Research

Research in environmental health seeks to understand the effects of external influences on our health. Much of our scholarly work is done in collaboration across the university and with other institutions. Research and other funded projects in our division include:

  • Chemical properties in berries that may prevent oral cancer
  • Safety of Lake Erie water for recreation and as a source of drinking water
  • Effects of automobile traffic on human health
  • Ohio Public Health Training Center
  • Effects of air pollution reduction in Beijing during the Summer Olympics

Research highlights

Project Title: Buckeye Bluegrass Regional Leadership Academy
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Ohio public health training center
Sponsor: Health Resources & Services Admin
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Stark County public health system assessment
Sponsor: Canton City Health Department
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Strengthening public health infrastructure for improved health outcomes
Sponsor: Ohio Department of Health
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Community coverage for seasonal influenza vaccine in Franklin County
Sponsor: Columbus Public Health
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Perry County community needs assessment
Sponsor: Perry County Commissioners
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Holmes County pandemic influenza and POD workshops
Sponsor: Holmes County Health District
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Ohio childhood injury action group - Strategic plan implementation system
Sponsor: Union County Health Department
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: CQI coach/trainer
Sponsor: Ohio Public Health Partnership
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Accreditation support initiative for Columbus Public Health Department
Sponsor: Columbus Public Health
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: DOLPH: Prevention, intervention and communication related to public health gastroenteritis investigation in OH.
Sponsor: Case Western Reserve University
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: State Health Improvement Plan support: Stakeholder interviews
Sponsor: Healthpath Foundation of Ohio
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Qualitative assessment of community perceptions and practices related to infant safe sleep
Sponsor: Perry County Health Department
Principal Investigator: Bisesi, Michael

Project Title: Healthy homes education for nursing students
Sponsor: Ohio Environmental Education Fund
Principal Investigator: Crawford, Mac

Project Title: Innovative rapid identification of Lake Erie fecal sources
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency
Principal Investigator: Lee, Jiyoung

Project Title: Does enterococci qPCR predict pathogen levels?
Sponsor: Lake Erie Protection Fund
Principal Investigator: Lee, Jiyoung

Project Title: Extreme event impacts on air quality and water quality with a changing global climate
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency
Principal Investigator: Lee, Jiyoung

Project Title: Rapid detection of microcystin and understanding factors affecting cyanotoxin production at inland Ohio beaches
Sponsor: Ohio Water Development Authority
Principal Investigator: Lee, Jiyoung

Project Title: Obesity development: role of air pollution and high fat diet
Sponsor: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Principal Investigator: Sun, Qinghua

Project Title: Air pollution on adiposity and vascular dysfunction: White or brown matters?
Sponsor: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Principal Investigator: Sun, Qinghua

Project Title: Airborne particulate matter, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and dysregulation of hepatic lipid metabolism
Sponsor: Wayne State University
Principal Investigator: Sun, Qinghua

Project Title: Air pollution and microvascular dysfunction: Leukocyte-dependent NAD(P)H oxidase
Sponsor: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Principal Investigator: Sun, Qinghua

Project Title: Synergistic effects of obesity and air pollution on cardiac function
Sponsor: Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Sun, Qinghua

Project Title: Exposure to air pollution in childhood increases susceptibility to diabetes/insulin resistance development in adulthood
Sponsor: Diabetes Action Research & Education Foundation
Principal Investigator: Sun, Qinghua

Project Title: Chemoprevention of oral cancer in Appalachia
Sponsor: American Cancer Society Inc
Principal Investigator: Weghorst, Christopher

Project Title: Food-based modulation of biomarkers in human tissues at high-risk for oral cancer
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Weghorst, Christopher

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