Occupational and environmental risk factors for non-infectious diseases, especially cancers, Parkinson disease, respiratory disorders
KEYWORDS: Occupational epidemiology; Environmental epidemiology; Metals; Pesticides, Silica, Superfund sites; Textile industry hazards; Welding & metal trades hazards
Health promotion and occupational risk factors in commercial fishermen
Addressing occupational exposure to vapors from hazardous waste facilities
Community-based environmental and policy changes to promote health
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
Exposure assessment methodologies utilizing direct reading instrumentation and video exposure monitoring.
Hazards in industry. Applied industrial hygiene. Exposure sciences.
Neurotoxicology. Molecular mechanisms of neurotoxicity. Biochemical markers of neurotoxicity. Children's health. Food additives and contaminants. Genetic susceptibility. In vitro toxicology. Pesticides and children. Neurotoxicity of diesel exhaust. Paraoxonase 1 and paraoxonase 2. Metals and oxidative stress. Gender-differences in oxidative stress and neurotoxicity. Air pollution and autism related disorders. Neurotoxicity of air pollution. Air pollution and neurodegenerative diseases.
1) How developmental exposure to environmental chemicals reprograms the epigenetic memory and the nuclear receptor-signaling to modulate drug metabolism and transport during and beyond childhood.
2) how the gut microbiome modulates the ontogeny of genes that are involved in drug metabolism and obesity, and how the developmental reprogramming of gut microbiome by probiotics and antibiotics modulate pediatric pharmacology and childhood obesity.
Professor Cullen's research involves the analysis of environmental risks, decision making in the face of risks which are uncertain or vary across populations, and the application of value of information and distributional techniques.
Environmental and occupational health problems in Southeast Asia, workplace noise exposure and noise-induced hearing loss
KEYWORDS: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Community based participatory action research, Drinking water, Global occupational health, Hearing loss (noise-induced), Multiple chemical sensitivity, Nervous system toxicity, Noise, Occupational and environmental medicine, Occupational disease statistics, Occupational and environmental epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Repetitive motion disorders, Solvents (toxicology & health effects), Workers' compensation issues contaminants. Health impact assessment; Health in all policies; fish consumption
Public health including epidemiology and environmental health
Impacts on public health of urban design and land use planning
Impacts on public health of transportation planning
Health impact assessment
Primary research interests include occupational health issues among immigrant and minority worker populations with an emphasis on how psychosocial aspects of work (i.e., workplace discrimination, unfair working conditions, work organization, and occupational downgrading) affect physical and mental health, and workplace safety and health hazards encountered by health care workers.