Haider A. Khwaja

Haider A. Khwaja, Ph.D.

Environmental Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of New Brunswick (1982)
Postdoctoral training: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Chemical Kinetics and Photochemistry (1982)
Postdoctoral training: University of California, Irvine, Chemical Kinetics (1984)
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Research Interests

My research and teaching interests lie in the field of Environmental Health. Active research programs include:

  • Effects of particulate matter on daily morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases in large cities.
  • Chemical characteristics of fine particles responsible for the observed health effects.
  • Exposure and health impacts related to indoor and outdoor air pollution including studies of indoor allergens, diesel vehicle emissions, volatile organic compounds, PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), and other air toxins.
  • Water and human health issues, such as drinking-water quality and human health risks associated with water contaminants.
Select Publications
Siddique A, Saied S, Mumtaz M, Hussain MM, Khwaja HA. Multipathways human health risk assessment of trihalomethane exposure through drinking water. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 2015; 116 129-136.
Simpson IJ, Aburizaiza OS, Siddique A, Barletta B, Blake NJ, Gartner A, Khwaja H, Meinardi S, Zeb J, Blake DR. Air quality in Mecca and surrounding holy places in Saudi Arabia during Hajj: initial survey. Environmental Science and Technology. 2014; 48 (15): 8529-8537.
Khwaja HA, Fatmi Z, Malashock D, Aminov Z, Kazi A, Siddique A, Qureshi J, Carpenter D . Effects of air pollution on daily morbidity in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Local and Global Health Science. 2012; 3 1-13.
Khwaja HA, Parekh PP, Khan AR, Hershey DL, Naqvi RR, Malik A, Khan K. An In-Depth Characterization of Urban Aerosols Using Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis. Clean-Soil Air Water. 2009; 37 (7): 544-554.
Parekh PP, Khwaja HA, Khan AR, Naqvi RR, Malik A, Shah SA, Khan K, Hussain G. Ambient air quality of two metropolitan cities of Pakistan and its health implications. Atmospheric Environment. 2001; 35 (34): 5971-5978.