Editorial Board Member
Department of Pediatrics and Department of Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, New York University, New York, NY, USA.
Dr. Kurunthachalam Kannan is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Kannan’s research interests are in understanding sources, pathways and distribution of persistent organic pollutants in the environment. Recent research is focused on human biomonitoring and exposure assessment. Dr. Kannan has published more than 800 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, 25 book chapters and edited a book and is one of the top 5 most highly cited researchers (ISI) in Ecology/Environment in the world. Dr. Kannan is a receipt of several awards and honors through his career and SETACs Weston F Roy Environmental Chemistry award in 1999. He received his PhD from Ehime University, Japan and a Bachelor’s degree from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India. He was an editor of Environmental Chemistry section of Chemosphere, editor in chief of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. His research is focused on environmental and biomonitoring studies designed to determine human exposure sources, pathways, and effects of organic contaminants.His current research projects include biomonitoring of persistent organic compounds, endocrine disruptors, and other emerging environmental chemicals for both assessing exposure and characterizing human exposure pathways, and to allow for evaluation of their associations with health outcomes in populations. His overarching theme of research is in understanding environmental sources, pathways, distribution, dynamics, and the fate of chemical pollutants, which is crucial if we are to devise solutions to current and future environmental problems.
Human biomonitoring, Exposure assessment, Emerging contaminants