Environmental and Occupational Health

Ira S. Richards, Ph.D.

Professor

Contact Info

Office: CPH 1111
Voice Mail: (813) 974-6630
Fax: (813) 974-4986
Email: irichard@health.usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF

1986

Education

B.S. Long Island University, 1970
M.S. University of Massachussetts, 1972
Ph.D. New York University, 1976

Discipline

Toxicology

Specialization

Clinical Toxicology
Occupational and
Environmental Toxicology

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography

Interests in petrochemical and agrochemical industries/ manufacturing/general industrial/environmental/workplace covering a wide range of classes of chemicals including pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, irritants, particulates, carcinogens, pharmaceuticals, illicit substances. Research currently centers on respiratory irritants and the expression of biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress from exposures to chemical agents.