ETEP Faculty

Sara AdarSara Dubowsky Adar, ScD, MHS
Environmental epidemiology, exposure science for epidemiology, ambient air pollution, traffic-related pollutants, community noise, vulnerabilities, interventions.

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.

Justin ColacinoJustin Colacino, PhD
Environmental and dietary factors in carcinogenesis and cancer prevention, environmental dysregulation of stem cell biology in breast cancer, racial disparities in breast cancer, environmental epigenetics, nutrient-toxicant and toxicant-toxicant interactions

Dana DolinoyDana Dolinoy, PhD
Developmental origins of health and disease; epigenetics; nutrition; toxicology.

J. Tim DvonchJ. Tim Dvonch, PhD
Exposure assessment and health effects of air pollution, with a focus on chemical composition of particulates and source identification. Atmospheric transport and fate of toxicants including mercury and other metals across a wide array of environmental systems.

John Fink, MDJohn Fink, MD
Identifying genes and mechanisms responsible for age-dependent neurologic degeneration; and on developing treatments for these conditions.

Alexis J. HandalAlexis J. Handal
Environmental epidemiology; occupational epidemiology; worker health; labor exploitation; social epidemiology; social inequities in health; reproductive epidemiology; maternal and child health; child development; community-engaged research; CBPR; global  health  

Steven HuangSteven Huang, MD
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), interstitial lung disease, asthma and other chronic airway disorders, pulmonary rehabilitation, general pulmonary medicine.

Raoul KopelmanRaoul 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.

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 OsawaYoichi 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 PadmanabhanVasantha 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.

James RaeJames Rae, PhD
Pharmacogenetics/genomics and drug metabolism of Breast Cancer Therapies.

Stephen RagsdaleStephen 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 RichardsonBruce Richardson, MD, PhD
Chromatin structure in autoimmunity, cancer and fibrosis.

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.