Current research focus: The development of immunotherapies in the treatment of cancer, and the immunogenicity of biotherapeutic drugs.
Exposure assessment (water, food, house dust, soil; biomarkers)
Neurodevelopmental outcomes of environmental contaminant exposures
Effects of contaminated site remediation on children’s environmental health
Global environmental health
Conducting sustainability assessments of engineered water systems including risk, resilience and environmental assessments. Conducting quantitative microbial risk assessment for conventional and alternative drinking and wastewater treatment and reuse options at the community and household levels.
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Nat oversees research in the Ecotoxicology Program that addresses pollution-related conservation threats to coastal watersheds and marine habitats. Recent projects have assessed the ecological consequences of large scale disasters, such as the Cosco Busan and Deepwater Horizon oil spills in San Francisco Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, respectively. The group is also studying toxic stormwater runoff to better understand how human population growth, coastal development, and associated changes in land use impact the health and abundance of wild salmon populations. Many active projects provide science support to guide the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species. These have focused on familiar categories of toxics (e.g., pesticides, metals) as well as contaminants of emerging concern. Lastly, the group is developing new research to assess the effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure technologies and similar strategies to reduce land-based toxic runoff.
Ergonomics, Epidemiology, OHS Policy, Safe Patient Handling, Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, workplace violence, , health care workers, occupational health surveillance, international health & safety
Protein pharmacology: identification and testing of therapeutic potential of novel proteins Biotherapeutic drug development, especially the evolving regulatory environment for biologics Inhalation toxicology
Characterization of urban air quality by measurements and modeling; development of novel environmental exposure assessment tools for population-based studies; mobile monitoring approaches for air quality monitoring; extension of GIS-based land use regression modeling to high spatio-and-temporally resolved data; appropriate ambient/indoor air pollution monitoring for low-middle income countries (LMICs); exible archiving of real-time environmental data.
Select agent research and occupational health issues
occupational illness and injury