Timothy Takaro

Clinical Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences


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Research Interests

Dr. Takaro's primary research areas focus on disease susceptibility factors in environmental and occupational health, particularly inflammatory lung conditions, including asthma, chronic beryllium disease and asbestosis. His approach as a researcher and physician has been to try to link laboratory biomarker innovations with public health practice including community-based interventions. Over the past several years Dr. Takaro has been investigating human health effects of climate change and adaptive capacity with a focus on potable water.


MPH Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1985

MS Toxicology, University of Washington, 1996

In the News

Iraq city with soaring child cancer gets new hospital
Google News, 10/22/2010

Home cure for asthmatics removes 'triggers'
The Vancouver Sun, 06/09/2008