Lung Diseases including Asthma and COPD; Allergy; Chronic effects of infectious diseases (such as CMV); Chronic effects of trace toxic metals including lead
I hold an M.D. degree from the National University of Rwanda (1984) and Master’s (1990) and Ph.D (1995) degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. From 1984 to 1988, I was an Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the Rwandan Medical School. From1995 to present, I have been a faculty member of the then Florida International University (FIU) Department of Public Health which became FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work 10 years ago. I am now a tenured (since 2002) associate professor in the Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health.
South Florida Asthma Consortium
Using exposure assessment, my research work and interests focus on the role of short- and long-term interplay between environmental and occupational exposure to infections; allergens; soil-, water-, air-, and food-borne contaminants; injury; stress; and genes/immune system in pathological process that leads to disease.