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Shane Que Hee

Professor and Interim Chair, Environmental Health Sciences
Director, UCLA Industrial Hygiene Program
Director, UCLA Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry Facility


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Environmental Health SciencesFull Time
Contact Information
310.206.7388 (office)/ 310.206.5790 (lab)

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
650 Charles E. Young Drive South, 56-071A CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) and a faculty member of the UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), came to the Department in 1989 from the University of Cincinnati where he had been Assistant and Associate Professor since 1978. As of 2018, he had 232 peer-reviewed publications including 134 in peer-reviewed journals, 88 book chapters, 4 books, six EPA criteria documents,153 national & international meeting presentations, and 66 keynote addresses at international and national meetings. In addition, he has had 45 grants awarded as Principal Investigator at UCLA. He has organized 20 scientific roundtables and symposia at national and international meetings and also organized and taught in  4 Professional Development courses. He has graduated 18 doctor of philosophy, 21 Master of Science, and 24 Master of Public Health students from UCLA. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He is a Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Awardee. He formed the first national committee for risk assessment of skin absorbed chemicals. He reviews for many journals, and many government agencies. He has been a member of TOXNET, the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors, and the National Toxicology Program.  His research interests include glove permeation; development of sampling and analysis methods for workplace chemicals in the air, water and soil; bioassay directed chemical analysis with emphasis on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for organics and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry for metals and elements; exposure assessment; and risk assessment.

PhD, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of of Saskatchewan, Canada
MS, Physical Chemistry, University of Queensland
BS, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Queensland
Selected Publications: 


Que Hee, S.S. (Editor), “Biological Monitoring: A Practical Field Manual,” American Industrial Hygiene Association, Fairfax, VA, 2004. Also available as a CD.

Que Hee, S.S. “Analysis of Hazardous Waste,” Government Institutes, Rockville, MD, 1999, 832 pp. ISBN 0-86587-609-6

Que Hee, S.S. (Ed.), “Biological Monitoring: An Introduction,” Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY, 1993, 650pp. ISBN 0-442-23677-8

Que Hee, S.S. and Sutherland, R.G. “The Phenoxyalkanoic Herbicides. Volume 1: Chemistry, Analysis, and Environmental Pollution”, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1981, 321pp. ISBN 0-8493-5851-5.


McLachlan, S.M., Aliesky, H., B. Banuelos, Que Hee, S.S., and Rapoport, B., “Variable Effects of Dietary Selenium in Mice that Spontaneously Develop a Spectrum of Thyroid Autoantibodies,” Endocrinology 158: 1-11, 2017.

Banaee, S. and Que Hee, S.S., “Permeation of Limonene through Disposable Nitrile Gloves using a Dextrous Robot Hand,” J. Occup. Health, 59, 131-138, 2017.

Mathews, A. and Que Hee, S.S., “Whole Glove Permeation of Cyclohexanol Through Disposable Nitrile Gloves on a Dextrous Robot Hand: Fist Clenching Versus Non-clenching,” J. Occup. Env. Hyg., 14, 252-257, 2017.

Mathews, A. and Que Hee, S.S., “Whole Glove Permeation of Cyclohexanol Through Disposable Nitrile Gloves on a Dextrous Robot Hand and Comparison with the Modified Closed-Loop ASTM F739 Method 1. No Fist Clenching,” J. Occup. Env. Hyg., 14, 243-251, 2017.

Chen, Y., Shu, L., Qiu-Z., Lee, D.Y., Settle, S.J., Que Hee, S., Telesca, D.,Yang, X. and Allard, P. “Exposure to the BPA-Substitute Bisphenol S Causes Unique Alterations of Germline Function.” PLOS Genetics, 2016, 22pp. 
Open Access,

Mathews, A. and Que Hee, S.S., “Quantitative Leak Test for Microholes and Microtears in Whole Gloves and Glove Pieces.” Polymer Testing, 54: 244-249, 2016.

Kinzie, C., Que Hee, S.S., Stich, A., Tague, K.A., Mercer, C., Razink, J.J., Kennett, D.J., DeCarli, P.S., Tankersley, K.B., Kimbel, D.R., Culleton, B.J., Erlandson, J.M., Stafford, T.W., Kloosterman, J.B.; Moore, A.M.T., Firestone, R.B., Aura Tortosa, J.E., Jordá Pardo, J.F., West, A., Kennett, J.P., Wolbach, W.S., Bunch, T.E., Wittke, J.H., Israde-Alcantara, I., Bischoff, J.L., Goodyear, A.C. “Nanodiamond-rich Layer across Three Continents Consistent with 1 Major Cosmic Impact at 12,800 cal BP.” J. Geology, 122: 475-506, 2014.

Que Hee, S.S. and Zainal,H., “Permeation of Chlorothalonil through Nitrile Gloves: Collection Solvent Effects in the Closed-Loop Permeation Method”, J. Hazard. Mater., 179: 57-62, 2010

Kennett, D.J., Kennett, J.P., West A., West,G.J., Bunch,T.E., Culleton B.J., Erlandson,J.M.,Que Hee, S.S., Johnson, J.R., Mercer,C., Shen, F., Sellers, M., Stafford, Jr.,T.W., Stich, A., Weaver, J.C., Wittke,J.H., and Wolbach, W.S., “Shock-synthesized Hexagonal Diamonds in Younger Dryas Boundary Sediments”, Proc. Nat. Acad.Sci., 106:12623-12628, 2009.

Kennett, D.J., Kennett, J.P., West, A., Mercer, C., Que Hee, S.S., Bement, L., Bunch, T.E., Sellers, M., and Wolbach, W.S., “Nanodiamonds in the Younger Dryas Boundary Sediment Layer”, Science 323: p94 , 2009.

Phalen, R.N. and Que Hee, S.S., “ A Moving Robotic Hand System for Whole Glove Permeation and Penetration: Captan and Nitrile Gloves”, J. Occup. Environ. Hyg., 5: 257-270, 2008.

Xu, W., Que Hee, S.S., “Swelling of Four Glove Materials Challenged by Six Metalworking Fluids”, Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol., 54:1-8, 2008.

Firestone, R.B. West, A., Kennett, J.P., Becker, L., Bunch, T.E., Revay, Z.S., Schultz, P.H., Belgya, T., Dickenson, O.J., Erlandson, J.M., Goodyear, A.C., Harris, R.S., Howard, G.A., Kennett, D.J., Kloosterman, J.B.,Lechler, P., Montgomery,J., Poreda, R., Darrah, T., Que Hee, S.S., Smith, A.R., Stich, A., Topping, W., Wittke, J.H. , and Wolbach, W.S. Evidence for an Extraterrestrial Impact 12,900 Years Ago that Contributed to the Megafaunal Extinctions and the Younger Dryas Cooling. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 104: 16016-16021, 2007.

RN Phalen, SS Que Hee. Permeation of Captan Through a Disposable Nitrile Gloves J. Hazardous Materials, 2003; 100(1-3): 95-107.

SH Yim, SS Que Hee. Bacterial mutagenicity of some tobacco aromatic nitrogen bases and their mixtures Mutat. Res, 2001; 492(1-2): 13-27.

SW Tsai, SS Que Hee. A new passive sampler for aldehydes Am Ind Hyg Assoc J, 1999; 60: 463-473.

YW Lin, SS Que Hee. Permeation of a malathion formulation through nitrile gloves Appl Occup Environ Hyg, 1998; 13(3): 158-165.

MA Newman, SS Que Hee, R Schoeny, L Lowry. Biological monitoring screening of patients provided antineoplastic drugs including adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, 5-fluorouracil, methotrexate and vincristine Cancer Research , 1990; 50(11): 3351-3366. SS Que Hee, JR Boyle. Simultaneous multielemental analysis of some environmental and biological samples by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) Anal Chem, 1988; 60(10): 1033-1042.

OJ Igwe, SS Que Hee, WD Wagner. Interaction between 1,2-dichloroethane and tetraethylthiuram disulfide [Disulfiram (DSF)]. II. Hepatotoxic manifestations with possible mechanism of action Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, 1986; 80(2): 286-297.

TI Quickenden, SS Que Hee. Weak luminescence from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the existence of mitogenetic radiation Biochem Biophys Research Commun, 1974; 60(2): 764-770.