About The Program

Important Research Areas that EOME Faculty and Trainees Address Include:

  • biomarkers of exposure
  • early (preclinical) effects and susceptibility to a group of priority toxicant exposures in both the occupational and environmental settings

Active Projects Include:

  • the epidemiology of male and female reproductive effects of exposures to persistent organic compounds such as pthalates, pesticides and heavy metals such as arsenic and manganese
  • cardiopulmonary effects of particle exposures in the workplace and urban community; respiratory effects of inhaled endotoxin
  • gene-environment interactions in the development of acute lung injury and aerodigestive cancers
  • neurodegenerative diseases and exposures
  • neurodevelpomental disorders in the offspring of exposed parents
  • immunotoxicity of exposures to persistent organic compounds cardiac and metabolic effects of mercury and persistent organics
  • applications of toxicogenomic technologies to human population studies and  environmental and occupational molecular epidemiology

Our faculty have been pioneers in international environmental an occupational health research and education, beginning with the Shanghai Textile Worker Cohort in 1981, initiated by EOME director Professor David Christiani, and later expanding to  other countries including: Bangladesh, Mexico, China, Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Taiwan, South Africa, Japan, Norway and Italy.