Paloma Beamer

Facility Co-Leader
Research Focus Group Membership: 
Research Focus Group 1

BS University of California, Berkeley
MS, Stanford University
PhD, Stanford University

College Affiliations: 

College Of Public Health

Research Interests: 

Health disparities; exposure modeling; risk assessment; exposure factors; environmental epidemiology; community-engaged research; respiratory disease

Environmental Health Research & Expertise: 

Paloma I. Beamer, Ph.D., joined the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona in 2007. Her research focuses on understanding how individuals are exposed to environmental contaminants and the health risks of these exposures with a special focus on vulnerable populations, including children, low-wage immigrant workers, and those in the US-Mexico Border Region. Dr. Beamer conducts field studies and uses both computer modeling and laboratory techniques in her research. Dr. Beamer leveraged a SWEHSC pilot project to receive a K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Award from NHLBI. She is examining the relationship between environmental exposures and asthma precursors while receiving additional training in the biomedical sciences. The ultimate goal of her work is to develop more effective interventions and policies for prevention of avoidable cases of certain diseases such as asthma.

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Reynolds, K. A., P. I. Beamer, K. R. Plotkin, L. Y. Sifuentes, D. W. Koenig, and C. P. Gerba, "The healthy workplace project: Reduced viral exposure in an office setting.", Arch Environ Occup Health, vol. 71, issue 3, pp. 157-62, 2016 May 3. PubMed PMCID: PMC4676746  PMID: 26066784


Tsou, M-C., H. Özkaynak, P. Beamer, W. Dang, H-C. Hsi, C-. Bin Jiang, and L-C. Chien, "Mouthing activity data for children aged 7 to 35 months in Taiwan.", J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol, vol. 25, issue 4, pp. 388-98, 2015 Jul-Aug. PubMed PMCID: PMC4470867  PMID: 25027450
Beamer, P. I., K. R. Plotkin, C. P. Gerba, L. Y. Sifuentes, D. W. Koenig, and K. A. Reynolds, "Modeling of human viruses on hands and risk of infection in an office workplace using micro-activity data.", J Occup Environ Hyg, vol. 12, issue 4, pp. 266-75, 2015. PubMed PMCID: PMC4455933  PMID: 25436665
Lothrop, N., S. T. Wilkinson, M. Verhougstraete, A. Sugeng, M. M. Loh, W. Klimecki, and P. I. Beamer, "Home Water Treatment Habits and Effectiveness in a Rural Arizona Community.", Water (Basel), vol. 7, issue 3, pp. 1217-1231, 2015. PubMed PMCID: PMC4479291  PMID: 26120482
Beamer, P. I., N. Lothrop, D. A. Stern, D. Billheimer, A. L. Wright, and F. D. Martinez, "Increased wheezing risk with diesel exposure among children of younger mothers.", Eur Respir J, vol. 46, issue 3, pp. 853-5, 2015 Sep. PubMed PMCID: PMC4558253  PMID: 25882808