Student Research Day

Student Research Day 2015 will take place Thursday, May 28, 12:30 - 3:30pm

Stay tuned for this year's student presenters and poster titles


Thursday, May 29, 2014
12:30 - 3:30pm
South Campus Center, Room 316                    





12:30 pm - Welcome

Rich Fenske, Graduate Program Coordinator


12:35 - Student Presentations

Selected second-year masters students will present summaries of their research. Faculty preceptor in parentheses.

Christopher Pyke, Occupational & Environmental Exposure Sciences, MS (Christopher Simpson)

1-Nitropyrene and Diesel Particulate Matter Exposures Among Workers in a Metal Mine

Stanley Kimball, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, MPH (Sverre Vedal)

Occupation and Computed Tomography Measurements of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Kristina Blank, Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH (June Spector)

Relationship between Payment Schemes and Heat-Related Illness in Washington Agricultural Workers

Eunmi Hwang, Toxicology, MS (Terrance Kavanagh)

Glutathione Concentrations in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluids Induced by Diesel Exhaust Particles and Responsible Glutathione Transporters in Lungs in Mice

Rachel Wood, Environmental Health, MS (Gerard Cangelosi)

Analysis of Prevalent Tuberculosis by Using Oral Swab PCR


1:45 pm - Student Poster Session and Reception

Posters by graduating masters students, selected doctoral students, and senior fellows will be on display.

Environmental Health, MS

Jonathan Nagata (Scott Meschke)

Comparing Apples to Apples: Developing Tools to Evaluate the Risk of Illness Due to Microbial Contamination of Tree Fruit

Tyler Nicholas (Joel Kaufman)

Contribution of the In-Vehicle Microenvironment to Ambient Source-Derived Personal NO2 Exposure Concentration in Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution Participants

Trevor Peckham (John Kissel)

Dermal Absorption of Benzo(a)pyrene from Weathered Soil and Implications for Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites


Occupational & Environmental Exposure Sciences, MS

Miriam Calkins (Richard Fenske)

Impact of Extreme Heat Events on Emergency Medical Services in King County, WA

Veatasha Dorsey (Noah Seixas)

Sociodemographic Differences in Perceptions of Occupational Safety Climate

Clara Jung (John Kissel)

A Comparison of Surface Sampling Techniques for Semi-Volatile Organic Substances in an Electronics Recycling Facility

Sara Lien (Michael Yost)

Nanoparticle Deposision in an Air Liquid Interface Cell Culture Exposure Chamber

Nazila Shakibaei (Martin Cohen)

Reducing Workers’ Exposures to Chemicals and Dust in Nail Salons Using Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems

Melvin Torres (Martin Cohen)

Characterizing Lead Exposure at a U.S. Coast Guard Indoor Firing Range

Christopher Warner (Noah Seixas)

Bioaccessibility of Manganese in Welding Aerosols and Particle Size Distributions of Welding Fume

Toxicology, MS

Rebecca Ticknor (Michael Rosenfeld)

Effects of in Utero Diesel Exhaust Exposure on Development of Atherosclerosis in Hyperlipidemic Mice


Environmental & Occupational Health, MPH

Kristina Blank (Larry Brown)

Safer Alternatives in Automotive Refinishing

Herakles Li (Gerard Cangelosi)

Affinity Purification of Bacterial Ribosomal RNA Precursors for Molecular Viability Testing

Assessment and Outcomes of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition Healthy Communities Project


Environmental & Occupational Medicine, MPH

Scott Robinson (Joel Kaufman)

Is there a Golden Hour in Combat Casualty Evacuation?

Reema Sikka (Sverre Vedal)

Vanadium In Fine Particulate Matter And Its Association With Blood Pressure In The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Cohort


Biostatistics, Epidemologic, and Bioinformatic Training in Environmental Health Trainees

Elena Austin (Michael Yost)

Pollutant Variability and Correlations in Mobile Monitoring Data as Compared to Central Site Monitoring

Travis Cook (David Eaton & Jing Zhang)

Pathogenesis of Mortalin in Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism

Anna Engstrom (Zhengui Xia)

Characterizing the Effects of Lead on In Vitro and In Vivo Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Jonathan Fintzi (Lianne Sheppard)

Identification and Description of On-Road Emission Sources Using Mobile Monitoring Data

Hojun Hwang (Sharon Browning)

Estimation of the Mutation-Rate Parameter Using Sequence Data

Joshua Keller (Lianne Sheppard)

Spatial and Spatiotemporal Modeling of Long-Term PM10 Concentrations in the United States, 1990-2010

Adel Lee (Lianne Sheppard)

Insights into the Impact of Preferential Sampling on Health Analysis Using Data from Two Different National Monitoring Networks

Sabah Quraishi (Christopher Li)

Second Primary Cancers among Female Breast Cancer Survivors by Hormone Receptor Status from 1992-2010

Erin Riley (Christopher Simpson)

Decoupling Regional and Local Sources in Mobile Monitoring of Air Pollutants

Tessandra Stewart (Jing Zhang)

Cerebrospinal fluid α-Synuclein predicts cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease progression in the DATATOP cohort

Michael Young (Joel Kaufman)

A National Prediction Model Based on Universal Kriging and Land-Use Regression Using Satellite-Based NO2 Measurements for Epidemiological Analysis of Long-Term Health Effects

Qian Zhang (Sharon Browning)

Genome-Wide Haplotypic Test Identifies Novel LDL-Associated Locus