Dr. Adrienne Katner conducts community-engaged research to inform policies, interventions and public health practices. She has evaluated community exposures to air, soil and water pollutants associated with corroding drinking water infrastructure, industrial sites, highways, and seafood. Her work is aimed at finding evidence-based solutions. Towards this end, she has evaluated the efficacy of policy, education and environmental interventions (i.e., water filtration and treatment) in reducing community exposures and risks. More details on Dr. Katner’s Lead Exposure Assessment for Drinking Water study can be found here.

Dr. Kari Fitzmorris Brisolara’s research centers on the development of innovative reuse options for agricultural and municipal waste. Specific areas of research interest include the use of indicator organisms in the evaluation of process efficacy for municipal biosolids and stabilization assessment of biosolids. She serves on the board of the Louisiana Environmental Health Association and was previously on the board of the Georgia Environmental Health Association. More details about Dr. Brisolara’s research can be found here.

Dr. Chih-yang Hu’s research interests include water quality and resource management, wetland restoration, water source conservation, biological water treatment, environmental sciences and impact of climate change, community-based participatory research, and health risk assessment.

Dr. Daniel Harrington’s research interests are primarily in air pollution and exposure assessment. He has worked on air quality issues such as second-hand tobacco smoke in places of work (bars and casinos) and air quality in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Dr. Jim Diaz’s research interests: impact of climate changes on natural disasters public health outcomes, arthropod-borne emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, food and waterborne infectious diseases, medical toxicology, environmental and occupational toxicology, neurotoxicology, occupational health and medicine, prevention and control of infectious diseases and injuries in travelers.

More details on research being conducted by Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Program can be found here: LINK