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.
Commentary: Air-conditioning as a risk for increased use of health services." International Journal of Epidemiology 33 (2004): 1123-1126. "
Environmental Risk Factors and Work-Related Lower Respiratory Symptoms in 80 Office Buildings: An Exploratory Analysis of NIOSH Data." American Journal of Industrial Medicine 43, no. 6 (2003): 630-641. "
Indices for IEQ and building-related symptoms." Indoor Air 13 (2003): 364-368. "
A priority agenda for energy-related indoor environmental quality research In Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2002 Conference, Monterey, CA. Vol. 2. Indoor Air 2002, Santa Cruz, CA, 2002.
Building-related risk factors and work-related lower respiratory symptoms in 80 office building In Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2002 Conference, Monterey, CA. Vol. 1. Indoor Air 2002, Santa Cruz, CA, 2002.
Do Indoor Environments in Schools Influence Student Performance? A Review of the Literature In Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2002 Conference, Monterey, CA. Vol. 1. Indoor Air 2002, Santa Cruz, CA, 2002.
Improving the health of workers in indoor environments: priority research needs for a national occupational research agenda." Am J Public Health 92, no. 9 (2002): 1430-1440. "
Indoor Particles and Symptoms Among Office Workers: Results from a Double-Blind Cross-Over Study." Epidemiology 13, no. 3 (2002): 296-304. "