University of California
Mark Nicas, PhD, MPH, CIH

Mark Nicas, PhD, MPH, CIH

Associate Adjunct Professor Emeritus
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
• Microbial risk assessment
 
Key Publications

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

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

Honors
Editor in Chief, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2010 to present
Fellow, American Industrial Hygiene Association 2003
Gaspar de Portolà Catalan Scholar Exchange Program, Barcelona, Spain, 2003
Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award, AIHA, 2001
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
John M. White Award for Best Paper on Respiratory Protection, AIHA Journal, 1992
Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society Award for Best Paper, AIHA Journal, 1991