NIEHS Postdoctoral Fellow University of Texas Medical Branch (Training in Toxicology and Human Biomonitoring)
PhD, Texas Tech University (Molecular and Population Genetics and Mutagenesis in Biology)
MS, Texas A&M University (Environmental Toxicology in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences)
BS, Texas A&M University (Wildlife Ecology in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences)
Jeff is an environmental and genetic toxicologist and chemical health risk assessor. His research focuses on identifying and understanding the role that environmental factors, especially modifiable factors, play in the development of chronic diseases. His bench research focuses on chemical sensitivity to environmental and endogenous mutagens (NIEHS, Tulane, LaBOR). He conducts human population or community research using a community-based participatory research framework designed to both inform his bench research (i.e. environmental exposures of most relevance, influence of dietary behaviors and physical health on xenobiotic sensitivity) as well as to provide a solid environmental health platform for his interdisciplinary, collaborative analyses examining the interplay between non-chemical stressors (e.g. socioeconomics, disaster experiences, food safety and security, mental health) as well as chemical stressors on adverse physical outcomes such as cancer, reproductive health, and development (NIEHS, Fogarty, BRAF). He teaches SPHU 2150 Foundations of Environmental Health (undergraduate course) and GEHS 7620 Health Risk Assessment (graduate course) where he strives to both deliver content to improve knowledge and synthesis of environmental health concepts but also bring his research programs and results to bear on environmental health concepts using novel pedagogy to more effectively engage, inform, and illustrate environmental health science principles and practice.
View Dr. Wickliffe's publications at his NCBI profile page.