PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1985
MHS, Johns Hopkins University, 1980
Dr. Breysse is the Director of the ABET accredited Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Academic Program. He is also the Co-Director Center for Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment. His research focuses on the evaluation and control of chemical, biological, and physical factors that can impact health or well being. In this context, Dr. Breysse's research concentrates on risk and exposure assessment. Exposure assessment research includes pollutant source characterization, exposure measurement and interpretation, development and use of biomarkers of exposure/dose/effect, and evaluating relationships between sources, exposures, doses and disease.
Dr. Breysse's research currently includes studies of the impact of indoor and outdoor air pollution on respiratory health including childhood asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and respiratory tract infections. He also directs a second secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure assessment laboratory and conducts SHS exposure studies around the world in support of tobacco control policy development. Dr. Breysse is collaborating on complex health and exposure studies around the world including studies in Peru, Nepal, Mongolia, Columbia, and India. In addition, Dr. Breysse collaborates with colleagues in Material Sciences and Engineering on the development of novel sensor technology using organic semiconductors.
Honors and Awards
Safety and Occupational Health Study Section Chair 2007-2008
Meritorious Achievement Award, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, 2006
Leader People-to People professional exchange in Occupational and Environmental Health in South Africa, 2004
Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society inductee, 2003
Phi Beta Kappa, 1978