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abdelghani     

Assaf Abdelghani, ScD
Professor
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2109
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-2769
Fax: (504) 988-1726
assafa@tulane.edu

 




Research Interests:

Impact of toxicants on human health and the environment; environmental health in developing countries

  
Educational Background:

  • ScD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • MSPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • BSc, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Professional Achievements:

  • 1981 Outstanding Faculty Award/Tulane school of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • 2000 Champion of Public Health Award
  • 2008 Teaching Scholar Award/ Tulane school of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Selected Publications: 

 

Arunintharani Thiyagarajah  and A A Abdelghani : Proliferative Lesions in the Liver and Pancreas of Bowfin , Amia Clava. Preceted in The STAC meeting in 2009  

Abdelghani, AA, Invited Paper, Current Environmental Health Challenges in Schools, published in the Proceedings of the first International Primary Health Conference. Doha/Qatar Health Conference, Nov. -4, 2008  

Green, Rosalind, Abdelghani A.A.  "Effects of Long Term Exposure of the Red Swamp Crawfish Procambarous clarkiii to a Mixture of Two Herbicides, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and Monosodium Methanearsonate, and Associated  Human Health Risks". Guide to Discovery, Health and Safety Science Abstracts, CSA , Dec. 2006  

Green, Rosalind, Abdelghani A.A.  "Effects of Long Term Exposure of the Red Swamp Crawfish Procambarous clarkiii to a Mixture of Two Herbicides, 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and Monosodium Methanearsonate, and Associated  Human Health Risks". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ( Int.J.Environ.Res.Public Health) 1(2), 125-131, 2004  

Green, Rosalind, Abdelghani A.A ."Toxicity of Mixtures of  2.4-Dichloroacetic Acid and Monosodium Metahearsonate to thr Red Swamp Crawfish , Procambarus clarkia.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 1, pp 35-38, 2004  

Hsin-I Lin, D.  Berzins,L. Myers, W.George, A.A.Abadelghani and K. Wtanabe." Hazard Ris Assessment : A Bayesian Approach to Prameter Estimatiom for a Crawfish (Procambarus spp.) Bioaccumulation Model, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry , vol 23, No. 9, pp 2259-2266 , 2004  

Hsin-I Lin , Abdelghani,AA, Hartley, W., Watanabe, K., 2003 , Modeling Bioaccumulation of Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Crawfish procambarurus spp) Exposed to Contaminated Sediments. Accepted for publication in the International Journal. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.    

Yenuganti, Jeevan, Palit, S, Thiyagarajah,A, Hartley,W and  Abdelghani , AA" Development Effects of Methylene Chloride on Medaka Embryos" Presented and published in the proceedings of  the 24th SETAC Annual  Meeting, Nov. 9-13, 2003 in Austin, Texas.  

Hsin-I Lin , Abdelghani,AA, Hartley, W., Watanabe, K. Modeling Bioaccumulation of Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons  in Crawfish procambarurus spp) Exposed to Contaminated Sediments. presented at SETAC  Nov. 9-13, 2003 meeting.  

Bashir, A., Watanabe, K., Hunt,C., Hartley,W., and Abdelghani, AA, Acute Toxicity and Effects of Methylene Cholride on Egg Hatcability and Fry Survival of Japanese Medaka, Oryzias latipes,  presented and published  in SETAC Annual Conference on Nov. 16-2002, Lake Salt City, Utah.  

Tchounwou, P., Abdelghani, AA. 2002,  Differential Cytotoxicity and Gene Expression in Human Liver Carinoma (HepG2 ) Cells Exposed to Arsenic Trioxide and Monosodium Methanearsonate (MSMA). International Journal of Molecular Sciences., vol.    

Abdelghani, AA, Invited Paper, School Environmental Health, published in the Proceedings of the first United Arab Emirates International School Health Conference, Jan.20-23,2002   Abdelghnai, AA  Invited Paper, School Health Challenges, published in the In the proceeding of the first United Arab Emirates International School Health Conference , Jan 20-23, 2002.

  


Personal Statement:

Dr. Abdelghani is a Professor of Global Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal street New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Dr. Abdelghani has worked for national and international health organizations and ministries of health in many countries including Middle Eastern countries (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey) and others (Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico). He also occupied the position of senior Public Health Officer in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 

His current research and teaching focus on national and international environmental public health concerns including assessment of the impact of biological and chemical contaminants on human health and the environment , food safety, water quality/and environmental health in developing countries. Dr. Abdelghani serves on the editorial board of six international public health journals including the Journal of Environmental Toxicology, Reviews On Environmental Health and the Journal of International Environmental Research and Public Health. Dr. Abdelghani has more than a 120 scientific Publications and national and international presentations.



Level of Instruction:

graduate, undergraduate


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