Clifford P Weisel, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus Rutgers University- School of Public HealthEOHSI – Environmental and Population Health Bio-Sciences
EOHSI Room 314 170 Frelinghuysen Road Piscataway NJ 08854 Work Phone: 848-445-0154 Work Fax: 732-445-0116
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Biographical Info

Research Areas

The determination of biomarkers of exposure, measurement of multiroute exposures to volatile organic compounds and disinfection by-products in drinking water, exposure to children, the role of air pollution in exacerbation of asthma, exposures within aircraft and other modes of transportation, the sources of pollutants to indoor air and their contribution to personal exposure, and how exposures alter the lung microbiome.

Research Highlights

  • Evaluation of ozone by-products
  • Exposure and dose from pesticide treatment of aircraft cabins
  • Evaluation of exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water
  • Measurement of the lung microbiome

Scholarly Activities

  • Member of the US EPA  Board of Scientific Counselors Chemical Safety and Sustainability National Research Program-Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Member of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Science Advisory Boards’ Public Health Standing Committee
  • Reviewer of research proposals and reports for federal and state agencies
  • Member US Environmental Protections Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP)
  • Past president of the International Society of Exposure Science and recipient of their Wesolowski Award for scientific contribution to the field

Recent Publications

  1. Gholizadeh, A, Black, K, Kipen, H, Laumbach, R, Gow, A, Weisel, C, Javanmard, M. Detection of respiratory inflammation biomarkers in non-processed exhaled breath condensate samples using reduced graphene oxide. RSC Adv. 2022;12 (55):35627-35638. doi: 10.1039/d2ra05764f. PubMed PMID:36545081 PubMed Central PMC9745889
  2. Coffaro, B, Weisel, CP. Reactions and Products of Squalene and Ozone: A Review. Environ Sci Technol. 2022;56 (12):7396-7411. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.1c07611. PubMed PMID:35648815 PubMed Central PMC9231367
  3. Ren, X, Weisel, CP, Georgopoulos, PG. Modeling Effects of Spatial Heterogeneities and Layered Exposure Interventions on the Spread of COVID-19 across New Jersey. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18 (22):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182211950. PubMed PMID:34831706 PubMed Central PMC8618648
  4. Yu, CH, Weisel, CP, Alimokhtari, S, Georgopoulos, PG, Fan, ZT. Biomonitoring: A tool to assess PFNA body burdens and evaluate the effectiveness of drinking water intervention for communities in New Jersey. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2021;235 :113757. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2021.113757. PubMed PMID:33962122
  5. Son, Y, Weisel, C, Wackowski, O, Schwander, S, Delnevo, C, Meng, Q. The Impact of Device Settings, Use Patterns, and Flavorings on Carbonyl Emissions from Electronic Cigarettes. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17 (16):. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17165650. PubMed PMID:32764435 PubMed Central PMC7460324
  6. Ibironke, O, McGuinness, LR, Lu, SE, Wang, Y, Hussain, S, Weisel, CP, Kerkhof, LJ. Species-level evaluation of the human respiratory microbiome. Gigascience. 2020;9 (4):. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/giaa038. PubMed PMID:32298431 PubMed Central PMC7162353
  7. Feld-Cook, E, Shome, R, Zaleski, RT, Mohan, K, Kourtev, H, Bekris, KE, Weisel, CP, Shin, JMK. Exploring the utility of robots in exposure studies. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021;31 (4):784-794. doi: 10.1038/s41370-019-0190-x. PubMed PMID:31745180 PubMed Central PMC7234925
  8. Graber, JM, Alexander, C, Laumbach, RJ, Black, K, Strickland, PO, Georgopoulos, PG, Marshall, EG, Shendell, DG, Alderson, D, Mi, Z et al.. Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) blood levels after contamination of a community water supply and comparison with 2013-2014 NHANES. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019;29 (2):172-182. doi: 10.1038/s41370-018-0096-z. PubMed PMID:30482936 PubMed Central PMC6380951
  9. Fiedler, N, Weisel, C, Nwankwo, C, Kipen, H, Lange, G, Ohman-Strickland, P, Laumbach, R. Chronic Exposure to Solvents Among Construction Painters: Reductions in Exposure and Neurobehavioral Health Effects. J Occup Environ Med. 2018;60 (12):e663-e670. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001470. PubMed PMID:30308619 PubMed Central PMC6289817
  10. Zhou, J, Mainelis, G, Weisel, CP. Pyrethroid levels in toddlers’ breathing zone following a simulated indoor pesticide spray. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019;29 (3):389-396. doi: 10.1038/s41370-018-0065-6. PubMed PMID:30185948 PubMed Central PMC7323485
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