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Jeffery Foran

Jeffery Foran

Jeffery Foran, MS, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science
Contact information:
Phone: 901-678-5018
Robison Hall 339


  • Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, University of Florida
  • MS, Biology, Central Michigan University
  • Michigan State University, Kellogg Biological Station
  • BS, Biology, University of Michigan

Research Interests:

  • Health risks of contaminants in seafood
  • Use of risk assessment in policy and decision-making
  • Community-based participatory research to assess and address environmental contamination
  • Managing toxic substances in surface and drinking water

 Recent publications:

  • Hites, R., J.A. Foran, D. Carpenter, M.C. Hamilton, B. Knuth, and S. Schwager.  2004.  Global assessment of organic contaminants in farmed salmon.  Science 303:226-229. 
  • Foran, J.A., D. Good, D. Carpenter, B.A. Knuth, M.C. Hamilton, S.J. Schwager.  2005.  Quantitative analysis of the benefits and risks of consuming farmed and wild salmon.  J. Nutr.  135:2639-2643. 
  • DeWeese, A., N. Kmiecik, E.R. Madsen, E.D. Chiriboga, and J.A. Foran*.  2009.  Risk- and cultural-basedfish consumption advice for Anishinaabe in the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories of Michigan, Minnesota,and Wisconsin.  Risk Analysis 29(6):729-742. (*corresponding author)
  •  Foran, J.A., A. DeWeese, N. Kmiecik, and M. Hudson. 2010. Probabilistic estimates of exposure and risk reduction associated with targeted fish consumption advice for Anishinaabe tribal members. J. Environ. Public Health, Vol 2010, #802584. Available at:
  • Foran, J.A. 2011. Water Contamination and Treatment. In: Occupational and Environmental Health. Sixth Edition. B.S. Levy, D.H. Wegman, S.L. Baron, and R.K. Sokas, editors. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Foran, J.A. 2011 (in press). What is can be and is being done about water pollutants? In: Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preentive Measures. J. Selendy and B. Levy eds. Wiley-Blackwell Pub. 

Jeffery Foran

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