Occupational and environmental health, exposure assessment, industrial hygiene, cardiovascular health effects
Jennifer Cavallari, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Community Medicine and Health Care at the UConn Health Center. She uses her skills in exposure assessment and industrial hygiene to evaluate exposure pathways including inhalation and dermal exposure routes. She is also interested in the use of biomarkers both as measures of exposure and preclinical markers of disease, especially cardiovascular and its related diseases and conditions, including obesity. She has taken an active role on numerous exposure and health studies, including characterizing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposures in asphalt paving and examining the cardiovascular health effects from occupational and environmental particulate matter exposures. Current research projects include identifying the cardiovascular responses to second hand smoke exposures among construction workers, exposure characterization and evaluating adoption process among custodians using green cleaners, understanding the cardiovascular effects of noise exposures, improving upon hearing conservation programs, addressing the needs of aging workers, and understanding and preventing and obesity among workers.