Environmental Health Science

Recent Publications

Faculty in the Department of Environmental Health Science identify trends and provide valuable insight into environmental public health, including worker safety, occupational exposure assessment, water and air quality, and enviromental risk factors at the population level.

Emily Q. Ahonen, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Emily Ahonen has focused on worker, environmental, and social justice as they interact with health and well-being. She also evaluates interventions, both to understand processes and to demonstrate outcomes in a variety of public health challenges.

Dr. Ahonen's Profile

Injury at Work and Migrant Workers: A Priority for a Global Agenda in Occupational Health


Evaluating Goals in Worker Health Protection Using a Participatory Design and an Evaluation Checklist

Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP

Associate Professor, Environmental Health Science Department Chair

Dr. Lacey's published work includes research in injury prevention and in exposure assessment to inform occupational and environmental hazard control, and occupational epidemiology – his current research focuses on medical laser health and safety.

Dr. Lacey's Profile

Characterization of Size-specific Particulate Matter Emission Rates for a Simulated Medical Laser Procedure – A Pilot Study


Application of a Two-zone Model to Estimate Medical Laser Generated Particulate Matter Exposures


Biomarkers of Human Cardiopulmonary Response After Short-term Exposures to Medical Laser Generated Particulate Matter from Simulated Procedures: A Pilot Study

Max Jacobo Moreno, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Moreno’s research focuses on the application of remote sensing technology to public health problems, working to understand the environmental determinants of vector transmitted and neglected diseases, and the study of the relationship between surface water quality and land use.

Dr. Moreno's Profile

Factors of Concern Regarding Zika and Other Aedes aegypti-Transmitted Viruses in the United States


Using remote sensing to monitor the influence of river discharge on watershed outlets and adjacent coral Reefs: Magdalena River and Rosario Islands, Colombia


Correlating Remote Sensing Data with the Abundance of Pupae of the Dengue Virus Mosquito Vector, Aedes aegypti, in Central Mexico

Shahid Parvez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Parvez's research 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.

Dr. Parvez's Profile

Evaluation of Drinking Water Disinfectant Byproducts Compliance Data as an Indirect Measure for Short-Term Exposure in Humans


Sensitivity Analysis Approaches for Toxicity Equivalence of Dioxins Like Compounds in Dietary Intake in United States