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I am a faculty member in the Health Science Program. I have
conducted research in the area of occupational health and exposure assessment
since 1992. I have worked on a number of projects as an industrial hygiene
consultant including a study of workplace health and safety conditions in Maquiladoras located along the U.S.-Mexican border. I worked as an Industrial Hygiene and Safety Specialist in
I am interested in teaching courses in the field of Environmental Health Sciences. My goal in any course I teach is to stimulate in the students the interest I have in the topic.
My research interest lies in evaluating human exposures to environmental contaminants in vulnerable populations such as working populations, children and women of childbearing age.
Such exposure data may be used to develop intervention strategies, such as
pollution prevention strategies, in order to reduce exposures and the associated
My current research project is entitled "Community Partnership for
This study addresses environmental hazards that impact children's health in a
low-income public housing community. A Community Based Participatory Research
approach is utilized to 1)Identify environmental hazards to children's health as
perceived by the community; 2)Identify one hazard regarded as high-priority by
the community and generate a culturally-tailored and practical plan of action
for mitigating or minimizing exposure of children to the hazard; 3)Identify
available and practical local resources that can be used by the community to
implement the plan of action and; 4)in an educational forum, disseminate
information about identified environmental hazards and culturally sensitive and
practical strategies to minimize health risks to children.
My doctoral dissertation was titled "The Particle Size Distribution and Speciation of Chromium in Paint Spray Aerosol".
This research involved size-distribution sampling and
analysis of aerosol potentially inhaled by painters in the aerospace
R.A., Hinds W.C., and Froines J.R. (2005): Size Distribution of Chromate Paint
Aerosol Generated in a Bench-Scale Spray Booth. The Annals of Occupational
Hygiene 49(1): 33-45.
Sabty-Daily R.A., Harris P.,
Hinds W.C., and Froines J.R. (2005): Size Distribution and Speciation of
Chromium in Paint Spray Aerosol at an Aerospace Facility. The Annals of
Occupational Hygiene 49(1): 47-59.
Sabty-Daily R.A., Luk
K.K., and Froines J.R. (2002) The Efficiency of Alkaline Extraction for the
Recovery of Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI) from Paint Samples and the Effect of
Sample Storage on CrVI Recovery. The Analyst 127, 852-858.
Cohen T., Sabty R., and
Froines J. (1995) Substituting for Lead: The Radiator Repair Industry. In:
Reducing Toxics: A New Approach to Policy and Industrial Decision Making, R.
Gotleib (Ed.), pp. 332-358. Washington D.C.: Island Press.
R.A., Harris P., Hinds W.C., & Froines J.R. (2005). Size Distribution and
Speciation of Cr in Paint Spray Aerosol at an Aerospace Facility. Podium
presentation at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and
Exhibit, Anaheim, CA.
Sabty-Daily R.A., Hinds W.C., and Froines J.R.
(2005). Size Distribution of Chromate Paint Aerosol Generated in a Bench-Scale
Spray Booth. Poster presentation at the
American Association for Aerosol Research
Conference, Texas, Austin.
R.A. (2005). Environmental Injustice: Children at Risk. Presentation at a
Colloquium, invited by the Center for Vulnerable Populations, School of Nursing
at the University of California, Los Angles.
(2003). Air Pollution in Los Angeles. Invited by the American Lung Association
to present at a meeting of the Little Lungs Asthma Coalition, Los Angeles, CA.
Sabty R.A. and
Froines J. (1998). Particle Size Distribution And Speciation Of Chromium In
Aircraft Paint Spray Aerosol. Poster presented at the Toxic Substances Research
and Teaching Program Symposium, Berkley, CA.
Ph.D. Environmental Health Sciences, 2001
Los Angeles, CA
M.P.H. Environmental Health Sciences/ Industrial Hygiene, 1991
Los Angeles, CA
B.S. Environmental Health Sciences, 1988
American University of Beirut
Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
SPRING QUARTER 2006
|Course||Sect. No.||Title||Units||Day & Time||Room
||Theory & Principles of Public Health
||M 4:20-8:10 PM
||General Principles of Environmental Health
||T 4:20-8:10 PM
||T R 1:30-3:10 PM
||Internship in Health Science
||3:30 - 4:00 PM
||3:30 - 4:00 PM
||10:10 - 10:40 AM