Miranda Loh, Sc.D.
Miranda Loh is a Senior Scientist working in the Exposure Science Section of the Institute of Occupational Medicine’s (IOM’s) Research Division. Her work involves multi-media exposure field methods and modeling methods for environmental health studies. She has experience with a variety of research areas including volatile organic compounds and metals. Her work includes development of a risk ranking of hazardous air pollutants based on a probabilistic model of personal exposures in the United States, development of an indoor-outdoor-personal air quality model for health impact assessment in Europe, and assessment of community exposure to arsenic and metals near a contaminated mine waste Superfund site. She was also the principal investigator for the Metals Exposure Study in Homes (MESH), which examined exposure to metals in residents near a legacy mining site using both environmental and biomarker measurements, conducted through the University of Arizona’s Superfund Research Program. At IOM, she is developing a multi-stressor indoor and personal exposure assessment system that can be used in exposome studies to measure a suite of exposures in both children and adults.
Dr. Loh has an MS and Sc.D. (2006) from the Harvard School of Public Health in Environmental Health. She then worked at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland. Prior to joining the IOM, Dr. Loh was assistant professor at the University of Arizona in the United States, where she maintains a faculty affiliation. She has been a member of ISES since 2004, and has served on the Distinguished Lecturer’s Committee, the Membership Committee, and the 2014 ISES annual conference technical organizing committee. She has published in several peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. She has also been an author for several of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Guidelines on Indoor Air Quality