Michael Bisesi, PhD

Michael Bisesi, PhD
Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor; Interim Chair
Environmental Health Sciences
Phone: 614-247-8290
Email: bisesi.12@osu.edu
1841 Neil Ave.
256 Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH, 43210

Background:

Michael Bisesi, PhD, REHS, CIH, is currently the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Academic Affairs, and Professor and Chair (interim) of Environmental Health Sciences in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University (OSU). Prior to his appointment at OSU in 2009, he served for 19 years as a scientist (including 12 years as tenured Professor of Public Health), Department Chairman, and Senior Associate Dean at the Medical University of Ohio and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Health Science Campus. He was also the co-founder and Director of the tri-university Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health. At the beginning of his career, he held positions as an occupational health (industrial hygiene) specialist at the corporate Tenneco Chemicals Environmental/Medical Affairs Division and as an Assistant, and then tenured Associate, Professor of Health and Safety at Indiana State University.

Dr. Bisesi is an Environmental Health Scientist, Board Certified Industrial Hygienist, ABIH Diplomat, AIHA Fellow, and Registered Environmental Health Specialist (inactive, NJ). His primary scientific expertise includes assessment (monitoring) of human exposure to and control of toxic and infectious agents; applied environmental toxicology and microbiology; and hazardous material/emergency incident recognition/response. He is actively engaged in international work via the Ohio State-Eastern Africa One Health projects and the OSU Global One Health initiative (GOHi).

Dr. Bisesi has authored/co-authored several journal articles as well as chapters in major reference books, including the Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation and Control (1st and 2nd ed) and also several in Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology (4th and 5th ed). In addition, he is author of the highly touted textbooks Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods (2nd ed) and co-author of two other volumes of the Handbook of Environmental Health (4th ed) entitled Volume 1 - Biological, Chemical and Physical Agents of Environmentally Related Disease and Volume 2 - Pollutant Interactions in Air, Water and Soil. He serves on numerous committees and councils at the university-, state- and national-levels. This includes his recent appointment by Governor Kasich to serve on Ohio’s Radiation Advisory Council.

Research Interests:

assessment (monitoring) of human exposure to and control of toxic and infectious agents; applied environmental toxicology and microbiology; and hazardous material/emergency incident recognition/response

Education:

Graduate Certificate, Pathophysiology, University of Massachusetts-Lowell 2007
Graduate Certificate, Teaching and Learning Health and Medical Sciences, Medical College of Ohio 2001
PhD, Environmental Science, State University of New York CESF at Syracuse in association with Syracuse University 1987
MS, Environmental Science, Rutgers University 1982
BS, Environmental Science, Rutgers University 1980

Selected Publications:

Park E, Mancl KM, Tuovinen OH, Bisesi MS, Lee J. Ensuring safe reuse of residential wastewater: reduction of microbes and genes using peat biofilter and batch chlorination in an on-site treatment system. J Appl Microbiol. 2016 Dec;121(6):1777-1788. doi: 10.1111/jam.13288. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

Rea CL, Bisesi MS, Mitsch W, Andridge R, Lee J. Human health-related ecosystem services of avian-dense coastal wetlands adjacent to a Western Lake Erie swimming beach. Ecohealth. 2015 Mar;12(1):77-87. doi: 10.1007/s10393-014-1007-y. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

Bai Y, Xu Z, Zhang J, Mao D, Luo C, He Y, Liang G, Lu B, Bisesi MS, Sun Q, Xu X, Yang W, Liu Q. Regional impact of climate on Japanese encephalitis in areas located near the three gorges dam. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 3;9(1):e84326. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084326. eCollection 2014.

Akbar-Khanzadeh, F., Ames, A., Bisesi, M.; Milz, S.A., Czajkowski, K., Kumar, A. (2012). Particulate Matter (PM) Exposure Assessment - Horizontal and Vertical PM Profiles in Relation to Agricultural Activities and Environmental Factors in Farm Fields. J. Occupational & Environmental Hygiene.

Czajkowski, K, Alam, B, Ames, A, Vincent, R, McNulty, W, Ault, T, Milz, S, Bisesi, M, Fink, B, Khudar, S, Benko, T, Coss, J, Czajkowski, D, Sritharan, S, and Nedunuri, K (2011). Application of GIS in Evaluating Land Application of Biosolids on Human Health. Geospatial Technologies in Environmental Management (Hoalst-Pullen, N and Patterson, MW ed.)

Rega P, Bork C, Burkholder-Allen K, Bisesi M., Gold J. (2010). The Single Breath-Count Test: An Important Adjunct in the Triaging of Patients in a Botulism Mass Casualty Incident. Prehosp Disaster Med, 25(3) 219-22.

Akbar-Khanzadeh F, Milz SA, Wagner CD, Bisesi MS, Ames AL, Khuder S, Susi P, Akbar-Khanzadeh M. (2010). Effectiveness of dust control methods for crystalline silica and respirable suspended particulate matter exposure during manual concrete surface grinding. J. Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 7(12) 700-711

Rega P., Bork, C., Bisesi, M., Gold, J., Burkholder-Allen, K., (2010).The Transitional Medical Model: An innovative methodology for a community's disease outbreak and pandemic preparedness and response plan. American Journal Disaster Medicine, 5(2) 69-81.

Rega, P., Bork, C., Bisesi, M., Burkholder-Allen, K., Agnoli, F.L. (2009). Pandemic Readiness: A plan for Catholic Parishes. Health Progress, Nov-Dec, 68-75.

Khuder, S., Milz, S., Bisesi, M., Vincent, R., McNulty, W., and Czajkowski, K. (2007). Health Survey of Residents Living Near Biosolids Permitted Farm Fields. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. 2008;4(10):770-779.

Akbar-Khanzadeh, F., Milz, S., Ames, A., Susi, P., Bisesi, M., Khuder, S., and Akbar-Khanzadeh, M. (2007). Crystalline Silica Dust and Respirable Particulate Matter during Indoor Concrete Grinding - Wet-grinding and Ventilated-grinding Compared with Uncontrolled Conventional-grinding. J. Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 4(10):770-779.

Kassa, H., Harrington, B., Bisesi, M. (2004). Cryptosporidiosis: A Brief Review of the Literature. J. Env. Health. Vol 66:7 34-39.

Luttrell, W.E., Bisesi, M.S. and Bisesi, C.A. (2003). Hazardous Waste Management. (In The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, (2nd ed.) AIHA Publications, Fairfax, VA.

Schaper, M. and Bisesi, M.S. (2003). Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Toxicology. (In The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control and Management (2nd ed.) AIHA Publications, Fairfax, VA.

Bisesi, M.S. (2003). Bisesi and Kohn's Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods. CRC Press (Taylor-Francis Group) Boca Raton, FL (312 pp.)

Koren, H. and Bisesi, M.S. (2002). Handbook of Environmental Health (4th ed.) Vol. II. Pollutant Interactions in Air, Water and Soil. CRC Press (Taylor-Francis Group) Boca Rotan, FL (904 pp.)

Koren, H. and Bisesi, M.S. (2002). Handbook of Environmental Health (4th ed.) Vol. I. Biological, Chemical and Physical Agents of Environmentally Related Disease. CRC Press(Taylor-Francis Group)Boca Rotan, FL (824 pp.)

Bisesi, M. (2001). Toxicity of Esters of Mono, Alkenyl Carboxylic Acids and Mono- and Polyalcohols. (In Patty's Toxicology, E. Bingham, B. Cohrssen and C.H. Powell editors) John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York, NY. Ch. 79 pp. 543-633.

Kassa, H. and Bisesi, M. (2001). Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Fish. (In Best of Food) National Environmental Health Association, Denver, CO. 155 pp. Compendium.

Kassa, H., Harrington, B. Bisesi, M. (2001). Risk of Occupational Exposure to Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Campylobacter Associated with the Feces of Giant Canada Geese. J. Applied Env. Occ. Hygiene. 16(9): 905-909.

Kassa, H. and Bisesi, M. (2001). Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Fish. J. Env. Health, 63:8, 29-35.

Kassa, H., Harrington, B., Bisesi, M. Khuder, S. (2001). Comparisons of Microbiological Evaluations of Selected Kitchen Areas with Visual Inspections for Preventing Potential Risks of Foodborne Outbreaks in Food Service Organizations. J. Food Protection. 64(4): 509-513.

Kassa, H., Bisesi, M., Khuder, S., Park, P. (2000). Assessment of Lead Program in Toledo. J. Env. Health. June 2000, 15-19.

Kinn, S., Khuder, S., Bisesi, M. , Woolley, S. (2000). Evalaution of Safety Orientation and Training Programs in Reducing Injuries. J. Occ. and Env. Medicine, 42(12) 1142-1147.

Khuder, S., Arthur, T., Bisesi, M. And Schaub, E. (1999). Injuries and Illnesses Among Hospital Workers in Ohio. J. Occ. Medicine. 41:1, 53-59.

Variations Among Workers with Low-Level Benzene Exposures. J. Occ. Env. Medicine 41:9 821-826.

Khuder, S., Franketti, M., Bisesi, M., and Schaub, E. (1999). Assessment of Complete Blood Count

Khuder, S., Arthur, T., Bisesi, M. and Schaub, E. (1998) Prevalence of Infectious Diseases and Associated Symptoms in WWT. Amer. J. Ind. Medicine, 33:571-577.

Bisesi, M.S. and Bisesi, C.A. (1997). Hazardous Waste Management. (In The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation and Control, AIHA Publications, Fairfax, VA.

Schaper, M. and Bisesi, M.S. (1997). Occupational Toxicology. (In The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation and Control, AIHA Publications, Fairfax, VA.

Koren, H. and Bisesi, M.S. (1996).Handbook of Environmental Health and Safety Vol. II. Lewis Publishers/CRC Press Boca Rotan, FL (788 pp.)

Akbar-Khanzadeh, F., Bisesi, M.S. and Rivas, R. (1995). Comfort of personal protective equipment.

Alexander, A. Woolley, S. M., Bisesi, M.S., and Schaub, E. (1995). The effectiveness of backbelts on

Akbar-Khanzadeh, F., Bisesi, M.S. and Rivas, R. (1995). Comfort of personal protective equipment.

Alexander, A. Woolley, S. M., Bisesi, M.S., and Schaub, E. (1995). The effectiveness of backbelts on

Bisesi, M.S. and Kohn, J.P. (1995). Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods. Lewis Publishers/CRC Press Chelsea, MI. (285 pp.)

Koren, H. and Bisesi, M.S. (1995).Handbook of Environmental Health and Safety Vol. I. Lewis Publishers/CRC Press Boca Rotan, FL (674 pp.)

Bisesi, M.S. (1994). Toxicity of Organic Esters. (In Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, G. Clayton and F. Clayton, eds.). John-Wiley and Sons Publishers, New York, NY.

22. Akbar-Khanzadeh, F., Vaquerano, M.U., Akbar-Khanzadeh, M. and Bisesi, M.S. (1994). Formaldehyde exposure and acute pulmonary response of nonsmokers in a gross anatomy laboratory. Amer. J. Ind. Med. 26(1):61-75.

Schaub, E.A. and Bisesi, M.S. (1994). Environmental and Medical Surveillance. N.J. Medicine J. 91(10):715-718.

Bisesi, M.S. and Rubin, A.M. (1994). Chemical air pollutants and otorhinolaryngeal toxicity. J. Env. Health. 56(7):24-29.

Park, S.C., Smith, T.J. and Bisesi, M.S. (1993). Bioactivation of bis(p-nitrophenyl)phosphate by Lumbricus terrestris. Drug and Chemical Toxicology. 16(1):111-116.

Park, S.C., Smith, T.J. and Bisesi, M.S. (1992). Characterization of Phosphomonoesterase and Phosphodiesterase Activities from Lumbricus terrestris. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 24, 873-876.24. Park, S.C., Smith, T.J. and Bisesi, M.S. (1992). Characterization of Phosphomonoesterase and Phosphodiesterase Activities from Lumbricus terrestris. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 24, 873-876.

Kohn, J. P., Timmons, D.C. and Bisesi, M.S. (1991). Occupational Health and Safety Professionals. ASSE Professional Safety, 24-28.

Bisesi, M.S. (1991). VME Biotechnology: Stabilization of Labile Organic Wastes. Proceedings 5th Annual Colorado Hazardous Waste Management Society Conference, Denver, CO.

Bisesi, M.S. (1990). Vermial and Microbial Management of Biologic Sludges Under Conditions of Dynamic Temperature and Seasonal Changes. Biological Wastes, 32:2, 99-109.

Park, S.C., Smith, T.J. and Bisesi, M.S. (1990). Hydrolysis of Bis (4-Nitrophenyl) Phosphate by the Earthworm Lumbricus terrestris. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 22:5, 729-730.

Tucker, M.A., Bisesi, M.S. and Smith, T.J. (1990). The Role of Enteric Bacteria in the Anaerobic Metabolism of 5-Aminosalicylate. Journal Of Biochemical Toxicology, 4:4, 267-268.

Amaravadi, L., Bisesi, M.S., and Bozarth, R.F. (1990). Vermial Virucidal Activity: Implications for Management of Pathogenic Biological Wastes on Land. Biological Wastes, 34, 349-358.

AIHA and ACGIH Hazardous Waste Committee Medical Surveillance Subcommittee (Contributing Primary Author/Subcommittee Member; 1989). Proposed Criteria for the Selection of Appropriate Medical Resources to Perform Medical Surveillance for Employees Engaged in Hazardous Waste Operations. Applied Industrial Hygiene, 4:9, R2-R4 50:12.

Hartenstein, R. and Bisesi, M.S. (1989). Use of Earthworm Biotechnology for the Management of Effluents from Intensively Housed Livestock. Outlook On Agriculture, 18:2, 72-76.

Bisesi, M.S. (1988). Training Applications in Health and Safety (In Behavioral Engineering Through Safety Training, J. P. Kohn). C. C. Thomas Publishers, Springfield, IL.

Bisesi, M. Dissertation: "Vermimicrobedaphic Biotechnology (Dissertation Abstracts International, 48:11, 3239b).

Hassett, D.J., Bisesi, M.S. and Hartenstein, R. (1988). Physicochemical Properties of Humic Acids and the Assimilation of Yeast Biomass. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 20:6, 887-890.

Bisesi, M.S. and Hartenstein, R. (1987). Soil and Limnologic Acidification: A Paradox. International Journal Of Environmental Studies, 30:287-291.

Bisesi, M.S. (1984). Industrial Hygiene: Paramount in the Waste Management Industry (Part II. Control). Hazardous Materials and Waste Management, 2:2, 22-28.

Bisesi, M.S. (1984). Industrial Hygiene: Paramount in the Waste Management Industry (Part I. Recognition and Evaluation). Hazardous Materials and Waste Management, 2:1, 24 -30.