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Dr. Neil Klepeis has been working as a human exposure scientist for nearly 20 years. He is currently an investigator at the Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health (C-BEACH) in San Diego and adjunct professor in Public Health at San Diego State University (California). He is also principal research scientist at Neil Klepeis & Associates -- Environmental Health Research and Consulting.

Dr. Klepeis' background is in physical and theoretical chemistry with a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. He is an expert in real-time air monitoring techniques and modeling of human exposure. Dr. Klepeis' past research has included landmark studies on residential, outdoor, in-vehicle, and casino secondhand smoke exposure. He has studied tobacco smoke exposure in everyday locations -- with recent focus on multi-unit housing and the development of behavioral interventions. Dr. Klepeis' research goal is to combine the environmental science and behavioral health fields, finding effective ways to educate lay persons, health providers, educators, and policy makers on approaches to reducing or eliminating environmental exposures and health risks. His main current interest is the development of sophisticated mathematical models for simulating and exploring interactions between environmental and social contexts.