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Roger D. Lewis, Ph.D., CIH

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

Courses Taught

Risk communication; Control of chemical and physical hazards; Biological hazards in modern and developing countries; Capstone in environmental and occupational health


  • 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

Development of chemi-fluorescent lead sensors; development of portable water filters for prevention of diarrheal disease; growth and eradication of fungi and dust mites from carpets; 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.

Publications and Media Placements

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Professional Organizations and Associations

As a board certified industrial hygienist (CIH), Lewis has more than 25 years of experience in industry and consulting in areas of recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational and environmental health hazards. He has provided expert witness support in many types of environmental or occupational litigation.

Community Work and Service

Lewis serves as an internship advisor and preceptor for students interested in global health, placing several students in internships in the Dominican Republic to conduct disease surveillance related to children's health and diarrheal disease prevention.