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Professor Sharron LaFollette

Professor Sharron LaFollette joined the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2001.  She is currently chair the Department of Public Health.  Before coming to UIS, she taught and was director of the Environmental Health Program at Illinois State University for eight years.  Prior to joining academia, she spent eight years in Illinois government conducting multi-media risk assessments for all hazards and providing risk communication and environmental and occupational health educational programs for physicians, public health professionals, and the general public.  She has worked at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Council, and Illinois Department of Public Health.  At UIS she teaches graduate-level courses in environmental risk assessment, toxicology, air quality, and solid and hazardous waste.  She was instrumental in curriculum development for two graduate certificates: 1) Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security and 2) Risk Assessment.  During the 2005-2006 academic year, she wrote the self-study and received accreditation from the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) for the UIS M.S. in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Risk Sciences, which became the MPH with a concentration in environmental health in fall 2007.  She is the 2007-2008 winner of the UIS Spenser Service Award for service to the university and the profession.  She has served for three terms and is current general chair of the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council.  She is past-president of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, and the Illinois Environmental Health Association.  She is currently director at large of the Illinois Environmental Health Association.  Her research and consulting are in risk evaluation, risk communication, workforce development, indoor air quality impact on health, and radon levels related to building dynamics.

 

Contact:

Office: PAC 306
Phone: 217- 206-7807
Email: slafo1@uis.edu

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