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Kathleen Black, Ph.D., MPH
Program Manager Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Erik Bopp, M.S.
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Central Administration
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Kristin Borbely
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
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Anita Brinker
Instrument Specialist Rutgers UniversityEOHSI- Central Administration
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Kerry Butch
Program Specialist Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
Julie Caruth, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Director of Employee Health Services Rutgers-RBHS Employee HealthEOHSI – CROM
Jessica Cervelli
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
Adam Cesmebasi, MD
Resident Rutgers UniversityEOHSI- Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Milton Chandra Das, PhD
Postdoc Fellow Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Environmental and Population Health Biosciences Division
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Linda Christiansen, RN, COHN
Staff Nurse Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Tina Cirillo
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Michael Colantuono
Assistant Building Manager EOHSI – Central Administration
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Maria Crecenzio, B.S., Ed.M.
Unit Computing Specialist Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Central Administration
  • EOHSI Web Content Manager & Social Media Administrator
  • End-User Technical Support Specialist
  • Training Specialist & Instructional Material Designer
  • Audio-Visual Coordinator
Adriana De Resende
Clinical Research Coordinator II Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Helene DeRisi
Grants & Contracts Analyst I EOHSI-Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Environmental and Population Health Bio-Sciences
Martin Duggan, DO
Resident Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Linda Everett
Department Administrator, Pharmacology and Toxicology Rutgers University – Ernest Mario School of PharmacyEOHSI – Toxicology
Abigail (Gail) Gregorio
Accounting Specialist Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Central Administrattion
Rita Hahn
Research Associate Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
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Deanna Harper
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Tasha Hester, MS
Lab Technician – Dr. Bernstein’s Lab Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
Eunchong (Joe) Kim
Laboratory Manager Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Pharmacology and Toxicology
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Bo Kong, Ph.D.
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Exposure Science and Epidemiology
Alicia Legard
Technical Assistamt Rutgers UniversityEOHSI- Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Karen Lin
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Bindhu Mathew
Nurse Case Manager Rutgers UniversityEOHSI-Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Zhongyuan “Wheat” Mi, M.P.H.
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Environmental and Population Health Bio-Sciences
Kristopher Minsinger, MD
Resident EOHSI-Rutgers UniversityClinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Phyllis Morgan
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Maria Nagrowski
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Hasan Nezam, MD
Resident EOHSI-Rutgers UniversityClinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Hooman Parhizkar, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Division of Environmental and Population Health Biosciences
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Dhiru “Dru” Patel
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Central Administrattion
Emily Pearlman
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – World Trade Center Health Program – Clinical Center of Excellence
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Elaine Randolph
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Skylar Reams
Senior Receptionist Rutgers UniversityEOHSI- Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Tracy Reid, MPH
Administrator, WTC Health Program Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Mario Rodriguez
Unit Computing Manager Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Central Administration/Network Services
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Elizabeth Rossi
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
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Thant Soe, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow Rutgers UniversityEOHSI -Toxicology
Brenda Sookhram
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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David Souren, MCP, CompTIA Network+
Unit Computing Specialist Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Central Administration/Network Services
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Patricia Starke, RN
Nurse Case Manager Rutgers UniversityEOHSI Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine – World Trade Center
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Jodi Streich, Ph.D.
Mental Health Director – World Trade Center Clinical Center of Excellence Rutgers UniversityEOHSI- Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Deborah Thurston, RN
Nurse Case Manager – WTC RutgersEOHSI- Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
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Iris Udasin, M.D.
Professor, Medical Director EOHSI Clinical Center Rutgers University- School of Public HealthEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine

Research Areas

My chief area of interest is health effects of World Trade Center exposures, including aerodigestive medical effects, as well as the interaction of both physical and mental health effects and exposure to toxins. I am also interested in health issues in health care workers, laboratory workers, teachers, police officers, and fire fighters. I am interested in occupational and environmental asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Research Highlights

  • Principal investigator World trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program Longitudinal study
  • Influenza vaccine decisions
  • Effect of training to prevent work place violence

Scholarly Activities

I serve on the steering committee for World trade Center medical monitoring and treatment program. I have presented grand rounds concerning World Trade Center in statewide, national, and international forums. I serve as Director of employee health and have spoken nationally at several physician meetings.

Recent Publications

  1. Ayappa, I, Laumbach, R, Black, K, Weintraub, M, Agarwala, P, Twumasi, A, Sanders, H, Udasin, I, Harrison, D, de la Hoz, RE et al.. Nasal resistance and inflammation: mechanisms for obstructive sleep apnea from chronic rhinosinusitis. J Clin Sleep Med. 2024; :. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.11216. PubMed PMID:38888597
  2. Sunderram, J, Legard, A, De Resende, A, Black, K, Udasin, IG, Lu, SE, Romero Castillo, H, Ravi, SS, Mullins, AE, de la Hoz, RE et al.. Lack of association of impaired upper airway sensation with the presence or absence of obstructive sleep apnoea or chronic rhinosinusitis in World Trade Center responders. Occup Environ Med. 2024; :. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2023-109262. PubMed PMID:38871449
  3. Udasin, IG, Sunderram, J, Calvert, G. The World Trade Center Health Program: Obstructive sleep apnea best practices. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2023;78 (4):241-243. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2023.2195604. PubMed PMID:37017101
  4. Caruth, J, Black, K, Legard, A, De Resende, A, Getz, K, Borowski, M, Debilio, L, Brewer, A, Kipen, H, Udasin, IG et al.. Incidence and Predictors of COVID-19 Infection in Prison Healthcare Workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2023;65 (7):573-579. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002836. PubMed PMID:36882811 PubMed Central PMC10329989
  5. Lin, RA, Calvert, GM, Udasin, IG. World Trade Center Health Program best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2023;78 (4):236-240. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2023.2171958. PubMed PMID:36744643
  6. Calvert, GM, Anderson, K, Cochran, J, Cone, JE, Harrison, DJ, Haugen, PT, Lilly, G, Lowe, SM, Luft, BJ, Moline, JM et al.. The World Trade Center Health Program: an introduction to best practices. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2023;78 (4):199-205. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2022.2156975. PubMed PMID:36533439 PubMed Central PMC10277307
  7. Gibson, R, Whealin, JM, Dasaro, CR, Udasin, IG, Crane, M, Moline, JM, Harrison, DJ, Luft, BJ, Todd, AC, Schechter, C et al.. Prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation in World Trade Center responders: Results from a population-based health monitoring cohort. J Affect Disord. 2022;306 :62-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.03.011. PubMed PMID:35283182
  8. Marchese, S, Cancelmo, L, Diab, O, Cahn, L, Aaronson, C, Daskalakis, NP, Schaffer, J, Horn, SR, Johnson, JS, Schechter, C et al.. Altered gene expression and PTSD symptom dimensions in World Trade Center responders. Mol Psychiatry. 2022;27 (4):2225-2246. doi: 10.1038/s41380-022-01457-2. PubMed PMID:35177824
  9. Sacks, HS, Smirnoff, M, Carson, D, Cooney, ML, Shapiro, MZ, Hahn, CJ, Dasaro, CR, Crowson, C, Tassiulas, I, Hirten, RP et al.. Autoimmune conditions in the World Trade Center general responder cohort: A nested case-control and standardized incidence ratio analysis. Am J Ind Med. 2022;65 (2):117-131. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23313. PubMed PMID:34825393 PubMed Central PMC8851411
  10. Belpomme, D, Carlo, GL, Irigaray, P, Carpenter, DO, Hardell, L, Kundi, M, Belyaev, I, Havas, M, Adlkofer, F, Heuser, G et al.. The Critical Importance of Molecular Biomarkers and Imaging in the Study of Electrohypersensitivity. A Scientific Consensus International Report. Int J Mol Sci. 2021;22 (14):. doi: 10.3390/ijms22147321. PubMed PMID:34298941 PubMed Central PMC8304862
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Ling Wang
Pharmacy Technician Rutgers UniversityEOHSI- Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Xia Wen, Ph.D.
Research Associate Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
Shannon Wiese, RN,BSN
Staff Nurse Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Employee Health and World Trade Center Health Program Clinic
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Lorna Wilson
Administrative Assistant EOHSI – Central Administration
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Hilly (ILL) Yang, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Director of Methods Research Chemixal Analytical Facility CoreRutgers University – Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Shaojun Yang, Ph.D.
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Toxicology
Kate York,, LCSW
Cllinician Supervisor World Trade Center Health ProgramEOHSI – Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
Chuang (Charlie) Zhao
Rutgers UniversityEOHSI – Central Administration
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Wenlong Zhao, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Associate Rutgers – Ernest Mario School of PharmacyEOHSI – Toxicology Division