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Environmental Disease and population health

Director: R. William Field, Ph.D.
Occupational & Environmental Health

Co-Director: Thomas M. Peters, PhD
Occupational & Environmental Health

The primary goal of the Environmental Disease and Population Health is to enhance epidemiologic, etiologic, and clinical research related to the detection, ascertainment, intervention, surveillance, and etiology of environmental and agricultural airway diseases. A second goal is to link ELDRC scholars to other EHSRC investigators in synergistic collaborations.

Specific Aims

The following ELDRC Aims will be pursued in the next five years:

  • Aim 1: Understand how specific agricultural and environmental exposures contribute to airway diseases in humans
  • Aim 2: Provide research experiences and mentoring to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and other health professionals
  • Aim 3: Serve as a regional and national resource on environmental lung disease for investigators interested in environmental exposures with a focus on agricultural and rural exposure


Renee Anthony, PhD
Occupational & Environmental Health

Alejandro Comellas, MD
Internal Medicine

Fredric E. Gerr, MD
Occupational & Environmental Health

Eric A. Hoffman, PhD

Michael P. Jones, PhD

Ching-Long Lin, PhD
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Charles F. Lynch, MD, PhD

Matthew Nonnenman, PhD
Occupational & Environmental Health

Patrick O'Shaughnessy, PhD
Occupational & Environmental Health

Diane Rohlman, PhD
Occupational & Environmental Health

Jessica Sieren, PhD
Radiology and Biomedical Engineering

Charles Stanier, PhD (associate member)
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Peter S. Thorne, PhD
Occupational & Environmental Health

Robert B. Wallace, MD