Division of Environmental Health
Professor and Division Head
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- Ph.D., Environmental Science, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (2006)
- M.S., Environmental Science, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University (2003)
- M.S., Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (1997)
- B.S., Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (1995)
Dr. Eunha Hoh’s research interests focus on the investigation of diverse environmental pollutants in the environment and their impact on human health. Her current research projects focus on ocean and human health, environmental exposure to tobacco smoke residue (thirdhand smoke), environmental impact of tobacco product waste, and water quality. Chemicals of interest are known toxic organic pollutants such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), tobacco smoke residues (thirdhand smoke components) and waste components, as well as potentially toxic brominated/chlorinated flame retardants, their degradation products, other emerging contaminants, and microplastic pollutants. Dr. Hoh developed a nontargeted analytical approach for detection of a broad range of organic chemicals in various types of biological and environmental samples using novel instrumentation. Using this approach, she discovered and identified previously unknown contaminants and has implemented the technology on comprehensive contaminant analysis for environmental monitoring, exposure assessment and remediation/treatment efficiency assessment. Most of her work involves the application of chromatography and mass spectrometry.
Dr. Eunha Hoh is a Professor of Environmental Health at the School of Public Health. Dr. Hoh received her doctoral degree in Environmental Science in 2006, under the guidance of Distinguished Professor Ronald A. Hites at Indiana University. Her research focused on the fate and transport of organohalogen contaminants in the atmosphere and the investigation of previously unrecognized halogenated flame retardants in the environment. After her graduation, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher under supervision of Dr. Steve Lehotay in the field of food safety at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, located near Philadelphia, PA. She developed novel analytical methods, which included fast and efficient analyses of multiple classes of targeted chemical residues and a nontargeted analytical approach for organic compounds of interest in food and environmental samples. She was one of six PIs of the Scripps Center for Oceans and Human Health. She is a Scientific Guidance Panel member for the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program. She is a member of the California Ocean Protection Council’s Science Advisory Team, an expert interdisciplinary group formed to address issues impacting the state’s coastal and marine ecosystems. As a member of the Thirdhand Smoke Research Consortium, she also serves as a lead researcher with the Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center.
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