Health Effects

Andrea De Vizcaya Ruiz

Name
Andrea
De Vizcaya Ruiz
Contact Information

100 Theory  STE 126
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-1830

Telephone: 
949-824-7686
E-mail: 
adevizca@uci.edu

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at UC Irvine

Ph.D. in Toxicology from the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Surrey, England in 2000; DVM from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) 1995

Research Interests: 

Inhalation toxicology by studying inflammation, advanced materials toxicology, tissue injury, pulmonary disease, and other diseases beyond the lung, including cardiovascular, renal dysfunction, and in utero toxicity.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Young Investigator Award; Society of Toxicology USA; 2011
Young Scientist of the Year Award; EUROTOX; Oslo, Norway; 1999

Ulrike Luderer

Name
Prof.
Ulrike
Luderer
Contact Information

1001 Health Sciences Road
Irvine CA 92697-3950

BioSci web page

Telephone: 
(949) 824-8081
E-mail: 
uluderer@uci.edu

Professor, UCI School of Medicine (Ph.D. in Neurobiology & Physiology 1991 and M.D. 1992, Northwestern University)
Dr. Luderer has a joint appointment at UCI in the School of Medicine (Occupational & Environmental Health) and School of Biological Sciences (Developmental & Cell Biology).  She is Director of the Environmental Health Sciences Graduate Program and Director for the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. 

Research Interests: 

Reproductive toxicology, developmental toxicology

Selected Honors and Awards: 
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1996-present
Society of Toxicology, 1996-present, full member since 2000
Endocrine Society, member since 2001
Society for the Study of Reproduction, 1987, full member since 2003
Jean Spencer Felton Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing, Western Occupational & Environmental Medicine Association, 2017

Michael Fortun

Name
Prof.
Michael
Fortun
Contact Information

Office:
Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) room 3308
Mail to:
UCI Department of Anthropology
3151 Social Science Plaza A
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Telephone: 
(949) 824-0646
E-mail: 
mike.fortun@uci.edu

Michael Fortun, anthropology associate professor, studies the contemporary sciences and scientists of genomics and, most recently, air pollution science. He’s interested in how air pollution affects people’s health and bodies, and how scientists, engineers, practitioners and community people all are trying to find new ways to work together to understand air pollution and its mass affects on humans.

Research Interests: 

Anthropology of science, air pollution science, data science, genetics, history of science, United States, Iceland

Kim Fortun

Name
Prof.
Kim
Fortun
Contact Information

Office:
Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) room 3302

Mail to:
UCI Department of Anthropology
3151 Social Science Plaza A
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Telephone: 
(949) 824-0646
E-mail: 
kfortun@uci.edu

Kim Fortun, professor of anthropology, studies environmental risk and disaster.  She is an interdisciplinary, mixed methods ethnographer specializing in comparative studies of environmental knowledge, injustice and governance.

Research Interests: 

Environmental problems and disaster, air pollution, history of environmental science and public health, interdisciplinary and international scientific collaboration, India, United States

Dr. Rufus Edwards

Name
Prof.
Rufus
Edwards
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
Health Sciences/Public Health
Irvine, CA 92697-3957

Telephone: 
949-824-4731
E-mail: 
edwardsr@uci.edu

UC Irvine School of Medicine: Professor, Epidemiology; Professor; Public Health

Research Interests: 

Air pollution: Human exposures to air pollution, indoor air pollution, paint emissions, emissions of climate-altering pollutant species, health co-benefits

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2009 Joan M. Daisey Outstanding Young Scientist Award, International Society of Exposure Science

Prof. Jun Wu

Name
Prof.
Jun
Wu
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
University Research Park
100 Theory Bldg.; Suite #100
Mail Code: 7555
Irvine, CA 92697

Telephone: 
(949) 824-0548
E-mail: 
junwu@uci.edu

Professor in Public Health
Ph.D. in Environmental Health from University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor Wu's main research interests are air pollution exposure assessment and air pollution epidemiology in reproductive health.  The overarching goal of her research is to more accurately characterize air pollutant exposure and examine the impact of air pollution exposure on adverse health outcomes. 

Research Interests: 
  • Air pollution exposure assessment
  • Air pollution epidemiology
Selected Honors and Awards: 
Health Effect Institute Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, 2010
International Society of Exposure Analysis Young Investigator Award, 2005
Samuel J. Tibbitts Fellowship, School of Public Health, UCLA, 2003
Chancellor’s Fellowship, UCLA, 2000, 2003
PWEA Student Research Award, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association, 2000

Prof. Michael T. Kleinman

Name
Prof.
Michael
T.
Kleinman
Contact Information

University of California, Irvine
FRF 100
Mail Code: 1825
Irvine, CA 92697-182

Telephone: 
(949) 824-4765
E-mail: 
mtkleinm@uci.edu

Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Co-Director of the Air Pollution Health Effects Laboratory in the Department of Community and Environmental Medicine, Adjunct Professor in College of Medicine [Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from New York University, NY].

Research Interests: 
  • Inhalation toxicology
  • Oxidative stress
  • Cardiopulmonary diseases
Selected Honors and Awards: 
University Extension Teacher of the Year (2001).
National Academy of Science - Co-Principal Investigator , Strategies for Protection of Deployed Forces from Chemical and Biological Weapons (1998-2000).
UCI Committee of 1000 Award for Research (1997)

Prof. Donald R. Blake

Name
Prof.
Donald
R.
Blake
Contact Information

Department of Chemistry
University of California, Irvine
570 Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697

Telephone: 
(949) 824-4195
E-mail: 
drblake@uci.edu

Professor of Chemistry at UC Irvine.

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California Irvine.

Research Interests: 
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Analysis of trace gases in exhaled breath
Selected Honors and Awards: 
American Chemical Society Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology 2013
Elected Fellow of AGU 2009
Lauds and Laurels 2009
Elected Fellow of AAAS 2008
Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, Physical Sciences 2008
NASA Group Achievement Award 1993, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2009
Outstanding Professor Alpha Phi Society 2000, 2002, 2005
ACS Chuck Bennett Service through Chemistry 2004
Excellence in Undergraduate Research 2001
UCI Chemistry Department Outstanding Teaching Award 1979
Bank of America Chemistry Award 1975