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Roy P. Drachman Hall (#202)
Primary Phone: (520) 6264918
Roy P. Drachman Hall (#202)
Primary Phone: (520) 6264918
MD, University of Washington, 1988
MS, University of Arizona, 1993
MPH, University of Washington, 1996
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Environmental Health; Occupational Health
Environmental Health Research & Expertise:
Dr. Burgess was appointed director Associate Dean for Research within the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in 2014, previously having served as Director of the Division of Community, Environment and Policy since 2004. He has been a member of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC) since starting as a faculty member at the University of Arizona in 1997. Dr. Burgess has worked as an Emergency Physician, Medical Toxicologist and Occupational and Environmental Physician in addition to his research, teaching and service. Prior to moving to Arizona, he was a faculty member at the University of Washington. An important area of his research is the measurement of biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility, and effect in human populations following environmental and occupational exposures. Important areas of investigation have included arsenic exposure in drinking water and exposure to products of combustion for smoke inhalation victims, firefighters and miners, as well as exposure to methamphetamine laboratories for law enforcement officers and the public. His research has benefitted extensively from interactions with other researchers within the SWEHSC and use of the facility cores, enabling biomarkers discovered in cellular and animal models to be tested in humans, and new discoveries in humans to be evaluated more completed in in-vitro and in-vivo studies. Dr. Burgess has current external funding as PI from the CDC, NIOSH and FEMA and previous support as PI from the EPA and NIH as well.
- Relation of dietary inorganic arsenic to serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) at different threshold concentrations of tap water arsenic.
- Environmental arsenic exposure and microbiota in induced sputum.
- Arsenic compromises conducting airway epithelial barrier properties in primary mouse and immortalized human cell cultures.
- The association of aerobic fitness with injuries in the fire service.
- Contribution of diet to aggregate arsenic exposures-an analysis across populations.
- Environmental arsenic exposure, selenium and sputum alpha-1 antitrypsin.
- Schistosoma mansoni: assessment of effects of oleic acid, cercarial age and water temperature on parasite-host attraction.
- Measured versus modeled dietary arsenic and relation to urinary arsenic excretion and total exposure.
- Environmental arsenic exposure and serum matrix metalloproteinase-9.
- Enhancing severe injury surveillance: the association between severe injury events and fatalities in US coal mines.
- Binational arsenic exposure survey: methodology and estimated arsenic intake from drinking water and urinary arsenic concentrations.
- Beyond the fireground: injuries in the fire service.
- Arsenic alters ATP-dependent Ca²+ signaling in human airway epithelial cell wound response.
- Arsenic upregulates MMP-9 and inhibits wound repair in human airway epithelial cells.
- Method development study for APR cartridge evaluation in fire overhaul exposures.
- Pulmonary biomarkers based on alterations in protein expression after exposure to arsenic.
- Environmental arsenic exposure and sputum metalloproteinase concentrations. Previous years
- Arsenic exposure is associated with decreased DNA repair in vitro and in individuals exposed to drinking water arsenic.
- Identifying antecedent conditions responsible for the high rate of mining injuries in Zambia.
- Risk factors for subclinical atherosclerosis in firefighters.
- Silicosis and tuberculosis in Zambian miners.
- Dermatitis in the mining industry: incidence, sources, and time loss.
- Arsenic drinking water exposure and urinary excretion among adults in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, Mexico.
- Psychological effects of hazardous materials exposures.
- Rapid decline in sputum IL-10 concentration following occupational smoke exposure.
- House dust and inorganic urinary arsenic in two Arizona mining towns.
- Serum pneumoproteins: a cross-sectional comparison of firefighters and police.
- Countering chemical agents.
- Longitudinal decline in lung function: evaluation of interleukin-10 genetic polymorphisms in firefighters.
- Cytokine genotype and phenotype effects on lung function decline in firefighters.
- Tracheobronchial markers of lung injury in smoke inhalation victims.
- Medical surveillance of clandestine drug laboratory investigators.
- Environmental Arsenic Exposure and Urinary 8-OHdG in Arizona and Sonora.
- Editorial on "Exposure assessment of a mercury spill in a Nevada school - 2004".
- Acute changes in sputum IL-10 following underground exposure to diesel exhaust.
- Association of cytokine gene polymorphisms with rate of decline in lung function.
- Tracheobronchial protease inhibitors, body surface area burns, and mortality in smoke inhalation.
- Emergency preparedness training of tribal community health representatives.
- Reduction in urinary arsenic with bottled-water intervention.
- Acute changes in sputum collected from exposed human subjects in mining conditions.
- Utilization of the Native American Talking Circle to teach incident command system to tribal community health representatives.
- Health effects from reported exposure to methamphetamine labs: a poison center-based study.
- Role of neprilysin in airway inflammation induced by diesel exhaust emissions.