Research Expertise and Interest

public health, environmental health science

Research Description

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.
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