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Donald Milton

Adjunct Senior Lecturer on Occupational and Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health

Department of Environmental Health

SPH Building #255
University of Maryland School of Public Health
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-0389
dmilton@hsph.harvard.edu

Research

Dr. Milton leads multidisciplinary investigations of the health effects of bioaerosols with three major themes: 1) the relationship of asthma onset and exacerbation to exposure to allergens and microbial products, 2) investigation and prevention of airborne infection transmission, and 3) exhaled breath analysis. His asthma research includes studies of occupational asthma and the impact of ambient bioaerosols on asthma exacerbation, especially the impact of low level, early life endotoxin exposure on the risk of childhood allergy and asthma. His research on mechanisms and prevention of airborne infection transmission includes productivity effects of rhinovirus colds in office workers and asthmatic children, mathematical models, and laboratory and epidemiological studies of control methods for influenza and agents of biological warfare and terrorism. Exhaled breath analysis is a unifying theme with ongoing work on exhaled gas and particle phase biomarkers for lung inflammation and studies of exhaled particles as the vehicle of airborne communicable disease transmission.

Other Affiliations

Professor and Director, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park.

My Web Sites

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland College Park

Got Flu? Study

Milton Lab / Aerobiology Biomarkers Lab

Education

M.D., 1980, The Johns Hopkins University
Dr.P.H., 1989, Harvard University