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Topic: Contaminants

Alfred Franzblau Alfred Franzblau, MD

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0758 E-mail: afranz@umich.edu
Faculty Profile

  • Research focuses on work-related musculoskeletal disorders, biological monitoring of chemical exposures, occupational neurological disease, and occupational respiratory disease. Can talk about health effects of oil spills and work-related threats.
  • Recent studies have examined cost-effectiveness of pre-placement nerve testing for carpal tunnel syndrome, hypersensitivity pneumonitis among workers exposed to metal removal fluids, and asthma following household exposure to hydrofluoric acid.
  • Teaches ergonomic and injury prevention seminars; has active practice in clinical occupational medicine.
  • Became associate dean for research at the UM School of Public Health on January 1, 2011. Also has UM appointments as associate professor of emergency medicine and associate research scientist at the Center for Ergonomics.

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SPH Faculty Experts for Contaminants

Nil Basu, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 764-9490 E-mail: niladri@umich.edu

  • Environmental toxicologist, interested in the risk assessment of aquatic pollutants (focus on mercury), development of neurochemical biomarkers and environmental neurotoxicology, and the use of fish and wildlife as sentinels of human and environmental health hazards.      MORE

Stuart BattermanStuart Batterman, Ph.D., M.S.

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 763-2417 E-mail: stuartb@umich.edu

  • Research and teaching interests address environmental impact assessment, human exposure and health risk assessment, and environmental management.     MORE

Alfred FranzblauAlfred Franzblau, MD

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0758 E-mail: afranz@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on work-related musculoskeletal disorders, biological monitoring of chemical exposures, occupational neurological disease, and occupational respiratory disease. Can talk about health effects of oil spills and work-related threats.      MORE

John MeekerJohn Meeker, Sc.D., M.S., B.S.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 764-7184 E-mail: meekerj@umich.edu

  • Focuses on defining sources, magnitudes, and consequences of human exposure to environmental and occupational contaminants, as well as identifying and evaluating strategies to control harmful exposures.      MORE

Jerome NriaguJerome Nriagu, PhD, DSc

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0706 E-mail: jnriagu@umich.edu

  • Specializes in the study of toxic metals and lead poisoning from smelting and lead products, resulting in food and environmental contamination.     MORE

Rudy RichardsonRudy Richardson, ScD, DABT

Professor of Toxicology in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0769 E-mail: rjrich@umich.edu

  • Board-certified toxicologist who specializes in chemically induced neurological diseases.     MORE

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