Dr. Jeff Burgess, professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed associate dean for research.
“Advancing our research is a key priority for this college and the University given the ABOR mandate that the UA double its research enterprise by 2020. Dr. Burgess brings tremendous talent and expertise as a thought leader with a proven track record for research in the areas of toxicology and injury prevention,” said Dean Iman Hakim.
Dr. Burgess is the principal investigator for the CDC-funded Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center. He has a multi-pronged research program focusing on toxicology and injury prevention, and also heads training programs in industrial hygiene, public health preparedness, and mining health and safety. He participates in multiple university-wide health collaborations, including the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Institute for the Study of Planet Earth, and Bio5. He also currently holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering.