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
• Health effects of chronic exposure to hydrogen sulfide
• Health effects of biomass smoke exposure in developing countries
• Neurologic and reproductive effects of n-hexane exposure
• Health effects of inorganic arsenic in drinking water
• Cancer in firefighters
• Effects of mercury exposure from dental amalgams

 Key Publications

• Pokhrel AK, Bates MN, Verma SC, Joshi  HS, Sreeramareddy CT, Smith KR. (2010). Tuberculosis and Indoor Biomass and Kerosene Use in Nepal: A Case-control Study.  Environ Health Persp;118:558-564.
• Bates M.N., Khalakdina A., Pai M., Chang L., Lessa F., Smith K.R. (2007). The risk of tuberculosis from exposure to tobacco smoke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med; 167:335-342.
• Bates M.N., Garrett N., Shoemack P. (2002). Investigation of health effects of hydrogen sulfide from a geothermal source. Arch Environ Health; 57:405-411.
 Bates M.N., Fawcett J., Garrett N., Cutress T., Kjellstrom T. (2004). Health effects of dental amalgam exposure: a retrospective cohort study. Int J Epidemiol, 33: 894-901.
 Bates M.N., Rey O.A., Biggs M.L., Hopenhayn C., Moore L.E., Kalman D., Steinmaus C., Smith A.H. (2004). Case-control study of bladder cancer and exposure to arsenic in Argentina. Amer J Epidemiol; 159:381-9.
• Bates M.N., Fawcett J., Garrett N., Arnold R., Pearce N., Woodward A. (2001). Is testicular cancer an occupational disease of fire fighters? Amer J Indust Med 40:263-70.

• Epidemiologic Methods I (Summer) (UCB)
• Global Health and Environment Program (Associate Director) (UCB)