Environmental Health Sciences

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Jeffrey Wickliffe, Department Chairperson 2020 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Claudiu Lungu, Professor (P) 2005 -

    Dr. Lungu is an environmental health scientist with background in Physics and nuclear material's engineering. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and MS in Nuclear Materials Engineering from University of Bucharest in 1983, received MS in Physics (1994), and Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from University of South Carolina in 1998. Currently a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Mechanical Engineering (secondary) at UAB, Dr. L...

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    Emmanuel Odame, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Evan Floyd, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Gerard Davis, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Ilias Kavouras, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Jeffrey Wickliffe, Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Jo Anne Balanay, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Jonghwa Oh, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

    Dr. Jonghwa Oh received a MS (2008) in Environmental Engineering from Yonsei University in Korea, with a focus on noise and vibration. She earned a MPH (2012) and PhD (2016) in Environmental Health Sciences (Industrial Hygiene track) from UAB. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UAB and the director of the Industrial Hygiene program in the NIOSH funded Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

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    Jordan Nelson, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Julia Gohlke, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2015 -

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    Julie Price, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Kristina Zierold, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Zierold is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. She received a BS in Chemical Engineering (1994) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MS in Chemical Engineering (1996) from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Zierold earned her PhD in Public Health (specializing in Environmental/Occupational Health Sciences and Epidemiology) form the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. After finishing her PhD, Dr. Zierold was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) ...

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    Lisa McCormick, Associate Professor (P) 2018 -

    Dr. Lisa C. McCormick (DrPH, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, BS, University of Southern Mississippi) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the UAB School of Public Health.

    Dr. McCormick is the Associate Dean for Public Health Practice for the UAB School of Public Health. In addition, Dr. McCormick is the Director of the Deep South Biosafety and Infectious Disease Response Worker Training Program, the Lead Evaluator for the Region IV ...

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    Marie Cecile Chalbot, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Maryam Karimi, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Dr. Maryam Karimi, is an Assistant Professor at UAB School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences. She has a joint appointment with School of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. She has diverse set of experiences in environmental science, public health, and urban resiliency, which places her in a unique position for independent research projects aimed towards sustainable cities and human health focusing on developing strategies to counteract climate change a...

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    Max Richard, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 1979 -

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    Michelle Fanucchi, Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Mohamed J. Ruzmyn Vilcassim, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    Ruzmyn Vilcassim (PhD, MS) is an assistant professor at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from New York University in Environmental Health Sciences (Exposure Assessment and Health Effects) focusing on air pollution exposure and its associated health impacts. He has previous work experience in environmental pollution prevention, climate change impacts on vulnerable populations, and sustainable agriculture at environmental non-profit organization...

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    Riedar Oestenstad, Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Shauntice Allen, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Allen has over 10 years of experience with health education program design, implementation and evaluation with multi-disciplinary and complex partnerships. She has an extensive track record of working with minority, under served and vulnerable populations. Along with her experience in both traditional classroom and innovative study investigations, Dr. Allen has strong writing, research and analytical skills. As an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, I teach and conduct rese...

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    Susan Alexander, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P) 2017 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Craig Elmets M.D., Professor (S) 2000 -

    Dr. Elmets major research interests focus on environmental influences on the skin and on the immune system. His research has investigated how ultraviolet light and other environmental agents interact with immunological function of the skin. Initial studies in mice showed that in vivo exposure of murine skin produced a local deficiency in the antigen presenting function of skin, thereby resulting in the preferential generation of antigen specific regulatory T-cells. Studies examining the mechanis...

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    Fouad Fouad, Professor (S) 2019 -

    Dr. Fouad H. Fouad is Professor and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He teaches and conducts research in the area of reinforced concrete structures and concrete materials, and has published numerous technical papers in the field. His research efforts have led to the development of national standards and specifications for a number of sustainable green concrete products and building systems. Fouad currently chairs the PCI committee on P...

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    Keshav Singh Ph.D., Professor (S) 2011 -

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    Rakesh Patel Ph.D., Professor (S) 2004 -

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    Rouzbeh Nazari, Associate Professor (S) 2019 -

    Dr. Nazari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His also the Co-Director of The Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center (SSCRC) at UAB. His primary research interests are: application of remote sensing in water resources and environment, Coastal resiliency, hydrodynamic modeling, stormwater management and impact assessment of extreme weather...

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    Rui-Ming Liu M.D., Ph.D., Professor (S) 2014 -

    Dr. Rui-Ming Liu received her M.D. and PhD (in Toxicology) degrees from Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China. She is an American Board of Toxicology certified Toxicologist. Dr. Liu joined the UAB School of Public Health in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. In 2014, Dr. Liu was promoted to Professor with tenure and moved from School of Public Health to School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division.

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    S.Vamsee Raju, Assistant Professor (S) 2016 -

    S. Vamsee Raju, B.Pharm, PhD. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his Pharmacy degree from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2005. In 2011, he graduated with a PhD in Genetics from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

    His graduate research identified two entirely new mechanisms by which alcohol affects innate airway defenses to cause lung infections. Dr. Raju then went on to comple...

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    Sadis Matalon, Professor (S) 2004 -

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    Sarah Parcak, Assistant Professor (S) 2007 -

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    Scott Ballinger Ph.D., Professor (S) 2004 -

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    Shannon Bailey, Associate Professor (S) 2012 -

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    Stephen Barnes Ph.D., Professor (S) 1987 -

    Dr. Barnes was trained in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the UK. He joined UAB in 1977 and pursued research on bile acids and latterly polyphenols, particularly soy isoflavones. He was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 1985 and Full Professor in 1994. He has received NIH support from several areas to pursue the conjugation of bile acids, the chemistry, biochemistry and physiology of polyphenols, the underlying chemistry of lens cataracts and the use of omics approaches in biomedica...

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    Veena Antony M.D., Professor (S) 2010 -

    Dr. Antony is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Antony's medical training began at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. Following medical school, Dr. Antony progressed to an internship and residency at New York's Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Following her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training in the University of Colorado's School of Medicine, Dr. Antony worked in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado Health S...

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    Victor Darley-Usmar Ph.D., Professor (S) 2004 -

    Victor Darley-Usmar received his Ph.D. at the University of Essex in England and then moved to the University of Oregon as a Post-Doctoral Fellow to pursue his interests in the structure and function of mitochondrial proteins in human disease. After a period as a lecturer in Japan and ten years as a Research Scientist in Burroughs Wellcome in London he joined UAB to establish his own research group in the Department of Pathology in 1995. He has received multiple awards for training and mentorin...

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    Vinoy Thomas, Assistant Professor (S) 2017 -

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