Therese Frances Mar

Affiliate Instructor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences (Primary department)

Therese Mar received her PhD in 1998 from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences - Toxicology Program. Her doctoral research was on the toxicokinetics of toluene in men and women under exercising and resting conditions. Her post-doctoral research was in the area of air pollution epidemiology, where she studied the adverse effects of ambient air pollution on susceptible populations.

Research Interests

  • Adverse health effects of ambient air pollution on susceptible populations including children, the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions


Teaching interests

Health effects of air pollution

Air pollution epidemiology

Toxicokinetic modeling

Mathematical modeling


1. Investigating the effects of traffic related air pollutants on infant mortality


2. Investigating the winter time associations between fine particulate matter and asthma

emergency department visits in Seattle

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