University of California
Michael Bates

Michael N. Bates, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Divisions of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Office: 510-643-1627 | Mobile: 510-504-5424
Fax: 510-642-5815

UC Berkeley, School of Public Health Faculty Page
Michael Bates' website
CHEERS Project
BASS Project
Current Research Interests
•Environmental and occupational epidemiology
•Health effects of exposure to household air pollution in developing countries
•Health risks of long-term, low-level exposure to hydrogen sulfide
•Cancer risks in firefighters
•Safety of dental amalgams

 Key Publications

Bates MN, Crane J, Balmes JR, Garrett N.  Investigation of hydrogen sulfide exposure and lung function, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a geothermal area of New Zealand.  PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0122062.

Bates MN, Garrett N, Crane J; Balmes J.  Associations of Ambient Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure with Self-Reported Asthma and Asthma Symptoms. Environ Research.  2013;122:81-87.

Bates MN, Chandyo RK, Valentiner-Branth P, Pokhrel AK, Mathisen M, Basnet S, Shrestha PS, Strand TA,  Smith KR.  Childhood acute lower respiratory infection and household fuel use in Bhaktapur, Nepal.  Environ Health Persp. 2013;121(5):637-42.

Pokhrel AK, Bates MN, Shrestha SP, Bailey IL, Dimartino RB, Smith KR.  Biomass Stoves and Lens Opacity and Cataract in Nepalese Women.  Optom Vis Sci. 2013; 90:257-68.

Epstein MB, Bates MN, Arora NK, Balakrishnan K, Jack DW, Smith KR.  Household fuels, low birth weight, and neonatal death in India: The separate impacts of biomass, kerosene, and coal. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.  2013; 216:523-32.

Lam N, Smith KR, Gauthier A, Bates MN.  Kerosene: a review of household uses and their hazards in low- and middle-income countries.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B.  2012 15:396–432.

Carlton  EJ, Bates MN, Zhong B, Seto EYW, Spear RC.  Evaluation of Mammalian and Intermediate Host Surveillance Methods for Detecting Schistosomiasis Reemergence in Southwest China. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.  2011; 5(3):e987.

Bates MN. Dental amalgam fillings: a source of mercury exposure. In: Nriagu JO (ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, volume 2, 2011; pp. 11–20 Burlington: Elsevier.

Pokhrel AK, Bates MN, Verma SC, Joshi  HS, Sreeramareddy CT, Smith KR. Tuberculosis and Indoor Biomass and Kerosene Use in Nepal: A Case-control Study.  Environ Health Persp 2010; 118:558-564.

•PH250A: Epidemiologic Methods I (Summer) (UCB)
•PHW250: Epidemiologic Methods I (Online, Fall) (UCB)
•Global Health and Environment Program (Associate Director) (UCB)