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About Atin Adhikari

Dr. Atin Adhikari has more than 15 years’ experience in environmental and occupational hygiene research areas at Bose Institute, India, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and JPHCOPH. He was previously involved with a broad range of research projects related to indoor air quality and exposure assessment of airborne microorganisms and microbial contaminants in indoor as well as outdoor environments; occupational exposures to dust, aerosols, and microbial contaminants in agricultural work places and associated respiratory health issues; and inactivation of microorganisms relevant from a biodefense perspective. He has supervised three CDC/NIOSH, NIH/NIEHS, and US-HUD supported federal grants as the Principal Investigator, several DOD projects as a co-investigator, and authored or co-authored 56 peer-reviewed articles of original research. He has reviewed research articles for 55 national and international scientific journals and served as panel member and reviewer for several NIOSH Disease, Disability and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panels, NIOSH Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Safety & Health Research review panels, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health Pilot Project Research Grants Program, Johns Hopkins University, Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia, Canada and several other organizations. Dr. Adhikari is interested to study relationships between air pollutant exposures and respiratory disorders and related health issues in home and work environments of southern Georgia as well as in other countries of the world. He will also continue his previous research studies on inactivation of microorganisms and other hazardous microbial contaminants including toxic and allergenic bioaerosols and potential biothreat agents.

Positions

2014 Present Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University Department of Environmental Health
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2014 Present Marketing Contact, Georgia Southern University
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2014 Present Affiliate, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University
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Present Affiliate faculty, Study of International Schooling (Center for Global Education and Research), Georgia Southern University
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Curriculum Vitae



Honors and Awards

  • The John M. White Award, American Industrial Hygiene Association (2005)
  • Research Training (Travel) Award for EOH (Environmental and Occupational Hygiene) Faculty, University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center (sponsored by the CDC/NIOSH) (2007, 2008, and 2009)
  • Development of Instruction’ Award, Faculty Development Committee, Georgia Southern University (2014)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Elsevier (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) (2015, 2016)
  • Faculty Research Committee FY 16 and FY 18 Research Seed Funding Awards, Georgia Southern University (2015, 2017)

Courses

  • Environmental Health (PUBH 6532)
  • Environmental Exposure and Impact Assessment (ENVH 7233)
  • Environmental Health (PUBH 6532 – Online)
  • Field Methods in Environmental Health (ENVH-7235-A)
  • Field Research Environmental Health (PUBH-7890-A)
  • Air Quality (ENVH-7231-A)
  • Public Hlth Capst Res Proj (PUBH-7991-F)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health (PUBH-8132-01P)

Education

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20002005 Postdoctoral Training in Environmental and Occupational Hygiene, University of Cincinnati
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2001 Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology, Jadavpur University ‐ Bose Institute
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1993 M.S. in Botany, Visva-Bharati University
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1991 B.S. in Life Sciences, Visva-Bharati University
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Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
Phone: (912) 478-2289
Office: 501 Forest Drive, Room 2025
Fax: (912) 478-0171


Published Peer Reviewed Articles of Original Research (28)