ScM Faculty Advisers
The two-year ScM degree provides an opportunity to do a year-long research project with a faculty member. The first year of the program follows the full-time MHS guidance and focuses on coursework designed to provide a strong foundation in environmental health. The second year involves full-time research whether in a lab, clinic, the field, or at a desk. The following faculty may be willing to advise ScM students. If you identify a faculty member that you want to work with who is not on this list, we encourage you to ask them about their availability.
Shyam Biswal, PhD, studies the mechanisms by which environmental factors drive chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Jessie Buckley, PhD, MPH, studies early life environmental chemical exposures to inform policies targeted at improving children’s health.
Meghan Davis, DVM, PhD '12, MPH '08, studies the interface of bacteria and hosts to reduce microbe-mediated diseases in people and animals.
Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD, steers the revolution in toxicology to move away from 50+ year-old animal tests to organoid cultures and the use of artificial intelligence.
Christopher Heaney, PhD, MS, and his team, developed a saliva-based test that accurately detects the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 from small samples of saliva.
Mark Kohr, PhD, researches how male and female hearts differ in response to injury and environmental factors.
Paul Locke, DrPH '98, MPH, JD, is a scientist and lawyer who researches, designs, and implements evidence-based policies to improve public health and protect the environment.
Wayne Mitzner, PhD, studies how lung structure and function protect against environmental and pathologic insults.
Kellogg Schwab, PhD, integrates engineering, public health, and human behavior by researching water and wastewater contaminants of public health concern.
Fenna Sillé, PhD, studies how environmental exposures change the immune system and increase the risk of respiratory infections and lung cancer.