Mozhgon Rajaee

Mozhgon Rajaee

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Health & Justice

Dr. Mozhgon Rajaee’s research focuses on environmental health issues through an environmental justice lens, investigating disparities in pollution exposures and health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities and low-income communities. Her current research assesses occupational stressors for public school teachers and socioeconomic factors related to walkability and the built environment in Pontiac, Michigan. She has examined mercury exposure and respiratory health within small-scale gold mining communities in Ghana, and siting policies for environmental hazards around schools in Michigan.

In The News

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Rajaee, M, Yee, AK, Long, RN, Renne, EP, Robins, TG, and Basu, N. "Pulmonary function and respiratory health of rural farmers and artisanal and small scale gold miners in Ghana." Environmental Research 158 (October 2017): 522-530.
Rajaee, M, Long, RN, Renne, EP, and Basu, N. "Mercury Exposure Assessment and Spatial Distribution in A Ghanaian Small-Scale Gold Mining Community." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12, no. 9 (September 2015): 10755-10782.
Rajaee, M, Sánchez, BN, Renne, EP, and Basu, N. "An Investigation of Organic and Inorganic Mercury Exposure and Blood Pressure in a Small-Scale Gold Mining Community in Ghana." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12, no. 8 (August 21, 2015): 10020-10038.
Rajaee, M, Obiri, S, Green, A, Long, R, Cobbina, SJ, Nartey, V, Buck, D, Antwi, E, and Basu, N. "Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana-Part 2: Natural Sciences Review." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12, no. 8 (July 31, 2015): 8971-9011. (Review)
Basu, N, Clarke, E, Green, A, Calys-Tagoe, B, Chan, L, Dzodzomenyo, M, Fobil, J, Long, RN, Neitzel, RL, Obiri, S, Odei, E, Ovadje, L, Quansah, R, Rajaee, M, and Wilson, ML. "Integrated assessment of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Ghana--part 1: human health review." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12, no. 5 (May 13, 2015): 5143-5176. (Review)

Courses

ENVIRON 790: Special Topics (ENVIRON 790: Special Topics)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)

Contact Information

Box 90328
Durham, NC 27710
9 Circuit Dr, Environment Hall 3102
Durham, NC 27710

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2015)