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Contact Information

Professor, Department of Public Health
Office: McLane Hall  J-Wing, Room  14
Phone: (559) 278-5169
Email: jkwon@csufresno.edu

 

Jaymin Kwon, Ph.D.

 

Educational Background

2005    Ph.D.   Environmental Sciences in Human Exposure Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick-Piscataway & University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway (Joint degree)

1999    M.S.     Environmental Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick-Piscataway

1992    M.S.     Food and Biotechnology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

1990    B.S.     Food and Biotechnology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Certifications and Training Courses

2001    Environmental Geomatics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2009    Genomics in Medicine and Public Health, The University of Texas, Health Science Center

2010    Postdoctoral Certificate Training, The University of Texas, Health Science Center

2009    Bioinformatics and Genomic Analysis, Baylor College of Medicine, (Audit)

2008    Life Science Entrepreneurship, Rice Business School, (Audit)

Professional Employment

2011 – Present    Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety,

Department of Public Health, California State University at Fresno

2007 – 2011         Postdoctoral Fellow, Program of Environmental and Occupational Health, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas, School of Public Health at Houston

2005 – 2007         Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Exposure Sciences, Environmental & Occupational Health Science Institute, Rutgers University and UMDNJ-RWJMS, Piscataway, New Jersey

Courses Taught

  • PH105 Risk Assessment and Analysis
  • PH161 Environment and Human Health
  • PH162B Environmental Health Applications
  • Research Grant Funded
  • "Supplemental data collection and GIS database construction for 'Source proximity and residential outdoor concentrations of VOCs, carbonyl compounds, PM, OC, EC, and PAHs'" Funded by College of Health and Human Services, Dean's Research and Creative Activity Awards. January 2012 ~ May 2012 PI: Jaymin Kwon
  • "Air Pollution and Exposure Research Information Infrastructure" Funded by the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC), February 2010 ~ August 2010. PI: Eduardo Olaguer, Co-PI: Thomas Stock, Project Director: Jaymin Kwon
  • "Assessment of the Inhalation Exposure to Traffic Related Air Pollutants in Public Transportation" NIOSH Pilot Research Training Program, SWCOEH, by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. July 2009 ~ June 2010. Principal Investigator: Jaymin Kwon

Research Experience

2011- present California State University, Fresno

  • "Supplemental data collection and GIS database construction for "Source proximity and residential outdoor concentrations of VOCs, carbonyl compounds, PM, OC, EC, and PAHs"" (January 2012 ~ May 2012) as a Principal Investigator.
  • "RIMI Cancer research training" for Cancer Grant # 360064 (June 1 2012 – August 15 2012) as a Research Collaborator.

2007- 2011      The University of Texas, School of Public Health at Houston

  • "Air Pollution and Exposure Research Information Infrastructure" for Houston Advanced Research Center, (February 2010 – August 2010) as a Project Director
  • "Assessment of the Inhalation Exposure to Traffic Related Air Pollutants in Public Transportation" for Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) (July 2009 – June 2010) as a Principal Investigator
  • "Houston Exposure to Air Toxics Study (HEATS)" for Mickey Leland NUATRC-TCEQ-US EPA (September 2007 – July 2009) as a Postdoctoral Co-Investigator

2005 – 2007    Environmental and Occupational Health Science Institute, Piscataway

  • "Urban community air toxics monitoring project, Paterson city, NJ (UCAMPP)" for NJ DEP and US EPA (January 2006 – August 2007)
  • "The baseline quality of ambient and personal air within the New Jersey Meadowlands district" for New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (October, 2004 – December 2006)
  • "Database codebook establishment for RIOPA data analysis and exposure modeling" for Mickey Leland, National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (January 2005 – July 2005)

1998 – 2004    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • "Assessment of the contribution to personal exposures of the toxics from mobile sources" for US EPA (February 2003 – December 2004)
  • "The Relationship among Indoor, Outdoor, and Personal Air Study" for the Health Effect Institute (HEI) and Mickey Leland, National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC), (June 1998 – February 2002)

Publications (Journal and Report)

  1. Park M, Kwon J, Stock TH, Delclos G, Kim H, Luo S. 2012. Effect of Air pollution on Asthma Hospitalization Rates in Different Age Groups in Metropolitan Cities of Korea. (Submitted to Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health)
  2. Olaguer EP, Buzcu‐Guven B, Vernon Z, Stock TH, and Kwon J. 2011. Development of an Integrated Database of Air Pollution and Exposure Data for Houston, Texas. Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC) Research Report 21. Houston, TX
  3. Lioy PJ, Fan Z, Zhang J, Georgopoulos P, Wang S-W, Ohman-Strickland P, Wu X, Zhu X, Harrington J, Tang X, Meng Q, Jung KH, Kwon J, Hernandez M, Bonnano L, Held J, and Neal J. 2011. Personal and Ambient Exposures to Air Toxics in Camden, New Jersey. HEI (Health Effects Institute)Research Report 160. Boston, MA
  4. Polidori A, Kwon J, Turpin BJ, Weisel CP. 2010. Source proximity and residential outdoor concentrations of PM2.5 OC, EC, and PAHs. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 20: 457-468.
  5. Morandi MT, Stock TH, Harrist R, Kwon J, Petronella S, Whitmore R, Phillips M. October 31 2009. Houston Exposure to Air Toxics Study(HEATS). Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC) Research Report. Houston, TX.
  6. Turpin BJ, Weisel CP, Morandi MT, Colome S, Stock TH, Eisenreich S, Buckley B, Meng Q, Winer AM, Zhang J, Korn L, Spektor D, Lee JH, Polidori A, Naumova Y, Reff A, Porcja R, Offenberg J, Lake S, Stiles R, Zhang L, Giovanetti R, Kwon J, Alimokhtari S, Shendell D, Jones J, Farrar C, Maberti S. 2007. Relationships of indoor, outdoor, and personal air (RIOPA). Part II. Analyses of concentrations of particulate matter species. HEI (Health Effects Institute)Research Report 130. Boston, MA; NUATRC Research Report 10. Houston, TX.
  7. Kwon J, Weisel CP, Turpin BJ, Zhang J, Korn L, Morandi MT, Stock TH, Colome S. 2006. Source proximity and outdoor residential VOC concentrations: Results from the RIOPA study. Environmental Science and Technology, 40(13), 4074-4082.
  8. Liu W, Zhang J, Kwon J, Weisel CP, Turpin BJ, Zhang L, Korn L, Morandi MT, Stock TH, Colome S. 2006. Concentrations and source characteristics of airborne carbonyl compounds measured outside urban residences. Journal of Air & Waste Management Association, 56:1196-1204.
  9. Polidori A, Turpin BJ, Meng Q, Lee JH, Weisel CP, Morandi MT, Colome S, Stock TH, Winer AM, Zhang J, Kwon J, Alimokhtari S, Shendell D, Jones J, Farrar C, Maberti S. 2006. Fine organic particulate matter dominates indoor-generated PM2.5 in RIOPA homes. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 16: 321-331.
  10. Weisel CP, Zhang J, Turpin BJ, Morandi MT, Colome S, Stock TH, Spektor D, Korn L, Winer AM, Alimokhtari S, Kwon J, Mohan K, Harrington R, Giovanetti R, Cui W, Afshar M, Maberti S, Shendell D. 2005. The relationships of indoor, outdoor and personal air (RIOPA) study: Study design, methods and initial results. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 15:123-137. 
  11. Reff A, Turpin BJ, Porcja R, Giovennetti R, Cui W, Weisel CP, Zhang J, Kwon J, Alimokhtari S, Morandi MT, Stock TH, Maberti S, Colome S, Winer AM, Shendell D, Jones J, Farrar C. 2005. Functional group characterization of indoor, outdoor, and personal PM2.5: Results from RIOPA. Indoor Air, 15:53-61.
  12. Meng Q, Turpin BJ, Korn L, Weisel CP, Morandi MT, Colome S, Zhang J, Stock TH, Spektor D, Winer AM, Zhang L, Lee JH, Giovanetti R, Cui W, Kwon J, Alimokhtari S, Shendell D, Jones J, Farrar C, Maberti S. 2005. Influence of ambient (outdoor) sources on residential indoor and personal PM2.5 concentrations: Analyses of RIOPA data. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 15:17-28. 
  13. Weisel CP, Zhang J, Turpin BJ, Morandi MT, Colome S, Stock TH, Spektor D, Korn L, Winer AM, Kwon J, Meng Q, Zhang L, Harrington R, Liu W, Reff A, Lee JH, Alimokhtari S, Mohan K, Shendell D, Jones J, Farrar C, Maberti S, Fan T. 2005. Relationships of indoor, outdoor, and personal air (RIOPA). Part I. Collection methods and descriptive analyses. HEI (Health Effects Institute)Research Report 130. Boston, MA; NUATRC Research Report 7. Houston, TX
  14. Naumova Y, Offenberg J, Eisenreich S, Meng Q, Polidori A, Turpin BJ, Weisel CP, Morandi MT, Colome S, Stock TH, Winer AM, Alimokhtari A, Kwon J, Maberti S, Shendell D, Jones J, Farrar C. 2003. Gas/particle distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in coupled outdoor/indoor atmospheres. Atmospheric Environment, 37:703-719.
  15. Naumova Y, Eisenreich S, Turpin BJ, Weisel CP, Morandi MT, Colome S, Totten L, Stock TH, Winer AM, Alimokhtari S, Kwon J, Shendell D, Jones J, Maberti S, Wall SJ. 2002. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the indoor and outdoor air of three cities in the US. Environmental Science and Technology, 36:2552-2559.
  16. Kwon J, Park K, Pek U, Bai D, Yu J. Saccharification using pullulanase from Klebsiella pneumoniae NFB-320. 1994. Korean Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 22 (5): 499-506.
  17. Roh M, Yoo S, Kwon J, Park K, Pek U, Yu J. Development of sugar-alcohol-tolerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae DY-1. 1992. Research Project Report, Ministry of Energy and Resources, Republic of Korea.

Conference Presentations

  1. Kwon J, Stock TH, Morandi MT. 2012. Source proximity and ambient concentrations of VOCs measured around Houston Exposure to Air Toxics Study (HEATS) homes. 22nd Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), Seattle, WA. (Accepted)
  2. Kwon J, Stock TH, Morandi MT. 2012. Source proximity and residential outdoor concentrations of air pollutants: Results from RIOPA California. 22nd Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), Seattle, WA. (Accepted)
  3. Kwon J, Stock TH, Morandi MT, Olaguer E, Buzcu-Guven B. 2011. Source proximity and residential outdoor concentrations of VOCs, Carbonyl compounds, PM2.5, OC, EC, and PAHs: Results from RIOPA Texas. 21st Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), Baltimore, MD.
  4. Kwon J, Stock TH, Chellam, S. 2011. Assessment of inhalation exposures to traffic related air pollutants in public transportation. 21st Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), Baltimore, MD.
  5. Kwon J, Stock TH, Morandi MT. 2011. Contribution of indoor and outdoor sources to indoor air VOC concentrations in Houston Exposure to Air Toxics Study (HEATS) homes. Indoor Air 2011: The 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Austin, Texas.
  6. Morandi MT, Stock TH, Harrist R, Kwon J, Whitmore R, Phillips M. 2011. Comparison of microenvironmental VOC concentrations in the Houston Exposure to Air Toxics Study (HEATS) homes. Indoor Air 2011. Austin, Texas.
  7. Kwon J, Morandi MT, Stock TH, Liu W, Weisel CP, Zhang J, Turpin BJ, Colome S, Korn L, Winer AM. 2008. Contribution of indoor and outdoor sources to indoor air VOC concentrations in RIOPA study homes. Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  8. Kwon J, Morandi MT, Stock TH, Weisel CP, Zhang J, Turpin BJ, Liu W, Colome S, Korn L, Winer AM. 2008. Prediction of personal exposure estimates based on microenvironmental measurements of selected volatile organic compounds. Indoor Air 2008: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  9. Weisel CP, Lioy PJ, Kwon J, Mohan K, Alimokhtari S. May 15~17, 2007. Air concentrations of volatile organic compounds along the trails. Meadowlands Symposium: Renewable Energy and Urban Wetlands, New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, Lyndhurst, NJ.
  10. Shin JY, Weisel CP, Kwon J, Lioy PJ, Artigas F. May 15~17, 2007. Baseline air concentrations of particulate matter, elemental and organic carbon and volatile organic compounds in the Meadowlands. Meadowlands Symposium: Renewable Energy and Urban Wetlands, New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
  11. Polidori A et al. (coauthor). 2006. Effect of source proximity on residential outdoor concentrations of PM2.5 and its carbonaceous components. 7th International Aerosol Conference, American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR), St. Paul, Minnesota.
  12. Kwon J, Korn L, Turpin BJ, Zhang J, Weisel C. October 17-21, 2004. Effect of proximity on ambient air concentration adjacent to residences in Elizabeth, NJ determined within the RIOPA study. 14th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Philadelphia, PA.
  13. Liu W, Zhang J, Weisel C, Kwon J, Zhang L, Harrington R, Korn L. October 17-21, 2004. Residential outdoor levels and potential sources of carbonyl compounds in a New Jersey urban area. 14th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Philadelphia, PA.
  14. Polidori A et al. (coauthor). March 31-April 3, 2003. Indoor and outdoor organic PM2.5: Analysis of RIOPA data. American Association for Aerosol Research, PM Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  15. Weisel CP, et al. (coauthor). August 11-15, 2002. Influence of mobile sources on ambient and personal air: Evaluation within the RIOPA study. 12th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), 14th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  16. Turpin BJ, et al. (coauthor). April 28-30, 2002. Contributions of outdoor PM2.5 sources on indoor concentrations and personal exposures: Results from RIOPA. Air Pollution: Integrating Exposure and Effects, HEI Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  17. Zhang J, et al. (coauthor). April 28-30, 2002. Aldehydes and ketones in residences, inside vehicles, and personal exposure: Results from RIOPA study. Air Pollution: Integrating Exposure and Effects, HEI Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
  18. Kwon J, Weisel CP, Turpin BJ, Zhang J et al. November 4-8, 2001. Development and management of a relational database for the RIOPA study. 11th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Charleston, SC.
  19. Weisel CP, et al. (coauthor). November 4-8, 2001. Influence of ambient air sources on VOC exposure in NJ in the RIOPA study. 11th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis, Charleston, SC.
  20. Meng QY, et al. (coauthor). March 31-April 3, 2003. Analysis of indoor, outdoor and personal PM2.5 species to access the sources of exposure: results from RIOPA. American Association for Aerosol Research, PM Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  21. Reff A, et al. (coauthor). March 31-April 3, 2003. Mechanistic analysis of FTIR spectra from outdoor, indoor and personal PM2.5 samples collected during RIOPA. American Association for Aerosol Research, PM Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.
  22. Meng QY, et al. (coauthor). August 11-15, 2002. Influence of outdoor sources on indoor and personal fine particle concentrations: Analyses of RIOPA data. 12th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), 14th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), Vancouver, BC, Canada.  
  23. Naumova Y, et al. (coauthor). November 4-8, 2001. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in indoor and outdoor air from RIOPA. 11th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Charleston, SC.
  24. Meng QY, et al. (coauthor). November 4-8, 2001. Urban indoor and outdoor concentrations and personal exposure to PM2.5: Mass concentrations and implications from the RIOPA study. 11th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Charleston, SC.  
  25. Weisel CP, et al. (coauthor). October 24-27, 2000. Influence of ambient air on VOC indoor air concentrations within the RIOPA study. 10th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Monterey, CA.
  26. Turpin BJ, Alimokhtari S, Kwon J et al. October 24-27, 2000. Indoor, outdoor, and personal fine particulate matter during RIOPA. 10th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Monterey, CA.
  27. Morandi MT, et al. (coauthor). October 24-27, 2000. Relationship between indoor, outdoor and personal air concentrations of VOCs in the RIOPA study. 10th Annual Meeting, International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA), Monterey, CA.  
  28. Cowan RM, Kwon J. 1999. Aerobic biodegradation of ethylene glycol ethers. The 31st Annual meeting, Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
  29. Kwon J, Roh M, Yoo S, Yu J. Saccharification using pullulanase from Klebsiella pneumoniae NFB-320. May 30, 1992. Annual Symposium, Korean Society of Food Science and Technology, Masan, Korea.

Awards and Honors

2007    Fellowship Award, Postdoctoral Certificate Training, University of Texas, Houston, TX

2010    Research Training Award, Texas ERC, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Memberships

  • International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, since 2011
  • Air & Waste Management Association, South West Section, Gulf Coast Chapter, since 2009
  • Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association in America, since 2009
  • American Chemical Society, 1998 ~ 2007, Analytical Chemistry Division
  • Air & Waste Management Association, 2000 ~2005, Mid Atlantic States Section, Central & Northern NJ Chapter
  • International Society of Exposure Sciences (Analysis) since 2001
  • The New York Academy of Sciences, 2005 ~ 2006

Peer Reviewer Activities

  • Science of the Total Environment
  • TheNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pilot Grant reviewer for 2010/2011
  • Journal of Air and Waste Management Association
  • International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine