Dele Ogunseitan

Professor of Public Health & Professor of Social Ecology

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

Certificate, Harvard School of Public Health, Teaching By Case Method

Phone: (949) 824-6350, 0611

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
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. 93:359-360. doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.142307.
  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.
  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.
  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:
  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.
  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.
  Ogunseitan, O.A.(Editor) 2011. Green Health. 584 pages. Sage Publications, Inc. ISBN: 9781412974592.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2010. Green Bridge over Troubled Media (Book Review). Journal of Industrial Ecology. 14:860 – 861.
  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
  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.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2005. Topophilia and the Quality of Life. Environmental Health Perspectives. 113:143-148.
  Ogunseitan, O.A. 2005. Microbial Diversity. (Foreword by Lynn Margulis). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, England. 308 pages. ISBN 0632047089.
  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. 1995. Bacterial genetic exchange in nature. Science Progress. 78 (3): 183 204.
Grants 2010 - 2015 - 2019: Director of Research Education, Training, Career Development and Workforce, including predoctoral TL1 and postdoctoral KL2 training fellowships - for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. NIH $20 Million (2010-2015) UL1 TR000153; and $19 Million (2015-2019) - 1UL1TR001414-01, 1TL1TR001415-01 and 1KL2TR001416-01.
2014 - 2017: Principal Contractor - Evaluation - Orange County Partnerships to Improve Health in Communities (OC-PICH) - Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Community Action Partnerships of Orange County - $4.2 Million - 1U58DP005861-01.
2014 - 2015: Principal Investigator - Selecting Materials to Achieve Reduced Toxicity (SMART) Products - University of California Office of the President - Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives.$20,000.
2014 - 2015: Principal Investigator (UC Irvine) - Implementation of AB-1879 - California Safer Consumer Products Regulations - California Department of Toxic Substances Control - $86,000.
2014 - 2017: Co-investigator - Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (NIH-BEST) - UC Irvine Graduate Professional Success (GPS-Biomed). $1.71 Million. 1DP7OD020321-01.
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

Environmental Toxicology

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 09/19/2015