dejacobs@uic.edu David E Jacobs Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 312⎼413⎼4030 SPHW 443


BIOGRAPHY

Dr. David Jacobs is the Chief Scientist at the National Center for Healthy Housing in the US. He also serves as Director of the US Collaborating Center for Research and Training on Housing Related Disease and Injury for the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization, an adjunct associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on childhood lead poisoning prevention, and was principal author of the President’s Task Force Report on the subject in 2000 and the Healthy Homes Report to Congress in 1999. He has testified before Congress and other legislative bodies and has many peer reviewed publications. Dr. Jacobs is the former director of the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he was responsible for program evaluations, grants, contracts, public education, enforcement, regulation, and policy related to lead and healthy homes. His current work includes research on asthma, international healthy housing guidelines, lead poisoning prevention and green sustainable building design. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and has degrees in political science, environmental health, technology and science policy and a doctorate in environmental engineering.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

housing, health, asthma, lead poisoning, sustainability, health aspects of disaster rovery



PUBLICATIONS

■ Jacobs,David , Forst,Linda , (2017) Occupational Safety and Health and Healthy Housing: A Review of Opportunities and Challenges.. Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP, 23(6), e36-e45

■ Kuszak,A. , Jacobs,David , Gurnev,P. , Shiota,T. , Louis,J. , Lithgow,T. , Bezrukov,S. , Rostovtseva,T. , Buchanan,S. , (2015) Evidence of distinct channel conformations and substrate binding affinities for the mitochondrial outer membrane protein translocase pore Tom40. The Journal of biological chemistry

■ Jacobs,David , Ahonen,E. , Dixon,S. , Dorevitch,Samuel , Breysse,J. , Smith,J. , Evens,Anne , Dobrez,D. , Isaacson,M. , Murphy,C. , Conroy,Lorraine , Levavi,P. , (2015) Moving into green healthy housing. Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP, 21(4), 345-354

■ Sandel,M. , Murphy,J. , Dixon,S. , Adgate,J. , Chew,G. , Dorevitch,Samuel , Jacobs,David , (2014) A side-by-side comparison of three allergen sampling methods in settled house dust. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 24(6), 650-656

■ Jacobs,David , Ahonen,E , Dixon,S , Dorevitch,Samuel , Breysse,J , Smith,J , Evens,Anne , Dobrez,D , Isaacson,M , Murphy,C , Conroy,Lorraine , Levavi,P , (2014) Moving Into Green Healthy Housing.. Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP

■ Jacobs,David , Cali,Salvatore , Welch,A. , Catalin,Bogdan , Dixon,S. , Evens,Anne , Mucha,Amy , Vahl,N. , Erdal,Serap , Bartlett,J. , (2013) Lead and other heavy metals in dust fall from single-family housing demolition. Public health reports (Washington, D.C.: 1974), 128(6), 454-462

■ Taylor,K. , Novak,R. , Anderson,H. , Birnbaum,L. , Blystone,C. , Devito,M. , Jacobs,David , Kohrle,J. , Lee,D. , Rylander,L. , Rignell-Hydbom,A. , Tornero-Velez,R. , Turyk,Mary , Boyles,A. , Thayer,K. , Lind,L. , (2013) Evaluation of the association between persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and diabetes in epidemiological studies: a national toxicology program workshop review. Environmental health perspectives, 121(7), 774-783

■ Mucha,Amy , Stites,N. , Evens,Anne , MacRoy,Patrick , Persky,Victoria , Jacobs,David , (2009) Lead dustfall from demolition of scattered site family housing: developing a sampling methodology. Environmental research, 109(2), 143-148

■ Mucha,Amy , Stites,N , Evens,Anne , MacRoy,Patrick , Persky,Victoria , Jacobs,David , (2009) Lead dustfall from demolition of scattered site family housing: developing a sampling methodology.. Environmental research, 109(2), 143-8