Edward Kasner, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist and Interim Director of Outreach
PNASH Center
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

UW Box 357234Seattle, WA 98195-7234 

Dr. Kasner serves as the Interim Director of Outreach where he works with PNASH leadership on strategic planning, partnership engagement, and supporting PNASH projects. He is a research scientist with experience in exposure assessment, occupational epidemiology, and agricultural safety and health. Before working in public health, he taught at universities in Yunnan and Guangdong Provinces in China and an elementary school in Minneapolis. As an MPH student, he conducted a pesticide exposure assessment for farmers living in a Southwestern Chinese village. He was a CDC-ASPPH fellow with the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR)-Pesticides Program at NIOSH for two years. Since joining PNASH in 2012, his research involves understanding the role that wind plays in pesticide drift events, evaluating drift reduction technology in orchard-based field studies, and identifying precision farming tools to prevent drift exposure. He has been involved in a Washington state initiative to address pesticide drift with the Departments of Health and Agriculture and other stakeholders. For future work, he is interested in projects related to farming, fishing, forestry, air pollution, and open science.
BA Humanities: Classical Studies, Saint John’s University
MPH Environmental Health, University of Minnesota
PhD Environmental and Occupational Hygiene, University of Washington