Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences [Dept. of Entomology]

Mark Gregory Robson, Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology, Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs




59 Dudley Road
Foran Hall, Rm 204A

V:  848-932-6276

F:  732-932-6535

M: 908-239-4923



Byrne Seminar

Agroecology Syllabus 2013

Agroecology Reading List



Issues in Environmental Health


Topics in Health and Environment: Risk, Health and Safety Syllabus


Pesticide Impact Syllabus


Entrepreneurial Agriculture Colloquium Syllabus



BS Rutgers (1977)

MS Rutgers (1979)

PhD Rutgers (1988)

MPH University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1995)

DrPH honoris causa Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand (2010)

ATS Fellow Academy of Toxicological Sciences (2001)


My Research I am interested in exposure science and pesticide use, primarily in developing countries. I am also interested in the policies that impact pesticide use on a global scale. Additionally I study the risk assessment process as it relates public health and health policy.


Competitive Extramural

Thai Fogarty ITREOH Center
Grant Number: 1 D43 TW007849-01
Fogarty International Center - National Institutes of Health - NIEHS
May 2007 to Jan 2013 $800,015 Principal Investigator

432487-10102740 An Adult Mosquito Surveillance Program - $37,000
432488-10123130 Surveillance Data Standardization and Assurance Pilot -$41,000
432489-10123144 Surveillance for the Mosquito Vectors of Arborviruses in NJ- $49,000

NJAES Hatch and Multi-state Projects

Project 2921 Evaluating the Physical and Biological Availability of Pesticides and Contaminants in Agricultural Ecosystems

Project 3081 Agrochemical Impacts on Human and Environmental Health: Mechanisms and Mitigation


Current Peer Reviewed Publications

Barr, D., Ananth, C., Yan, X., Lashley, S., Smulian, J., Ledoux, T., Hore, P., Robson, M. Pesticide Concentrations in Maternal and Umbilical Cord Serum and their Relation to Birth Outcomes in a Population of Pregnant Women and Newborns in New Jersey. Science of the Total Environment, 408(4): 790-795. 2010. PMID: 19900697.

Applebaum, D., Fowler, S., Osinubi, O., Fiedler, N., and Robson, M. The impact of environmental factors on nursing stress, job satisfaction, and turnover intention. Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(7-8): 323-328. 2010. PMID: 20661062.

 Saleeon, T., Sirprasert, P., Robson, M., and Siriwong, S.  Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice toward Clostridium botulinum Outbreak in Home-Canned Bamboo Shoots at Pakaluang Subdistrict, Ban Luang District, Nan Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research, 24 (suppl 1): 41-44. 2010.

Norkaew, S., Siriwong, W., Siripattanakul, S., and Robson, M.  Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) of Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Chilli Growing Farmers in Huarua Sub-district, Mueng District, Ubon Rachathani Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research, 24 (suppl 2): 93-100. 2010.

Taneepanichskul, N., Siriwong, W., Siripattanakul, S., Pongpanich, S., and Robson, M. Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos (Organophosphate Pesticide) Associated with Dermal Exposure in Chilli-Growing Farmers at Ubon Rachathani Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research, 24 (suppl 3): 149-156. 2010.

Borjan, M., Marcella, S., Blount, B., Greenberg, M., Zhang, J., Murphy, E., Valentin-Blasini, L., and Robson, M.  Perchlorate Exposure in Lactating Women in an Urban Community in New Jersey. Science of the Total Environment, 409(3): 460-464. 2011. PMID: 21109291.

Tunsaringkarn, T., Suwansaksri, J., Soogarun, S., Siriwong, W., Rungsiyothin, A., Zapuang, K., and Robson, M.  Genotoxic Monitoring and Benzene Exposure Assessment of Gasoline Station Workers in Metropolitan Bangkok: Sister Chromatid Exchange (SCE) and Urinary Trans, Trans-Muconic Acid (t,t-MA).  Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 11: 1-6. 2011. PMID: 21517262.

Tunsaringkarn, T., Ketkaew, P., Siriwong, W., Rungsiyothin, A., Zapuang, K., and Robson, M.  Chromosomal damage risk assessment to benzene exposure among gasoline station workers in Metropolitan Bangkok, Thailand.  Journal of Environment and Earth Science. 1(2):37-44. 2011.

Othman, M., Khonsue W., Kitana, J., Thirakhupt, K., Robson, M., and Kitana. N. Reproductive Mode of Fejervarya limnocharis Caught from Mae Sot, Thailand based on Its Gonadosomatic Indices.  Asian Herpetological Research. 2(11): 41-45. 2011. 

Ooraikul, S., Siriwong, W., Siripattanakul, S., Chotpantarat, S., and Robson, M. Risk Assessment of Organophosphate Pesticides for Chili Consumption From Chili Farm Area, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand. Journal of Health Research. 25(3):141-146.  2012.

Panuwet, P., Siriwong, W., Prapamontol, T., Fielder, N., Ryan, P., Robson, M., and Barr, D. Agricultural Pesticide Management in Thailand: Current Situation and Population Health Risk, Environmental Science and Policy, 17:72-81.  2012.

Murphy, E., Post, G., Buckley, B., Lippincott, R., and Robson, M.  Future Challenges to Protecting Public Health from Drinking Water Contaminants.  Annual Review of Public Health. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031811-124506. 2012.

Spayd, S., Robson, M., Xie, R., and Buckley, B. Importance of arsenic speciation in populations exposed to arsenic in drinking water.  Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, Accepted. 2012.

Wongwichit, D., Siriwong, W., Borjan, M., and Robson, M. Herbicide Exposure to Maize Farmers in Northern, Thailand:  Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices. Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 3(1):34-38. 2012.

Taneepanichskul, N., Norkaew, S., Siriwong, W., and Robson, M. Health effects related to pesticide using and practicing among chili-growing farmers, Northeastern, Thailand   Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences,  3(5): 319-325. 2012.

Othman, M., Khonsue, W., Kitana, J., Thirakhupt, K., Robson, M., Borjan, M., and Kitana, N. Hepatic Metallothionein and Glutathione-S-Transferase Responses in Two Populations of Rice Frogs (Fejervarya limnocharis) Naturally Exposed to Different Environmental Cadmium Levels. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, DOI 10.1007/s00128-012-0708-6. 2012.

Novy, A., Schuler, T., Bartomeus, I., Katz, J., and Robson, M.  Honey bee colony winter losses and treatments against Varroa destructor in New Jersey, USA, 2010-11. The Science of Bee Culture.  4:6-8. 2012.

Raksanum, B., Taneepanichskul, Siriwong, W. and Robson, M. Multi approach model for improving agrochemical safety among rice farmers in Pathumthani, Thailand.  Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. 5:75-82. 2012.  


Journals Editorships and Editorial Boards

Editor in Chief, Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology, OMICS Group International Open Access Publisher, Los Angeles, California

Contributing Editor, Public Health Reports, DHHS-ASPH-PHS, Cincinnati, Ohio

Editorial Board Membership, Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny - Annales of National Institute of Hygiene, Narodowy Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego -  National Institute of Public Health, Warsaw, Poland

Journal of Human and Ecological Health, Association of Environmental Health and Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Journal of Health Research, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand

European Journal of Toxicological Sciences (EJTS), SCIK Publishing Corporation, London, UK

SRN Toxicology, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, New York

New Solutions, A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., Amityville, New York

Global Health Perspectives, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan



Teaching Award, Rutgers Graduate School New Brunswick.2012

The Graduate School honors faculty members and graduate students for outstanding contributions to teaching and research.

 Teaching Excellence Award, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Science, 2012

The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the community of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Surgeon General’s Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service, 2012

For serving as Editor for Global Health Matters for Public Health Reports Journal.

 Constance Mehlman Award, International Society for Exposure Science, 2011

For recognition for an ISES member who has made an outstanding contribution in exposure analysis research that helped shape a national or state policy or provided new approaches for reduction or prevention of exposures.

 International Excellence Award, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Science, 2011

The International Excellence Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the community of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in international programs.

 Honorary Doctoral Degree in Public Health, Chulalongkorn University, 2010

Awarded to Dr. Robson for his contribution in teaching and research to Chulalongkorn University and to the People of the Kingdom of Thailand.  The degree was conferred by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

 Pfizer-ASPH Teaching Excellence Award for Public Health, 2009

Given jointly by Associations of Schools of Public health and Pfizer for outstanding teaching excellence in public health, the award includes a $10,000 honorarium.


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