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
Ventilation rates and health." ASHRAE Journal 44 (2002): 56-58. "
Ventilation rates and health." ASHRAE Journal 44, no. 8 (2002): 56-58. "
Association of ventilation rates with health and other responses in commercial and institutional buildings In Healthy Buildings 2000 Conference. SIY Indoor Air Information, Oy Helsinki, Finland, 2000.
Characterization and Variability of Endotoxin and 3-Hydroxy Fatty Acids in an Office Building During a Particle Intervention Study." Indoor Air 10, no. 1 (2000): 2-12. "
Particle concentrations and sizes with normal and high efficiency filtration in a sealed air-conditioned office building." Aerosol Science & Technology 32 (2000): 527-544. "
Association of ventilation rates and CO2 -concentrations with health and other responses in commercial and institutional buildings." Indoor Air 9, no. 4 (1999): 26. "
Effects on Occupants of Enhanced Particle Filtration in a Non-Problem Office Environment: A Double-Blind Crossover Intervention Study." The American Journal of Industrial Medicine 36, no. Supplement 1 (1999): 55-57. "
Enhanced Particle Filtration in a Non-problem Office Building: Summary of Findings from a Double Blind Crossover Intervention Study In Indoor Air’99. Vol. 4. Proceedings of Indoor Air’99 4. London, England, 1999.
Enhanced particle filtration in a non-problem office environment: Preliminary results from a double-blind crossover intervention study." American Journal of Industrial Medicine Supplement 36, no. Supplement 1 (1999): 55-57. "
Particle Concentrations in an Air-Conditioned Office Building with Normal and High Efficiency Filtration In Proceedings of the Indoor Air '99, Edinburgh, Scotland. Vol. 4. Construction Research Communications, Ltd., London, 1999.