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Environmental Epidemiology

Wendie Robbins

Professor Robbins has been a faculty member at UCLA since 1997. She shares an appointment between the School of Nursing and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Department. As a member of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health she has focused her research, teaching and service in the areas of epidemiology, male reproductive health, and occupational/environmental health nursing. Her research couples epidemiologic methods with laboratory-based science, for example, sperm DNA integrity measures related to male reproductive function.

Marc A. Strassburg

Dr. Strassburg has had a long and successful career at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Most recently as Director of Web Informatics where he directed all Web Development for the Department (http://ph.lacounty.gov). In previous positions, Dr. Strassburg was Chief Epidemiologist for the Department, and Director of the Immunization Program. He has been involved in developing emergency preparedness plans and training protocols for bioterrorism, pandemic flu, and emerging diseases both for Los Angeles and other municipalities.

Beate Ritz

Beate Ritz joined the faculty of the School of Public Health at UCLA in 1995 and is Professor of Epidemiology with co-appointments in the Environmental Health department at the UCLA School of Public Health and in Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine; she is a member of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), the Southern California Environmental Health Science Center (SCEHSC), co-directed the NIEHS-funded UCLA Center for Gene-Environment Studies of Parkinson's disease and is the Interim Director for the APDA Center of Excellence in Parkinon's Disease Research. Dr.

Leeka I. Kheifets

Dr. Leeka Kheifets is a Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health. She is widely known for her work in environmental and occupational epidemiology, and currently serves on several international and national committees that advise governments on environmental policy, including the Scientific Expert Group of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

Ondine S. von Ehrenstein

Dr. von Ehrenstein’s interdisciplinary research examines environmental factors considering the interplay with social, behavioral and biological factors in relation to health and disease. She focuses the prenatal period to adolescence, with a life course perspective. Her work aims at improving population health and sustainability, especially in low resource settings and communities in different countries. 

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