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Assaf Abdelghani

Assaf Abdelghani

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, USA

Biography

Dr. Abdelghanis current research and teaching focus on the fate of chemical substances in the environment, including point (industrial) and non-point (agricultural pesticide) source pollution. His studies trace the fate of these chemical substances in human exposure, distribution and elimination by food chain organisms, and persistence studies. Dr. Abdelghani serves as the director of the Environmental Health Laboratories, which are an integrated part of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He has also worked for many national and international health organizations and ministries of health around the globe, including work in Mexico, Honduras, Taiwan, Kazakhstan and Jordan, among others. His responsibilities included assessing the impact of biological and chemical contaminants on human health and the environment, controlling communicable diseases, health education, immunizations, food and water protection, air quality, solid waste disposal and controlling vectors of disease. Dr. Abdelghani is on the editorial board of several international journals and has contributed to numerous publications dealing with the fate of chemical and biological contaminants in the environment.

Research

Impact of toxicants on human health and the environment; environmental health in developing countries