Associate Professor erdal@uic.edu Serap Erdal Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 312⎼996⎼5875 SPHW 336


BIOGRAPHY

Professor Erdal has a research program in exposure and health risk assessment for environmental and occupational hazards. In addition, she has served as a scientific consultant to many fortune 500 companies and U.S. Department of Defense and Energy. Her areas of expertise include: multi-media human exposure and risk assessment for cancer and non-cancer effects; health and safety evaluation of new chemicals or products; petroleum and alternative fuels; renewable energy sources; hazardous waste site multi-media (air, water, soil, sediment) investigation, remediation and risk management; Brownfields or Superfund site evaluation, redevelopment; sustainable (green) development; indoor and outdoor air pollution; aerosol science and technology, fine and nanoparticle exposure and risk assessment, nanotechnology health and safety evaluation, persistent organic chemicals (PCBs, PBDEs, Dioxins, Furans); lead other toxic metal exposure assessment and abatement; industrial hygiene; retrospective occupational exposure assessment; development of exposure assessment methodologies for epidemiological investigations; technical interpretation of environmental and occupational health and safety regulations (CAA, CWA, TSCA, CERCLA, OSHA); and regulatory science policy analysis.

TEACHING INTERESTS

air pollution, aerosol science, human exposure and risk assessment; determinants of health, brownfields redevelopment, environmental justice

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Environmental and occupational exposure assessment, health risk assessment, development of exposure measurement methods/techniques, multi-media exposure analysis and modeling, aerosol science and technology, validation and performance testing of air pollution sensors, environmental justice, health disparities, community-based research, environmental sustainability

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

■ PhD ⏐ University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences ⏐ 1991

■ MS ⏐ Istanbul Technical University Chemical Engineering ⏐ 1984

■ BS ⏐ Istanbul Technical University Chemical Engineering ⏐ 1982

PUBLICATIONS

■ Kresovich,J , Gann,P , Erdal,Serap , Chen,Hua Yun , Argos,Maria , Rauscher,Garth , (2018) Candidate gene DNA methylation associations with breast cancer characteristics and tumor progression.. Epigenomics, 10(4), 367-378

■ Erdal,Serap , McCarthy,Bridget , Gurule,Natalia , Berwick,Marianne , (2018) Application of mutagen sensitivity assay in a glioma case-control study. Toxicology Letters, 5, 183-188

■ Lotter,J. , Lacey,S. , Lopez,R. , Set,G. , Khodadoust,A. , Erdal,Serap , (2014) Groundwater arsenic in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Journal of water and health, 12(3), 533-542

■ 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

■ McCarthy,B. , Rankin,Kristin , Il’yasova,D. , Erdal,Serap , Vick,N. , Ali-Osman,F. , Bigner,D. , Davis,Faith , (2011) Assessment of type of allergy and antihistamine use in the development of glioma. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 20(2), 370-378

■ Jorgensen,E. , Weuve,J. , Evans,D. , Morris,M. , Beck,T. , Stayner,Leslie , Erdal,Serap , (2009) Occupation Solvents Exposure and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults. Epidemiology, 20(6), S123

■ Wei,Hua , Turyk,Mary , Cali,Salvatore , Dorevitch,Samuel , Erdal,Serap , Li,An , (2009) Particle size fractionation and human exposure of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in indoor dust from Chicago. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A, 44(13), 1353-1361

■ Il’yasova,D. , McCarthy,B. , Erdal,Serap , Shimek,J. , Goldstein,J. , Doerge,D. , Myers,S. , Vineis,P. , Wishnok,J. , Swenberg,J. , Bigner,D. , Davis,Faith , (2009) Human exposure to selected animal neurocarcinogens: a biomarker-based assessment and implications for brain tumor epidemiology. Journal of toxicology and environmental health.Part B, Critical reviews, 12(3), 175-187

■ Rankin,Kristin , Rauscher,Garth , McCarthy,B. , Erdal,Serap , Lada,P. , Il’yasova,D. , Davis,Faith , (2008) Comparing the reliability of responses to telephone-administered versus self-administered Web-based surveys in a case-control study of adult malignant brain cancer. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 17(10), 2639-2646

■ Erdal,Serap , Berman,Laurel , Hryhorczuk,Daniel , (2008) Multimedia emissions inventory of polychlorinated biphenyls for the U.S. Great Lakes states. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 58(8), 1022-1032

■ Marsh,G. , Youk,A. , Buchanich,J. , Erdal,Serap , Esmen,Nurtan , (2007) Work in the metal industry and nasopharyngeal cancer mortality among formaldehyde-exposed workers. Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, 48(3), 308-319

■ Dorevitch,Samuel , Demirtas,Hakan , Perksy,V. , Erdal,Serap , Conroy,Lorraine , Schoonover,T. , Scheff,P. , (2006) Demolition of high-rise public housing increases particulate matter air pollution in communities of high-risk asthmatics. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 56(7), 1022-1032

■ Dorevitch,Samuel , Demirtas,Hakan , Perksy,V. , Erdal,Serap , Conroy,Lorraine , Schoonover,T. , Scheff,P. , (2006) Demolition of high-rise public housing increases particulate matter air pollution in communities of high-risk asthmatics. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 56(7), 1022-1032

■ Dorevitch,Samuel , Demirtas,Hakan , Perksy,V , Erdal,Serap , Conroy,Lorraine , Schoonover,T , Scheff,P , (2006) Demolition of high-rise public housing increases particulate matter air pollution in communities of high-risk asthmatics.. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 56(7), 1022-32

■ Dorevitch,Samuel , Demirtas,Hakan , Perksy,V , Erdal,Serap , Conroy,Lorraine , Schoonover,T , Scheff,P , (2006) Demolition of high-rise public housing increases particulate matter air pollution in communities of high-risk asthmatics.. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995), 56(7), 1022-32

AWARDS

■ Leadership ⏐ ⏐ American Industrial Hygiene Association ⏐ 2006

■ Research Award ⏐ K01-Special Emphasis Research Career Award ⏐ National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health ⏐ 2005

■ UIC Award and Fellows ⏐ Faculty of Distinction Award ⏐ University of Illinois-Chicago ⏐ 2003

■ Research Award ⏐ Award for Excellence in Epidemiology (shared with Dr. Faith G. Davis), ⏐ Society for Neuro-Oncology and American Brain Tumor Association ⏐ 2002

■ Elected to the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society ⏐ Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society ⏐ 1991