Mark Mendell, Ph.D., is currently a Staff Scientist/Epidemiologist in the Indoor Environment Group at ETA, and an Air Pollution Research Specialist at the California Department of Public Health. Dr. Mendell is on the editorial board of the journal Indoor Air and a member of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences. He was formerly at the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, where he was head of the National Occupational Research Agenda Team on Indoor Environments. Dr. Mendell holds a BA from Cornell University; a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon; and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Public Health. Dr. Mendell has worked for 20 years in the field of environmental epidemiology, focused on health effects related to indoor environments in buildings. His work includes field research to help understand relationships between specific factors and conditions in buildings and health effects in occupants, and critical reviews of the literature that summarize what we know, how well we know it, and what we do not know, about specific environment/health relationships in buildings. His research interests include health risks associated with buildings, ventilation systems, moisture, and microbial growth; effects of indoor environments in schools on health and performance of students, and effects of indoor chemical exposures in residences on asthma and allergies.
William Fisk, Anna Mirer, and Mark Mendell
Journal and Editorial Board Memberships
Indoor Air, Editorial Board
"Evaluation of the Indoor Air Quality Minimum Ventilation Rate Procedure for Use in California Retail Buildings." Indoor Air 25 (2014) 93-104. .
"Association of Classroom Ventilation with Reduced Illness Absence: A Prospective Study in California Elementary Schools." Indoor Air 23.6 (2013) 515-528. LBNL-6259E. .
"Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Higher Levels of CO2 May Diminish Decision Making Performance." ASHRAE Journal 55.3 (2013) 84-85. LBNL-6148E. .
Evaluation of the Indoor Air Quality Procedure for Use in Retail Buildings. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013. LBNL-6079E. .
"Is CO2 an Indoor Pollutant? Direct Effects of Low-to-Moderate CO2 Concentrations on Human Decision-Making Performance." Environmental Health Perspectives 120.12 (2012) 1671-1677. LBNL-6196E. .
Demand Controlled Ventilation and Classroom Ventilation. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2012. LBNL-6563E. .
"Impact of CO2 on human decision making and productivity." Indoor Air 2011. Austin, TX, 2011. .
"Respiratory and Allergic Health Effects of Dampness, Mold, and Dampness-Related Agents: A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence." Environmental Health Perspectives 119.6 (2011) 748-756. .
Final Report: Balancing energy conservation and occupant needs in ventilation rate standards for “Big Box” stores in California: predicted indoor air quality and energy consumption using a matrix of ventilation scenarios. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. LBNL-5551E. .
"Association of residential dampness and mold with respiratory tract infections and bronchitis: a meta analysis." Environmental Health 9.72 (2010). .
Development and Field-Testing of a Study Protocol, including a Web-Based Occupant Survey Tool, for Use in Intervention Studies of Indoor Environmental Quality. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. .
"Health Effects Associated with Dampness and Mould." WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould. . Scherfigsvej Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2009. 63-92. .
"Indoor Thermal Factors and Symptoms in Office Workers: Findings from the U.S. EPA BASE Study." Indoor Air 19.4 (2009) 291-302. LBNL-2083E. .
"Ozone Removal by Filters Containing Activated Carbon: a Pilot Study." Proceedings of the Healthy Buildings 2009 Conference 2009. LBNL-NTBS. .
"Quantitative relationship of sick building syndrome symptoms with ventilation rates." Indoor Air 19 (2009) 159-165. .
"Air Filter Materials, Outdoor Ozone and Building-Related Symptoms in the BASE Study." Indoor Air 18 (2008) 144-155. .
"Quantification of the association of ventilation rates with sick building syndrome symptoms." Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2008 2008. .
"Outdoor Ozone and Building Related Symptoms in the BASE Study." Indoor Air 18 (2008) 156-170. LBNL-62419. .