Leah Stuchal

Research Assistant ProfessorDr. Leah Stuchal, Center for Environmental & Human Toxicology in the Department of Physiological Sciences

Center for Environmental & Human Toxicology
Department of Physiological Sciences
Box 100144
1333 Center Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610-0144
Office: 352-294-4641
Fax: 352-392-4707


  • B.S., Marine Science and Biology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 1996
  • Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry IDP Toxicology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2005

Research Interests

My interests and research include exposure modeling and refinement of exposure estimates for use in risk assessment.  The University of Florida’s Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology holds the singular contract for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to provide technical reviews of risk assessments for the State of Florida.  Over past years we have produced hundreds of these technical reviews advising the FDEP on all aspects of risk assessment and have created exposure models for construction workers, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) parks, and swimmers in creeks and the ocean. Our recent work includes an NIH grant to generate probabilistic risk assessments based on community-specific consumption of local seafood after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DHOS).  We also created risk-based surface water criteria based on resident and visitor exposure to ocean water for chemicals released during the DHOS for the Florida Department of Health  These criteria were created with input from Gulf Coast states and the US Environmental Protection agency and have been used across the DHOS-affected area.

Recent Publications

Additional publications here

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