartz, MD, MS; Environmental epidemiology, sustainability, built environment, lead
- Genee Smith, PhD, MSPH; Environmental epidemiology, health effects of climate change, infectious diseases