Our Team

Investigators

Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD
Center Director
& PI: Project 4
PI: Admin & Research Translation Core
Texas A&M University
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Weihsueh Chiu, PhD
Deputy Director
& PI: Risk & Geospatial Sci Core
Co-I: Project 4
Co-I: Admin & Research Translation Core
Texas A&M University
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Erin Baker, PhD
PI:
Project 1
University of North Carolina
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Natalie Johnson, PhD
PI:
Project 2
Co-I: Research Experience & Training Coordination Core
Texas A&M University
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Carolyn Cannon, MD, PhD
Co-I:
Project 2
Texas A&M University
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Allen Robinson, PhD
Co-I:
Project 2
Carnegie Mellon University
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Arum Han, PhD
PI:
Project 3
Texas A&M University
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Ramkumar Menon, PhD
Co-I:
Project 3
The University of Texas Medical Branch
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Timothy Phillips, PhD
PI:
Project 5
Texas A&M University
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Phanourios Tamamis, PhD
Co-I:
Project 5
Texas A&M University
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Galen Newman, PhD
PI:
Community Engagement Core
Co-I: Risk & Geospatial Sciences Core
Texas A&M University
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Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH
Co-I:
Community Engagement Core
University of Delaware
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Garett Sansom, DrPH
Co-PI:
Community Engagement Core
Texas A&M University
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Candice Brinkmeyer-
Langford, PhD
PI:
Research Experience & Training Coordination Core
Co-I: Data Management & Analysis Core
Texas A&M University
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Stratos Pistikopoulos, PhD
PI:
Data Management & Analysis Core
Texas A&M University
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Fred Wright, PhD
Co-I:
Data Management & Analysis Core
North Carolina State University
Lan Zhou, PhD
Co-I:
Data Management & Analysis Core
Texas A&M University
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Dongying Li, PhD
Co-I:
Risk & Geospatial Sci Core
Texas A&M University
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Thomas McDonald, PhD
PI:
Disaster Research Response Core
Texas A&M University
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Trainees

Mariana Saitas
PhD Student:
Project 2
Texas A&M University
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Alexandra Svetlik
PhD Student:
Project 2
Texas A&M University
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Toriq Mustapha, DVM
PhD Student:
Project 2
Texas A&M University
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Alexandra Cordova
PhD Student:
Project 4
Texas A&M University
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Lucie Ford
PhD Student:
Project 4
Texas A&M University
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Haley Moyer
PhD Student:
Project 4
Texas A&M University
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Han-Hsuan (Doris) Tsai
PhD Student:
Project 4
Texas A&M University
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Alan Valdiviezo
PhD Student:
Project 4
Texas A&M University
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Kendall Lilly
PhD Student:
Project 5
Texas A&M University
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Kelly Rivenbark
PhD Student:
Project 5
Texas A&M University
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Meichen Wang, PhD
Postdoc:
Project 5
Texas A&M University
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Suji Jang
PhD Student:
Admin & Research Translation Core
Risk & Geospatial Sci Core
Texas A&M University
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Leanne Fawkes
DrPH Student:
Community
Engagement Core
Texas A&M University
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Zhenhang Cai
DrPH Student:
Community
Engagement Core
Texas A&M University
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Ruby Hernandez
DrPH Student:
Community
Engagement Core
Texas A&M University
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Zhihan Tao
PhD Student:
Community
Engagement Core
Texas A&M University
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Rui Zhu
PhD Student:
Community
Engagement Core
Texas A&M University
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Funda Iseri
PhD Student:
Data Management & Analysis Core
Texas A&M University
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Dillon Lloyd
PhD Student:
Data Management & Analysis Core
North Carolina State University
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En-Hsuan Lu
PhD Student:
Risk & Geospatial Sci Core
Texas A&M University
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Hsing-Chieh Lin
PhD Student:
Risk & Geospatial Sci Core
Texas A&M University
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Staff

Arlean Rohde, MPH
Center Manager:
Administrative Core
Texas A&M University
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James Dodds, PhD
Research Assistant:
Project 1
North Carolina State University
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Benika Dixon,DrPH, MPH
Visiting Assistant Professor:
Community Engagement Core
Texas A&M University
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Allison Dickey
Bioinformatician:
Data Management & Analysis Core
North Carolina State University
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Past Team Members

Leanne Fawkes, DrPH
Post-Doc, Emory University
DrPH, Texas A&M University
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Chimmedulam Dalaijmts, PhD
Senior Analyst, Intercept Pharmaceuticals
Post-doc, Texas A&M University
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Alina Roman-Hubers, PhD
Toxicologist, Chevron
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Noor Aly, PhD
Scientist, Exponent
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Stefanos Barastas, PhD
Advanced Supply Chain Optimization Engineer, ExxonMobil
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Sharmila Bhandari, PhD
Staff Analyst, Houston Dept of Health
Post-doc, Texas A&M University
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Asuka Orr, PhD
Post-doc, University of Maryland
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Inchul Kim, PhD
Post-doc, Laboratoire de Recherche en Hydrodynamique Energetique et Environment Atmospherique
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Sara Hearon, MPH, PhD
Scientist, Exponent
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Krisa Camargo, PhD
Biologist, US Army Public Health Center
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Burcu Beykal, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Aswin Hanagal
Downstream Biologics Process Development Scientist, Eurofins PSS (Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories)
Texas A&M University
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Christopher Gordon, PhD
Sr. Research Specialist, Dow Chemical Company
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Zunwei Chen, PhD
Post-doc: Harvard University
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Yu-Syuan Luo, PhD
Assistant Professor: National Taiwan University
Post-doc, Texas A&M University
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Hari Ganesh, PhD
Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Technology at Gandhinagar
Post-doc, Texas A&M University
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Mikyoung Jun, PhD
University of Houston
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Matthew Malecha, PhD
Post-doc: National Institute
of Standards and
Technology
Post-doc, Texas A&M University
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Melis Onel, PhD
Adv Engineer: Data Optimization Div,
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Kathleen Aarvig, MPH
CDC Environmental Health Disaster & Recovery Unit
MPH, Texas A&M University
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Katie R. Kirsch, DrPH
Post-Doc/Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
DrPH, Texas A&M University
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Yina Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
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Nan-Hung Hsieh, PhD
Associate Toxicologist, California EPA, Dept of Pesticide Regulation
Post-doc, Texas A&M University
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Shujun He
Graduated MS
MS, Texas A&M University
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Rajib Mukherjee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas Permian Basin
Post-Doc, Texas A&M University
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Siyu Yu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Texas A&M University
PhD, Texas A&M University
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John House, PhD
Scientist, NIEHS Biostatistics & Computational Biology
Branch
NC State University
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Gaston Casillas, PhD
Post-Doc Fellow, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention
Ph.D, Texas A&M University
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Fabian Grimm, PhD
Team Lead, Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, Clariant
PhD, Texas A&M University
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William Klaren, PhD
Senior Scientist, ToxStrategies
PhD, Texas A&M University
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Kahler Stone, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor
Middle Tennessee State University
DrPH, Texas A&M University
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Pablo Alvarez, MPH
Data Analyst, Elligo Health Research
MPH, Texas A&M University
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Emily Sullivan, MUP
Environmental Planner & Conservation Agent
Town of Arlington, MA
MUP, Texas A&M University
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Katy Stone, MPH
Lecturer, Middle Tennessee State University
MPH, Texas A&M University
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Xueyun Zheng, PhD
Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Maya Morales-McDevitt
Staff:
Exposure Science Core
Texas A&M University
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Justin Teeguarden, PhD
PI:
Exposure Science Core
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Francesca Smith
Trainee:
Exposure Science Core
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Jamie Nunez
Technician:
Exposure Science Core
Texas A&M University
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Kusumica Mitra
Technician:
Exposure Science Core
Texas A&M University
Mario Zuniga, MPH
Medical Student:
University of Texas Medical Branch
MPH, Texas A&M University