Leah D Stuchal

Leah D Stuchal, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Physiological Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4641
Business Email: lstuchal@ufl.edu

Research Profile

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 (FDEP) 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 seafood consumption for high-end consumers on the Gulf of Mexico, irrigation of vegetable gardens and ornamental beds, and swimmers in creeks and the ocean. Our recent work includes an NIH grant to generate a threshold dose for memory impairment from long term exposure to domoic acid in clams. Additionally, we are currently working with the FDEP to develop screening criteria for perfluoroalkyl substances in surface water that are protective of human and ecological health.

Publications

2020 Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology
2018 Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
2014 Birth defects research. Part B, Developmental and reproductive toxicology
2013 Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP

Grants

Jul 2020 ACTIVE
FL DEP HW678 – Toxicological Support Services
FL DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT · Principal Investigator
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
FL DEP HW677 Toxicological Support Services
FL DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT · Principal Investigator
Nov 2019 – Mar 2020
Toxicological support services
FL DEPT OF HLTH ENVIROMENTAL HEALTH · Principal Investigator
Feb 2018 ACTIVE
Miami Dade Multi Sponsors
MIAMI-DADE CNTY ·
Apr 2017 – Mar 2019
Rapid risk assessment of chronic domoic acid exposure in WA razor clam harvesters
UNIV OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE ·
Mar 2017 – Sep 2017
Dioxin Bioaccessibility Assessment for the American Creosote Works Site Center for Environmental & Human Toxicology
GEOSYNTEC ·
Jul 2015 – Mar 2017
Eagle and human health risk assessment
US DEPT OF INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE SE · Principal Investigator
Jun 2011 – Apr 2017
Health Impact of Deepwater Horizon Spill in Eastern Gulf Coast Communities
NATL INST OF HLTH NIEHS · Project Manager
Aug 2010 – Jun 2020
Toxicological Support Services
FL DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT ·

Education

Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry
2005 · University of Florida
B.S., Marine Science/Biology
1996 · University of Miami

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4641
Emails:
Business:
lstuchal@ufl.edu

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