University of California
Mark Nicas, PhD, MPH, CIH

Mark Nicas, PhD, MPH, CIH

Emeritus Adjunct Professor
School of Public Health
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
mnicas@berkeley.edu
510-643-6914

Current Research Interests
Mathematical modeling of contaminant emission and dispersion in indoor air

Key Publications
Nicas M (2016): The Near Field/Far Field Model with Constant Application of Chemical Mass and Exponentially Decreasing Emission of the Mass Applied, J. Occup. Environ. Hyg.13:519-528

Jones RM and M Nicas (2014): Experimental Evaluation of a Markov Multi-Zone Model of Particulate Contaminant Transport, Ann. Occup. Hyg. 58:1032-1045

RM Jones and M Nicas (2009): Experimental Determination of Supermicrometer Particle Fate Subsequent to a Point Release within a Room under Natural and Forced Mixing, Aerosol Science Technol. 43:921-938

Nicas M and RM Jones (2009): Relative Contributions of Four Exposure Pathways to Influenza Infection Risk, Risk Analysis 29:1292-1303

Nicas M and J Neuhaus (2008): Predicting Benzene Vapor Concentrations with a Near Field/Far Field Model, J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 5:559-568

Nicas M and D Best (2008): A Study Quantifying the Hand-to-Face Contact Rate and Its Potential Application to Predicting Respiratory Tract Infection, J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 5:347-352

Nicas M (2005): Use of a Probabilistic Infectious Dose Model for Estimating Airborne Pathogen Infection Risk: Application to Respiratory Protection, J. Int. Soc. Respir. Prot. 22:24-37

Nicas M, W Nazaroff and A Hubbard (2005): Toward Understanding the Risk of Secondary Airborne Infection: Emission of Respirable Pathogens, J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 2:134-145

Nicas M and J Neuhaus (2004): Variability in Respiratory Protection and the Assigned Protection Factor, J. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 1: 99-109

Nicas M (2001): Modeling Turbulent Diffusion and Advection of Indoor Air Contaminants by Markov Chains, Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 62:149-158

Honors
• Indoor Environmental Quality Committee Best Paper Award, J. Occup. Environ. Hyg., 2005
• John M. White Award for Best Paper on Respiratory Protection, J. Occup. Environ. Hyg., 2004
• Fellow, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), 2003
• Gaspar de Portolà Catalan Scholar Exchange Program, Barcelona, Spain, 2003
• Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award, AIHA, 2001
• John M. White Award for Best Paper on Respiratory Protection, AIHA Journal, 1992
• Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society Award for Best Paper, AIHA Journal, 1991

Current Professional Activites
• Member, Green Ribbon Science Panel, Department of Toxic Substances Control, CalEPA, May 2016 – April 2019
• Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2016 – 2018
• Editor in Chief, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2010 to present
• Member, AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee, 1991 to present