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Ekta Choudhary (EIS ’09) collecting water samples in West Virginia

Ekta Choudhary (EIS ’09) collecting water samples in West Virginia


Recent assignments for EIS officers include the following:

  • Investigation of the public health effects of chemical releases through field investigations and analysis of state and national databases.
  • Use of geospatial information science and technology to investigate geospatial risk factors for community health problems.
  • Application of epidemiologic methods to environmental health issues such as drinking water and food safety in domestic and international arenas.
  • Epidemiological support for environmental investigations during outbreaks, natural disaster response, public health emergencies.
  • Use of epidemiological skills to examine the health impacts of land use and community design.
  • Evaluation and disseminations of built environment interventions to facilitate physical activity, reduce pollution and injuries, improve mental health and address environmental justice.
  • Evaluation of data collected under an established state-based childhood blood lead surveillance system and healthy housing research.
  • Epidemiological and technical support to organizations requesting assistance (such as state health departments, foreign ministries of health).
  • Study of air pollution-related health effects, surveillance and investigations of carbon monoxide poisoning and emergency response activities related to public health disasters.
  • Identification and containment of environmental-related illnesses, toxic chemical contaminants in food and water;
  • Applying epidemiology in the public health response to extreme weather-related, and chemical or radiological disasters.

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