Associate Professor of Public Health
SSM, Room 361A
Ricardo Cisneros is assistant Professor of Environmental Public Health. As an environmental scientist with specialization in environmental public health and exposure science, he conducts research that recognizes the interdependence of ecological and human health with special interests Air Pollution Research and exposure assessment. He has conducted several environmental research studies, including determining the impacts of forest fires on air quality. He was also the first scientist to determine the current PM2.5 background in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and mountain communities in the area. The findings of his research have being used to stimulate policy suggestions and changes by non-profit groups as well as government agencies (both state and federal). He is considered an authority when it comes to the topic of Forest Fires and air quality impacts.