• 1315 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
1973 …2019
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Area of Expertise

My research focuses on methods for determining exposures for use in epidemiology research and risk assessment. Current research activities include developing tools and methods for near-real time crowd sourcing of neighborhood level environmental measurements, associated physiological and demographic data, and utilizing Community Participatory methods (CBPR) to assess personal and community exposure and health outcomes. I developed an initiative to improve the management of asthma through school-based identification called Asthma 411, which is being disseminated in the DFW area.
Over the past 30+ years, I have been involved with public health research focused on environmental and occupational issues which include: investigating lead exposure of children and adults to lead paint and mining waste in settings ranging from the St. Louis metropolitan area, to Herculaneum, Joplin and St. Francis rural Counties of Missouri, and internationally in La Oroya and the Mantaro River Valley of Peru (CDC, HUD, EPA, USAID); and evaluating environmental causes of early onset dementia at a monastery in Greece.
Other research includes air pollution and asthma in children utilizing EPA Supersite monitoring and hospital ED discharge data (EPRI); investigating air quality and impacts using satellite remote sensing methods (Fogerty Internat’l); and evaluating asbestos exposure and disease progression outcomes of workers (Selikoff Foundation). I have also performed research and assessment on topics such as perceptions of physicians’ knowledge for handling terrorism incidents (CDC/ATSDR); several projects for NIOSH; exposure of infants in hospital NICU’s to isocyanates (CCH); radiological preparedness in Texas (TDSHS); and the Epidemiology of Parkinsonism in Welders (NIH/NIEHS and Michael J fox foundation).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Environmental Science, University Of Texas At Houston

MS in Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati

BS in Biology, University of Oregon

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Asthma Medicine & Life Sciences
Dust Medicine & Life Sciences
Lead mines Chemical Compounds
Asbestos Medicine & Life Sciences
dust Earth & Environmental Sciences
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Scavenger Receptors Medicine & Life Sciences
Mesothelioma Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2010 2016

Research Output 1973 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Using machine learning to examine the relationship between asthma and absenteeism

Lary, M. A., Allsopp, L., Lary, D. J. & Sterling, D., 1 Jun 2019, In : Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 191, 332.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Learning systems
1 Citation (Scopus)

The “Warm Zone” Cases: Environmental Monitoring Immediately Outside the Fire Incident Response Arena by Firefighters

Caban-Martinez, A. J., Kropa, B., Niemczyk, N., Moore, K. J., Baum, J., Solle, N. S., Sterling, D. A. & Kobetz, E. N., Sep 2018, In : Safety and Health at Work. 9, 3, p. 352-355 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Environmental Monitoring
8 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of air quality guidelines on COPD sufferers

Liu, Y., Yan, S., Poh, K., Liu, S., Iyioriobhe, E. & Sterling, D. A., 21 Apr 2016, In : International Journal of COPD. 11, 1, p. 839-872 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Air Pollution

Residual Isocyanates in Medical Devices and Products: A Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment

Franklin, G., Harari, H., Ahsan, S., Bello, D., Sterling, D. A., Nedrelow, J., Raynaud, S., Biswas, S. & Liu, Y., 1 Jan 2016, In : Environmental Health Insights. 10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Equipment and Supplies
Intensive care units
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
optical depth