Edward earned his PhD in Environmental Chemistry from Portland State University in 2006. After many years of teaching chemistry and environmental chemistry courses at Franklin college, he earned his MPH in 2016, with a concentration in Environmental Health, from the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health here at IUPUI.
Over the past few years Dr. Chikwana has worked in human health risk assessment in various capacities. From Jan to May 2018, he worked as a risk assessment consultant at Hoosier Environmental Council in Indianapolis, focusing on assessing human health risk associated with heavy metal contamination from coal ash waste generated at several Indiana coal-powered electricity generation stations. Since May 2018 he has been working at Corteva Agriscience as a human health risk assessor within the Crop Protection Regulatory Sciences group. He is a subject matter expert in risk-based dietary and non-dietary human exposure assessments, including higher tier approaches, to support registration of plant protection products across various geographies.
As an adjunct professor at the IU Richard. M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Dr. Chikwana is the primary instructor for two courses; Fundamentals of Toxicology, and Human Health Risk Assessment. He has also taught the Introduction to Public Health and Environmental Science in Public Health courses as part of the MPH in Environmental Health program.