James A. VanDerslice, PhD

Research Interests

  • Environmental Chemicals in Fish
  • Nitrates in Drinking Water
  • Surveillance of Pesticide-Related Illnesses

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Adjunct Associate Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Public Health

Academic Bio

Jim VanDerslice, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health. His research focuses on evaluating human exposures to chemical and microbiological hazards in the environment. Several of his studies have examined contaminants in drinking water and foods, and their effects on infants and children. He utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool to assess spatial patterns in exposures. He has recently become interested in the effects of the built environment on physical activity and obesity, and is using GIS to classify the built environment of SLC neighborhoods using spatial data and aerial imagery.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of North Carolina
Modeling Joint Effects of Environmental Risk Factors
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of North Carolina, School of Public Health
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of North Carolina, School of Public Health
Environmental Science and Engineering
M.S.E.E.
Undergraduate Humboldt State University
Environmental Resources Engineering
B.S.E.E.