Dana Loomis, PhD

Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Assoc. Director Cancer Prevention & Control, Eppley Cancer Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

 Professional Summary

  • 2010-2012 Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, UNMC
  • 2010-present Assoc. Director Cancer Prevention & Control, Eppley Cancer Institute, UNMC
  • 2007-2010 Director, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2007-2010 Professor, School of Community Health Sciences/School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2007-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2006-2006 Interim Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2001-2006 Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2002-2006 Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2002-present Visiting Professor, Escuela de Salud Pública, Universidad de Chile, Santiago
  • 1996-2001 Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1997 Visiting Professor, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública de México, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • 1989-1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill

Education

  • PhD         Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
  • MSPH     Environmental Sciences & Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
  • MS          Geology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
  • BA           Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1978

Research Interests

Dr. Loomis is a senior investigator with research interests in occupational and environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment. His current research focuses on the role of asbestos fiber size and shape in determining cancer risk and the relationship of exposure to arsenic is drinking water to diabetes mellitus.  He has also been involved in research on cancer risks from occupational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, the occurrence of brain cancer and leukemia among workers exposed to electromagnetic fields, and the health effects of ambient air pollution.  In addition to these research activities, he is Editor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Chair of the Scientific Committee on Epidemiology of the International Commission on Occupational Health. 

Selected Publications

  • Loomis D, Dement JM, Richardson DB, Wolf S. Asbestos fiber dimensions and lung cancer mortality among workers exposed to chrysotile. Occupational & Environmental Medicine 2009 (ePub ahead of print: doi:10.1136/oem.2009.050120)
  • Elliott L, Loomis D, Lottritz L, Slotnick RN, Oki E, Todd RL. Case-control study of a gastroschisis cluster in Nevada.  Archives of Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009;163:1000-6.
  • Loomis D, Dement JM, Wolf SH, Richardson DB. Lung cancer mortality and fiber exposure among North Carolina asbestos textile workers.  Occup Environ Med 2009;66:535-42.
  • Loomis D, Schulman MD, Bailer AJ, Stainback K, Wheeler M, Richardson DB, Marshall SW. Political Economy of US States and Rates of Fatal Occupational Injury.  Am J Public Health 2009;99:1400-8.
  • Dement JM, Loomis D, Richardson D, Wolf S, Meyers D. Estimates of historical exposures by phase contrast and transmission electron microscopy in North Carolina USA asbestos textile plants. Occup Environ Med 2009;66:574-83.
  • Brown JM, Sobsey MD, Loomis D. Point-of-use drinking water treatment in Cambodia: a randomized, controlled trial of locally made ceramic filters. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2008;79:394-400.
  • Kucera KL, Loomis D, Marshall SW. A case crossover study of triggers for hand injuries in commercial fishing.  Occup Environ Med 2008;65:336-41.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Delta Omega, 1989-present
  • International Commission on Occupational Health, 1995-present

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Dana Loomis - UNMC College of Public Health

984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4395
Phone: 402-559-3976
Fax: 402-552-3683
Email: dana.loomis@unmc.edu

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