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Topic: Risk assessment

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

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 764-9490 E-mail: niladri@umich.edu
Faculty Profile
Video: http://youtu.be/ilnU1OcWNG4

  • 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.
  • His UM Ecotoxicology Lab seeks answers such questions as: What are the implications of subtle neurological damage on the health of wildlife, humans, and ecosystems? How do pollutants disrupt neurochemical processes? Can neurochemical biomarkers and gene-environment studies be incorporated into risk assessments and policy making using mercury as a case-example?
  • Spent two years as a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Wildlife Research Center (Environment Canada) and the Center for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics (University of Ottawa).

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SPH Faculty Experts for Risk assessment

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

David GarabrantDavid Garabrant, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 936-0753 E-mail: dhg@umich.edu

  • Current research concerns occupational and environmental epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, neuroepidemiology and neurotoxic agents, colon cancer, pancreas cancer, environmental exposure to dioxins.     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

Rick NeitzelRick Neitzel, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: 734-763-2870 E-mail: rneitzel@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on use of new methodologies and technologies in exposure science and risk assessment.     MORE

Martin PhilbertMartin Philbert, Ph.D.

Professor in Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: (734) 763-4523 E-mail: philbert@umich.edu

  • Became dean of UM SPH on Jan. 1, 2011, having previously served as senior associate dean for research at the school since 2004. Teaches toxicological pathology, conducts neuropathological and nanotechnology-based research.     MORE

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