Derek G. Shendell, D.Env., M.P.H.
PRIMARY: 683 Hoes Lane West, Room 384 office / 376 lab, Piscataway, NJ 08854
SECONDARY: 335 George Street, Suite 2200 - Liberty Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
683 Hoes Lane West, Room 376 lab, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Fax: (732) 235-4988 / -4960
Dr. Shendell works to “bridge” science, education and policy in a multidisciplinary fashion to reduce and/or prevent environmental exposures and health effects. He focuses on community/schools-based research with local participation in planning and execution; educational trainings and materials, service and technical assistance; and, informed/evidence-based policy advocacy.
Furthermore, he is Director of the NJ Safe Schools Program (see http://www.njsafeschools.org) and co-facilitates the NJ OSHA Alliance, which are within the Center for School and Community Based Research and Education (see http://www.njsafeschools.org/publications.html). The program includes injury surveillance (including only school-based system, online and in-print, for working minors and young adults), science-to-policy, regular statewide e-communications, and training for teachers and administrative professionals in secondary education (public and private) concerning safety and health.
Among many research and practice-oriented service activities outside NJ, he is Student Involvement co-Chair (Faculty Chair) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) - Environment (ENV) (and a member of both ENV and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) sections), and an annual meeting abstract reviewer for APHA ENV and OHS as well as other international societies he is a member of. Inside NJ, he is an approved appointee by the State of NJ Governor’s office (multiple administrations) to the Commission on Environmental Education/Interagency Working Group and the Child Labor Advisory Board to advise the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development, respectively, using various data to inform decisions.
Finally, his other prior work experience included being a Senior Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (11/2000-3/2004).
Global Environmental Health Research and Training:
Research and publications in peer-reviewed literature, books and as federal government reports have included (CV available upon request):
° Member, Association of Asthma Educators, 2007-present;
Serving as a Mentor fall 2012-summer 2013.
° Member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Environment section, 1996-present
Elected by peers nationwide to be Environment Section Governing Council Representative 2006-07,
Newsletter Editor 2004-06, Secretary for 2004-05 and Secretary-elect for 2003-04, and,
Co-chair of the Student Involvement Committee 2009-present.
° Member, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), 1999-present
Elected by peers to be Student Councilor on Executive Board, 7/2001-6/2002.
° Member, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, 1/2002-1/2004.
° Member, National Environmental Health Association, 2006-present
° Member, New Jersey Association of Designated Persons (school safety & health), 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 the APHA International Health Section-sponsored State Affiliates Committee on
Global Health, 2010-present
° Member/Appointee, New Jersey Interagency Working Group on Environmental Education (K-12), 2008-.
° Member/Appointee, New Jersey Child Labor Law Enforcement Advisory Board, 2011-.
° Member, Georgia Public Health Association, 2006-2008
° Member of California interagency working groups on indoor air quality, relocatable classrooms, and school studies (2001-04)
° Member of the Contra Costa County (CA) Asthma Coalition, 1/2003-10/2005:
2004 World Asthma Day work group (1/2004-5/2004);
Member of Planning Committee (9/2004-7/2005); and,
Member of the Technical Advisory Group for grant-funded projects (10/2004-12/2005).
° 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 Education, Journal of Environmental Health, 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 APHA and ISEA annual conference abstracts (2002-present).
THESE ARE PUBLICATIONS OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS (EARLY SUMMER 2011-JUNE, 2013)
Shendell DG, Johnson ML, Sanders DL, Nowakowski ACH, Yang J, Jeffries CD, Weisman JE, Moulding M. 2011. Community Built Environment Factors and Mobility around Senior Wellness Centers: The Concept of “Safe Senior Zones”. Journal of Environmental Health, 73 (7): 9-18. (March issue’s cover as well).
Shendell, DG, Foster C, Sexton J, Roden J, Yamamoto N, Kelly SW, Chandler L, Venables M, Williams S, Burr S, Wagenleitner V, Anderson N. 2011. Knowledge and awareness of symptoms and treatment among low- to middle-income older adults with asthma and/or COPD: Community-based participatory research in a central California county. Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, 2 (2): 81-90.
Mizan, SS, Shendell DG, Rhoads GG. 2011. Absence, Extended Absence, and Repeat Tardiness Related to Asthma Status among Elementary School Children. Journal of Asthma, 48 (3): 228-234. DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2011.555038 (as of December 26, 2010).
Shendell DG, Ana GREE. 2011. Promoting Environmental Public Health in Rapidly Urbanizing Areas of Less Developed Countries in Africa: A Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Health, 74 (1): 26-35. (July/August issue’s cover as well).
Shendell DG, Alexander MS, Lorentzson L, Kelly SW, Zimmerman RD, Goodfellow LT. 2010-2011. Asthma Diagnosis, Asthma Knowledge, and Co-morbidity among Recreational Endurance Athletes. Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, 2 (4): 163-172.
Ana GREE, Oloruntoba EO, Shendell DG, Elemile OO, Benjamin OR, Sridhar MKC. 2011. Solid Waste Management Problems in Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Health, 74 (2): 24-28.
Yamamoto N, Shendell DG, Peccia J. 2011. Assessing allergenic fungi in house dust by floor wipe sampling and quantitative PCR. Indoor Air, 21 (6): 521-30. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0668.2011.00732.x
Shendell DG, Jhaveri M, Nowakowski XCH, Wozniak M, Campbell JK, Marshall EG, Kelly SK. 2012. An Injury Reporting System for Youth Working via School-Sponsored Programs in New Jersey. Professional Safety (Journal of American Society of Safety Engineers), 57 (1): 51-58.
Shendell DG, Therkorn J, Yamamoto N, Meng Q, Kelly SW, Foster C. 2012. Outdoor Near-Roadway, Community and Residential Pollen, Carbon Dioxide and Particulate Matter Measurements in the Urban Core of an Agricultural Region in Central CA. Atmospheric Environment, 50 (4): 103-111.
Therkorn JH, Shendell DG. 2012. Evaluation and Characterization of Environmental Risks, and Asthma Management Knowledge and Awareness through Surveys of Coaches, Athlete Parents/Guardians, and Athletes. Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, 3 (3): 106-116.
Shendell DG, Mizan SS, Yamamoto N, Peccia J. 2012. Associations between quantitative measures of fungi in home floor dust and lung function among older adults with chronic respiratory disease. Journal of Asthma, 46(5): 502-509.
Shendell DG, Mizan SS, Marshall EG, Kelly SK, Campbell JK, Therkorn JH, Miller AE. 2012. Cut-laceration injuries and related career groups in New Jersey career, vocational and technical education courses and programs. Workplace Safety and Health (AAOHN Journal), 60(9): 401-409.
Ana GREE, Ukhun EA, Shendell DG, Osisanya M. 2012. Noise levels of mobile phones and audiometric status of users in a university community. ISRN Public Health (open access; in press as of August 29, galley proof reviewed October 2012, online by end of October 2012).
Shendell DG, Miller Mapou AE, Kelly SK. 2013. Younger Cosmetology Workers and Environmental and Occupational Asthma Triggers at Training Sites and in Salons. Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, 4 (2): 67-70.
Carr M, Shendell DG. 2012-13. Physical Conditions of a House and Their Effects on Measurable Radon Levels: Data from Hillsborough Township, NJ 2010-2011. Journal of Environmental Health, in press (as of June 14, 2012, slated to be in print October, 2013).
Sieloff A, Shendell DG, Marshall EG. 2013. An Examination of Injuries and Respiratory Irritation Symptoms among a Sample of Undergraduate Chemistry Students from a Public Northeastern University. Revised and re-submitted per peer-review comments for publication, Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, in press (as of April 21, 2013).