Stuart Batterman, Ph.D.

Stuart Batterman

Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health

Professor, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal

M6075 SPH II      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 763-2417; Fax: (734) 936-7283


Website(s): Research Lab: Exposure and Environmental Impact Assessment; The Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering; Bicycle Racks and Parking in Downtowns

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

Dr. Batterman's research and teaching interests address environmental impact assessment, human exposure and health risk assessment, and environmental management. His research addresses both theoretical work and applied laboratory and field studies. He is particularly interested in improving exposure measures that can be used in risk assessments and epidemiological studies; measuring toxic compounds including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found as pollutants in drinking water, ambient and indoor air, and statistical and modeling methods that can be used to interpret and extend available measurements. His research is applied to contemporary problems including ambient and indoor air quality, environmental epidemiology, policy analysis, environmental engineering, environmental justice, and life cycle analysis. His international projects include training and research programs in the environmental sciences and engineering in Africa (especially South Africa) and Europe (especially Portugal, Russia and Finland). He directs the Hazardous Substances Academic Training Program and the Pilot Project Research Program in the NIOSH-supported Education and Resource Center.

Courses Taught

EHS572: Environmental Impact Assessment (NRE 514)


Ph.D., Water Resources & Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
M.S., Water Resources & Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
B.S., Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 1979

Research Interests & Projects

My current research addresses a range of topics in occupational, indoor and environmental settings that include: Exposure assessment (especially for volatile organic compounds or VOCs); emerging contaminants in occupational and environmental settings (e.g., brominated flame retardants); biological monitoring; air quality monitoring; indoor air quality (e.g., assessment and management); air pollution control engineering (e.g., vapor and particle air filtration); and environmental epidemiology. Other research experience and interests include: characterization of VOCs in air, soils and fuels, environmental impact assessment, health impact assessment, risk assessment, environmental statistics, uncertainty analysis; VOC measurement techniques (including Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, adsorbent collection/thermal desorption); disinfection by-products in drinking water; hazardous waste/medical waste management; environmental justice; sustainable systems; urban scale air pollutant modeling; environmental impacts of energy production; life cycle analysis.

Ambient, Indoor, Personal and Breath Concentrations of Volatile Organic Air Toxics among Populations in Industrial and Urban Settings
Principal Investigator: Batterman, S.
Sponsor: American Chemical Council (ACC)

Ambient Air Pollution & Adverse Birth Outcomes: A Linked Analysis
Principal Investigator: Batterman, S.
Sponsor: State of Michigan - MDCH

Health, Pollution and Economic Development in South Durban
Principal Investigator: Batterman, S.
Sponsor: NIH/Fogarty - Heed

Sustainable Concrete Infrastructure Materials and Systems
Principal Investigator: Keoleian, G.
Sponsor: NSF

Health Status & Risk Factors Associated with Adverse Health Outcomes among the South Durban Community
Principal Investigator: Batterman, S.
Sponsor: University of Natal, Durban Metropolitian Health Authority

The University of Michigan Education and Research Center - HSAT Core
Principal Investigator: Robins, T.
Sponsor: CDC/NIOSH

Distribution & Effects of Emerging Contaminant on Great Lakes Ecosystem Health
Principal Investigator: Batterman, S.
Sponsor: Great Lakes Seed Grant - OVPR

Selected Publications

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Batterman, S., J. Burke, V. Isakov, T. Lewis, B. Mukherjee and T. Robins (2014). A comparison of exposure metrics for traffic-related air pollutants: application to epidemiology studies in Detroit, Michigan. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 11(9), 9553-77.

Isakov, V., S. Arunachalam, S. Batterman, S. Bereznicki, J. Burke, K. Dionisio, V. Garcia, D. Heist, S. Perry, M. Synder and A. Vette (2014). Air quality modeling in support of the near-road exposures and effects of urban air pollutants study (NEXUS) Int J Environ Res public Health, 11(9), 8777-93.

Batterman, S., F.C. Su, S. Li, B. Mukherjee, C. Jia and HEI Health Review Committee (2014). Personal exposure to mixtures of volatile organic compounds: modeling and further analysis of the RIOPA data Res Rep HEalth Eff Inst, 191), 3-63.

Batterman, S., S. Chambliss and V. Isakov (2014). Spatial resolution requirements for traffic-related air pollutant exposure evaluations Atmos Environ, 94, 518-528.

Batterman, S., S. CHambliss and V. Isakov (2014). Performance and storage integrity of dried blood spots for PCB, BFR and pesticide measurements Sci Total Enviorn, 494-495, 252-60.

Huang, L., S.M. Chernyak and S.A. Batterman (2014). PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) nitro-PAHs, and hopane and sterane biomarkers in sediments of southern Lake Michigan, USA Sci Total Environ, 487, 173-86.

Huang, L, S.M. Chernyak and S.A. Batterman (2014). PAHs, nitro-PAHs, hopanes and steranes in lake trout from Lake Michigan Environ Toxicol CHem, 33(8), 1792-801.

Breen, M.S., T.C. Long, B.D. Schultz, J. Crooks, M. Breen, J.E. Langstaff, K.K. Isaacs, Y.M. Tan, R.W. Williams, Y. Cao, A.M. Geller, R.B. Devlin, S.A. Batterman and T.J. Buckley (2014). GPS-based microenvironment tracker (MicroTrac) model to estimate time-location of individuals for air pollution exposure assessments: model evaluation in central North Carolina. J Expo Sci Environ Eidemol, 24(4), 412-20.

Batterman, S., L. Du, E. Parker, T. Robins, T. Lewis, B. Mukherjee, E. Ramirez, Z. Rowe and W. Brakefield-Caldwell (2013). Use of free-standing filters in an adthma intervention study Air Qual Atmos Health, 6(4), 759-767.

Huang, L., S.V. BOha, S.M. Chernyak and S.A. Batterman (2013). Composition and Integrity of PAHs, Nitro-PAHs, Hopanes and Steranes In Diesel Exhaust Particulate Matter. Water Air Soil Pollut, 224(8)

Additional Information

  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering (2002-5)
  • Faculty Associate, Program in the Environment, University of Michigan (2008-present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Environment and Public Health (2008-present)
  • Honorary Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Medical School, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (nominated)