Susan Buchanan

Clinical associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences


Dr. Susan Buchanan

Dr. Susan Buchanan (Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin)

Dr. Susan Buchanan, clinical associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the UIC School of Public Health, is director of the Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Buchanan is an expert in health problems related to toxic substances and other environmental hazards in the workplace or community. Her research interests include the health of minority, low-income, and immigrant workers; of children; and reproductive environmental health. She has published studies on the impact of fish consumption and mercury exposure in the Asian communities in Chicago; the use of protective gear among Latino day-laborers; and lead exposure among Chicago’s children.

Subject areas:

  • Toxic environmental exposures for children and adults
  • Environmental toxins’ impacts on pregnancy
  • Lead exposure
  • Mercury toxicity and fish consumption
  • Occupational health and safety



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