Dr. Bisesi’s current research interests include examining the role of the gastrointestinal system and associated microbiome in physiological response to toxicants, understanding interactions between nanomaterials and organic chemical contaminants in biological systems, using zebrafish as a model in the study mechanisms of environmental obesogens, exploring the presence, effects, and treatment of air and waterborne toxicants in developing countries (Haiti and Zambia), and fish behavior as an indicator sub-lethal aquatic toxicity.
Health effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution exposure
– Effects of outdoor air pollution on adverse birth outcomes
– Effects of indoor and outdoor air pollution on respiratory health (e.g., asthma, pneumonia)
– Development of air pollution exposure models for epidemiology studies
Neurodevelopment and child growth effects from multiple chemical pesticide exposures and other endocrine disrupting compounds
Environmental Justice and health disparities
– Community-based participatory research in environmental health
– Susceptibility to air pollution health effects related to individual-level and area-level social and built environment factors
Dr. Sabo-Attwood’s expertise is Environmental Toxicology. Her current research interests include understanding molecular mechanisms controlling cellular, tissue and organism responses to environmental contaminants, effects associated with water and air exposures to nanomaterials, fibers (asbestos) and particulates and endocrine disrupting compounds, utilizing rodent and aquatic models to assess how chemicals alter susceptibility to pathogenic infections (e.g. influenza H1N1), and investigating the connection between nature and wellness to improve health outcomes.
Dr. Walker is the PI of several funded studies aiming to promote health equity for vulnerable populations with diabetes, including the All for ONE! program – a novel service-learning intervention using college students with Type 1 Diabetes as mentors for vulnerable teens with Type 1 Diabetes. Her most recently awarded grant, ECHO Diabetes, is a 7.69 million dollar collaborative initiative with Stanford University aimed at improving access to care for underserved populations living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in the states of Florida and California.