EOH Faculty Labs

Faculty labs

Environmental and Occupational Health

Our faculty conduct novel, impactful, interdisciplinary research locally, nationally and internationally. Below are links to Environmental and Occupational Health faculty labs that highlight ongoing projects and research opportunities.

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Environmental Exposure and Biomarker Lab

Environmental Exposure and Biomarker Lab

The Environmental Exposure and Biomarker Lab measures metal concentrations in environmental and biological samples in order to determine personal exposure to contaminants. We also examine molecular biomarkers that may be generated by exposure to environmental contaminants.

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Environmental Health Literacy and Translation Lab

Environmental Health Literacy and Translation Lab

The Environmental Health Literacy and Translation Lab evaluates the role of environmental health literacy in helping communities better frame and respond to environmental health hazards. Current projects incorporate disaster research, asthma and air pollution, and Indigenous environmental health.

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Methylmercury Lab

Methylmercury Lab

The Methylmercury Lab carries out research related to methylmercury cycling and exposure. Their goal is to mitigate methylmercury exposure among vulnerable populations. They use a multidisciplinary framework, including environmental monitoring, risk assessment, and epidemiologic studies, to fully understand the dynamics of methylmercury exposure.

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Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory

Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory

The Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory uses a variety of bioinstrumentation to characterize work-related physical exposures and investigate their relationships with adverse health outcomes with an ultimate goal of promoting health and well-being at workplaces. We conduct both laboratory and field-based research studies to investigate underlying musculoskeletal injury mechanism in various work environment from computer work to heavy equipment operation.

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Occupational Safety and Health Laboratory

Occupational Safety and Health Laboratory

The Occupational Safety and Health Laboratory uses a variety of tools and methods to investigate workplace hazards and environmental pollutants on safety and health outcomes in working populations and communities. They conduct a broad range of research in the commercial fishing industry, masonry workers, and the timber industry.

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Spatial Health Laboratory

Spatial Health Laboratory

The Spatial Health Laboratory carries out diverse research related to health and place.

Given the spatially correlated nature of environmental and social health determinants, we use a multidisciplinary framework to fully understand how place influences health. The goal of this research is to inform policies and practices to create healthy communities and individuals.

Recent publications

(This is not an exhaustive list. We are still rebuilding our database of faculty publications. Visit individual faculty profiles for more extensive lists of their publications.)

2024

Johnson, M., Mazur, L., Fisher, M., Fraser, W.D., Sun, L., Hystad, P., Gandhi, C.K.  (2024)  Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution and Respiratory Distress in Term Newborns: Results from the MIREC Prospective Pregnancy Cohort  Environmental Health Perspectives  132(1)
McLarnan, S.M., Bramer, L., Dixon, H.M., Scott, R.P., Calero, L., Holmes, D., Gibson, E.A., Cavalier, H.M., Rohlman, D., Miller, R.L., Kincl, L.D., Waters, K.M., Anderson, K.A., Herbstman, J.B.  (2024)  Predicting personal PAH exposure using high dimensional questionnaire and wristband data  Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology  
Foster, SA, Kile, ML, Hystad, P, Diamond, ML, Jantunen, LM, Mandhane, PJ, Moraes, TJ, Navaranjan, G, Scott, JA, Simons, E, Subbarao, P, Takaro, TK, Turvey, SE, Brook, JR  (2024)  Organophosphate ester flame retardants and plasticizers in house dust and mental health outcomes among Canadian mothers: A nested prospective cohort study in CHILD  Environmental Research  240(Pt 1)
Wesselink, A.K., Kirwa, K., Hystad, P., Kaufman, J.D., Szpiro, A.A., Willis, M.D., Savitz, D.A., Levy, J.I., Rothman, K.J., Mikkelsen, E.M., Laursen, A.S., Hatch, E.E., Wise, L.A.  (2024)  Ambient air pollution and rate of spontaneous abortion  Environmental Research  246
Willis, Mary D, Harris, Lena, Campbell, Erin J, Chaskes, Mira, Sawyer, Ethan, Harleman, Max, Ritz, Beate, Hill, Elaine L, Hystad, Perry  (2024)  A population-based cohort study of electronic tolling, traffic congestion, and adverse birth outcomes  Environment International  183

2023

Victoria, S., Trine, L.S., Hystad, P., Roper, C.  (2023)  Indoor and Personal PM2.5 Samples Differ in Chemical Composition and Alter Zebrafish Behavior Based on Primary Fuel Source.  Environmental Science & Technology  57(50)
Kerr, G.H., Goldberg, D.L., Harris, M.H., Henderson, B.H., Hystad, P., Roy, A., Anenberg, S.C.  (2023)  Ethnoracial Disparities in Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution in the United States: Comparing Data Sets from Satellites, Models, and Monitors  Environmental Science & Technology  57(48)
Bekbulat, B., Agrawal, P., Allen, R.W., Baum, M., Boldbaatar, B., Clark, L.P., Galsuren, J., Hystad, P., L’Orange, C., Vakacherla, S., Volckens, J., Marshall, J.  (2023)  Application of an Ultra-Low-Cost Passive Sampler for Light-Absorbing Carbon in Mongolia  Sensors  23(21)
Shim, H., Choi, K., Keum, H., Son, S., Kim, J.H., Seo, M., Kim, S., Park, D., Kong, Y.  (2023)  Evaluation of the Effects of Passive Lower-Limb Exoskeletons on Muscle Activities According to Working Heights  Applied Sciences  13(21)
Oraby, Tamer, Chakraborty, Santanu, Sivaganesan, Siva, Kincl, Laurel, Richardson, Lesley, McBride, Mary, Siemiatycki, Jack, Cardis, Elisabeth, Krewski, Daniel  (2023)  Adjusting for Berkson error in exposure in ordinary and conditional logistic regression and in Poisson regression.  BMC Med Res Methodol  23(1)