Lisa Brosseau

Professor of environmental and occupational health sciences


Lisa Brosseau

Lisa Brosseau

Lisa Brosseau is professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the UIC School of Public Health.

She studies the role of personal protective equipment (such as masks and respirators) and ventilation systems in reducing exposure to dangerous inhalants in health care and small businesses.

Her research focuses on interventions to prevent the inhalation of agents ranging from MERS-CoV and Ebola to wood, metal and paint particulates.

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy published a commentary in September 2014 by Brosseau and Rachael Jones, assistant professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at UIC, stating their belief that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted through aerosolized particles. They recommended health care workers wear respirators instead of masks, which offer less protection against infectious aerosolized particles.

Subject areas:

  • Aerosol transmission of the Ebola virus and MERS-CoV
  • PAPR-powered air-purifying respirators
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Transmission of infectious disease via aerosolized particles
  • Occupational health and safety


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