The University of Arizona

Miranda Loh MS, ScD

Assistant Professor
Community, Environment and Policy Division
1295 N. Martin
Campus PO Box: 245210
Drachman Hall A229
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-4942
mloh@email.arizona.edu

Biography

Miranda Loh, ScD, is Assistant Professor in the Community, Environment and Policy Division at The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.  She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in Environmental Health Sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health.  She is an active member of the International Society of Exposure Science.

Dr. Loh’s research includes personal exposures to air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds and particulate matter, and the contribution of different routes (such as inhalation, ingestion, dermal) to a person’s intake of pollutants.  Her research interests include the influence of the urban environment on exposures, particularly indoors, where people spend the majority of their time. Her research explores the impact of personal behaviors such as time-activity patterns and microenvironment factors such as building ventilation on exposure and the differences in such exposure factors between population groups.  She is also interested in the effect of climate change and climate-related policies on health and welfare.  Dr. Loh’s current projects include an examination of arsenic in well water and the relationship with human biomarkers, research on multi-media indoor and outdoor exposures to metals in communities near contaminated sites.  She is especially committed to interdisciplinary research.

Expertise: 

Monitoring volatile organic compounds, exposure modeling

Education:

2006       Sc.D.      Environmental Health – Exposure Assessment, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA      

2002       S.M.       Environmental Health- Environmental Science and Risk Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

1997        A.B. Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Publications:

Loh, M.M., Houseman, E.A., Levy, J.I, Spengler, J.D., Bennett, D.H. 2009., Contribution to volatile organic compound exposures from time spent in stores and restaurants and bars. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.19(7):660-673.

Loh, M.M., Soares, J., Karppinen, A., Kukkonen, J., Kangas, L., Riikonen, K., Kousa, A., Asikainen, A., Jantunen, M.J., 2009.  Intake fraction distributions for benzene from vehicles in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Atmospheric Environment. 43(301-310).

Loh, M.M., Levy, J.I., Spengler, J.D., Houseman, E.A., Bennett, D.H., 2007.  Ranking cancer risks of organic hazardous air pollutants in the United States.  Environmental Health Perspectives. 115(8): 1160-1168.

Loh, M.M., Houseman, E.A., Levy, J.I., Gray, G.M., Spengler, J.D., Bennett, D.H., 2006.  Measured concentrations of VOCs in several non-residential microenvironments in the United States.  Environmental Science and Technology.  40(22): 6903-6911.

Tainio, M., Sofiev, M., Hujo, M., Tuomisto, J.T., Loh, M.M., Jantunen, M.J., Karppinen, A., Kangas, L., Karvosenoja, N., Kupiainen, K., Porvari, P., Kukkonen, J., 2009. Evaluation of the intake fractions for the European and Finnish anthropogenic primary fine particulate matter emissions and the European populations.  Atmospheric Environment, 43(19): 3052-3059.

Halonen, JI., Lanki, T., Tiittanen, P., Niemi, JV., Loh, M.M., Pekkanen, J, 2009.  Ozone and cause-specific cardiorespiratory morbidity and mortality.  Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Epub ahead of print Oct 23 2009.

 
Curriculum Vitae