Tomas Tamulis, PhD
Dr. Tomas Tamulis joined the faculty as a part of new College of Public Health in 2010. Previously he served as a Founding Director and Senior Administrator of Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Global Health and Population Studies (GHAPS), offered jointly by the East-West Center and University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine, 2007-2010. While at UH, he was a full-time faculty member and Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Epidemiology in the Office of Public Health Studies at UH John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Tamulis graduated with a PhD in Public Health (Environmental Health/ Environmental Epidemiology) from the University of South Florida College of Public Health in 2005, as a former scholar of prestigious Open Society International Fellowship Award from Soros Foundation, New York, NY, 2001-2005. His past professional experience also included serving as an adjunct faculty member at Northern Illinois University School of Allied Health Sciences, in 2005-2007; and Kaplan University, in 2008-2009. Dr. Tamulis has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses as a principal instructor in both traditional classroom-based and online distance education settings for the past eight years, and the main areas of his academic teaching interests and expertise include: Environmental and Occupational Health, Air Pollution and Health, Introduction to Global Health, Global Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology, Risk Assessment, Advanced Research Methods, and the Application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Health Studies. His unique teaching philosophy and teaching techniques have been enriched greatly by active participation in numerous professional development programs and training seminars, positive peer-review and student evaluations, and the most recent university-wide professional recognition as a distinguished teacher and teaching scholar by the Kent State University Sustainability Enhancement Grant Award, offered by the KSU Provost Office as a part of KSU Strategic Sustainability Initiative, 2013; and KSU Teaching Scholar Award, 2013-2014.
Dr. Tamulis has accumulated progressive professional experience as a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigator (Co-PI) in both clinical health outcome and community-based participatory research over the past ten years. The primary areas of his scholarly research expertize and professional interests are: Environmental Exposure and Health Risk Assessment, Ambient Air Pollution and Built Environment (IEQ); Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Community-based Prevention of Childhood Asthma; Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Community-based Preventative Intervention and Health Promotion Programs; Global Environmental Health Changes and the Indicators of Sustainable Environmental Development; and the Application of Advanced Spatial Modeling and Statistical Data Analysis Techniques in Environmental Exposure Assessment and Health Outcome Research. Dr. Tomas Tamulis has accumulated an extensive scholarly research experience as a PI or Co-PI in a number of interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborative community-based participatory research projects and preventative interventions on environmental asthma, physical activity, and healthy nutrition, with over $500,000.00 in state and federal research grant funding by NIH, CDC, and EPA over the past eight years. His previous research findings have been presented in peer-reviewed journal and original book chapter publications, and numerous national and international professional conference presentations.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- Environmental Exposure and Health Risk Assessment
- Ambient Air Pollution and Indoor Environment Quality
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Health Studies
- Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Community-based Preventative Interventions of Asthma