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Laurel Berman, PhD '05, MS '02

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Pronouns: She/her/hers

CV Download:

LBCV_May-2019.pdf

Selected Grants

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Culture of Health Leaders Program, Team Lead

Selected Publications

Berman, L., & Whitehead, S. (Eds.) (2019). Land Reuse and Redevelopment: Creating Healthy Communities. Denver, CO: National Environmental Health Association.

Berman, L., Whitehead, S., & DeFlorio-Barker, S. (2019). Integrating Public Health in Land Reuse and Redevelopment: Part 2: Assessing Local Health Agency Capacity to Integrate Environmental Health and Land Reuse Work. Journal of Environmental Health, 81(9), 36-39.

Berman, L., Ballogg, M., & Erdal, S. (2019). Integrating Public Health in Land Reuse and Redevelopment: Part 1: A 5-step Land Reuse and Redevelopment Model: Resources to Spur Local Initiatives, Journal of Environmental Health, 85(2), 36-38.

Perlman, G., Berman, L., et al. (2018) ATSDR Land Reuse Screening Tool Cohorts: Creating Land Reuse Site Inventories, Journal of Environmental Health, 81(2), 40-43.

Berman, L., & Forrester, T. (2012) An Indicator Framework to Measure Effects of Brownfields Redevelopment on Public Health, Journal of Environmental Health, 76 (1), 50-55.

Berman, L., Desousa, C., Linder, T., & Misky, D. (2012). From Blighted Brownfields to Healthy and Sustainable Communities: Tracking Performance and Measuring Outcomes in Hula, R., Reese, L., & Jackson-Elmore, C. (Eds.), Reclaiming Brownfields: A Comparitive Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties (pp. 311-339). Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Perlman, G., Berman, L. & Bing, K. (2010). Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Brownfields/Land Reuse Site Tool. Journal of Environmental Health, 75(5), 30-34.

Berman, L., Orr, D., and Forrester, T. (2009). Improving Community Health: Brownfields and Health Monitoring. Environmental Practice 11(3), 190-195.

Boelter, F.W., Simmons, C., Berman, L., & Scheff, P. (2009). Exposure Assessment and Application of a Two-Zone Model for Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.

Erdal S.; Berman L.; & Hryhorczuk, D. (2008). Multi-media Emissions Inventory of PCBs for the U.S. Great Lakes States. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association 58(8).

Notable Honors

2016-2019, Culture of Health Leaders Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2018, Excellence in Program Delivery - Domestic, National Center for Environmental Health /Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

2016, ClearMark Award, Center for Plain Language

2013, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Achievement, University of Illinois School of Public Health

Education

Ph.D., Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, with specialty in industrial hygiene, human exposure and risk assessment, and toxicology. September 2005.

M.S., Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, with a special focus on the AIHA-accredited Industrial Hygiene Program. June 2002.

B.Sc. Civil Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Professional Memberships

Brownfields & Reuse Opportunity Working Group

Federal Partners Brownfields Working Group

Federal Interagency Environmental Justice Working Group

NCEH-ATSDR Built Environment Workgroup

US-Central-Eastern Europe Brownfields and Public Health Working Group

Chicago Section Society for Risk Analysis (Officer)