Rachael Jones

    Email Address: rjones25@uic.edu
    College: School of Public Health Department: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 507 SPHW Phone: 312-996-1960
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    My research interests are in the assessment of human exposures to contaminants (e.g. chemicals, particulates and infectious agents) in the environment, and estimation of associated health risks. I approach these problems using mathematical models and statistical analysis. Specific research activities include: 1) assessment of exposures to agrichemicals drinking water, 2) evaluation of the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions like hand washing, mask use and social distancing for the management of influenza epidemics, 3) disparity in exposure and response to community noise pollution, 4) dose-response function development for infectious agents, 5) evaluation of mathematical models for exposure to pollutants in indoor air, and 6) measurement of turbulence and advection in indoor environments.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Much of my research involves mathematics, statistics and computer programming. Prior experience is not required, but is helpful. Participation in research involving indoor air quality requires some undergraduate coursework in engineering.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Expectations will vary between projects. I expect students to be independently motivated to learn and contribute to the research activities.

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