Michael L. McCaskill, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health

University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary 

  • January 2012-present - Assistant Professor, Environmental, Agricultural, & Occupational Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • October 2009-Dec 2011 - Post-doctoral Fellow, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy Division, Dept. of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • April-October 2009 - Human Health Risk Assessor, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL
  • July 2007-April 2009 - Chemical Surveillance Coordinator, Hazardous Substance Emergency Event Surveillance/Agency for Toxic Substance Disease Registry, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL
  • Aug. 2002-July 2009 - Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
  • May-August 2006 - CDC/DPHE Intern, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL
  • May-August 2002 - Graduate Research Asst, Ecological Laboratory, Savannah River Site, Aiken, GA
  • May-August 2001 - Public Health/Industrial Hygiene Intern, S. Carolina Electric & Gas, Columbia, SC
  • July 1999-Aug. 2000 - Environmental Specialist I, Hillsborough County Health Department, Tampa, FL
  • Aug 1996-Jan 1998 - Research Asst, University of Florida Environmental Engineering, Gainesville, FL


  • PhD, Florida A&M, Tallahassee, Florida, 2009
  • MPH, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2002
  • BS, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1999 

Research Interests

  • Toxicology, metabolic pathways, xenobiotic induced reactive oxygen species mediated protein, hormone, and vitamin dysmetabolism.

Selected Publications

  • Wyatt TA, Kharbanda KK, McCaskill ML, Tuma DJ, Yanov D, DeVasure J, Sisson JH. Malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde-adducted protein inhalation causes lung injury. Alcohol 2012 Feb;46(1):51-9. Epub 2011 Sept 29.
  • McCaskill ML, Kharbanda KK, Tuma DJ, Reynolds JD, DeVasure JM, Sisson JH, Wyatt TA. Hybrid malondialdehyde and acetaldehyde protein adducts form in the lungs of mice exposed to alcohol and cigarette smoke. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2011 35:1106-1113.
  • McCaskill ML, Aboyade-Cole A, Thomas RD. Diallyl Sulfide Modulates Phase I gene expression and Phase II metabolizing protein activity in diethylstilbestrol-treated MCF-10A cells.  FEF Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 2011. 2
  • McCaskill ML. Millview Neighborhood Health Consultation, Port St. Joe, FL.  EPA Facility FLN000407304, Florida Department of Health: prepared for Center for Disease Control, Agency for Toxic Substance Disease Registry, Division of Health Assessment and Consultation.  March 2010.
  • Aboyade-Cole A, Reed S, Oriaku E, McCaskill M, Thomas R. Diallyl sulfide inhibits Phip-induced cell death via the inhibition of DNA strand breaks in normal human breast epithelial cells. Oncology Report 2008 20(2):319-323

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Toxicology, American Thoracic Society, Research Society on Alcoholism, American Public Health Association

contact Michael L. McCaskill

984388 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4388
Phone: 402-559-8442
Email: mmccaskill@unmc.edu