September 19, 2019
Trey Ideker, Ph.D.Trey Ideker, Ph.D., uses systems biology approaches to understand the many pathways underlying complex biological processes. According to Ideker, these approaches can be used to predict how certain exposures lead to disease, how diseases will progress, and what treatment options may be most successful.
August 13, 2019
Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D.Longtime NIEHS-funded researcher Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D., is passionate about understanding how toxic metals in mining waste impact Native American communities and discovering solutions to protect their health. Lewis’ diverse background in pharmacology, toxicology, and physiology, along with her long history of working with tribal communities near abandoned mining sites, inspired her to begin the Community Environmental Health Program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1996.
June 18, 2019
Gregory D. Sempowski, Ph.D.Gregory D. Sempowski, Ph.D., is dedicated to helping workers protect themselves during infectious disease emergencies. He leads the Duke Infectious Disease Response Training (DIDRT) program, a five-state consortium funded by the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP), to provide up-to-date, high-quality, effective, and efficient biosafety and infectious disease response training.
April 26, 2019
John LeConcheJohn J. LeConche has dedicated his career to public health and protecting workers by developing and delivering training to diverse industry sectors. He serves as executive director of LIUNA Training and Education Fund (LIUNA Training), the training arm for the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).
March 26, 2019
Mark Zylka, Ph.D.Mark Zylka, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and physiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), uses cell cultures and mouse models to study the role of genetics and environmental factors in brain disorders.
March 14, 2019
Lisa McCormick, Dr.P.H.Lisa McCormick, Dr.P.H., has been working on emergency response and public health preparedness her whole career. She is co-director of the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Deep South Biosafety Consortium, which is funded by the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP).
January 19, 2019
David Reif, Ph.D.David Reif, Ph.D., is advancing what we know about the complex interactions between human health and the environment using data science. He uses a collaborative, team science approach to integrate data from diverse sources and analyze potential health effects of chemical exposures.