Faculty Directory and Research Interests
Etiology of obesity associated disorders, Atherosclerosis and insulin resistance, Macrophage biology and inflammation, Atherosclerosis progression, Cardiovascular disease, Lipid and glucose metabolism, Diet-environment interaction and health outcomes, Socio-economic status diet-related health outcomes and obesity, and the effect of diet composition on lipids
KEYWORDS: reduced exposure to infectious diseases; improved tuberculosis case finding and transmission control; improved detection of pathogens in food and water; improved understanding of infectious disease exposure and epidemiology.
Public health emergency preparedness, health impacts of disaster; community resilience; public health policy; healthcare emergency preparedness; public health practice
Development of methods for detection of viruses and bacteria in water and food, environmental surveillance for viruses, market prevalence of foodborne pathogens, recovery of bacterial and viruses from surfaces, freshwater toxic cyanobacteria blooms, viruses of anaerobic digesters, microbiological quality of produce, irrigation and produce wash water quality, bioaerosol sampling, quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA), health and environmental co-benefits of adaptive responses to climate impacts, infection control, indicators of fecal contamination, comparative adsorption of enteric viruses in soil and groundwater, phage ecology, survival and persistence of pathogenic microorganisms, impact of CAFOs on microbiological quality of water, soil, and vegetation, alternative methods of water and wastewater disinfection, surface disinfection, biosafety, mathematical models for exposure assessment, policy implications of infectious agents, poliovirus eradication
The impacts of public health, nutrition, and food policies and the policy process on health behaviors and health outcomes; food systems, as it relates to food and nutrition policy; and, on understanding and improving the ways in which research gets to the public policy table.
Zoonotic infectious disease; diseases of animal workers; microbiome sharing between humans and animals; emerging infectious disease; antimicrobial resistance animal sentinels of environmental health hazards; One Health, noise and hearing loss