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Oladele A. Ogunseitan

Professor of Public Health & Professor of Social Ecology

Director, Lead Campus on Green Materials - UC Toxic Substances Research & Teaching Program (2008-2011)

Chair, Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention
Public Health

Ph.D., University of Tennessee

M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Health Science

Certificate, University of California, Berkeley, International Health

Phone: (949) 824-6350, 0611
Email: Oladele.Ogunseitan@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
1360 SE II
2080 AIRB
Mail Code: 3957
Irvine, CA 92697

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Global health and development; Toxic environmental pollution; Microbial diversity and ecological functions
URLs Social Ecology
Industrial Ecology
Microbial Diversity
African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
Oladele Ogunseitan on E-Waste (UCI-Youtube)
Multicultural Environmental Leadership Initiative (MELDI) - Interview with Ogunseitan
Macy Foundation Fellow (1998 - 2000)

UNESCO/ASM Visiting Fellow (1999-2000)

AT&T Industrial Ecology Faculty Fellow (2002 - 2004)

Professor of the Year Award for Social Ecology (2002)

Distinguished Service Award, American Society for Microbiology (2005)

President’s Award: American Society for Civil Engineering (Orange County Chapter) (2006)

Excellence in Teaching Award - UCI 14th Annual Celebration of Teaching (2007)

Best Publication Award - UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program (2007)

Exceptional Mentoring Award – Associated Graduate Students of UC Irvine (2007)

Outstanding Mentor - American Society for Microbiology - Minority Mentoring Program (2011)

Leadership ACE Award - OpenCourseWare Consortium (2012)

Outstanding Contribution to the Health and Human Services Sector of Orange County -
2-1-1 Orange County and Certificate of Recognition from California Legislature (May 2012)
Appointments Faculty Fellow (1999-2000) Kennedy School of Government. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Institute Faculty (2004) International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.

Investigator (1999 - 2000) Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
I have three ongoing research programs. I am interested in the environmental and human health effects of industrial development with respect to pollution prevention and remediation. My laboratory is focused on the microbiological basis of pollutant detection and elimination. My research in industrial ecology is focused on interdisciplinary approaches to environmentally-benign product design and life cycle assessment of materials that affect human health and the environment. My work in the interface of heath and development is focused on understanding the burden of diseases associated with environmental pollution and specific industrial development projects.
Publications Ogunseitan, O.A. 2015. The Asbestos Paradox: Global Gaps in the Translational Science of Disease Prevention. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. In Press - http://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/BLT.14.142307.pdf.
  Chen, M., P. Jiang, H. Chen, O.A. Ogunseitan & Y. Li (2015): Leaching Assessments of Toxic Metals in Waste Plasma Display Panel Glass, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2015.1016634
  Hibbert, K. and O.A. Ogunseitan*. 2014. Risks of Toxic Ash from Artisanal Mining of Discarded Cellphones. Journal of Hazardous Materials. Volume 278, pages 1 - 7.
  Renella, G., O.A. Ogunseitan, L. Giagnoni, and M. Arenella. 2014. Environmental proteomics: a long march in the pedosphere. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 69: 34 - 37.
  Ogunseitan, O.A., J. M. Allgood, and S. Hammel and J.M. Schoenung. 2013. Translating the Materials Genome Into Safer Consumer Products. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (22):12625–12627. DOI: 10.1021/es4040864.
  Caiozzo, V., D.M. Cooper, S. Cramer, P. Galassetti, R. Mulnard, D. Nguyen, D. Ogunseitan, E. Olshansky, A. Pontello, and M. Schneider. 2014. The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at UC Irvine: Building an Inquisitive Environment Where Everything Is Questioned and There Is No Status Quo. Clinical and Translational Science. DOI: 10.1111/cts.12177.
  Rafiei, H.R., M. Shirvani and O.A. Ogunseitan. 2014. Removal of lead from aqueous solutions by a poly(acrylic acid)/bentonite nano composite. Applied Water Science. DOI 10.1007/s13201-014-0228-0.
  Shirvani M., Farajollahi E., Bakhtiari S., and Ogunseitan O.A. 2013. Mobility and efficacy of 2,4-D herbicide from slow-release delivery systems based on organo-zeolite and organo-bentonite complexes. J Environ Sci Health B. 2014;49(4):255-62. doi: 10.1080/03601234.2014.868275.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2013. The Basel Convention and E-Waste: Translation of Scientific Uncertainty to Protective Policy. The Lancet Global Health, 1(6): e313- e314. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(13)70110-4.
  Chen, M., J. Wang, H. Chen, O.A. Ogunseitan, M. Zhang, H. Zang, and J. Hu. 2013. Electronic waste disassembly with industrial waste heat. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (21): 12409–12416. DOI: 10.1021/es402102t.
  Ogunseitan, O.A., C.W. Lam and J.M. Schoenung. 2013. Selecting Materials to Achieve Reduced-Toxicity Products (SMART-Products). Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, SETAC-GLOBE, Volume 14, Issue 9:http://globe.setac.org/2013/september/reduced-toxicity-products.html
  Park, S.J., O.A. Ogunseitan, and R.P. Lejano. 2014. Dempster-Shafer Theory Applied to Regulatory Decision-Making for Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 10(1):12-21. DOI: 10.1002/ieam.1460.
  Eisenberg, D.A., Y. Mengjing, C.W. Lam, O.A.Ogunseitan, and J.M. Schoenung. 2013. Comparative Alternative Materials Assessment to Screen Toxicity Hazards in the Life Cycle of CIGS Thin Film Photovoltaics. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 260:534 – 542. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.06.007.
  Kang, D., M. Chen, and O.A. Ogunseitan. 2013. Potential environmental and human health impacts of rechargeable lithium batteries in electronic waste. Environmental Science & Technology, 21;47(10):5495-5503. doi: 10.1021/es400614y.

- Featured in Science Editor's Choice: 24 MAY 2013. VOL 340, ISSUE 6135, PAGE 902
  Lim, S-R., D. Kang, O.A. Ogunseitan, and J.M. Schoenung. 2013. Potential Environmental Impacts from the Metals in Incandescent, Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL), and Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Bulbs. Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es302886m.

- Featured in Science, Editor's Choice - 25 January 2013: 375.
  Lam, C., Lim, S.R., O.A. Ogunseitan, A.A. Shapiro, J-D.M. Saphores, A. Brock, and J.M. Schoenung (2013) Integrating Toxicity Reduction Strategies for Materials and Components into Product Design: A Case Study on Utility Meters. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 9 (2) 319-328. DOI: 10.1002/ieam.1384.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. and J.M. Schoenung. 2012. Human health and ecotoxicological considerations in materials selection for sustainable product development. Materials Research Society – Bulletin, volume 37: 356 - 363.
  Lam, C.W., M.P. Aguirre, K. Schischke, N.F. Nissen, O.A. Ogunseitan, and J.M. Schoenung. 2012. International Harmonization of Models for Selecting Less Toxic Chemical Alternatives: Effect of Regulatory Disparities in the US and Europe. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 8 (4): 723 - 730. DOI 10.1002/ieam.1305.
  Gunwoo Lee, Soyoung (Iris) You, Stephen G. Ritchie, Jean-Daniel Saphores, R. Jayakrishnan, Oladele Ogunseitan (2012) Assessing Air Quality and Health Benefits of the Clean Truck Program in the Alameda Corridor, California. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 46: 1177 - 1193.
  Saphores, J-D.M., O.A. Ogunseitan, A.A. Shapiro. 2012. Willingness to engage in pro-environmental behavior: An analysis of e-waste recycling based on a national survey of U.S. households. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 60:49-63.
  Ogunseitan OA (2011) WHO-QOL Instrument and Environmental Health Assessment. In: Nriagu JO (ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, volume 5, pp. 769–776 Burlington: Elsevier.
  Lim, S-R., D. Kang, O.A. Ogunseitan, and J. M. Schoenung. 2011. Potential Environmental Impacts of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs): Metallic Resources, Toxicity, and Hazardous Waste Classification. Environmental Science and Technology. 45 (1), pp 320–327.
  Canizares-Gonzalez, R., E. Benitez, and O.A. Ogunseitan*. 2011. Molecular analyses of Beta-glucosidase diversity and function in soil. European Journal of Soil Biology, 47: 1 - 8.
  Schoenung, J.M., O.A. Ogunseitan, J.-M. Saphores, and A.A. Shapiro. 2005. Adopting lead-free electronics: Knowledge gaps and policy differences. Journal of Industrial Ecology 8 (4):59-85.
  Ogunseitan, O.A.(Editor) 2011. Green Health. 584 pages. Sage Publications, Inc. ISBN: 9781412974592.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2003. Framing environmental change in Africa: Cross-scale institutional constraints on progressing from rhetoric to action against vulnerability. Global Environmental Change 13:101-111.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2010. Green Bridge over Troubled Media (Book Review). Journal of Industrial Ecology. 14:860 – 861.
  Solomon, G., O.A. Ogunseitan, and J. Kirsch. 2000. Pesticides and Human Health: A Resource for Health Care Professionals. 60 Pages. Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles and Californians for Pesticide Reform, San Francisco.
  Ogunseitan, O.A., Schoenung, J.M., Saphores, J-D.M., and Shapiro, A.A. 2009. The Electronics Revolution: From E-Wonderland to E-Wasteland. Science, 326: 670 - 671
  Pollack, K., Balazs, K., and *Ogunseitan. O.A. 2009. Proteomic Assessment of Caffeine Effects on Coral Endosymbionts. Environmental Science & Technology. 43 (6): 2085–2091.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2008. Genetic transduction in freshwater ecosystems. Freshwater Biology. 53 (6): 1228 - 1239.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2007. Public Health and Environmental Benefits of Adopting Lead-Free Solders. JOM: Journal of Minerals, Metals and Materials. 59(7): 12 – 17.
  Chern, E. C., D.W. Tsai, and O.A. Ogunseitan*. 2007. Deposition of Glomalin-Related Soil Proteins and Sequestered Toxic Metals into Watersheds. Environmental Science and Technology. 42:3566 – 3572.
  Lincoln, J.D., O.A. Ogunseitan*, J.-D. Saphores, and A.A. Shapiro. 2007. Leaching Assessments of Hazardous Materials in Cellular Telephones. Environmental Science and Technology, 41 (7), 2572 -2578.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2005. Microbial Diversity. (Foreword by Lynn Margulis). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, England. 308 pages. ISBN 0632047089.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2005. Topophilia and the Quality of Life. Environmental Health Perspectives. 113:143-148.
Grant 2010 - 2015. Director of Research Education, Training and Career Development, including predoctoral TL1 and postdoctoral KL2 training fellowships - for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. NIH $20 Million UL1 TR000153. 2009 - 2012. Co-Director, Framework Program in Global Health. NIH Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences. 2008 - 2011. Principal Investigator and Director. Research and Education in Green Materials. UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program. $810,000 Direct Costs. 2005-2011. Principal Investigator. Engineering Environmentally-benign Electronics: Convergent Optimization of Materials Use, Consumer Participation, and Government Regulation. NSF $1,500,000. 2002-2005. Principal Investigator. Biocomplex Dimensions of Industrial Ecology: Sectoral Trade-offs in the Management of Toxic Metals Used in Electronics Products. National Science Foundation. $125,000. 2002-2005. Principal Investigator. Managing Toxic Metals in Electronics Waste: Future Implications of Alternative Policies for the Health, Environment, and Economy Sectors in California. $150,000. Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program. 2003-2006. Co-Principal Investigator. The Industrial Ecology of the Urban/Ocean Interface: A Systems Perspective on the Optimization of Best Management Practices. USC Sea Grant Program. $160,000.
International Society for Industrial Ecology
American Society for Microbiology
American Public Health Association
Sigma Xi
The Minerals Metals and Materials Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Other Experience Member
Academic Senate Committee on Courses 1994—1997

Undeclared, Unaffiliated Students Advisory Board 2001—2003

Member (Chair, 2005-2006)
Academic Senate Council on Academic Personnel 2003—2006

California Green Ribbon Science Panel 2009—2012

Academic Senate Committee on Committees 2009—2012

Member, Hoover Medal Board of Award

Board of Directors
UC Global Health Institute 2014

Vice Chair
Materials and Society Committee - The Minerals Metals and Materials Society 2013—2014

Expert Panelist
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) 2014

Board of Directors
Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health 2013—2015

Graduate Programs Public Health

Research Centers Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Global Health Research, Education and Translation (GHREAT)
University of California Global Health Institute
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Last updated 03/06/2015