Areas of Expertise

  • Occupational/environmental epidemiology
  • Health hazards of silica, silicosis, lung cancer, and other diseases
  • Environmental and community fracking sand emissions
  • Mothers’ drug use and birth defects
  • Diesel exhaust
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Arts, crafts, and ceramic hazards
  • Health effects of pesticides
  • Many industrial cancer risks, including solvents, wood dusts, quartz, and  benzene
  • Pulmonary and auto-immune diseases
  • Naturally-occurring asbestos and asbestos in construction
  • Respiratory and solvent hazards for railroad workers
  • Reconstruction of toxic exposure histories
  • California’s Proposition 65

Research Interests:

  • Silica and “dusty trades” exposures, including mining, foundry work
  • Asbestos exposure in construction and railroad jobs
  • Understanding causation from  legal and public health contexts
  • Veterans exposure and health risks
  • Native Americans and environmental health
  • Airborne toxic exposures
  • Diesel exhaust hazards
  • Glass and foundry production hazards
  • Pesticides hazards
  • Agricultural worker exposures
  • Residential compared to workplace hazards
  • Disease disparities among minority workers
  • Environmental mold exposure
  • Paints and solvents
  • Fiberglass and mineral fibers
  • Wood dust exposure

 

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