Stuart Batterman

Stuart Batterman, PhD

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Professor of Global Public Health, School of Public Health
Professor of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
Gene-Occupational Risk in ALS

Assessing environmental and occupational risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases

Dr. Batterman's research interests address environmental impact assessment, human exposure and health risk assessment, and environmental management. He addresses both theoretical work and applied laboratory and field studies. He is interested in improving exposure measures that can be used in risk assessments and epidemiological studies; measuring toxic compounds including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found as pollutants in drinking water, ambient and indoor air, and statistical and modeling methods that can be used to interpret and extend available measurements. His research is applied to contemporary problems including ambient and indoor air quality, environmental epidemiology, policy analysis, environmental engineering, environmental justice, and life cycle analysis.


  • B.S., Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 1979
  • M.S., Water Resources & Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
  • PhD, Water Resources & Environmental Engineering (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Education, published by A.N. Marquis, 1995-97
  • Outstanding Contribution to Justice and Environmental Safety Award, Flint Genesee United for Action, 1997
  • Excellence in Community Service Award, Ecology Center, Ann Arbor, 2000
  • Chair, Resolutions Committee, 8th World Congress on International Health, International
  • Federation of Environmental Health, Durban, South Africa, Feb. 23-27, 2003
  • Fulbright Award for Portugal, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, 2011