Road to Bias Paved by Sensible Intuition: How We Sometimes Assess Exposures in Epidemiology
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Dr. Igor Burstyn is an accomplished educator and researcher in the field of environmental and occupational health, with training in both epidemiology and occupational hygiene. His research primarily focuses on the identification of sources and the health impacts of occupational and environmental exposures, with particular interest in the effect of environmental in utero exposures on health of pregnant women and their children. Dr. Burstyn's methodological expertise lies in the area of measurement error and hierarchical data. He collaborates extensively both nationally and internationally. Dr. Burstyn is ready to take part in tackling any occupational health problems that the public or his colleagues bring to his attention.
In addition to his position as an associate professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health, Dr. Burstyn also serves as an adjunct professor at the Department of Medicine and Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Prior to joining Drexel University, he served as an associate professor with the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Burstyn has published extensively in the areas of occupational hygiene and exposure assessment, as well as occupational and environmental epidemiology, and has presented his research at numerous conferences. He has also served as the primary investigator for several studies of the impacts of occupational and environmental exposures.
Dr. Burstyn has taught graduate courses in occupational hygiene and epidemiology. He has also served as an advisor for both master’s (MSc and MPH) and doctoral students, and successfully mentored a number of post-doctoral fellows.
Dr. Burstyn received his PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, his Master of Science degree in Occupational Hygiene from the University of British Columbia, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia. As a doctoral student, Dr Burstyn held Special Training Award from the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Dr Burstyn is the primary instructor in PBHL647: "Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology," a core course for MPH students specializing in Occupational and Environmental Health. He also conducts directed reading courses on selected advanced topics that match student's individual needs; please contact Dr Burstyn directly if you are interested in such a course.
For more information, contact: Dr. Igor Burstyn
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