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Alesia C. Ferguson


Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Built Environment
College of Science and Technology
114 Price Hall 
1601 E. Market Street Greensboro, NC 27411

Phone: 336-285-3101


Dr. Alesia Ferguson's main research work focuses on exposure assessment for children and adults to various contaminants (e.g., pesticides, dioxins, lead, hairstyling products) through videotaping/videotranslation methods, numerical modeling, and adherence chamber studies. She is currently working on children exposures to oil spill chemicals in the Gulf of Mexico. She has also completed number of funding cycle through the environmental protection agency (EPA) focused on education and outreach to various communities concerning contaminants found in and around the home environment. With certifications as a Healthy Home Specialist and EPA Lead Trainer under the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, Dr. Ferguson is focused on preventing adverse exposures in the home and in and around other environments. She has taught courses or lectures around environmental and occupational health including Environmental Public Policy, Environmental and Occupational Hazards Control, Human Exposure Assessment, Biological Hazards, Built Environment, Environmental and Occupational Regulations, and Industrial Hygiene. Please see CV for more details.


  • B.S. BS Civil Engineering, Florida International University, 1994
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 1997
  • PhD Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2003
    Focus: Human Exposure Assessment.
  • MPH College of Public Health, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, 2014
    Focus: Health Policy and Management, Honors

Selected Publications

  • Karen Yeary; Xiaofei Chi; Shelly Lensing; Hannah Baroni; Alesia Ferguson; Joseph Su; Paul
    Estabrooks; Deborah Tate; Laura Linnan, “The Wellness Lane: Use of Mixed methodology to
    Examine Body Weight, Health Behaviors, Psychosocial Factors, and Environmental Context
    Among School Bus Drivers, submitted to Preventative Medicine, July 2018
  • Ferguson, A. Black , J., Sims, I., Welday, J., Elmir, S. Goff, E., Higginbotham JM, Helena M.
    Solo-Gabriele, H. “Risk Assessment for Children Exposed to Arsenic on Baseball Fields with
    Contaminated Fill Material.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
    2018, 4(15): 1 doi: 10.3390/ijerph15010067.
  • Willis, N., Phillips, M., Ryan Bursac, Z. and Ferguson, A. “The Variability of Habitability Laws
    Nationwide and Relationship to State Demographics”. International Journal of Housing Policy,
    Published online Nov 7, 017, Page 1-27:
  • Ferguson, A., Penny, R. and Solo-Gabriele, H., “A Review of the Field on Children’s Exposure
    to Environmental Contaminants: A Risk Assessment Approach” International Journal of
    Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(3) 2016, doi: 10.3390/ijerph14030265

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