Featuring Nicole Deziel, PhD, MHS, assistant professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
Natural gas well pad
A natural gas well pad in eastern Ohio.
Setting up air sampler
Chang Wang (MPH '17) setting up an indoor air sampler.
Courtney Pedersen (MPH '16) conducts an interview with a participant regarding the home, neighborhood and health.
Ohio Water and Air Quality Study.
Doctoral candidate Elise Elliott with Professor Deziel working on Ohio Water and Air Quality Study.
Ohio natural gas well
Lots of activity on site at a natural gas well pad in eastern Ohio.
Shale gas well pads in Ohio
Professor Deziel with Chang Wang (MPH '17) setting up an outdoor air sampler.
CJ Gerber, Yale summer researcher, collects a water sample from a kitchen tap.
CJ Gerber, a Yale summer researcher, being interviewed by WTOV9 news station.
Dr. Deziel being interviewed by WTOV9 news station.
Jennifer Park, MPH '16, helped conduct a survey of Samoan mothers and children aged 2 to 5 years. Using measurements of weight and height of the mother-child pair and data from the mothers about their potential environmental exposures, Jennifer evaluated the association between pesticide and BPA exposure surrogates and Polynesian body-mass index categories. One of her key findings suggests a possible link between herbicide use and higher maternal BMI. No associations between maternal or child BMI and BPA surrogates were observed. Jennifer is working on publishing the complete results. Jennifer is now working at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Pesticide Programs.
In the Lab
Courtney Pedersen (MPH '16) and Chang Wang (MPH '17) in the lab.