Environmental and Occupational Health

News

Gibbs Research Group
Recent Publications
  • Le, A.B., Biddinger, P.D.+, Smith, P.W., Herstein, J.J., Levy, D.A., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J. A Highly Infectious Disease Care Network within the United States Healthcare System. Health Security. 15(3): 282-287. https://doi.org/10.1089/hs.2016.0073
  • Le, A.B., Witter, L., Herstein, J.J., Jelden, K.C., Beam, E.L., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J. A Gap Analysis of the United States Death Care Sector to Determine Training and Education Needs Pertaining to Highly Infectious Disease Mitigation and Management. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. September 2017. http://oeh.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15459624.2017.1319570
  • Herstein, J.J, Biddinger, P.D., Gibbs, S.G., Le, A.B., Jelden, K.C., Hewlett, A., Lowe, J.J.  High-Level Isolation Unit Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment Management. Health Security. Accepted, June 2017.
  • Le, A.B., Hoboy, S., Germain, A., Miller, H., Thompson, R., Herstein, J.J., Jelden, K.C., Beam, E.L., Gibbs, S.G., Lowe, J.J. A Pilot Survey of the United States Medical Waste Industry to Determine Education and Training Needs for Safely Handling Highly Infectious Waste. American Journal of Infection Control. Accepted August 2017.
Recent Media Interviews
Klaunig Research Laboratory
Recent Publications
Recent Faculty & Student News
  • Dr. Zemin Wang was elected as Councilor for the Carcinogenesis Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology for a two year term. Dr Wang also serves as a senior councilor for the American Association of Chinese Toxicologists. 
  • Dr. James E. Klaunig was elected to the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee is an elected committee consisting of nine members elected by the Society membership, with the immediate past president as chair. The committee is responsible for developing the slate of candidates for election to SOT Council and elected committees. The term of service is 3 years. 
  • James E Klaunig for the Third Consecutive Time has been named to the list  of Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers 2016. This award, determined by citation analysis of the Web of Science database, honors researchers by tracking papers published in the last decade that by citations rank in the top 1% for their respective years of publication in each of 22 main subject fields.   http://hcr.stateofinnovation.com/.
  • Emily Beukema,  a MPH student in Epidemiology working in the Klaunig lab, has been accepted to the IU law school in Indianapolis and will begin her studies this September.  Emily, worked in the Klaunig lab for the past two years participating in several of the ongoing research projects.
  • Xilin (Shawn) Li, a Ph.D student in the Klaunig Lab at Indiana University-Bloomington, won the 2017 Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Travel Support award and the 2017 American Association of Chinese Toxicologist (AACT) Charles River Best Abstract Award (2nd Prize) (“Role of MicroRNAs in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)”) at the annual Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.
  • Megan Agnew, a recent graduate of the MPH program has started a position in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard school of Public health as a senior analyst in environmental Epidemiology.  Megan has worked in the Klaunig lab since her second year at IUB as a research assistant.  Megan as an undergraduate was in the Individualized Major Program with her major as Environmental Health.  After completing her undergraduate degree Megan continued as a MPH student in epidemiology.
  • Drs Wang and Klaunig just submitted the final proof for their chapter  “Chemical Carcinogenesis”  for the upcoming 9th edition of Casarett & Doull's Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons.  Casarett and Doull is the standard textbook for MS and PhD graduate students in Toxicology worldwide and is also used as the primary source for study for the Toxicology Boards as well as a major reference book in Toxicology .  A new addition of this text comes out every five years. This is the third edition to which Dr Klaunig has been asked to contribute his chapter on carcinogenesis.
Hendryx Research Group
Recent News
  • Dr. Michael Hendryx, Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health has been invited to be a Speaker at the 2017 TEDMED conference in Palm Springs, CA in November 2017.  According to their website, TEDMED is “the independent health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” TED Talks have been viewed online over two billion times around the world.  TEDMED convenes and curates extraordinary people and ideas from all disciplines both inside and outside of medicine in pursuit of unexpected connections that accelerate innovation in health and medicine.”    Dr. Hendryx will speak on November 3, 2017 about uneven environmental exposures faced by socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.
  • Dr. Michael  Hendryx has been invited to spend two weeks in January 2018 as a visiting scholar at the University of Newcastle in Australia.  His trip will be supported by an International Research Visiting Fellowship award from Newcastle.  He will work with research colleagues at the Generational Health and Ageing Priority Research Centre on studies of women’s health across the lifespan.
Khan Research Group
Recent Abstracts/Presentations
  • Yonts SD, Khan K, Weigel MM, Castro N, Arias G, Landuzuri E, Armijos RX. Traffic-related air pollution and parent-reported behavioral problems in low income school children in Quito, Ecuador. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 8th Annual Global Health Conference. Annals of Global Health 2017; 83(1): 191.
Recent Publications
  • Khalid Khan, Retushi Baidya, Ashamsa Aryal, James Farmer and Julia Valliant. Neurological and mental health outcomes among conventional and organic farmers in Indiana. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine. In Press (2017).
  • Khalid Khan, Sydney Evans, Sylvanna Bielko and Diane Rohlman. Efficacy of technology-based interventions to increase the use of hearing protections among adolescent farmworkers. International Journal of Audiology. In Press (2017).
  • Khan KM, Bielko SL, Barnes PA, Evans SS, Main ALK. Feasibility of a low-cost hearing screening in rural Indiana. BMC Public Health (2017) 17:715; DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4724-7.
Global Environmental Health Research Lab (Drs. Armijos & Weigel)
Recent Publications
Recent Published Abstracts/Presentations
  • Weigel MM, Armijos RX.  Food insecurity and cardiometabolic disease in aging urban U.S.-Mexico border immigrants. American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (abstract 376364).  https://apha.confex.com/apha/2017/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/376364
  • Weigel MM, Armijos RX, Racines-Orbe M. Household food insecurity and psychosocial dysfunction in urban Ecuadorian schoolchildren. American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (abstract 376447). https://apha.confex.com/apha/2017/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/376447.
  • Weigel MM, Armijos RX. Qualitative exploration of strategies used by urban Ecuadorian women to prevent and cope with household food insecurity. American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (abstract 391863). https://apha.confex.com/apha/2017/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/391863
  • Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Aguilera J, Martinez E, Mejia E, Olvera H, Balogun A, Gonzalez F. Residence in urban neighborhoods with high ultrafine particulate matter (UFP) air pollution is associated with systemic inflammation and hypertension in U.S.-Mexico border adults.  American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (abstract 389168). https://apha.confex.com/apha/2017/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/389168.
  • Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Martinez E, Aguilera J, Mejia E, Olvera H, Racines-Orbe M. Association of chronic exposure to ultrafine particulate matter with pulmonary inflammation, endothelial injury, and arterial thickness in urban U.S.-Mexico border children. American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo (abstract 385866). https://apha.confex.com/apha/2017/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/385866
  • Yonts SD, Khan K, Weigel MM, Castro N, Arias G, Landuzuri E, Armijos RX. Traffic-related air pollution and parent-reported behavioral problems in low income school children in Quito, Ecuador. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 8th Annual Global Health Conference. Annals of Global Health 2017; 83(1): 191.
  • Wang YK, Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Balogun AO, Sorocco TA, Cevallos W, Sánchez X, Puebla E, Rodríguez RL. Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis using Microscopic Detection and Molecular-based PCR assay techniques.  Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 8th Annual Global Health Conference. Annals of Global Health 2017; 83(1): 167.
  • Balogun AO, Armijos RX, Weigel MM,   Cevallos W, Sánchez X, Puebla E, Rodríguez RL. Epidemiology of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in an Endemic Pacific Coastal Rainforest Area of Ecuador. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 8th Annual Global Health Conference. Annals of Global Health 2017; 83(1): 61.
  • Obeng-Gyasi E, Weigel MM, Armijos RX,   Cevallos W, Sánchez X, Puebla E. Traditional and Conventional Treatment for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in an Endemic Rainforest Area of Northern Ecuador. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 8th Annual Global Health Conference. Annals of Global Health 2017; 83(1): 160.
  • Sorocco TA, Weigel MM, Armijos RX, Cevallos W, Xavier Sánchez, Edison Puebla. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Survey of an Endemic Rainforest Population in Northern Ecuador. Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) 8th Annual Global Health Conference. Annals of Global Health 2017; 83(1): 165.
Other News

Dr. Shawn Gibbbs - IU School of Public Health-Bloomington and CUNY partner to host Fulbright Junior Faculty program for second year

Dr. Rodrigo Armijos (Director) and Dr. Meg Weigel (Co-Director) are pleased to announce that the new Global Environmental Health Research Laboratory located in SPH 054 is up and running. Research in the lab is currently focused in three major areas: (1) infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control, (2) the effects of exposure to air pollution on oxidative stress, inflammation, and cardiorespiratory disease in children and other vulnerable groups, and (3) the effects of prenatal and postnatal food insecurity on nutrition, health, growth and development. The lab is currently training five graduate and undergraduate students in environmental health research laboratory and field methods.