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.
Environmental vancomycin resistant enterococci [VRE]. Environmental, clinical and occupational methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA]. Antibiotic & mercury resistance genes in the environment. Bacterial genetics and gene exchange and comparing genomes using whole genome sequencing. Emerging and reemerging diseases. Molecular epidemiology. One Health and how the environment, humans and animals interact and share antibiotic resistant bacteria. Antibiotic resistance genes and diseases with work with birds, cows, primates, orca whales and river otters.
Atherogenesis. Diesel exhaust. Health effects of air pollution. Chlamydia pneumoniae vascular calcification. Chronic Kidney Disease. Cardiovascular Disease and traffic. Food additives & contaminants. Genetic susceptibility to toxins.
Exposure assessments in the context of retrospective, cross-sectional and prospective epidemiology studies and health and safety needs of workers in precarious jobs. Characterization and control of welding fume exposures in shipbuilding and other industries. Investigations in the mining, construction, waste handling, and primary and secondary metal industries. Evaluating the effectiveness of organizational interventions to improve safety and health performance. Developing effective health and safety programs for contingent and immigrant workers.
Other key research interests include: Construction safety and health, Contingent and immigrant worker safety and health, Endotoxin, Environmental epidemiology, Exposure assessment, Global occupational health, Hard metal/machining, Hearing loss (noise-induced), Health and safety education, Health and safety management, Industrial hygiene, Noise, Occupational disease statistics, Occupational and environmental epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Safety, Silica, Welding & metal trades & hazards, Workplace hazards, Welding & metal trades & hazards
Exposure assessment. Air pollution exposure measurement and modeling. Community noise measurement and modeling. Epidemiologic infectious disease transmission modeling. Mobile phone-based exposure science. Low-cost sensor systems.