Adjunct Professor of Industrial Hygiene
School of Public Health
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
510-643-6914 Fax: 510-642-5815
Developed a statistical model incorporating variability in work habits among workers and for an individual worker from day to day to achieve better respiratory protection for workers. Federal OSHA incorporated this framework for analyzing data and deriving assigned protection factors into their final rule on respiratory protection.
Current Research Interests
Mathematical modeling of contaminant emission and dispersion in indoor air
Microbial risk assessment
Nicas M, Seto E. 1997. A simulation model for occupational tuberculosis transmission. Risk Analysis 17(5):606-16.
Nicas M. 1996. An analytical framework for relating dose, risk and incidence: an application to occupational tuberculosis infection. Risk Analysis 16(4):527-38.
Nicas M, Sprinson JE, Royce SE, Harrison RJ, Macher JM. 1993. Isolation rooms for tuberculosis control. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 14(11):619-22.
Nicas M, Spear RC. 1992. Application of mathematical modeling for ethylene oxide exposure assessment. Appl Occup Environ Hyg 7(11):744-48.
Nicas M, Spear RC. 1992. A probability model for assessing exposure among respirator wearers: part II- overexposure to chronic versus acute toxicants. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 53(7):419-26.
PH 270A, Exposure Assessment and Control
Fellow, American Industrial Hygiene Association