Dr. Parvez applies exposure and toxicology methods to inform human health risk assessment, focusing on chronic environmental exposures through drinking water and food contaminants. Recent work has focused on the prenatal exposure of drinking water disinfectant byproducts mixtures and pesticides and their association to reproductive and developmental health effects, including pregnancy length, preterm, and low birthweight.

Prior to joining the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health, Dr. Parvez worked at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Cincinnati as an Oak Ridge Postdoctoral Fellow. He earned his PhD in the field of exposure science and toxicology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.

Selected Publications

Parvez, S., Frost, K., Sundararajan, M. Evaluation of Drinking Water Disinfectant Byproducts Compliance Data as an Indirect Measure for Short-Term Exposure in Humans. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 548. doi:10.3390/ijerph14050548  

Parvez, S., Evans, A., Lorber, M., Hawkins, B., Swartout, J., Teuschler, L., Rice, G. Sensitivity analysis approaches for Toxicity Equivalence of Dioxins Like Compounds in dietary intake in United States. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, 67(2), 278-284, 2013. PMID: 23973911