Alumni

Staff Alumni

Left in 2018

Stephanie Sayler, MS
Former lab manager
MS in Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Noise and silica exposures among stone quarrying workers in Thailand


Papers:
Respirable silica and noise exposures among stone processing workers in northern Thailand.
Patterns and Trends in OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure Measurements from 1979 to 2013
Hearing Protector Attenuation and Noise Exposure Among Metal Manufacturing Workers
Measurement of Asbestos Emissions Associated with Demolition of Abandoned Residential Dwellings
Asbestos-Containing Materials in Abandoned Residential Dwellings in Detroit.
A comparison of occupational and nonoccupational noise exposures.
Stress, Health, Noise Exposures, and Injuries Among Electronic Waste Recycling Workers in Ghana
What can 35 years and over 700,000 measurements tell us about noise exposure in the mining industry?
Injury risk factors in a small-scale gold mining community in Ghana’s Upper East Region.

Left in 2015

Kan Sun
Research specialist associate
MPH in Industrial Hygience





Papers:
What can 35 years and over 700,000 measurements tell us about noise exposure in the mining industry?
Injury risk factors in a small-scale gold mining community in Ghana’s Upper East Region.
Heart rate, stress, and occupational noise exposure among electronic waste recycling workers.

Rachel Long
Research specialist intermediate






Papers:
Injury risk and noise exposure in firefighter training operations.
Injury risk factors in a small-scale gold mining community in Ghana’s Upper East Region.
Respirable silica and noise exposures among stone processing workers in northern Thailand.

PhD Alumni

Graduated in 2020

Katrina Burns
Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Occupational Safety in Academic Research Laboratories: Identifying Upstream Risk Factors.




Papers:
Stress, Health, Noise Exposures, and Injuries Among Electronic Waste Recycling Workers in Ghana
Heart rate, stress, and occupational noise exposure among electronic waste recycling workers

Graduated in 2019

Aubrey Arain
Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Environmental Health Impacts of Informal Electronic Waste Recycling




Papers:
Mercury levels in human hair and farmed fish near artisanal and small-scale gold mining communities in the Madre de Dios River Basin, Peru
Analysis of e-waste recycling behavior based on survey at a Midwestern US University
Self-Reported Health and Metal Body Burden in an Electronic Waste Recycling Community in Kalasin, Thailand
A review of biomarkers used for assessing human exposure to netals from E-Waste
Health assessment of electronic waste workers in Chile: study design and participant characterization

Krystin Carlson
Toxicology
Thesis: Evaluating the Risk of Ototoxicity Due to Metals Exposures




Papers:
Hearing Loss, Lead (Pb) Exposure, and Noise: A Sound Approach to Ototoxicity Exploration.
Assessing ototoxicity due to chronic lead and cadmium intake with and without noise exposure in the mature mouse.
Development and Application of a Novel Method to Characterize Methylmercury Exposure in Newborns using Dried Blood Spots.

Graduated in 2017

Benjamin Roberts
Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Improved Methods for Evaluating Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss



Paper:
Using Smart Devices to Measure Intermittent Noise in the Workplace
What can 35 years and over 700,000 measurements tell us about noise exposure in the mining industry?
Improving the accuracy of smart devices to measure noise exposure
Patterns and trends in OSHA occupational noise exposure measurements from 1979 to 2013
Imputation of missing values in a large job exposure matrix using hierarchical information
Meta-analysis of job-exposure matrix data from multiple sources
Evaluating the Risk of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Using Different Noise Measurement Criteria

Graduated in 2015

Mozhgon Rajaee
Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Mercury Exposure, Cardiovascular Health, and Pulmonary Function in a Small-scale Gold Mining Community in Northeast Ghana.

Master Alumni

Graduated in 2020

Elon Ullman, MS
MS in Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Hearing Loss as a Predictor for Hearing Protection Attenuation Among Miners.

Sarah Gharib, MS
MS in Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Assessment of Occupational Safety and Health in Aircraft Maintenance.

Sandar Bregg, MS
MS in Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Exploring Kurtosis as a Noise Metric to Predict the Occurrence of Injury & Near Miss Events in Miners.

Graduated in 2019

Xenia Chan
MPH in Industrial Hygience

Abilene Emerson
MPH in Industrial Hygience

Graduated in 2018

Rita Seith
MPH in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

Graduated in 2015

Katarina May Kimpel
MS in Toxicology
Thesis: Vestibulotoxicity of lead and cadmium.

Paper: Vestibular dysfunction in the adult CBA/CaJ mouse after lead and cadmium treatment.

Chrystina James
MPH in Toxicology

Graduated in 2014

Allyson Green
MS in Environmental Justice, Environmental Health Sciences
Thesis: Assessing health vulnerabilities through diet, stress, and noise exposure in a small scale-gold mining community of northeastern Ghana

Utibe Effiong
MPH in Industrial Hygience
Paper: Assessing the Direct Occupational and Public Health Impacts of Solar Radiation Management with Stratospheric Aerosols.

Undergraduate Alumni