Program Faculty

Environmental and Occupational Health

Primary faculty

Barbara Hudson-Hanley, PhD, MPH

Barbara is interested in relating chemical policy to human diseases and population-level health effects, focusing on prenatal, perinatal and early-life exposures and associations with developmental outcomes.

Perry Hystad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(Program director)

Perry is an environmental epidemiologist focused on understanding the health impacts related to place. A large portion of his research uses spatial exposure assessment methods to determine the chronic health effects associated with exposure to air pollution, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and cancer.

Molly Kile, Sc.D.

Molly is an environmental epidemiologist focused on understanding the health impacts related to early life exposure to chemical contaminants including reproductive health outcomes, immunological functioning, and neurocognitive behavior. A large portion of her research uses biomonitoring to assess personal exposure to chemical contaminants at different life stages. She also emphasizes community-based environmental health research to identify control measures that are acceptable to impacted groups.

Jay Kim, Ph.D., MS
Associate Professor

Jay's major research interests are occupational ergonomics and biomechanics. He is particularly interested in developing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to reduce physical exposures to reduce occupational injuries and illness and therefore improve workers' health and well-being.

Laurel Kincl, Ph.D., CSP

Laurel's research focuses on quantifying, communicating and controlling occupational and environmental exposures to health and safety hazards. She has particular interest in reducing adverse health outcomes with targeted interventions, including working with special populations such as young workers and people with disabilities.

Andrew Larkin, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor

Andy's research focuses on the intersections of environment epidemiology with new technologies and big data. His past research projects include developing smartphone for air pollution informatics, developing computational models to predict biological responses to complex chemical exposures, and analyzing user interfaces from an affect heuristic perspective for optimal risk communications.

Diana Rohlman, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor

Diana studies the role of environmental health literacy in helping communities better frame and respond to environmental health hazards. works closely with the Superfund Research Program, working to bring SRP researchers and impacted communities together on collaborative projects.

Sarah E. Rothenberg, D.Env.
Associate Professor

Sarah uses a multidisciplinary framework, including environmental monitoring, risk assessment, and epidemiologic studies, to fully understand the dynamics of methylmercury exposure. She also investigates other trace metals, which co-occur with mercury in the environment.

Anthony Veltri, Ed.D, CSHM
Associate Professor

Anthony's research interests are related to strategic management and economic aspects of the environmental, safety and health function within private and public sector firms. Also, safety and environmental health management, financial and economic justification, strategic management of the safety and environmental management function.

Associated faculty

Jeff Bethel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jeff's research focuses on building adaptive capacity to address the health impact of occupational, environmental and natural hazards, particularly among vulnerable populations

Matthew Bozigar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Matt is interested in place-based social and environmental influences on health and health disparities.

Adjunct Faculty

Biochemistry and Biophysics
Civil & Construction Engineering
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Industrial Engineering
Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics