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Faculty Researchers > Environmental Health

Faculty Researchers - Environmental Health

   Donald K. Milton (
Environmental Health

Donald Milton is a physician scientist board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine who specializes in respiratory health and aerobiology ( He studies childhood and adult-onset asthma, indoor air quality, occupational respiratory diseases, prevention of airborne infection transmission and exhaled breath biomarker analysis. He was recently awarded a two-year challenge grant by the National Institutes of Health to continue his research on airborne influenza transmission and prevention.
   Robin Puett (
Environmental Health, Nutrition and Obesity

Dr. Robin Puett was awarded an MPH in Behavioral Sciences from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and doctorates in Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences by the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. She completed post-doctoral training with the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and comes to MIAEH from the faculty of the University of South Carolina. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of environmental and spatial exposure assessment and epidemiology. More specifically, much of her research has explored the relationship of ambient air pollution exposures with chronic disease (i.e. cardiovascular disease and diabetes) and mortality. Ongoing and future research in this area is targeted to examine additional health outcomes (e.g. cognitive impacts and breast cancer), the biological pathways involved, and important potential modifiers of these relationships, such as diet and physical activity. Her spatial exposure assessment, epidemiology and statistics work examines neighborhood contextual and built environment factors associated with physical activity, obesity, and chronic diseases. Health disparities are a cross-cutting issue addressed in her spatial and environmental research and teaching programs.
   Carolyn Voorhees (
Environmental Health, Smoking

Carolyn C. Voorhees is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Public and Community Health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. She has investigated environmental, behavioral and personal factors related to smoking and physical activity in minority youth and adults.
   Sacoby Wilson (
Environmental Health

Dr. Sacoby Wilson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland-College Park at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health. Dr. Wilson is an environmental health scientist with over ten years of experience working in community-university partnerships on environmental health issues. His research interests include: environmental justice science and research, exposure science, environmental health disparities, community-driven and community-based participatory research, spatiotemporal exposure assessment, air pollution, built environment, environmental and social epidemiology, climate change, rural environmental health including water quality and industrial animal operations, and sustainability. Dr. Wilson is building a Program on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) at the University of Maryland to help underserved communities in Maryland address environmental justice and environmental health disparities.

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