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

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

• 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