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Oski Xiaoming Cai, Postdoctoral Researcher
 
Costello Sadie Costello, Postdoctoral Researcher, is an epidemiologist with an interest in occupational exposures, chronic disease and the use of DAGs and causal inference to understand bias. She received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her doctoral work focused on environmental risk factors, specifically pesticide exposure, and Parkinson disease. Sadie is a postdoc in Ellen Eisen's group focusing on occupational exposures in large cohort studies of industrial workers.
 
Oski Hasmik Grigoryan, Assistant Project Scientist
 
Oski Maria Hernandez, Research Program Manager
 
Oski Karen Huen, Assistant Researcher
 
Oski Zhiying Ji, Associate Specialist
 
Oski Lucia Conde Lagoa, Associate Specialist, is originally from Galicia, Spain. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, she became interested in genetics and bioinformatics, and started her PhD at the Spanish National Cancer Center working on the development of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of genetic polymorphisms. She received her PhD in Molecular Biology from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Since 2008, she has worked as a postdoctoral/associate specialist in Dr. Christine Skibola's lab conducting research and performing statistical and bioinformatic data analyses on population studies, with a major focus on Non Hodgkin's lymphoma and other hematological malignancies. She is interested in the genetic basis of complex diseases, the interaction between genetic, environmental and epigenetic factors, and translating these findings into personalized medicine.
 
Li He (Harry) Li, Postdoctoral Researcher, works in Dr. Stephen Rappaport's lab and is from Beijing, China. He has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research at Berkeley focuses on finding the environmental factors in the etiologies of lymphoma and childhood leukemia.
 
Oski Jennifer Mann, Project Scientist
 
Oski Cliona McHale, Specialist
 
Noth Elizabeth M. Noth, Postdoctoral Researcher, is working on her post-doctoral research with Dr. Hammond, focusing on exposures to harmful air pollutants in both environmental and occupational settings. She is particularly interested in spatial analysis for environmental exposures. Dr. Noth also has experience doing both current and historical exposure assessment to pesticides. She received her PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California Berkeley and her MPH from the School of Public Health at Boston University.
 
Picciotto Sally Picciotto, Assistant Researcher, is a mathematician by training. She learned epidemiology on the job while working for four years at the Epidemiology Department of the Local Health Authority of Rome, Italy. During this time she was involved in two European Union-funded multicenter studies about air pollution and heart disease. She also studied the relationships between socioeconomic status and various health outcomes in the population of Rome. After a short summer course at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam sparked her interest in causal methods, she worked as a post-doc in the Causal Inference Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2010 she joined Ellen Eisen's occupational epidemiology group at UC Berkeley, with the goal of applying the methods she studied in her post-doc to occupational cohort data. Her current research focuses on g-estimation of structural accelerated failure time models as a method of controlling healthy worker survivor bias. This area of research combines Sally's interests in (1) the health effects of environmental exposures and (2) methods for the proper control of time-varying confounders affected by prior exposure.
 
Oski Amod Pokhrel, Associate Specialist, holds Master of Science and Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation addressed how household air pollution from cooking, heating and lighting fuel increases the risk of Tuberculosis (disease), cataract and lens opacity in women in developing countries. His research has appeared in Environmental Health Perspectives, International Journal of Epidemiology and Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Currently, he is a post-doctoral research fellow in the department of Environmental Health Sciences where he is conducting research on household air pollution and risk of Tuberculosis infection and disease in men and women, and pneumonia in children. He is also conducting research on environmental and occupational impacts of lead from battery manufacturing and recycling processes, and lead-based paint in developing countries. He can be contacted at amod@berkeley.edu.
 
Oski Luca Regazzoni, Postdoctoral Researcher, is originally from Galicia, Spain. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, she became interested in genetics and bioinformatics, and started her PhD in the Spanish National Cancer Center working on the development of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of genetic polymorphisms. She received her PhD in Molecular Biology from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Since 2008, she has worked as postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Christine Skibola's lab in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley where she conducts research and performs statistical and bioinformatic data analyses on population studies, with a major focus on Non Hodgkin's lymphoma and other hematological malignancies. She is interested in the genetic basis of complex diseases, interaction between genetic, environmental and epigenetic factors, and translating these findings into personalized medicine.
 
Oski Fenna Sillé, Postdoctoral Researcher, has worked in Prof. Martyn Smith's lab since October 2012, and is originally from Curaçao. After completing her Master's degree in Molecular Virology and Immunology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, she started her Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Marianne Boes, at that time located at the Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Fenna received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Dr. Christine Skibola, at the time located at UC Berkeley, CA. Fenna's current projects involve studying the effects of in utero and early-life arsenic-exposure on immune development and function; and characterizing the immunome as part of a collaborative multi-omics cohort study. Fenna is interested in the interaction between genetic and environmental factors that influence the human immune system and subsequent effects on disease risk.
 
Su Guangquan (Jason) Su, Assistant Researcher, is a scholar in the Geographic Information System Health and Environmental Analysis Laboratory (GIS-HEAL), a research group of Dr. Michael Jerrett. Dr. Su specializes in air pollution exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, physical activity and the built environment research. He utilizes his strong background in Geographic Information System (GIS) (first PhD), remote sensing (second PhD) and Microsoft developer certification (a member of MCAD - Microsoft Certified Application Developer) for innovative geo-spatiotemporal model development and urban environment studies. He has been key personnel and project co-investigator for more than 10 projects including projects funded by Health Canada, Health Effects Institute, California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, University of California Transportation Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute of Health. He has published more than 40 scientific papers and won the best paper issued by American Chemical Society. Living on a small island in the San Francisco Bay, Dr. Su spends most of his off-office hours with two sons and wife sunbathing or biking on the beach.
 
Oski Reuben Thomas, Postdoctoral Researcher
 
Whitehead Todd Whitehead, Postdoctoral Researcher, has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In the spring of 2011 he received his PhD. in Environmental Health Sciences from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Currently, Todd is a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and he is involved in the identification of environmental risk factors for childhood leukemia, as part of the California Childhood Leukemia Study. Todd is an exposure scientist and his focus is in evaluating the utility of measurement techniques for characterizing chemical exposures in human health studies. His PhD. dissertation dealt with estimating environmental exposures to indoor contaminants using residential-dust samples.