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.
Air pollution health effects. Occupational epidemiological studies. Estimation of health effects from environmental and occupational exposures. Exposure modeling. Measurement error in health effects studies. Incorporating group information in epidemiologic studies.
Occupational Health Intervention Research, Exposure Assessment, Indoor Air Quality, Built Environment, Pesticides, Healthy Home Initiative
Air Pollution Monitoring and Modeling. Ambient Air Pollutants. Analytical Chemistry. Biological Monitoring, Biomarkers. Cholinesterase monitoring. Diesel Exhaust. Exposure Assessment. Indoor Air. Industrial Chemistry. Industrial Hygiene. Occupational Exposure. Pesticides. Polycyclic Hydrocarbons. Trace Contaminants. Wood Smoke.
Community food systems; Regional food systems; Food equity; Community ownership; Food systems analysis; School food; Community engaged scholarship
Health effects of exposure to hot conditions in working populations. Preventing adverse heat health effects and improving biological adaptation to heat.
Health effects of air pollution. Occupational lung disease.
Apoptosis. Neurogenesis. Adult neurogenesis. Children's health. Developmental toxicology. Genetic susceptibility to toxins. Nervous system toxicity. Neurotoxicology. Neurobiology. Olfaction and cognition. Heavy metals. Lead, cadmium, gene-environment interactions. GXE. Alzheimer’s disease. Cognitive decline. Senile dementia. Sex differences on disease susceptibility. Window of susceptibility.
Optical remote sensing of chemicals in the environment. Physical agents in the workplace: noise, vibration, non-ionizing radiation.
KEYWORDS: Agricultural safety and health, ambient air pollutants, children's health, climate change, diesel exhaust, exposure assessment, industrial hygiene, nanotechnology, noise, non-ionizing radiation, occupational exposure, optical remote sensing, passive/active air monitor development, pesticides, vibration exposure.