Kristina Zierold, PhD, MS
|Epidemiology and Population Health
2001-2003 Post-doc: Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
1996-2001 PhD: Epidemiology and Environmental/Occupational Health, University of Illinois, School of Public Health
1994-1996 MS: Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
1990-1994 BS: Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
My research involves applying epidemiology and environmental and occupational health methods and concepts to community-based problems. I have worked with many diverse populations in community, clinical, and industrial settings. My education and training included quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as exposure assessment techniques; therefore my research utilizes mix-methods designs when applicable. My grant funding has come from both federal agencies and foundations.
My specific interests include: children’s environmental health, safety and health issues in working children and adolescents, adverse outcomes from heavy metals exposure and particulate exposure, environmental and social justice issues, air pollution modeling, and community-based research.