Affiliate Faculty are individuals employed outside Colorado State University who have a strong and continuing relationship with the University and whose training, experience, and activities contribute actively to the programs of the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences. These individuals are valuable additions to the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department. They directly support undergraduate and graduate student education and research efforts within the the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences.
Burch, James B., M.S., Ph.D.
Environmental epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, clinical trials and epidemiological methods.
Dr. Burch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cancer Prevention and Control Program in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.
Busacker, Ashley Anne, Ph.D.
Maternal and child health; Chronic disease; Rural health; Asthma
Dr. Busacker is a Senior Service Fellow for the Maternal and Child Epidemiology Team (MCH), Applied Sciences Branch, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chonic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Field Assignee to Wyoming as Senior Epidemiology Advisor to MCH and Diabetes Wyoming Department of Health in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Mead, Paul, M.D., MPH
Vector-borne Infectious Diseases
Dr. Mead is Chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Activity Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, Colorado
Ward, Mary, Ph.D.
Nitrates, Pesticides and Cancer and Environmental Exposure Assessment.
Dr. Ward is a Senior Investigator with the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics with the National Cancer Institute.
Duff, Martine, Ph.D.
Technical leadership and innovative scientific research and technology applications in the nuclear nonproliferation, traditional/nuclear forensic, environmental chemistry, materials science areas.
Dr. Duff is a Fellow Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in Aiken, South Carolina.
Eurell, Thomas E., Ph.D., D.V.M.
Coral reef remediation and the role of ultraviolet light in potentiating coral reef diseases.
Dr. Eurell is a Professor of Marine Medicine and Veterinary Toxicology in the School of Veterinary Medicine of St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies.
Hendrick, R. Edward, Ph.D.
Breast MRI, evaluation of (and improvement in) image quality, radiation dose, and risk assessment in digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, and other breast imaging procedures.
Dr. Hendrick is a Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado - Denver, Anschutz School of Medicine.
Kuhne, Wendy Wells, Ph.D.
Radioecology; Assists with ERHS 563 - Enviornmental Contaminant Modeling I.
Dr. Kuhne is a Senior Scientist at the Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, South Carolina
LaRosa, Jerome J.
Chemistry; Ionizing Radiation; Radioactivity
Dr. LaRosa is a Research Radiochemist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Pinder, John E., III, Ph.D.
Radioecology; Plant Ecology; Remote Sensing; Statistical Analysis.
Dr. Pinder is a retired Associate Research Ecologist from the University of Georgia and former Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University.
Simon, Steven L., Ph.D.
Radiation dosimetry and dose reconstruction methods; Dose estimation for cohorts exposed to environmental, medical, or occupational radiation; Health risks from radiation exposure; Radioactivity in man and the environment and quantitative estimation of transfer coefficients; Uncertainty analysis of radiation exposure models.
Dr. Simon is a Staff Scientist and Head of the Dosimetry Group, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland.
Ullom, Joel N.
Technology development for radiation detection.
Dr. Ullom is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Project Leader for superconducting calorimeter development in Boulder, Colorado. This role includes responsibility for six transition-edge sensor-based instruments at collaborating institutions.
Ulsh, Brant, Ph.D., CHP
Retrospective radiation dose assessment both in human and in nonhuman species. Radiation cytogenetics and biodosimetry. Biological effects of low-dose radiation exposure. Human health and ecological risk assessment.
Dr. Ulsh is a Research Health Scientist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Zeitlin, Cary J., Ph.D.
Heavy ion space radiation and dosimetry.
Dr. Zeitlin is a Principal Scientist with the Department of Space Operations at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder Colorado.
Adgate, John, L., Ph.D.
Exposures in gas and oil industry drilling/fracking.
Dr. Adgate is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), UC Denver Campus.
Beaulieu, Harry J., Ph.D., CIH, CSP
Industrial Hygiene; Protecting workers and the environment.
Dr. Beaulieu is the president and owner of his private practice of Industrial Hygiene, Industrial Hygiene Resources (IHR), headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
Douphrate, David I., Ph.D., MPT, MBA
Cause and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomics, workplace safety, and occupational health and safety management.
Dr. Douphrate is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health.
Ellwood, Cynthia, Ph.D., CIH
Industrial Hygiene; Indoor Environment Quality; Control methods and field practice.
Dr. Ellwood Is the President and Principal Industrial Hygienist for Associates in Occupational and Environmental Health, LLC located in Black Hawk, Colorado.
Kaempfe, Robert, M.S.
Environmental health and safety; EHS management systems and facility specific strategic plans.
Mr. Kaempfe is an Environmental Health professional in the private sector. He has over 20 years experience in compliance and management system programs. He has directed award winning environmental programs that have been recognized by national, state and local agencies and environmental groups.
Mr. Kaempfe has served on the Undergraduate External Advisory Committee for over 10 years. He also guest lectures in ERHS 220 - Environmental Health. Mr. Kaempfe is a consultant for VBA Compliance Assurance.
Martyny, John W., Ph.D., CHI
Industrial Hygiene; Beryllium, bioaerosols, methamphetamine laboratory exposures.
Dr. Martyny is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado.
Noller, Ben L., P.G., CCC
Mr. Noller is a Professional Geologist and Certified Environmental Scientist. He has been the Project Manager on various projects for several organizations including the City and County of Denver, the U.S. Department of Energy, Eagle County, and Hewlett-Packard.
Mr. Noller currently serves on the ERHS Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee and guest lectures in ERHS 220 - Environmental Health and ERHS 320 - Environmental Health Water Quality.
Nonnenman, Matthew, M.S., Ph.D., CIH
Industrial Hygiene; Physical, chemical and biological exposures among workers and families in agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries. HICAHS collaborator.
Dr. Nonnenman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health
Roy, Chad J., Ph.D.
Infectious disease aerobiology, bioaerosols, primate models of disease, aerosol science.
Dr. Roy is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Core Director of the Infectious Disease Aerobiology program within the Division of Microbiology at the Tulane National Primate Research Center.
Chuang, Eric Y., Sc.D.
Biochip Technologies, Bioinformatics and Cancer. Charged particle (proton and carbon ion) radiation therapy.
Dr. Chuang is a Professor in the Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics/Department of Engineering at the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Harmon, Joseph F., Jr., Ph.D., DABR
Kavanagh, Brian D., M.D., MPH
Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, Brain Tumors, Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
Dr. Kavanagh is a Professor, Vice-Chair, and Clinical Practice Director in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Okayasu, Ryuichi, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology/Radiation Biology: DNA damage and repair using mammalian systems. DNA double strand break repair proteins. Cellular and molecular carcinogenesis. Radiation molecular cytogenetics. Metal toxicology. Cellular and molecular toxicology. Space radiation biology.
Dr. Okayasu is the Scientific Secretary of the International Open Laboratory (IOL) at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) in Chiba, Japan
Waldren, Charles A., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Beard, Charles B., M.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Beard serves on the External Advisory Board for the Center for Environmental Medicine (CEM) and for the Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (RMRCE). He also guest lectures in ERHS 502 - Fundamentals of Toxicology.
Dr. Beard is Chief of the Bacterial Zoonoses Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado branch.
Horensky, Debra, M.D.
Clinical Pathology, emerging infectious diseases.
Pillard, David A., Ph.D.
Dr. Pillard is the Program Manager and Technical Director of the AECOM Environmental Toxicology Laboratory located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Wallis, Lyle E., M.S.
Development and application of systems strategies and modeling with the Center for Environmental Medicine (CEM)
Mr. Wallis is the President of Decisio Consulting, a company that uses System Dynamics and Agent Based modeling tools to help clients gain actionable insights and address hard problems.
Yang, Raymond S. H., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Since 2007, Dr. Yang has been engaging in international consulting work in Toxicology and Physiologically Based Pharmacokintic (PBPK) modeling. Clients include USEPA, CDC/ATSDR, British American Tobacco, and Abbotts Laboratories. Training scientists all over the world on PBPK Modeling and application of PBPK Modeling to risk assessment and safety evaluation.
Dr. Yang is the principal scientist and owner of Ray Yang Consulting, LLC.
Brown, Mark S., Ph.D.
Dr. Brown serves as an MRI/MRS specialist advising on equipment issues, protocols, analysis, and interpretation of the results. He also collaborates with ERHS faculty on various research projects involving MRI and MRS in dogs and cats.
Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. He is an MRI/MRS physicist and spectroscopist with the Department of Radiology.
CONTACT INFORMATIONThe Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) has offices in four facilities. Three of these are in buildings on Main Campus and one is located on the South Campus. The Department Head office, Dr. Jac Nickoloff, is located in the MRB building. Please see the personnel listings for other faculty and staff office locations.
Molecular and Radiological Biosciences
1618 Campus Delivery
Veterinary Teaching Hospital