Professor & Chair
Colorado School of Public Health
John L. Adgate is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. His research on exposure science, risk analysis, and children’s environmental health has focused on improving exposure estimation in epidemiologic studies by documenting the magnitude and variability of human exposures to chemical and biological stressors. His current funded research focuses on the risks, health, and community impacts of oil and gas development; the impact of heat and air pollution on the development of chronic kidney disease in Guatemalan sugarcane workers; the impact of residential weatherization and wildfires on indoor environments; and health effects stemming from perfluoroalkyl chemical (PFAS) exposure. Dr. Adgate has served on multiple science advisory panels for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Academies committees exploring technical and policy issues related to residential exposure to pesticides and air pollutants, impacts of energy development, lead-exposure interventions, children’s environmental health, and the impacts of climate change on indoor air quality. He received an MSPH in environmental science from the School of Public Health of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in environmental health sciences granted jointly by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Rutgers University.
Understanding PFAS Exposures and Implications for Risk
PFAS Exposure and Risk in Colorado: Lessons from the PFAS-AWARE Study