Assistant Professor rjones25@uic.edu Rachael M. Jones Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 312⎼996⎼1960 SPHW 507


BIOGRAPHY

I relocated to Chicago to become a post-doctoral fellow, and joined the UIC faculty in 2011. I am a proud member of the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Ensemble and PomSquad Fitness.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Environmental Calculations (Fall); Evaluation and Control of Chemical and Biological Agents (Spring); Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (occasional independent study); Aerosol Science (occasional)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My primary research interests are: (1) Application and evaluation of physical and statistical models of exposure, and (2) quantitative microbial risk assessment. Currently, I lead the UIC Epicenter for Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections which seeks to understand how pathogens are emitted from patients and result in disease transmission to healthcare workers and patients so that interventions can be effectively designed.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

■ PhD ⏐ University of California, Berkeley Environmental Health Sciences ⏐ 2008

■ MPH ⏐ University of California, Berkeley Public Health - Environmental Health Sciences ⏐ 2003

■ BS ⏐ University of Washington, Seattle Biology ⏐ 1996

PUBLICATIONS

■ DeFlorio-Barker,Stephanie , Wade,Timothy , Jones,Rachael , Friedman,Lee , Wing,Coady , Dorevitch,Samuel , Supplemental Material Estimated Costs of Sporadic Gastrointestinal Illness Associated with Surface Water Recreation: A Combined Analysis of Data from NEEAR and CHEERS Studies.

■ Almberg,Kirsten , Turyk,Mary , Jones,Rachael , Rankin,Kristin , Freels,Sally , Stayner,Leslie , (2018) Atrazine contamination of drinking water and adverse birth outcomes in community water systems with elevated atrazine in Ohio, 2006-2008. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 1889

■ Phan,L , Su,Y , Weber,R , Fritzen-Pedicini,C , Edomwande,O , Jones,Rachael , (2018) Environmental and body contamination from cleaning vomitus in a health care setting: A simulation study.. American journal of infection control, 46(4), 397-401

■ DeFlorio-Barker,Stephanie , Wing,C , Jones,Rachael , Dorevitch,Samuel , (2018) Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters.. Environmental health : a global access science source, 17(1), 3

■ Jones,Rachael , Burstyn,I , (2018) A conceptual model for take-home workplace exposures.. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 15(1), D8-D11

■ Su,Y , Phan,L , Edomwande,O , Weber,R , Bleasdale,S , Brosseau,Lisa , Fritzen-Pedicini,C , Sikka,M , Jones,Rachael , (2017) Contact patterns during cleaning of vomitus: A simulation study.. American journal of infection control, 45(12), 1312-1317

■ Almberg,Kirsten , Turyk,Mary , Jones,Rachael , Rankin,Kristin , Freels,Sally , Graber,Judith , Stayner,Leslie , (2017) Arsenic in drinking water and adverse birth outcomes in Ohio.. Environmental research, 157, 52-59

■ Jones,Rachael , (2017) Changes at the Journal.. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 14(8), D113-D114

■ Jones,Rachael , Xia,Y , (2017) Annual Burden of Occupationally-Acquired Influenza Infections in Hospitals and Emergency Departments in the United States.. Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis

■ Jones,Rachael , Burstyn,I , (2017) Bayesian Analysis of Occupational Exposure Data with Conjugate Priors.. Annals of work exposures and health, 61(5), 504-514

■ Phan,L , Jones,Rachael , (2017) Chicago transit authority train noise exposure.. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 14(6), D86-D91

■ Jones,Rachael , (2017) Burden of Occupationally Acquired Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Healthcare Workers in the USA: A Risk Analysis. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 61(2), 141-151

■ Lei,H , Jones,Rachael , Li ,Y , (2017) Exploring surface cleaning strategies in hospital to prevent contact transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.. BMC infectious diseases, 17(1), 85

■ DeFlorio-Barker,Stephanie , Wade,Timothy , Jones,Rachael , Friedman,Lee , Wing,Coady , Dorevitch,Samuel , (2016) Estimated Costs of Sporadic Gastrointestinal Illness Associated with Surface Water Recreation: A Combined Analysis of Data from NEEAR and CHEERS Studies. Environ Health Perspect

■ DeFlorio-Barker,Stephanie , Wade,Timothy , Jones,Rachael , Friedman,Lee , Wing,Ronald , Dorevitch,Samuel , (2016) Estimated Costs of Sporadic Gastrointestinal Illness Associated with Surface Water Recreation: A Combined Analysis of Data from NEEAR and CHEERS Studies. Enviornmental Health Perspectives

■ Bulka,C , Jones,Rachael , Turyk,Mary , Stayner,Leslie , Argos,Maria , (2016) Arsenic in drinking water and prostate cancer in Illinois counties: An ecologic study.. Environmental research, 148, 450-456

■ Jones,Rachael , Burstyn,Igor , (2016) Cross-Classified Occupational Exposure Data.. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 13, 668-674

■ Paccha,B , Jones,Rachael , Gibbs,S , Kane,M , Torremorell,M , Neira-Ramirez,V , Rabinowitz,P , (2016) Modeling risk of occupational zoonotic influenza infection in swine workers.. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 13(8), 577-587

■ Jones,Rachael , Xia,Y , (2016) Occupational exposures to influenza among healthcare workers in the United States.. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 13(3), 213-22

■ Dell,L , Gallagher,A , Crawford,L , Jones,Rachael , Mundt,K , (2016) Authors' Response to Dr. Morfeld.. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58(1), e23


AWARDS

■ Member ⏐ Delta Omega Honor Soceity of Public Health ⏐ 2018

■ Leadership ⏐ Distinguished Lecturer ⏐ American Industrial Hygiene Association ⏐ 2016