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About Atin Adhikari

Research interests: environmental air quality, exposure assessment, occupational health and safety, environmental microbiology, and respiratory health.

Positions

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

2015 - 2018 Traffic-Related Air Pollutants and Respiratory Tract Microbiome in Children
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - 1R21ES024807-01A1
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Tiina Reponen
2017 - 2017 A Pilot Study on Nanoparticle Levels and Field Evaluation of N95 Respirator Masks in Construction Sites
The Center for Construction Research and Training - 17-3-PS
Role: Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Abbas Rashidi and Aniruddha Mitra
2011 - 2016 Neutralization of Aerosolized Bio-Agents by Filled Nanocomposite Materials through Thermal and Chemical Inactivation Mechanisms
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Defense - HDTRA1-11-1-0017
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Sergey A. Grinshpun
2013 - 2014 Pyrosequencing as a Tool to Analyze the Mycobiomes in Green-Building Materials
NIOSH-ERC Pilot Research Project - T42 OH008432-08
Role: Faculty Mentor
Colleague(s): Kanistha Chatterjee
2013 - 2014 Use of Pyrosequencing to Assess Fungal Diversity in Moisture-Damaged Buildings
NIOSH-ERC Pilot Research Project - T42 OH008432-08
Role: Faculty Mentor
Colleague(s): Eric M. Kettleson
2012 - 2013 Use of Pyrosequencing to Assess Bacterial Diversity in Moisture-Damaged Buildings
NIOSH-ERC Pilot Research Project - T42 OH008432 -07
Role: Faculty Mentor
Colleague(s): Eric M. Kettleson
2010 - 2013 Bacteria and Bacterial Immunomodulators in Moisture Damaged Versus Reference Homes
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - OHLHH0199-09
Role: Principal Investigator
2010 - 2013 TLR Ligand and Pesticide Exposure in Farms: Role in Atopic Immune Responses
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - R21ES017316-01A1
Role: Principal Investigator
2008 - 2011 Inactivation of Aerosolized Biological Agents Using Filled Nanocomposite Materials
Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Defense - HDTRA-1-08-1-0012
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Sergey A. Grinshpun
2008 - 2010 Bioaerosols in Midwest Greenhouses and Respiratory Symptoms Among Workers
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - 5R03OH009241-02
Role: Principal Investigator
2006 - 2008 Sampling of Biological Contaminants from Surfaces in Flooded Homes of New Orleans: Development, Evaluation and Implementation of a New Cost-Effective Protocol
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - OHLHH0155-06
Role: Co-Investigator
Colleague(s): Sergey A. Grinshpun
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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 (2007, 2008, and 2009)
  • 'Development of Instruction’ Award, Georgia Southern University (2014)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Elsevier (2015, 2016)
  • Faculty Research Committee FY 16 and FY 18 Research Seed Funding Awards, Georgia Southern University (2015, 2017)

Courses

  • Public Health Capstone Research Project (PUBH 7991)
  • Field Research in Environmental Health (PUBH 7890)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health (PUBH 8132)
  • Air Quality (ENVH 7231)
  • Field Methods in Environmental Health (ENVH 7235)
  • Environmental Health (PUBH 6532)
  • Environmental Exposure and Impact Assessment (ENVH 7233)

Education

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Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology, Jadavpur University ‐ Bose Institute
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Postdoctoral Training in Environmental and Occupational Hygiene, University of Cincinnati
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Contact Information

P.O. Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-2289
Office: 501 Forest Drive, Room 2025
Fax: (912) 478-0171

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Published Peer Reviewed Articles of Original Research (63)