Stuart L. Shalat, Sc.D.
EOHSI Room 320
Current research is focused on the adverse health effects of environmental pollutants, on young children. Recent research funded by the NIEHS on the development of a robotic aerosol sampler is ongoing as is a study of childhood asthma. Projects being prepared include studies of gene-environment interactions and their effects on asthma, child development and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Additional research centers on development of environmental exposure sampling robots and the development of real-time sensing and mapping capabilities.
The development of the pretoddler inhalable particulate environmental robotic (PIPER) sampler is a major focus of Dr. Shalat’s research. This robot has been employed in a number of studies including ones of early childhood asthma, lead and artificial turf fields and Florida Red Tide.
Dr. Shalat has actively involved in teaching of first and second year students at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is a member of the Second Year Course Directors Committee. He is also a member of several professional organizations including the American Public Health Association, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and the International Society for Exposure Science.
Richardson JR, Shalat SL, Buckley B, Winnik B, O’Suilleabhain P, Diaz-Arrastia R, German DC. Elevated pesticide levels in the serum are associated with increased risk of Parkinson’s Disease. Arch Neurol 2009;66:870-875.
Fleming LE, Kirkpatrick B, Backer LC, Walsh CJ, Nierenberg K, Clark J, Reich A, Hollenbeck J, Benson J, Cheng YS, Naar J, Pierce R, Bourdelais AJ, Abraham WM, Kirkpatrick G, Zalas J, Wannter A, Mendes E, Shalat S, Hoaglund P, Stephan W, Bean J, Watkins S, Clarke T, Byrne M, Baden DG. Review of Florida Red Tide and Human Health Effects. Harmful Algae 2011;10:224-233.
Shalat SL, Stambler AA, Wang Z, Mainelis G, Emoekpere OH, Hernandez M, Lioy PJ, Black K. Development and in-home testing of the Pre-toddler Inhalable Particulate Environmental Robotic (PIPER Mk IV) sampler. Environ. Sci. Tech. 2011, Feb. 25 (epub ahead of print).