Dr. John Meeker is a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University, as well as M.S. and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degrees in Environmental Science & Engineering and Exposure, Epidemiology & Risk, respectively, from Harvard University, where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental and Reproductive Epidemiology. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). Dr. Meeker's work is wide-ranging, and focuses on defining sources, magnitudes and consequences of human exposure to environmental and occupational contaminants, as well as identifying and evaluating strategies to control harmful exposures. Much of his current research involves human exposure science and reproductive and developmental epidemiology studies of known or suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals, such as phthalates, BPA, pesticides, flame retardants, and others. Dr. Meeker is principal investigator on numerous large-scale research studies, is former Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives, and has served on various peer-review and advisory panels for CDC, EPA, NIH, and others in recent years.
Dr. Meeker has been involved in research projects that span a range of topics in environmental and occupational health. Recent interests include exposure assessment and epidemiology studies investigating health impacts associated with exposure to pesticides, phthalates, bisphenol A, flame retardants, PCBs, tobacco smoke, and other agents, as well as approaches to evaluate, minimize, and account for exposure measurement error in epidemiology studies. Other related research interests are the study of exposure biomarkers, environmental factors associated with reproductive health, and assessment of occupational exposures and engineering controls within the construction industry.