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Peter A Scheff

Peter Scheff

Professor Emeritus

Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

1603 W. Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612

Academic Background

Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago, 1983
     Environmental Health
     Public Health
Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago, 1983
     Environmental Health
M.S., Univ of Illinois at Chicago, 1977
     Environmental Health
     Public Health
M.S., Univ of Illinois at Chicago, 1977
     Environmental Health
B.A., Grinnell Coll, 1973

Research Interests

Air quality management, development of measurement-based receptor models, characterization and control of indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology.

Teaching Interests

Air quality monitoring and management and Industrial hygiene.


Samuel Dorevitch, Preethi Pratap, Meredith Wroblewski, Daniel Hryhorczuk, Hong Li, Li C. Liu, and Peter Scheff. Health risks of limited-contact water recreation, Environmental Health Perspectives, http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1103934 Online 26 October 2011

Samuel Dorevitch, Mary Doi, Fu-Chih Hsu, King-Teh Lin, Jennifer D. Roberts, Li C. Liu, Ross Gladding, Ember Vannoy, Meredith Wroblewski, Hong Li and Peter Scheff. A comparison of rapid and conventional measures of indicator bacteria as predictors of waterborne protozoan pathogen presence and density, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 2011, 13, 2427.

Samuel Dorevitch, Suraj Panthi, Yue Huang, Hong Li, Angela M. Michalek, Preethi Pratap, Meredith Wroblewski, Li Liu, Peter A. Scheff, An Li. Water ingestion during water recreation. Water Research. 45, 2020-2028. 2011

L. Negral, S. Moreno-Grau, J. Moreno, P. Scheff, D. Kenski, M. Viana, A. Alastuey, X. Querol, (Dept. Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Spain, and others) Approaches to Control Airborne Aerosols at Regional Scale: Multiple Sources under Unfavorable Climatology. Advances in Environmental Research, Volume 3, 2010.

Pelka-Mucha, A., Hryhorczuk, D., Serdyuk, A., Nakonechny, J., Zvinchuk, A., Erdal, S., Caudill, M., Scheff, P., Lukyanova, E., Shkiryak-Nyzhnyk, Z. and Chislovska, N.: Urinary 1-Hydroxypyrene as a Biomarker of PAH Exposure in Three-Year-Old Ukrainian Children. Environmental Health Perspectives 114(4): 603-607, 2006.

Boelter, F.W., Simmons, C. E., Berman, L. and Scheff, P.: Two-Zone Model Application to Breathing Zone and Area Welding Fume Concentration Data. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 6 (5): 298–306, 2009.

Dorevitch, S., Demirtas, H., Perksy, V., Erdal, S., Conroy, L., Schoonover, T. and Scheff, P: Demolition of High-Rise Public Housing Increases Particulate Matter Air Pollution in Communities of High-Risk Asthmatics. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 56:1022-1032, July, 2006.

Baker, K. and Scheff, P.A.: Photochemical Model Performance for PM2.5 Sulfate, Nitrate, Ammonium, and Pre-Cursor Species SO2, HNO3, and NH3 at Background Monitor Locations in the Central and Eastern United States. Atmospheric Environment, 41: 6185-6195, 2007.

Baker, K. and Scheff, P.A.: Assessing Meteorological Variable and Process Relationships to Modeled PM2.5 Ammonium Nitrate and Ammonium Sulfate in the Central United States. Accepted for Publication, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, June, 2007.

Recent Honors and Awards

2010, National Faculty Honors: La Academia de Farmacia Santa María de España de la Región de Murcia

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