Kathleen Navarro

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BS, Environmental Toxicology, UC Davis, 2009 
MPH, Environmental Health, UC Berkeley, 2011


My dissertation aims to evaluate new tools to measure and calculate exposures to hazardous air pollutants from workplaces and the ambient environment. First, I will evaluate the use of measured task-specific ventilation rates to calculate doses of inhaled chemicals. Second, I will assess occupational exposures of wildland firefighters to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Lastly, I will evaluate biomarkers of exposures to PAHs in a representative sample of the United States population to examine how different sources of PAHs and routes of exposures contribute to measured internal levels.

Selected Publications

M. Rotkin-Ellman, K.M. Navarro, G.M. Solomon. Gulf Oil Spill Air Quality Monitoring: Lessons Learned to Improve Emergency Response. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2010. Nov 15;44 

Kathleen Navarro, Sarah Janssen, Terry Nordbrock, and Gina Solomon. 2011. Health Alert: Disease Clusters Spotlight the Need to Protect People from Toxic Chemicals. Natural Resources Defense Council. 

Colleen E. Reid, Jennifer K. Mann, Ruth Alfasso, Paul B. English, Galatea C. King, Rebecca A. Lincoln, Helene G. Margolis, Dan J. Rubado, Joseph E. Sabato, Nancy L. West, Brian Woods, Kathleen M. Navarro, John R. Balmes. Evaluation of a Heat Vulnerability Index on Abnormally Hot Days: an Environmental Public Health Tracking study. Environ Health Perspect. 2012. May; 120(5):715-20.

Schwarzman MR, Ackerman JM, Dairkee SH, Fenton SE, Johnson D, Navarro KM, Osborne G, Rudel RA, Solomon GM, Zeise L, Janssen S. 2015. Screening for chemical contributions to breast cancer risk: A case study for chemical safety evaluation. Environmental Health Perspectives. DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1408337

Why I chose the Berkeley EHS program

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