Shawn Gerstenberger, Professor, Dean; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Dr. Gerstenberger is the director of the Environmental Health Laboratory.
Dr. Gerstenberger is the director of the Environmental Health Laboratory. He teaches courses in Environmental Toxicology and Environmental Health. His expertise in environmental toxicology and reclamation offers opportunities for students to further their knowledge in the areas of environmental transport and fate, human and wildlife health effects, endocrine disruption, and behavioral toxicology. His current research focuses on compounds such as PCBs, perchlorate, lead, and mercury.
Research Interests: Environmental toxicants and their effects on human and wildlife health, specifically those related to mercury, lead, PCBs and other compounds that adversely influence
children’s health and welfare.
Current Projects: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Environmental Health Laboratory, Healthy Homes, and mercury contamination in wildlife.
Unique Resources: Analytical analysis by GC-MS (Pesticides, etc) , UV-Vis Spectrophotometry (Water quality, etc) , Mercury Analysis (cold vapor and combustion), Graphite Furnace (metals analysis) , Microwave Digestion Equipment, X-Ray Fluorescence (instant metals analysis for 26 compounds), air monitoring equipment.
Pharr, J. R., Coughenour, C. A., Gerstenberger, S. (2014). Building a sustainable community through public engagement: A study of southern Nevada. Nevada Journal of Public Health,
Coughenour, C. A., Pharr, J. R., Gerstenberger, S. (2014). Community health indicators in southern Nevada. Nevada Journal of Public Health, 11, 92-112.
Pharr, J. R., Coughenour, C. A., Gerstenberger, S. (2014). Demographic makeup and population projections for southern Nevada: Understanding the emerging healthcare needs of our community. Nevada Journal of Public Health, 11, 23-36.