Charles E. Rodes
Senior Fellow, Aerosol Exposure
Charles E. Rodes, PhD, is an expert in aerosol exposure who advises the Aerosol Exposure and Biomass Cookstove Grand Challenge Programs at RTI. He has conducted health-based aerosol exposure research since 1992 (with 23 years previously at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and works with epidemiologists and the medical community to optimize associative studies linking exposures with adverse outcomes. He currently serves as the exposure expert on particulate matter for EPA's Board of Scientific Councilors and is leading research to develop asthma aerosol trigger sensors for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Rodes served as chair of an expert panel advising the Department of Homeland Security on disaster response exposure issues, as well as an invited participant in health/exposure working groups for the National Institutes of Health and the Global Alliance for Cleaner Cookstoves. He is the lead developer for RTI's MicroPEM™ personal exposure platform, and a peer reviewer for five technical journals and the author of over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. In 2010, he was selected by the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in UNC's Gillings School of Global and Public Health for their Distinguished Alumnus Award.
PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; MS, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University; BS, Chemical Engineering, Clemson University.
- May 23, 2014
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