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Roger D. Lewis, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA

Professor Emeritus; Environmental and Occupational Health
College for Public Health and Social Justice

“ The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them."

- Mark Twain

Courses Taught

Previously taught: Contemporary Challenges in Global Health, Environmental and Biological Determinants of Health, and Biological Hazards in Modern and Developing Countries


  • Ph.D., Environmental Health, John Hopkins University, 1995
  • M.S., Industrial Hygiene, University of Central Missouri, 1980
  • B.S., Biology, University of Kansas, 1976

Research Interests

Programs in communities to support diarrheal disease prevention, disaster preparedness using point of use filters, development of portable water filters for arsenic and microbial removal, growth and eradication of fungi and dust mites from carpets; adhesion and removal of lead and allergens from residential surfaces; resuspension of aerosols from surfaces; use of GIS and mathematical models for targeting lead remediation in communities, community lead exposure and  socio-behavioral deviance. 

Publications and Media Placements

Find Roger Lewis on ResearchGate

Professional Organizations and Associations

As a board-certified industrial hygienist (CIH), Lewis has more than 35 years of experience in industry and consulting in areas of recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational and environmental health hazards. He is a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He has provided consulting and expert witness support in many types of environmental or occupational health.

Community Work and Service

Lewis has worked with the Institute of Latin American Concern, Santiago, DR., since 2004 on point of use water filters and diarrheal disease prevention.  He has also worked with organizations aiding Haitian and Dominicans living in “bateys” in the Dominican Republic.  Lewis has also served as an internship advisor and preceptor for students interested in global health, placing students in internships in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean region, and Latin and South America, to conduct disease surveillance, community development, or policy work.  Since 2008, Lewis has coordinated radiation air sampling in St. Louis as part of the EPA’s Radnet system. Lewis has contributed to or edited several guidance and research documents on behalf of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and ASTM International.