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Rachael M Jones

Rachael Jones

Assistant Professor

Environmtl & Occuptnl Hlth Sci

Room 507
2121 W. Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612

Academic Background

Ph.D., Univ of Cal Berkeley, 2008
     Environmental Health
MPH, Univ of Cal Berkeley, 2003
     Environmental Health
B.S., Univ of Washington-Seattle, 1996

Research Interests

My primary research interests are: (1) Application and evaluation of physical and statistical models of exposure, and (2) quantitative microbial risk assessment.

Teaching Interests

Environmental Calculations (Fall)


R.M. Jones and E. Adida (2013) Selecting Non- Pharmaceutical Interventions for Influenza. Risk Analysis

R.M. Jones, L. Liu, S. Dorevitch (2012) Hydrometerological variables predict fecal indicator bacteria densities in freshwater: Data-driven methods for variable selection. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 3: 2355-2366

R.M. Jones, E. Adida (2011) Influenza infection risk and predominate exposure route: Uncertainty analysis. Risk Analysis. 31(10): 1622-1631.

R.M. Jones (2011) Critical review and uncertainty analysis of factors influencing influenza transmission. Risk Analysis. 31(8): 1226-1242.

R.M. Jones, C.E. Simmons, F.W. Boelter (2011) Comparing two-zone models of dust exposure. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 8(9): 513-519.

R.M. Jones, C.E. Simmons, F.W. Boelter (2011) Development and evaluation of a semi-empirical two-zone dust exposure model for a dusty construction trade. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 8(5): 324-336.

C.E. Simmons, R.M. Jones, F.W. Boelter (2011) Factors influencing exposure: Simulation of drywall finishing activities. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 8: 324-336.

M. Nicas, R.M. Jones (2009) Apportioning influenza risk across exposure pathways. Risk Analysis. 29(9): 1292-1303.

R.M. Jones, M. Nicas (2009) Experimental determination of supermicrometer particle fate subsequent to a point release within a room under natural and forced mixing conditions. Aerosol Science & Technology. 43(9): 921-928.

R.M. Jones, Y. Masago, T. Bartrand, C.N. Haas, M. Nicas, J.B. Rose (2009) Characterizing the risk of infection from Mycobacterium tuberculosis in commercial passenger aircraft using quantitative microbial risk assessment. Risk Analysis 29(3): 355-365.

C. Steinmaus, A.H. Smith, R.M. Jones, M.T. Smith (2008) Meta-analysis of benzene exposure and non-Hodgkin lymphoma: biases could mask an important association. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 65(6): 371-378.

M.T. Smith, R.M. Jones, A. Smith (2007) Benzene exposure and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 16(3): 385-391.

R.M. Jones (2007) Quantitative Risk Assessment of Viral Aerosols: Influenza A and Rhinovirus Risks in Boeing 767-300 Passenger Aircraft and Hospital Isolation Rooms. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Education and Information Division, Risk Assessment Branch. Contract N o. 211-2006-M-16255.

M. Nicas, A. Hubbard, R.M. Jones, A. Reingold (2004). The infectious dose of variola (smallpox) virus. Applied Biosafety. 9(3): 118-127.

R.M. Jones, M. Nicas (2006) Evaluation of COSHH Essentials for vapor degreasing and bag filling operations. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 50(2): 137-147.

R.M. Jones, M. Nicas (2006) Margins of safety provided by COSHH Essentials and ILO Chemical Control Toolkit. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 50(2): 149-156.

R.M. Jones, M. Nicas, A. Hubbard, A. Reingold (2006). The infectious dose of Coxiella burnetii (Q Fever). Applied Biosafety. 11(1): 32-41.

R.M. Jones, M. Nicas, M.D. Sylvester, A. Hubbard, A. Reingold (2005). The infectious dose of Francisella tularensis (Tularemia). Applied Biosafety 10(4): 227-239.

R.M. Jones, M. Nicas, J. Quint (2003) Chemical Hazard Surveillance: Evaluation of Existing Systems and Recommendations for a State Policy. California Department of Health Services Occupational Health Branch, Hazard Evaluation Service and Information System. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/hesis/Documents/ChemTracking-UCB_Report.pdf

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