Mark Gregory Robson, Ph.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
59 Dudley Road
Room 204A Foran Hall
New Brunswick,New Jersey 08901
As Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs I develop and implement degree and non-degree undergraduate and graduate programs in entrepreneurial and innovative education in the agricultural sciences. The major targets careers in agricultural education and extension, government service, and agribusiness as well as an owner/operator of farming enterprises. Areas of focus include controlled-environment agriculture, agricultural policy and entrepreneurship, energy efficiency, and niche agriculture, including agro-tourism, community-supported agriculture, and sustainable agriculture. This includes a master’s degree in the business and science of agriculture, as well as non-degree certificate programs. Additionally I am responsible for the Office of Continuing and Professional Education, the Agricultural Leadership Program, and the IR-4 Minor Use Pesticide Program.
My research focus is on pesticide exposure to farmers and farm families in developing countries, the major platform for this is the NIH FIC Thai International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health grant.
ThaiFogartyITREOHCenterGrant Number: D43 TW007849-01
FogartyInternationalCenter- National Institutes of Health – NIEHS Principal Investigator
US EPA Methane to Markets Partnership Grant Number XA-83444101-1
Activities that Advance Methane Recovery and Use as a Clean Energy Source
USEPA - Office of Atmospheric Programs Principal Investigator
NJAES Hatch and Multi-state Projects
Project 2921 Evaluating the Physical and Biological Availability of Pesticides and Contaminants in Agricultural Ecosystems and Project 3081 Agrochemical Impacts on Human and Environmental Health: Mechanisms and Mitigation
Barr, D., Ananth, C., Yan, X., Lashley, S., Smulian, J., Ledoux, T., Hore, P., Robson, M. Pesticide Concentrations in Maternal and Umbilical Cord Serum and their Relation to Birth Outcomes in a Population of Pregnant Women and Newborns in New Jersey. Science of the Total Environment, 408(4): 790-795. 2010. PMID: 19900697.Barr
Applebaum, D., Fowler, S., Osinubi, O., Fiedler, N., and Robson, M. The impact of environmentalfactors on nursing stress, job satisfaction,and turnover intention. Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(7-8): 323-328. 2010. PMID: 20661062.
Saleeon, T., Sirprasert, P., Robson, M., and Siriwong, S. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice toward Clostridium botulinum Outbreak in Home-Canned Bamboo Shootsat Pakaluang Subdistrict, Ban Luang District, Nan Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research, 24 (suppl 1): 41-44. 2010.
Norkaew, S., Siriwong, W., Siripattanakul, S., and Robson, M. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) of Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) forChilli Growing Farmers in Huarua Sub-district, Mueng District, Ubon Rachathani Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research, 24 (suppl 2): 93-100. 2010.
Taneepanichskul, N., Siriwong, W., Siripattanakul, S., Pongpanich, S., and Robson, M. Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos (Organophosphate Pesticide) Associatedwith Dermal Exposure in Chilli-Growing Farmers at Ubon Rachathani Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research, 24 (suppl 3): 149-156. 2010.
Borjan, M., Marcella, S., Blount, B., Greenberg, M., Zhang, J., Murphy, E., Valentin-Blasini, L., and Robson, M. Perchlorate Exposure in Lactating Women in anUrban Community in New Jersey. Science of the Total Environment, 409(3): 460-464. 2011. PMID: 21109291.
Tunsaringkarn, T., Suwansaksri, J., Soogarun, S., Siriwong, W., Rungsiyothin, A., Zapuang, K., and Robson, M. Genotoxic Monitoring and Benzene Exposure Assessment of Gasoline Station Workers in Metropolitan Bangkok: Sister Chromatid Exchange (SCE) and Urinary Trans, Trans-Muconic Acid (t,t-MA). Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 11: 1-6. 2011. PMID: 21517262.
Tunsaringkarn, T., Ketkaew, P., Siriwong, W., Rungsiyothin, A., Zapuang, K., and Robson, M. Chromosomal damage risk assessment to benzene exposureamong gasoline station workers in Metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand. Journal of Environment and Earth Science. 1(2):37-44. 2011.
Othman, M., Khonsue W., Kitana, J., Thirakhupt, K., Robson, M., and Kitana. N. Reproductive Mode of Fejervarya limnocharis Caught from Mae Sot, Thailandbased on Its Gonadosomatic Indices. Asian Herpetological Research. 2(11): 41-45. 2011.
Ooraikul, S., Siriwong, W., Siripattanakul, S., Chotpantarat, S., and Robson, M. Risk Assessment of Organophosphate Pesticides for Chili Consumption FromChili Farm Area, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research. 25(3):141-146. 2012.
Panuwet, P., Siriwong, W., Prapamontol, T., Fielder, N., Ryan, P., Robson, M., and Barr, D. Agricultural Pesticide Management in Thailand: Current Situationand Population Health Risk, Environmental Science and Policy, 17:72-81. 2012.
Murphy, E., Post, G., Buckley, B., Lippincott, R., and Robson, M. Future Challenges to Protecting Public Health from Drinking Water Contaminants. AnnualReview of Public Health. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031811-124506. 2012.
Wongwichit, D., Siriwong, W., Borjan, M., and Robson, M. Herbicide Exposure to Maize Farmers in Northern, Thailand: Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices.Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 3(1):34-38. 2012.
Taneepanichskul, N., Norkaew, S., Siriwong, W., and Robson, M. Health effects related to pesticide using and practicing among chili-growing farmers,Northeastern, Thailand Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 3(5): 319-325. 2012.
Othman, M., Khonsue, W., Kitana, J., Thirakhupt, K., Robson, M., Borjan, M., and Kitana, N. Hepatic Metallothionein and Glutathione-S-Transferase Responses inTwo Populations of Rice Frogs (Fejervarya limnocharis) Naturally Exposed to Different Environmental Cadmium Levels. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, DOI 10.1007/s00128-012-0708-6. 2012.
Novy, A., Schuler, T., Bartomeus, I., Katz, J., and Robson, M. Honey bee colony winter losses and treatments against Varroa destructor in New Jersey, USA,2010-11. The Science of Bee Culture. 4:6-8. 2012.
Raksanum, B., Taneepanichskul, Siriwong, W. and Robson, M. Multi approach model for improving agrochemical safety among rice farmers in Pathumthani,Thailand. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. 5:75-82. 2012.
Johnson, B., Munafo, K., Shapell, L, Tsipoura, N., Sukhdeo, M., Robson, M., and Ehrenfeld, J. The influence of bird communities on West Nile Virus transmissionin urban wetland and residential habitats. Urban Ecosystems. DOI 10.1007/s11252-012-0248-1. 2012.
Spayd, S., Robson, M., Xie, R., and Buckley, B. Importance of arsenic speciation in populations exposed to arsenic in drinking water. Human and EcologicalRisk Assessment, 18 (6): 1271-1291. 2012.