Dr. Robert Spear, an engineer by training, did his undergraduate work at Berkeley and received his doctoral degree at Cambridge University. He returned to Berkeley in 1970 to take up a post-doctoral position in this field in the School of Public Health. He was appointed to a faculty position in 1971 and is now Professor of the Graduate School at Berkeley.
Research interests include:
- Mathematical modeling of toxicological and infectious processes
- Statistical issues in exposure assessment
- Environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission.