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Associate Director, University Employee Health ClinicDirector, University Occupational Health Services ClinicProfessor of Occupational & Environmental Health, College of Public HealthProfessor of
Epidemiology, College of Public Health,
Office: 2207 West LawnIowa City, IA 52242
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BS, Biophysics, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, ILMD, Medicine, University of Illinois-RockfordMS, Preventitive Medicine and Environmental Health Care, University of Iowa
Internship, Internal Medicine, University of KentuckyResidency, University of Iowa
Iowa Medical License, University of IowaFellow American College of PhysiciansFellow American College of Preventive Medicine, University of IowaAdvanced Trauma Life Support , University of IowaAmerican Board of Preventive Medicine, University of IowaBoard Certified- Internal Medicine
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human ToxicologyInterdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics
My research interests and current projects include the following:
Injury Epidemiology: Occupational and environmental toxicology and prevention.
Occupational Epidemiology: Occupational and environmental toxicology, particularly occupational lung diseases, cancers, neurotoxicity, and asthma.
Most of my recent work has revolved around medical screening of former atomic weapons workers in Iowa..
Occupational health consultant and educator to local industries and labor organizations – WORKSAFE IOWA project.
Assisting Indiana State Police in evaluation of epidemiology of ICU mortality in a community hospital as part of a serial-murder investigation.
Evaluation of the prevalence and causes of lead over-exposure and toxicity in the construction industry – NIOSH project
Development of educational modules on pesticide toxicology in collaboration with Iowa State Extension, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Iowa Department of Public Health.
Evaluation of association between drinking water radon and radium concentrations and distribution system parameters – EPA project.
Epidemiology of work-related injury among university employees, using workers compensation claims data, part of CDC Injury Prevention Research Center project.
Development of occupational health surveillance systems and epidemiologic evaluation of health outcomes in Burlington, Iowa, atomic weapons manufacturers and expansion of these activities to Department of defense contract workers.
Modifying existing Iowa Legislative language regarding Workers’ Compensation Eligibility such as to not preclude eligibility for workers’ developing or being diagnosed with occupational diseases with a greater than one year latency after last documented occupational exposure
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