Environment & Exposures

These faculty focus on substance use, tobacco, occupational exposures, environmental hazards...


Susan Arnold, PhD
Associate Professor, with tenure

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Exposure assessment, professional judgment, exposure modeling, indoor air, personal protective technology development, and evaluation

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Silvia Balbo, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Environment & exposures, food & nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, DNA damage, mass spectrometry, exposome, cancer, analytical chemistry, metabolism

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Jesse Berman, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Air pollution, environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, GIS, interpolation, spatial analysis, weather

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Dana Carroll, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Epidemiological research methods; health disparities; tobacco prevention and control; tobacco regulatory science; biomarkers of tobacco use and cancer risk; community cancer prevention and control

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Ryan Demmer, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

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Simone French, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Environment & exposure, equity, food & nutrition, mother & children, food policy, food environment, low income food access, food behavior, physical activity, obesity prevention, community interventions 

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Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Frizzell has been honored to be a tribal technical advisor for health care and services policy for over 29 years. She has extensive experience in working with countless tribes across the nation to enhance their infrastructures and assist in their quest for self-determination. She was chosen to be in the first class of Rural Health Fellows, a program initiated by the Office of Rural Health Policy and served as technical adviser and writer for the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (P.L. 94-437 as amended).

She currently serves on the national Office of Minority Heath’s Advisory Committee, Governing Board of the Minneapolis Indian Health Board; Global Health Faculty Associate; and an Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

She developed six classes in American Indian Health and Wellness; and an American Indian Graduate Minor and a Regents Certificate for American Indian Public Health and Wellness. She also teaches and provides presentations on tribal public health and wellness.

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Craig Hedberg, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Environment & exposures, food & nutrition, infectious disease, foodborne disease, surveillance, outbreak investigation, exposure assessment, food safety, epidemiology, public health preparedness, public health practice 

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David Jacobs, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic disease, environment & exposures, equity, food & nutrition, genetics, infectious disease, injuries, methods, chronic disease epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, physical activity, smoking, biomarkers, subclinical disease

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Byeonghwa Jeon, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Stress tolerance in foodborne pathogens, antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial adjuvants, molecular microbiology

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Harry Lando, PhD
Professor Emeritus

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Tobacco, smoking cessation, tobacco control policy, global health

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DeAnn Lazovich, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, cancer, prevention, epidemiology, screening, melanoma, UV protection, quality of life, cancer survivorship

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Chap Le, PhD
Distinguished Professor

Division of Biostatistics

Chronic diseases, environment & exposures, tobacco, smoking, cessation, health care policy, global health

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Richard MacLehose, PhD
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Environment & exposures, equity, food & nutrition, methods, bias analysis, bayesian methods, causal inference

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Heather Hammon Nelson, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Cancer, genetics, epigenetics, environment, immunity

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Lisa Peterson, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Environment & exposures, toxicology, tobacco, cancer, gene-environment interaction, DNA damage, DNA repair, metabolism, biomarkers

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Peter Raynor, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental health, occupational health, industrial hygiene, exposure science, exposure control, air pollution, aerosols, biological aerosols, hazardous substances, nanotechnology health and safety

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Matt Simcik, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Environment & exposures, chemistry, water, air, pollution, perfluoroalkly substances, source apportionment, fate, transport processes

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Irina Stepanov, PhD
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Mayo Professor in Public Health

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, genetics, mother & children, tobacco, biomarkers, DNA adducts, analytical biochemistry, mass-spectrometry, cancer, inflammation, regulatory science

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Elizabeth Wattenberg, PhD
Associate Dean of Education and Student Engagement

School of Public Health

Chronic diseases, environment & exposures, cancer, toxicity 

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