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
• 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