Saint Louis University

 Kee-Hean Ong, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Removal of Lead from Various Indoor Surfaces, Methods for Indoor Microbes Reduction such as, Dust Mites, Dust Mite Allergen, and Mold, from Carpets.

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Courses: EOH-500 Environmental and Occupational Health; EOH-520 Recognition and Evaluation of Environmental and Occupational Hazards;
EOH-529 Environmental and Occupational Laboratory

Education History: BS in Biology - Emory University 1998
MPH in EOH - Saint Louis University 2002
PhD in Public Health Studies, Environmental & Occupational Health - Saint Louis University 2009


Salus Center, 459

(314) 977-8107


Kee-Hean Ong, PhD, MPH joined the faculty at SLU in August 2009. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Ong served as Assistant Director for the Environmental Health Research Laboratory.

His laboratory based research includes removal of lead from various indoor surfaces, methods for indoor microbes reduction such as, dust mites, dust mite allergen, and mold, from carpets. Beside laboratory based research, Dr. Ong also has an interest in advocating the use of technology such as Geographical Information System (GIS) in public health research. He is working on incorporating traditional laboratory bench research with GIS for applied public health studies.

In 2015, Dr. Ong was honored as the winner of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Indoor Environmental Quality Committee's Lila Albin best paper of 2014 as first author of "Inactivation of Dust Mites, Dust Mite Allergen, and Mold from Carpet," published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene