Professor in Residence, Environmental Health Sciences
PHONE: (510) 642-4355
FAX: (510) 642-5815
LOCATION: 759 University Hall
Prof. Rappaport is a pioneer in the emerging field of ‘Exposure Biology’, and much of his current research involves development and application of biomarkers of exposure to toxic chemicals, including benzene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. He uses environmental measurements and biomarkers to elucidate the metabolism of these substances in exposed subjects and to quantify interindividual variability in biomarker levels due to genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Prof. Rappaport has also published extensively in areas related to the assessment of long-term chemical exposures for purposes of controlling workplace hazards and investigating exposure-response relationships. He has more than 160 peer-reviewed publications and has collaborated extensively with investigators throughout the world.