Derek G. Shendell, D.Env., M.P.H.
683 Hoes Lane West, Room 384 office
Room 376 lab
Fax: (732) 235-4988 / -4960
Dr. Shendell works to “bridge” science, education and policy in a multidisciplinary fashion through school (K-12) and community-based participatory research with local participation in planning and execution to reduce and/or prevent environmental exposures and adverse health effects. He focuses on school-aged children and their caregivers as well as older adults; indoor residential and school environments and adjacent outdoor sources; field and lab-based personal and area sampling method development and validation for emerging biological (fungi), chemical (phthalates, etc) and physical (noise, heat) agents of concern; educational trainings and materials, service and technical assistance; and, informed/evidence-based policy advocacy. His most recent research and professional publications have focused on: school environments, including indoor air and environmental quality and occupational safety and health pertaining to injury surveillance; urban outdoor air quality and environment characterization, including near-roadway and agricultural community fine particles and toxic air contaminants; ventilation and energy efficiency, and linkages to student attendance; and, asthma among children and older adults.
Global Environmental Health Research and Training:
One of two peer-reviewed papers on built/physical environment and older adult physical activity and safety (injury prevention) was feature/cover of J Environ Health in 3/2011.
° Member, Association of Asthma Educators, 2007-present.
° Member of American Public Health Association and Environment section, 1996-presen
Also, member of Occupational Health and Safety (H&S) Section, 2009-present
Also, member of School Health and Education Services Section, 2009-present
Elected by peers nationwide to several positions 2003-present, including
Co-chair of the Student Involvement Committee , 2009-present.
° Member, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), 1999-present
° Member, National Environmental Health Association, 2006-present
° Member, New Jersey Association of Designated Persons (school H&S), 2008-present.
° Member, New Jersey Cooperative Education Association, 2010-present
° Member, New Jersey Cooperative Education Coordinators Association, 2010-present
° Member, New Jersey Environmental Health Association, 2010-present
° Member, New Jersey Public Health Association, 2008-present
Representative to theAPHAInternationalHealthSection-sponsored
State Affiliates Committee on Global Health, 2010-present
° New Jersey Interagency Working Group on Environmental Education (K-12), 2009-present
° Peer-reviewer for (in alphabetical order) Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, American Journal of Public Health, Energy and Buildings, Environmental Research, Indoor Air, International Journal of Public Health, Health Education Research, Journal of Asthma, Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, Journal of Environmental and Public Health, Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Journal of Rural Health, Journal of School Health; Science of the Total Environment; also, for APHA and ISEA annual conference abstracts (2002-present).
Yamamoto N, Shendell DG, Winer AM, Zhang J. 2010. Residential air exchange rates in three major U.S. metropolitan areas: results from the Relationship Among Indoor, Outdoor and Personal Air Study 1999-2001. Indoor Air, 20 (1): 85-90. DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0668.2009.00622.x (as of July 31, 2009)
Shendell DG, Alexander MS, Huang Y. 2010. Community Environmental Quality Knowledge and Awareness among Nurses: Developing and Piloting an Assessment Survey in Schools. Pediatric Nursing, 36 (1): 18-24 and 32.
Shendell DG, Nowakowski XCN. 2010. Community Built Environment Factors Around Senior Wellness Centers Potentially Related to Elderly Mobility. Journal of Public Health Policy, 31: 15-118.
Shendell DG, Alexander MS, Lorentzson L, McCarthy FA. 2010. Knowledge and awareness of heat-related morbidity among adult recreational endurance athletes. International Journal of Biometeorology, 54 (4): 441-448. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-009-0295-3 (as of December 11, 2009)
Shendell DG, Alexander MS, Jewett A, Sanders DL, Yang J. 2010. Assessing the potential influence of asthma on student attendance/absence in public elementary schools. Journal of Asthma, 47 (4) 465-472.
Shendell DG, Jhaveri M, Nowakowski XCH, Wozniak M, Campbell JK, Marshall EG, Kelly SK. 2010. Incident Surveillance in New Jersey Career and Technical Education Programs, 1999-2008: Attributes, Severity and Reported Use of Personal Protective Equipment. AAOHN J, 58 (9): 367-382.
Ana GREE, Shendell DG. 2010. School Environmental Health Programs and the Challenges of Achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Journal of School Health, 81 (2): 55-56.
Shendell DG, Johnson ML, Sanders DL, Nowakowski ACH, Yang J, Jeffries CD, Weisman JE, Moulding M. 2010. Community Built Environment Factors and Mobility around Senior Wellness Centers: The Concept of “Safe Senior Zones”. Journal of Environmental Health, 73 (7): 9-18.
Shendell DG, Rawling M-M, Alexander MS, Jewett A, Sanders DL, Foster C. 2010-2011. Developing and testing a tracking system via community-based participatory research for prevalence of and reported reasons for tardiness and leaving early in elementary schools in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. International Journal of Prevention Practice and Research, in press (as of March 31, 2010).