ETEP Faculty

  • Stuart BattermanStuart Batterman, PhD
    Exposure assessment, biological monitoring, human health risk and environmental impact assessment, innovative measurement techniques for air pollutants, and environmental policy including indoor and ambient air quality, hazardous waste, and drinking water.
  • Dana DolinoyDana Dolinoy, PhD
    Developmental origins of health and disease; epigenetics; nutrition; toxicology.
  • Raoul Kopelman, PhD
    Chemical and biochemical live cell imaging with nano-sensors to detect cell changes associated with disease, microbial exposure and environmental toxicant exposure; photodynamic nano-effectors to fight cancer and germs. Tumor delineation for surgery with targeted nanoparticles.
  • Mats LjungmanMats Ljungman, PhD
    Cellular detection of DNA damage and activation of DNA damage response pathways, and applications of this knowledge for molecular-targeted sensitization of cancer cells to ionizing radiation and chemotherapy. Regulation of mRNA and microRNA stability. Therapies in pancreatic cancer involving targeting of the oncogene ATDC.
  • Rita Loch-CarusoRita Loch-Caruso, PhD
    Reproductive and developmental toxicology; molecular, cellular and pathophysiologic mechanisms of abnormal parturition; toxicant effects on placenta and extraembryonic membranes; preterm birth and dysfunctional labor.
  • John MeekerJohn Meeker, ScD, CIH
    Reproductive and environmental epidemiology.
  • Bhramar MukherjeeBhramar Mukherjee, PhD
    Gene-environment interaction. Bayesian methods.
  • Richard L. NeitzelRichard L. Neitzel, PhD
    Assessment and control of human exposures to environmental hazards, including noise, chemical agents (e.g., heavy metals and paper dust); psychosocial stressors (e.g., shiftwork and fatigue), and injury risks; evaluation of health effects associated with these hazards, including hearing loss, cardiovascular disease, sleep disturbance, and injuries.
  • Marie O'NeillMarie O'Neill, PhD
    ealth effects of air pollution, temperature extremes and climate change (mortality, asthma, birth outcomes and cardiovascular endpoints); environmental exposure assessment; and socio-economic influences on health.
  • Yoichi Osawa, PhD
    Mechanisms of chemical pharmacology and xenobiotic toxicology involving free radicals, oxidative stress, metabolism, and regulation of hemoproteins by Hsp90- and Hsp70-based chaperones.
  • Vasantha Padmanabhan, PhD
    Prenatal programming of reproductive and metabolic functions; neuroendocrine, pituitary paracrine and ovarian control of reproduction; impact of environmental estrogens on fertility.
  • Sung Kyun ParkSung Kyun Park, DSc, MPH
    Environmental and molecular epidemiology of air pollution, heavy metals, bisphenol A, and noise exposures; cardiovascular disease, age-related diseases; gene-environment and nutrient-environment interactions.
  • Karen PetersonKaren Peterson, DSc
    Environmental, biological and social determinants of intergenerational patterns of physical growth and development; population-based interventions addressing nutritional modifiers of adverse health outcomes from environmental exposures.
  • Martin PhilbertMartin Philbert, PhD
    Development of safe nanodevices for intracellular imaging and the early detection and treatment of brain tumors; evaluation of toxicity, pharmacokinetics and toxicokinetics of nanoparticles; mitochondrial dysfunction following exposure to environmental toxicants.
  • Stephen W. Ragsdale
    Metallobiochemistry, enzyme mechanisms, and metabolic regulation. Human metabolism of carbon monoxide and the mechanism by which CO regulates processes such as oxygen sensing, the circadian rhythm, and the olfactory response.
  • Bruce Richardson
    Chromatin structure in autoimmunity, cancer and fibrosis.
  • Rudy RichardsonRudy Richardson, ScD, DABT
    Computational toxicology; molecular modeling; cheminformatics and QSAR; molecular dynamics; ligand-protein docking; mechanisms of neurotoxicity and neurodegenerative disease; drug discovery and development.
  • Laura RozekLaura Rozek, PhD
    Population studies of genetic and environmental causes of common cancer in humans; epigenetics in the etiology and prognosis of human cancer; interplay between the environment and epigenome in common diseases.
  • Maureen SartorMaureen Sartor, PhD
    Development of methodologies for high-throughput technologies, empirical and hierarchical Bayesian models for assessing environmental impacts on health and disease.