Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Room 4124, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Primary Phone: 967-179-4012
Web site: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2850-8343
My research focuses on understanding many aspects of environmental toxicology, including the fate, bioaccumulation, phase I & II metabolism, excretion, and effects of toxic substances such as metals/metalloids, PCBs, and pesticides, and assessing the effects of air pollution. Other research areas include isotope ratios and epidemiological studies investigating the association between exposure to Pb, As, Cd, Al, and PAHs, and occurrences of lipid peroxidation, DNA damage, chronic kidney disease, myalgia, and respiratory outcomes, while also studying the association between smoking/vaping and birth defects/fetal growth restriction.
2007 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology BS Chemistry
2012 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology MS Environmental Chemistry
2016 Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan PhD Toxicology
Chem Toxicol in the Age of Green Chemistry
Environmental Health & Disease
Epigenetics & Epigenomics of Env. Hlth.
Foundations in Public Health
Thompson L.A, Ikenaka Y, Yohannes Y.B, Ichise T, Ito G, Bortey-Sam N, Van Vuren J.J, Wepener V, Smit N, Darwish W.S, Nakayama S.M.M, Mizukawa H, Ishizuka M. Human Health Risk from Consumption of Marine Fish Contaminated with DDT and its Metabolites in Maputo Bay, Mozambique. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 100(5): 672-676 (2018).
Yabe J, Nakayama SMM, Ikenaka Y, Yohannes YB, Bortey-Sam N, Oroszlany B, Muzandu K, Choongo K, Kabalo AN, Ntapisha J, Mweene A, Umemura T, Ishizuka M. Lead poisoning in children from townships in the vicinity of a lead-zinc mine in Kabwe, Zambia. Chemosphere 119: 941-947 (2015).