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  • Foran, J. and A. Griggs. 2016 (in press). Water Contamination and Treatment. In Occupational and Environmental Health, edited by B.S. Levy, D.H. Wegman, S.L. Baron and R.L. Sokas. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins.

  • Graff, C.J. and J. Foran. 2015. Intellectual disabilities and the environment. In Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan, edited by I.L. Rubin, J. Derrick, D.E. Greydanus and D.R. Patel. Switzerland: Springer International.

  • Foran, J. and C. Jia. 2013. Jurisdictional inconsistencies in the management of contaminated fish consumption. J. Health and Human Services Admin 36: 102-121.

  • Jia, C. and J. Foran. 2013. Air toxics concentrations, source identification, and health risks: An air pollution hot spot in Southwest Memphis, TN. Atmospheric Environment 81: 112-116.

  • Chaisson, A., C. Chaisson, C. Franklin, R. Sheldon, L. Zender, J. Foran and. 2012. A Community-based application of software to conduct a probabilistic assessment of exposure to contaminants in indigenous foods. Environmental Justice 5: 306-311.

  • Foran, J. 2011. Controlling Water Pollutants. In Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures. , edited by J. Selendy. Wiley-Blackwell Pub. Hoboken, NJ, USA.

  • Foran, J. 2011. Water Contamination and Treatment. In Occupational and Environmental Health. , edited by B.S. Levy, D.H. Wegman, S.L. Baron and R.K. Sokas. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  • Foran, J., A. DeWeese, N. Kmiecik, M. Hudson and. 2010. Probabilistic estimates of exposure and risk reduction associated with targeted fish consumption advice for Anishinaabe tribal members. J. Environ. Public health 2010.

  • DeWeese, A., N. Kmiecik, E. Chiriboga and J. Foran. 2009. Risk- and cultural-based fish consumption advice for Anishinaabe in the 1837 and 1842 ceded territories of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Risk Analysis 29: 729-742.

  • Huang, X., R. Hites, J. Foran, C. Hamilton, B. Knuth, S. Schwager and D. Carpenter. 2006. Consumption advisories for salmon based on risk of cancer and noncancer health effects. Environmental Research: 263-274.

  • Foran, J., D. Carpenter, D. Good, M. Hamilton, R. Hites, B. Knuth and S. Schwager. 2006. Letters o the Editor. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 30: 438-439.

  • Foran, J., D. Good, D. Carpenter, M. Hamilton, B. Knuth and S. Schwager. 2005. Quantitative analysis of the benefits and risks of consuming farmed and wild salmon. Journal of Nutrition: 2639-2643.

  • Hamilton, M., R. Hites, S. Schwager, J. Foran, B. Knuth and D. Carpenter. 2005. Lipid composition and contaminants in farmed and wild salmon. Environmental Science & Technology: 8622-8629.

  • Foran, J., D. Carpenter, M. Hamilton, B. Knuth and S. Schwager. 2005. Risk-Based Consumption Advice for Farmed Atlantic and Wild Pacific Salmon Contaminated with Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds. Environmental Health Perspectives 113: 552-556.

  • Foran, J., D. Carpenter, M. Hamilton, B. Knuth and S. Schwager. 2005. Dioxin-Contaminated Farmed Salmon. Environmental Health Perspectives 113: 656-657.

  • Hites, R., J. Foran, D. Carpenter, M. Hamilton, B. Knuth and S. Schwager. 2004. Global assessment of organic contaminants in farmed salmon. Science (Washington D C): 226-229.

  • Hites, R., J. Foran, S. Schwager, B. Knuth, M. Hamilton and D. Carpenter. 2004. Global assessment of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in farmed and wild salmon. Environmental Science & Technology: 4945-4949.

  • Foran, J., R. Hites, D. Carpenter, M. Hamilton, A. Mathews-Amos and S. Schwager. 2004. survey of metals in tissues of farmed atlantic and wild pacific salmon. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: 2108-2110.

  • Cory-Slechta, D., K. Crofton, J. Foran, J. Ross, L. Sheets, B. Weisss and B. Mileson. 2001. Methods to Identify and Characterize Developmental Neurotoxicity for Human Health Risk Assessment. I. Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements 109: 79-91.

  • Foran, J. and T. Brosnan. 2000. Early warning systems for hazardous biological agents in potable water. Environmental Health Perspectives: 993-996.

  • Olin, S., D. Neumann, J. Foran and G. Scarano. 1997. Topics in cancer risk assessment. Environmental Health Perspectives: 117-126.

  • Neumann, D. and J. Foran. 1997. Assessing the risks associated with exposure to waterborne pathogens. Journal of Food Protection: 1426-1431.

  • Blair, A., J. Burg, J. Foran, H. Gibb, S. Greenland, R. Morris, G. Raabe, D. Savitz, J. Teta and D. Wartenberg. 1995. Guidelines for application of meta-analysis in environmental epidemiology. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: 189-197.

  • Seed, J., R. Brown, S. Olin and J. Foran. 1995. Chemical mixtures. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: 76-94.

  • Foran, Jeffery and. 1993. Regulating toxic substances in surface water. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

  • Foran, J. and B. Glenn. 1991. Reducing the health risks of sport fish. Issues in Science and Technology 8: 73.

  • Foran, J., M. Cox and D. Croxton. 1989. Sport Fish Consumption Advisories and Projected Cancer Risk in the Great Lakes Basin. American Journal of Public Health 79: 322-325.

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Educational Background

  • 1983 – Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Environmental Engineering Sciences)

  • 1979 – M.S., Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Aquatic Sciences)

  • 1975 – B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Zoology)

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  • Reducing mercury exposure and health risks associated with lifestyle and cultural practices of Anishanaabe in Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan

  • Contaminants in farmed and wild salmon: Sources, concentrations, and health risks.

  • Research to address scientific issues associated with implementation of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996

  • Identification and development of solutions to critical ecological and human health risk assessment issues associated with surface and ground water protection

  • Development of management protocols for hazardous chemicals, processes, and products in the Great Lakes basin

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