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


Bruce Alexander, PhD
Professor and Division Head

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Occupational and environmental epidemiology environment and exposures, infectious disease, injuries, epidemiology, occupational health, One Health, global health, agricultural health

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Kristin Anderson, PhD, MPH
Professor & Associate Dean for Learning Systems & Student Affairs

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Cancer, aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, food & nutrition, molecular-epidemiology, biomarkers, heterocyclic amines, aspirin, prevention, etiology

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Susan Arnold, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Environment & exposures, occupational health, exposures, professional judgement, sustainability

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Silvia Balbo, PhD
Assistant 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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Nicole E. Basta, PhD, MPhil
Assistant Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

Infectious diseases, vaccines, immunology, global health, health disparities, health equity, epidemiologic methods, mother & children, adolescent health, influenza, meningitis, HPV

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Jeff Bender, DVM, MS
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Epidemiology, infection control and prevention, designing and evaluating surveillance programs, and development of educational and outreach programs.

 

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Timothy Church, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Screening, statistical and epidemiological methods, colorectal cancer, biomarkers, cardiac rhythm disease, chemo-prevention, Parkinson's disease, air quality, aging, chronic diseases, environment & exposures, food & nutrition, genetics, injuries, methods, and mother & children

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Matteo Convertino, PhD
Assistant Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Theoretical and Computational Complexity Science, in particular integrated information; Network and Decision Sciences for applying and developing theories, methods, and technology that are useful in helping understand, design, and manage population systems/patterns (from biological, environmental, social, technological, and integrated systems).

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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
Assistant Professor

School of Public Health

Health services administration, clinic management, rural & Indian health policy and legislation, public health, gerontology, cultural mindfulness, health and wellness education research, behavioral health, community assessment, evaluation, exercise physiology, health education, memory loss and older adults, physical rehabilitative therapy, service learning administration, senior corps administration, and therapeutic recreation. 

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Susan Goodwin Gerberich, PhD
Leon S. Robertson Professor in Injury Prevention, Mayo Professor of Public Health,

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Aging, environment and exposures, injuries, methods, occupational injury epidemiology, epidemiology, sports, brain/concussion injuries, agricultural health and safety, violence

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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
Mayo Professor of Public Health

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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Harry Lando, PhD
Professor

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
Associate Professor

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

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

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Jeffrey Mandel, MD, MPH
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Chronic diseases, environment and exposures, exposures, epidemiology, pulmonary, cancer, pneumoconiosis, occupational health

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Patricia McGovern, PhD, MPH
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Physical, mental and social health outcomes, women and infants, occupational and environmental public health policy, community-based research, mixed methods research

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Heather Hammon Nelson, PhD, MPH
Associate 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
Associate 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
Associate 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
Associate Professor

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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William Toscano, PhD
Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Chronic diseases, environment & exposures, equity, genetics, infectious disease, endocrine disruption, global health, epigenomics, social determinants of health, dioxins, human development, built environment, minority health

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Elizabeth Wattenberg, PhD
Associate Professor

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Chronic diseases, environment & exposures, cancer, toxicity 

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