Department of Public Health Sciences

Deborah Bennett

  Interim Environmental and Occupational Health Division Chief, Professor, PhD
  Division of Environmental and Occupational Health
  530-754-8282
  dhbennett@ucdavis.edu
  Dr. Bennett's personal webpage
Fate, transport, and exposure to chemicals in a multimedia environment within the context of environmental exposure and risk assessment. My work currently focuses on organic compounds in the indoor environment, including partitioning to the various surfaces in the home. Research techniques include both modeling approaches and measurement studies. Volatile organic compounds, pesticides, and flame retardants are emphasized.

Education
1999: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 
1996: MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 
1993: BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles 

Selected Publications
  1. Garcia J, Bennett DH, Tancredi D, Schenker MB, Mitchell D, Mitloehner FM. (2013). A survey of particulate matter on california dairy farms. Journal of Environmental Quality, 42(1):40-7.
    PMID: 23673737

  2. Eastman C, Schenker MB, Mitchell DC, Tancredi DJ, Bennett DH, Mitloehner FM. (2013). Acute pulmonary function change associated with work on large dairies in California. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 55(1):74-9.
    PMID: 23235464

  3. McCurdy SA, Xiao H, Hennessy-Burt TE, Stoecklin-Marois MT, Tancredi DJ, Bennett DH, Schenker MB. (2013). Agricultural injury in California Hispanic farm workers: MICASA follow-up survey. Journal of Agromedicine, 18(1):39-49.
    PMID: 23301889

  4. Shin HM, McKone TE, Bennett DH. (2013). Evaluating environmental modeling and sampling data with biomarker data to identify sources and routes of exposure. Atmospheric Environment, 69:148-155.

  5. Shin HM, McKone TE, Tulve NS, Clifton MS, Bennett DH. (2013). Indoor residence times of semivolatile organic compounds: model estimation and field evaluation. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(2):859-67.
    PMID: 23244175

  6. Garcia J, Bennett DH, Tancredi D, Schenker MB, Mitchell D, Reynolds SJ, Mitloehner FM. (2013). Occupational exposure to particulate matter and endotoxin for California dairy workers. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 216(1):56-62.
    PMID: 22579491

  7. Clifton MS, Wargo JP, Weathers WS, Colón M, Bennett DH, Tulve NS. (2013). Quantitative analysis of organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides, pyrethroid transformation products, polybrominated diphenyl ethers and bisphenol A in residential surface wipe samples. Journal of Chromatography A, 1273:1-11.
    PMID: 23265991

  8. Vogel CF, Garcia J, Wu D, Mitchell DC, Zhang Y, Kado NY, Wong P, Trujillo DA, Lollies A, Bennet D, Schenker MB, Mitloehner FM. (2012). Activation of inflammatory responses in human U937 macrophages by particulate matter collected from dairy farms: an in vitro expression analysis of pro-inflammatory markers. Environmental Health, 11:17.
    PMID: 22452745

  9. Cisneros R, Schweizer D, Zhong S, Hammond K, Perez MA, Guo Q, Traina S, Bytnerowicz A, and Bennett DH. (2012). Analysing the effects of the 2002 McNally fire on air quality in the San Joaquin Valley and southern Sierra Nevada, California. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 21(8):1065-1075.

  10. Vogt R, Bennett D, Cassady D, Frost J, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2012). Cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures for children and adults in California: a risk assessment. Environmental Health, 11:83.
    PMID: 23140444

  11. Garcia J, Bennett DH, Tancredi DJ, Schenker MB, Mitchell DC, Reynolds SJ, Silva R, Dooley GP, Mehaffy J, Mitloehner FM. (2012). Characterization of endotoxin collected on California dairies using personal and area-based sampling methods. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, 9(10):580-91.
    PMID: 22946649

  12. Wu XM, Bennett DH, Lee K, Cassady DL, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2012). Feasibility of using web surveys to collect time-activity data. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 22(2):116-25.
    PMID: 21792233

  13. Moran R, Bennett DH, Tancredi D, Wu XM, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2012). Frequency and longitudinal trends of household care product use. Atmospheric Environment, 55:417-424.

  14. Wu XM, Apte MG, Bennett DH. (2012). Indoor particle levels in small- and medium-sized commercial buildings in California. Environmental Science & Technology , 46(22):12355-63.
    PMID: 23043678

  15. Shin HM, McKone TE, Bennett DH. (2012). Intake fraction for the indoor environment: a tool for prioritizing indoor chemical sources. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(18):10063-72.
    PMID: 22920860

  16. Solomon PA, Gehr P, Bennett DH, Phalen RF, Mendez LB, Rothern-Rutishauser B, Clift M, Brandenberger C, Muhlfeld C. (2012). Macroscopic to microscopic scales of particle dosimetry: from source to fate in the body. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, 5(2):169-175.

  17. Bennett DH, Fisk W, Apte MG, Wu X, Trout A, Faulkner D, Sullivan D. (2012). Ventilation, temperature, and HVAC characteristics in small and medium commercial buildings in California. Indoor Air, 22(4):309-320.
    PMID: 22257121

  18. Wu X, Bennett DH, Lee K, Cassady DL, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2011). Longitudinal variability of time-location/activity patterns of population at different ages: a longitudinal study in California. Environmental Health, 10(80)
    PMID: 21933379

  19. Bennett DH, Wu XM, Teague CH, Lee K, Cassady DL, Ritz B, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2011). Passive sampling methods to determine household and personal care product use. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, 22(2):148-160.
    PMID: 22189587

  20. Hertz-Picciotto I, Bergman A, Fängström B, Rose M, Krakowiak P, Pessah I, Hansen R, Bennett DH. (2011). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in relation to autism and developmental delay: a case-control study. Environmental Health, 10(1):1-11.
    PMID: 21205326

  21. Armes MN, Liew Z, Wang A, Wu X, Bennett DH, Hertz-Picciotto I, Ritz B. (2011). Residential pesticide usage in older adults residing in Central California. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(8):3114-3133.
    PMID: 21909294

  22. Wu XM, Apte MG, Maddalena R, Bennett DH. (2011). Volatile organic compounds in small- and medium-sized commercial buildings in California. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(20):9075-9083.
    PMID: 21888354

  23. Cisneros R, Bytnerowicz A, Schweizer D, Zhong S, Traina S, Bennett DH. (2010). Ozone, nitric acid, and ammonia air pollution is unhealthy for people and ecosystems in southern Sierra Nevada, California. Environmental Pollution, 158(10):3261-3271.
    PMID: 20708832

  24. Rose M, Bennett DH, Bergman A, Fängström B, Pessah IN, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2010). PBDEs in 2-5 year-old children from California and associations with diet and indoor environment. Environmental Science and Technology, 44(7):2648-2653.
    PMID: 20196589

  25. Wu XM, Bennett DH, Ritz B, Frost J, Cassady D, Lee K, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2010). Residential insecticide usage in northern California homes with young children. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 21(4):427-436.
    PMID: 20588323

  26. Hertz-Picciotto I, Cassady D, Lee K, Bennett DH, Ritz B, Vogt R. (2010). Study of Use of Products and Exposure-Related Behaviors (SUPERB): study design, methods, and demographic characteristics of cohorts. Environmental Health, 9(1):54.
    PMID: 20799988

  27. Wu X, Bennett DH, Ritz B, Frost J, Cassady D, Lee K Hertz-Picciotto I. (2010). Usage pattern of personal care products in California households. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48(11):3109-3119.

  28. Loh MM, Houseman EA, Levy JI, Spengler JD, Bennett DH. (2009). Contribution to volatile organic compound exposures from time spent in stores and restaurants and bars. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 19(7):660-673.
    PMID: 19002215

  29. Dodson RE, Levy JI, Houseman EA, Spengler JD, Bennett DH. (2009). Evaluating methods for predicting indoor residential volatile organic compound concentration distributions. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 19(7):682-693.
    PMID: 19240761

  30. Ahn KC, Gee SJ, Tsai HJ, Bennett D, Nishioka MG, Blum A, Fishman E, Hammock BD. (2009). Immunoassay for monitoring environmental and human exposure to the polybrominated diphenyl ether BDE-47. Environmental Science & Technology, 43(20):7784-7790.
    PMID: 19921894

  31. Seaman VY, Bennett DH, Cahill TM. (2009). Indoor acrolein emission and decay rates resulting from domestic cooking events. Atmospheric Environment, 43(39):6199-6204.

  32. Siddiqui AR, Lee K, Bennett DH, Yang X, Brown KH, Bhutta ZA, Gold EB. (2009). Kitchen carbon monoxide and PM2.5 concentrations by cooking fuel in a village of semi-rural Pakistan. Indoor Air, 19(1):75-82.
    PMID: 19076247

  33. Lee K, Kim JY, Putti K, Bennett DH, Cassady D, Hertz-Picciotto I. (2009). Use of portable global positioning system (GPS) devices in exposure analysis for time-location measurement. Journal of Environmental Health Sciences, 35(6):447-453.

  34. Dodson RE, Levy JI, Spengler JD, Shine JP, Bennett DH. (2008). Influence of basements, garages, and common hallways on indoor residential volatile organic compound concentrations. Atmospheric Environment, 2008(42):7.

  35. Julien R, Adamkiewicz G, Levy JI, Bennett D, Nishioka M, Spengler JD. (2008). Pesticide loadings of select organophosphate and pyrethroid pesticides in urban public housing. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 18(2):167-174.
    PMID: 17495869

  36. Dodson RE, Houseman EA, Levy JI, Spengler JD, Shine JP, Bennett DH. (2007). Measured and modeled personal exposures to and risks from volatile organic compounds. Environmental Science and Technology, 41(24):8498-8505.
    PMID: 18200885

  37. Dodson RE, Levy JI, Shine JP, Spengler JD, Bennett DH. (2007). Multi-zonal air flow rates in residences in Boston, Massachusetts. Atmospheric Environment, 41(17):3722-3727.

  38. Seaman VY, Bennett DH, Cahill TM. (2007). Origin, occurrence, and source emission rate of acrolein in residential indoor air. Environmental Science and Technology, 41(20):6940-6946.
    PMID: 17993132

  39. Loh MM, Levy JI, Spengler JD, Houseman EA, Bennett DH. (2007). Ranking cancer risks of organic hazardous air pollutants in the United States. Environmental Health Perspectives, 115(8):1160-1168.
    PMID: 17687442

  40. Sax SN, Bennett DH, Chillrud SN, Ross J, Kinney P, Spengler JD. (2006). A cancer risk assessment of inner-city teenagers living in New York and Los Angeles. Environmental Health Perspectives, 114(10):1558-1566.

  41. Nishioka Y, Levy JI, Norris GA, Bennett DH, Spengler JD. (2006). A risk-based approach to health impact assessment for input-output analysis - Part 1: Methodology. International Journal of Life Cycle Analysis, 10(3):193-199.

  42. Nishioka Y, Levy JI, Norris GA, Bennett DH, Spengler JD. (2006). A risk-based approach to health impact assessment for input-output analysis - Part 2: Case study of insulation. International Journal of Life Cycle Analysis, 10(4):255-262.

  43. Bennett DH, Koutrakis P. (2006). Determining the infiltration of outdoor particles in the indoor environment using a dynamic model. Journal of Aerosol Science, 37(6):766-785.

  44. Loh MM, Houseman EA, Gray GM, Levy JI, Spengler JD, Bennett DH. (2006). Measured concentrations of VOCs in several non-residential microenvironments in the United States. Environmental Science and Technology, 40(22):6903-6911.
    PMID: 17153993

  45. Kohler DA, Bennett DH, Norris GA, Spengler JD. (2005). Rethinking environmental performance from a public health perspective: a comparative industry analysis. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 9(3):143-167.

  46. Meeker JD, Barr DB, Ryan L, Herrick RF, Bennett DH, Bravo R, Hauser R. (2005). Temporal variability of urinary levels of nonpersistent insecticides in adult men. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 15(5):271-81.
    PMID: 15340359

  47. Margni M, Pennington DW, Bennett DH, Jolliet O. (2004). Cyclic exchanges and level of coupling between environmental media: intermedia feedback in multimedia fate models. Environmental Science and Technology, 38(20):5450-7.
    PMID: 15543750

  48. MacLeod M, Bennett DH, Perem M, Maddalena RL, McKone TE, Mackay D. (2004). Dependence of intake fraction on release location in a multimedia framework: a case study of four contaminants in North America. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 8(3):89-102.

  49. Sax SN, Bennett DH, Chillrud SN, Kinney PL, Spengler JD. (2004). Differences in source emission rates of volatile organic compounds in inner-city residences of New York City and Los Angeles. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 14(S1):S95-S109.
    PMID: 15118751

  50. Bennett DH, Furtaw EJ Jr. (2004). Fugacity-based indoor residential pesticide fate model. Environmental Science and Technology, 38(7):2142-2152.
    PMID: 15112818

  51. Meeker JD, Ryan L, Barr DB, Herrick RF, Bennett DH, Bravo R, Hauser R. (2004). The relationship of urinary metabolites of carbaryl/naphthalene and chlorpyrifos with human semen quality. Environmental Health Perspectives, 112(17):1665-70.
    PMID: 15579410

  52. Meeker JD, Singh NP, Ryan L, Duty SM, Barr DB, Herrick RF, Bennett DH, Hauser R. (2004). Urinary levels of insecticide metabolites and DNA damage in human sperm. Human Reproduction, 19(11):2573-80.
    PMID: 15333606

  53. McKone TE, Bennett DH. (2003). Chemical-specific representation of air--soil exchange and soil penetration in regional multimedia models. Environmental Science and Technology, 37(14):3123-3132.
    PMID: 12901660

  54. Levy JI, Bennett DH, Melly SJ, Spengler JD. (2003). Influence of traffic patterns on particulate matter and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon concentrations in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 13(5):364-371.
    PMID: 12973364

  55. Bennett DH, McKone TE, Evans JS, Nazaroff WW, Margni MD, Jolliet O, Smith KR. (2002). Defining intake fraction. Environmental Science and Technology, 36(9):207A-211A.

  56. Bennett DH, Margni MD, McKone TE, Jolliet O. (2002). Intake fraction for multimedia pollutants: a tool for life cycle analysis and comparative risk assessment. Risk Analysis, 22(5):905-918.

  57. MacLeod M, Woodfine D, Mackay D, McKone T, Bennett D, Maddalena R. (2001). BETR North America: a regionally segmented multimedia contaminant fate model for North America. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 8(3):156-63.

  58. Bennett DH, McKone TE, Kastenberg WE. (2000). Evaluating multimedia chemical persistence: Classification and regression tree analysis. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 19(4):810-819.

  59. Liu C, Bennett DH, Kastenberg WE, McKone TE, Browne D. (1999). A multimedia, multiple pathway exposure assessment of atrazine: fate, transport and uncertainty analysis. Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety, 63(2):169–184.

  60. Bennett DH, Kastenberg WE, McKone TE. (1999). A multimedia, multiple pathway risk assessment of atrazine: the impact of age differentiated exposure including joint uncertainty and variability. Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety, 63(2):185-198.

  61. Bennett DH, Kastenberg WE, McKone TE. (1999). General formulation of characteristic time for persistent chemicals in a multimedia environment. Environmental Science and Technology, 33(3):503-509.

  62. Eisenberg JNS, Bennett DH, McKone TE. (1998). Chemical dynamics of persistent organic pollutants:  a sensitivity analysis relating soil concentration levels to atmospheric emissions. Environmental Science and Technology, 32(1):115-123.

  63. Bennett DH, McKone TE, Matthies M, Kastenberg WE. (1998). General formulation of characteristic travel distance for semi-volatile organic chemicals in a multimedia environment. Environmental Science and Technology, 32(24):4023-4030.

  64. Bennett DH, James AL, McKone TE, Oldenburg CM. (1998). On uncertainty in remediation analysis: variance propagation from subsurface transport to exposure modeling., 62(1-2):117-129.