Mark Nicas PhD, MPH, CIH

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Emeritus, Adjunct Professor
Environmental Health Sciences

  • Director Industrial Hygiene Program

Mark Nicas is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health Sciences whose research involves exposure/risk assessment for microbial pathogens and chemical toxicants.

Mark Nicas PhD is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Nicas pursues research involving exposure/risk assessment for microbial pathogens and chemical toxicants. He investigates the transmission of respiratory infections by multiple exposure routes (inhalation of small and large cough particles, surface-to-hand-to-mucous membrane contact, droplet spray). He developed a Markov chain model that integrates exposure along these pathways and has applied the model to pathway-apportionment of influenza transmission. He has developed models for the emission and dispersion of chemical pollutants in indoor air. Earlier work involved the risk of M. tuberculosis infection/disease among health care workers and the efficacy of respiratory protection against airborne pathogens and chemical toxicants.

  • PhD – University of California, Berkeley, 1991
  • Microbial exposure and risk assessment
  • Chemical toxicant exposure and risk assessment
  • Variability in respiratory protection
  • Mathematical modeling of exposure to indoor air pollutants
  • Risk modeling of infection by airborne pathogens
  • PB HLTH 270A: Exposure Assessment and Control I
  • PB HLTH 298-002: Exposure Assessment and Control II