Areas of Expertise: Environmental Exposure to Chemical and Microbiological Hazards, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
UAC Courses: Environmental & Biological Science in Public Health (PBHLT 6700), Practical Data Analysis (PBHLT 6958)
Jim VanDerslice is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and the Associate Chief of Research in the Division of Public Health at the University of Utah. He was the Program Director of the MPH Program at the University of Texas-Houston, School of Public Health, El Paso, Texas where he participated in their CEPH accreditation. Has been active in the Division of Public Health policies, mission, vision, goals and objectives, program competencies, and preparation for their seven year reaccreditation.
Prior to joining the Washington State health department, he taught environmental health at the University of Texas, School of Public Health, and was the Assistant Dean for the El Paso campus for two years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Humboldt State University (California), and his Master’s and Doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Environmental Sciences and Engineering with a minor in Epidemiology. His doctoral work focused on the risk of diarrheal disease among Filipino infants from drinking water contamination and poor sanitary conditions.
He plans on continuing his research into exposures via drinking water and foods, and looks forward to working across the Department to foster multi-disciplinary research.