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.
Journal Editorial Board Memberships
Indoor Air , Editorial Board
Causes and prevention of symptom complaints in office buildings: Distilling the experience of indoor environmental quality investigators." Facilities 24, no. 11/12 (2006): 436-444. "
Indicators of moisture and microbial contamination in U.S. office buildings as risk factors for respiratory and mucous membrane symptoms: analyses of the EPA BASE data." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 3, no. 5 (2006): 225-233. "
Indoor Environmental Risk Factors for Occupant Symptoms in 100 U.S. Office Buildings: Summary of Three Analyses from the EPA BASE Study In Healthy Buildings 2006 Conference. Vol. 111. Lisbon, Portugal, 2006.
Indoor Residential Chemical Exposures as Risk Factors for Asthma and Allergy in Infants and Children: A Review In Proceedings of Healthy Buildings 2006 Conference. Vol. 1. Lisbon, Portugal, 2006.
Causes and prevention of symptom complaints in office buildings: distilling the experience of indoor environmental quality investigations In Proceedings of Indoor Air 2005. Beijing, China, 2005.
Do Indoor Pollutants and Thermal Conditions in Schools Influence Student Performance? A Critical Review of the Literature." Indoor Air 2005 15 (2005): 27-52. "
Estimated Ventilation Rates and Work-Related Symptoms in U.S. Office Buildings - The Base Study In 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Edited by Quanhong Lei. Vol. 5(6). Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press, 2005.
Indicators Of Moisture And Ventilation System Contamination In U.S. Office Buildings as Risk Factors for Respiratory and Mucous Membrane Symptoms: Analyses of the EPA Base Data In 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Edited by Quanhong Lei. Vol. 5(6). Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press, 2005.
Outdoor Air Ventilation and Work-Related Symptoms in U.S. Office Buildings - Results from the Base Study, Edited by Quanhong Lei. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2005.
A Summary of Scientific Findings on Adverse Effects of Indoor Environments on Students' Health, Academic Performance and Attendance.. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2004.