The Parsons Laboratory blends applied research with public health practice, integrating analytical atomic spectrometry with clinical laboratory medicine and interdisciplinary studies focused on environmental health leading to unique research areas and projects.

Atomic Spectrometry is the principle underlying many of the modern methods used to determine the elemental composition of a sample. The lab has access to a range of methods based on analytical atomic spectrometry to conduct interdisciplinary studies:

Harmonization/Traceability is focused on efforts to ensure the reliability and confidence of analytical measurements, including trueness (accuracy) and precision between different laboratories and methods.

Human Biomonitoring – inorganic is the determination of environmental contaminants (or their metabolites) in the human body. The lab focuses on measuring trace elements and their metabolites in human fluids and tissues.

A full list of publications can be found here.