Aquatic Toxicology. Drug Metabolism. Pesticides. Emerging Contaminants. Metals. Olfactory injury. Superfund Sites. Toxicogenomics. Zebrafish. Transgenics. Oxidative stress. Mitochondrial injury. PBDEs.
Aquatic toxicology. Drug metabolism. Species differences in susceptibility to toxicants. Pesticides. Superfund sites. Toxicogenomics. Toxicology. Genetic susceptibility to toxicants.
Construction safety. OSHA/WISHA Training Institute. Occupational health and safety. Hazardous waste site cleanup. UW-OSHA Region X. Train-the-Trainer. Workers compensation claims reduction.
Construction safety and health. Health and safety education. Industrial hygiene. OSHA safety and health training. Workplace hazards.
Nanotoxicology. Lead poisoning. Climate change and health. The impacts of conservation programs and policies on indigenous populations. Community-based approaches to addressing environmental health problems.
Climate change health impacts. Health care disaster risk management. Public health adaptation to climate change. Evidence-based public health. Early warning systems. Health effects of heat exposure. Health care operations.
Ergonomics. Bioengineering. Whole body vibration. Computer-related disorders. Developing hardware and software technologies for assessing exposures to physical risk factors.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Occupational biomechanics. Office hazards. Repetitive motion disorders. Vibration exposure.
Environmental chemistry. Detection and fate of chemical hazards in natural and man-made environments.
Asbestos. Biomarkers. Cholinesterase monitoring. Drinking water. Exposure assessment. Global occupational health. Heavy metals analysis in soil. Industrial chemistry. Lead paint. Occupational exposure. Polycyclic hydrocarbons. Soil sampling. Solvents (toxicology & health effects). Trace contaminants. Water quality. Wood smoke.
Pediatric environmental health. Air pollution. Asthma. Pesticides. Global children's environmental health. Farmworker health. Community engaged research
Environmental and occupational epidemiology. Health effects of diesel exhaust exposures. Environmental factors in cardiovascular and respiratory disease. Occupational asthma. Traffic-related air pollution and environmental health.
Glutathione metabolism. Analytical cytology. In vitro toxicology. Transgenic models. Toxicology of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species. Toxicogenomics. Nanotoxicology. Systems toxicology.
KEYWORDS: Air pollution, Bioactivation/Carcinogenesis, Biomarkers, Cardiovascular disease, Developmental toxicology, Genetic susceptibility to toxicants, Immunotoxicology, Liver toxicology, Nanotechnology, Renal toxicology, Respiratory toxicology, Risk assessment, Toxicology and aging, Xenobiotic metabolism
Cardiovascular disease and traffic.
Development of methods for detection of viruses and bacteria in water and food. Environmental surveillance for viruses. Market prevalence of foodborne pathogens. Recovery of bacterial and viruses from surfaces. Freshwater toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Viruses of anaerobic digesters. Microbiological quality of produce. Irrigation and produce wash water quality. Bioaerosol sampling. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). Health and environmental co-benefits of adaptive responses to climate impacts. Infection control. Indicators of fecal contamination. Comparative adsorption of enteric viruses in soil and groundwater. Phage ecology. Survival and persistence of pathogenic microorganisms. Impact of CAFOs on microbiological quality of water, soil, and vegetation. Alternative methods of water and wastewater disinfection. Surface disinfection. Biosafety. Mathematical models for exposure assessment. Policy implications of infectious agents. Poliovirus eradication.
Other research interests include: Endotoxin, Agricultural safety and health, Antibiotic resistant bacteria, Bioaerosols, Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), Drinking water, Environmental microbiology Fecal contamination, Food contaminants, microbial, Gram-negative bacteria, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Microbial risk assessment, Mold, Molecular methods for infectious virus-detection, Norwalk-like virus, Pathogen detection techniques, Public health microbiology, Soil sampling, Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), Water quality, Wastewater disinfection, Solidwastes, Waste disposal onsite, Waterborne pathogenic microorganisms
Impacts of public health, nutrition, and food policies and the policy process on health behaviors and health outcomes. Food systems, as it relates to food and nutrition policy. Understanding and improving the ways in which research gets to the public policy table. Exploring the Effects of Wage on the Culture of Health in Early Childhood Education Centers. Seattle Minimum Wage Study.
Zoonotic infectious disease. Whole genome approach to infections. Diseases of animal workers. Microbiome sharing between humans, animals and the environment. Emerging infectious disease. Antimicrobial resistance. Animal sentinels of environmental health hazards. One Health. Noise and hearing loss.