Erika Garcia

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MPH, Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley, 2011
BS, Conservation and Resource Studies, UC Berkeley, 2009


My research examines how exposures in occupational settings may affect human health outcomes. As a component of my research, I am exploring various statistical methods available for modeling multiple co-occurring pollutant exposures, with the aim of applying multiple methods and evaluating result differences. This will aid researchers in understanding methods for approaching co-exposures, and hopefully make these methods more accessible such that they can be utilized in the appropriate settings.

Selected Publications

1. Garcia E, Picciotto S, Costello S, Bradshaw PT, Eisen EA. Assessment of the healthy worker survivor effect in cancer studies of the United Autoworkers-General Motors cohort. Occup Environ Med 2017.

2. Garcia E, Hurley S, Nelson DO, Hertz A, Reynolds P. Hazardous air pollutants and breast cancer risk in California teachers: a cohort study. Environ Health 2015;14:14.

3. Garcia E, Sharma S, Pierce M, Bhatia S, Argao ST, Hoang K, Quach T. Evaluating a county-based healthy nail salon recognition program. Am J Ind Med 2015;58(2):193-202.

4. Garcia E, Hurley S, Nelson DO, Gunier RB, Hertz A, Reynolds P. Evaluation of the agreement between modeled and monitored ambient hazardous air pollutants in California. Int J Environ Health Res 2014;24(4):363-77.

Why I chose the Berkeley EHS program

This department has faculty who are leaders in their respective fields and who care about the education and careers of their students. The staff works to create a sense of community in the department. Fellow students support each other and provide opportunity for discourse on a wide variety of research topics.