Public Health Professor’s Study on Blood Lead Levels Recognized

Madhav P. BhattaA Kent State University professor in the College of Public Health was featured in, a domain of medical news and exclusive interviews, for an interview on his study, “Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Resettled Refugee Children in Ohio, 2009 - 2016.”

Madhav P. Bhatta, Ph.D., MPH, is an associate professor of Epidemiology and Global Health with nearly 15 years of administrative, teaching, training and research experience in the field of public health, especially with infectious diseases in epidemiology and global health.

The background of Dr. Bhatta’s study comes from “a growing global environmental health problem with increasing lead-related diseases, disabilities, and deaths,” per the article.

“Certain sub-groups of U.S. children such as African Americans, immigrants, resettled refugees and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are still vulnerable to environmental lead exposure,” Dr. Bhatta told

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POSTED: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:52am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 4:38pm
Vanessa Gresley