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Mark Gregory Robson Ph.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.

Professor Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological SciencesEOHSI – Exposure Science
Work Foran Hall Room 263 59 Dudley Road New Brunswick NJ 08901 Work Phone: 848-932-6276 Work Fax: 732-932-6535 Cell Phone: 908-239-4923
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Biographical Info

WEB: http://www-rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/robson.htm

FIC: http://www.thaiitreoh.rutgers.edu

Dr. Robson’s CV

Research Areas

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.

Research Highlights

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.

Scholarly Activities

  • ThaiFogartyITREOHCenterGrant Number: D43 TW007849-01
  • FogartyInternationalCenter- National Institutes of Health – NIEHS Principal Investigator
  • US EPA Methane to Markets Partnership Grant Number XA-83444101-1Activities 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

Recent Publications

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  1. Lwin, TZ, Than, AA, Min, AZ, Robson, MG, Siriwong, W. Effects of pesticide exposure on reproductivity of male groundnut farmers in Kyauk Kan village, Nyaung-U, Mandalay region, Myanmar. Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2018;11 :235-241. doi: 10.2147/RMHP.S175230. PubMed PMID:30568520 PubMed Central PMC6276625
  2. Rockafellow-Baldoni, M, Spayd, SE, Hong, JY, Meng, Q, Ohman-Strickland, P, Robson, MG. Arsenic Exposure and Cancer Risk Reduction with Local Ordinance Requiring Whole-House Dual-Tank Water Treatment Systems. Hum Ecol Risk Assess. 2018;24 (5):1256-1267. doi: 10.1080/10807039.2017.1411779. PubMed PMID:30245564 PubMed Central PMC6145128
  3. Kenny, LB, Ward, D, Robson, MG, Williams, CA. Technical note: Comparing 4 techniques for estimating desired grass species composition in horse pastures. J. Anim. Sci. 2018;96 (6):2219-2225. doi: 10.1093/jas/sky111. PubMed PMID:29668994 PubMed Central PMC6095353
  4. Muadchim, M, Phanprasit, W, Robson, MG, Sujirarat, D, Detchaipitak, R. Case study of occupational mercury exposure during decontamination of turnaround in refinery plant. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2017;23 (1):81-86. doi: 10.1080/10773525.2018.1425657. PubMed PMID:29334858 PubMed Central PMC6060844
  5. Wongsasuluk, P, Chotpantarat, S, Siriwong, W, Robson, M. Using hair and fingernails in binary logistic regression for bio-monitoring of heavy metals/metalloid in groundwater in intensively agricultural areas, Thailand. Environ. Res. 2018;162 :106-118. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.11.024. PubMed PMID:29289858
  6. Singh, N, Wang, C, Zha, C, Cooper, R, Robson, M. Testing a Threshold-Based Bed Bug Management Approach in Apartment Buildings. Insects. 2017;8 (3):. doi: 10.3390/insects8030076. PubMed PMID:28933720 PubMed Central PMC5620696
  7. Panuwet, P, Ladva, C, Barr, DB, Prapamontol, T, Meeker, JD, D'Souza, PE, Maldonado, H, Ryan, PB, Robson, MG. Investigation of associations between exposures to pesticides and testosterone levels in Thai farmers. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2018;73 (4):205-218. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2017.1378606. PubMed PMID:28901838 PubMed Central PMC6422528
  8. Louis, LM, Lerro, CC, Friesen, MC, Andreotti, G, Koutros, S, Sandler, DP, Blair, A, Robson, MG, Beane Freeman, LE. A prospective study of cancer risk among Agricultural Health Study farm spouses associated with personal use of organochlorine insecticides. Environ Health. 2017;16 (1):95. doi: 10.1186/s12940-017-0298-1. PubMed PMID:28874165 PubMed Central PMC5585902
  9. Maldonado-Pérez, HL, Graber, J, Robson, MG. Immune response cytokines as potential biomarkers for DDT induced neurodegeneration. Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. ;68 (2):199-205. . PubMed PMID:28646838
  10. Nganchamung, T, Robson, MG, Siriwong, W. Association between blood cholinesterase activity, organophosphate pesticide residues on hands, and health effects among chili farmers in Ubon Ratchathani Province, northeastern Thailand. Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. ;68 (2):175-183. . PubMed PMID:28646835
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