Research

Department faculty are engaged in a broad variety of clinical research, epidemiological studies and methodologic activities across 14 areas of concentration. In addition to the many projects that are led by departmental faculty, a unique feature of our department is the emphasis given to interdisciplinary collaboration, carrying our expertise in research methods and analysis to other departments and institutions.

Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

Research in the field of environmental and occupational epidemiology, with special emphasis on the use of modern methods of exposure assessment, monitoring, biomarkers and risk modeling.

Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology faculty

The department's research in environmental and occupational epidemiology includes:

Data visualization tool for chemical exposure risks for California's female workforce, a collaboration between Peggy Reynolds, PhD and Dr. Robert Harrison in the UCSF Division of Occupational and Environmental Health.

The Zablotska Research Group studies occupationally exposed uranium workers in the U.S. and Canada. The group's research adds to an emerging consensus that radiation risks for workers employed in uranium processing are substantially different from the risks of uranium miners, uranium enrichment workers or nuclear workers. Zablotska also has long-standing involvement in studies related to the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986, including work on the risks of leukemia in Chernobyl cleanup workers.