Jackson State University professor Paul B. Tchounwou recently served as one of 28 internationally renowned experts who co-edited the newly published
Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, an authoritative document about the emerging and multidisciplinary area of environmental health.
The encyclopedia, which was published by Elsevier B.V. in the United Kingdom, is comprised of 431 chapters in four volumes written by leading scientists in the field of environmental health. The book provides a comprehensive overview of various environmental health topics such as Children’s Health and the Environment; Climate Change and Human Health; Ecohealth; Environmental Cancers; Gene-Environment Interactions; Globalization and Environmental Health; Water Quality and Health; and Air Pollution.
In addition to serving as an editor, Tchounwou authored or co-authored the following chapters:
- “Environmental Epidemiology and Human Health: Biomarkers of Disease and Genetic Susceptibility”
- “Biotechnology and Advance Environmental Health Research”
- “Metal-Induced Toxicologic Pathology: Human Exposure and Risk Assessment”
Tchounwou, who currently serves as associate dean of the School of Science and Technology in the JSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology and directs the Center for Environmental Health in the National Institutes of Health-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions at JSU, is internationally recognized for his research on the molecular mechanisms by which environmental agents compromise human health.
Tchounwou also is the author of 154 peer-reviewed publications and of 386 scientific abstracts and presentations at national and international conferences. He is editor-in-chief of two international journals: Environmental Toxicology - An International Journal and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
For more information about the new encyclopedia, visit the publisher’s link at: http://www.elsevierdirect.com/article.jsp?pageid=9657