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Chunrong Jia
Chunrong Jia
Chunrong Jia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science
Contact information:
Phone: 901-678-2655
Fax: 901-678-1715
Robison Hall 337

  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A., 2007
  • M.E., Environmental Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 2001
  • B.S., Environmental Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 1998

Research Interests:

  • Distributions of air pollutants (VOCs, particulate matter, PBDEs, and metals)
  • Sampling and analytical techniques for airborne VOCs
  • Environmental disparity
  • Environmental exposure and risk assessment
  • Indoor air quality
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Environmental impact assessment

Selected recent publications (* Corresponding author):

(1)    Jia CR*, James W, Kedia S. 2014. Relationship of racial composition and cancer risks from air toxics exposure in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11(8): 7713-7724.

(2)    Jia CR*, Ward KD, Mzayek F, Relyea F. 2014. Blood 2,5-dimethyfuran as a sensitive and specific biomarker for cigarette smoking. Biomarkers. doi: 10.3109/1354750X.2014.935956.

(3)    Liu B*, Jia CR. 2014. Effects of exposure to mixed volatile organic compounds on the neurobehavioral test performance in a cross-sectional study of US adults. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. doi:

(4)    Jia CR*, Foran JA. 2013. Air toxics concentrations, source identification, and health risks: An air pollution hot spot in Southwest Memphis, TN. Atmospheric Environment. 81: 112-116.

(5)    Jia CR*, Yu XH, Maziak W. 2012. Blood/air distribution of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a nationally representative sample. Science of the Total Environment. 419: 225-232.

(6)    James W, Jia CR*, Kedia S. 2012. Uneven magnitude of disparities in cancer risks from air toxics. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 9(12): 4365-4385.

(7)    Jia CR*, Batterman S, Relyea GE. 2012. Variability of indoor and outdoor VOC measurements: An analysis using variance components. Environmental Pollution. 169: 152-159.

(8)    Zhu XL, Jia CR*. 2012. Apportioning variability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and chlordanes in indoor and outdoor environments. Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 14: 1926-1934.


Courses Taught:

PUBH 7120     Environmental Health I (In Classroom & Online), Spring (syllabus)
PUBH 7/8126  Principles of Exposure and Risk Assessment, Fall (syllabus)
PUBH 7/8129  Environmental Sampling and Analysis, Spring (syllabus)

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