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shiaw-fen ferng-kuo

Shiaw-Fen Ferng-Kuo

Shiaw-Fen Ferng-Kuo, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Arena B-79
Phone: 812.237.3096
E-Mail: s-ferng@indstate.edu

Education

1992    Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences
           School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
           Minor:  Biostatistics and Epidemiology
 
1991    Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA.

1986    Master of  Public Health
           National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

1983    Bachelor of Science in Public Health
           National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Professional Certification
1991  Registered Environmental Health Specialist, California.
         Certification No. 5828.

Experience

Professor and Director
Environmental Health Program
Department of Health, Safety, and Environmental Health Sciences
College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services

Courses

Biostatistics
Epidemiology (graduate and undergraduate)
Environmental Measurements
Environmental Health Field Sampling and Analysis
Health Aspects of Human Ecology
Health Aspects of Air Quality
Health Aspects of Physical Agents
Pollution Prevention and Control Technology 
Principle of Environmental Health
Professional Field Practice Internship
Technical Seminar in Environmental Health
Water and Environmental Health

Research

Dr. Ferng’s research and consulting activities emphases are on environmental compliance, community environmental health assessment, environmental epidemiology, hospital waste treatment, fly ash final treatment, and indoor air quality in both US and oversea (Taiwan and Japan).
 
Dr.Ferng works closely with local school corporations and licensed daycare facilities for their indoor air quality assessment and lead poisoning prevention programs. Radon Community Outreach Program is another project in which Dr. Ferng has been involved.

Publications

Journal Articles and Proceedings  
Ferng, S.-F (2002).  Ozone Induced DNA Strand Single Breaks in Guinea Pigs Tracheobronchial Epithelial Cells in vivo. Inhalation Toxicology. 14(6):621-633.
 
Ferng, S.-F and Li-Wen Lee (2002). Indoor Air Quality Assessment of Licensed Day Care Facilities in a Midwest County: Using Carbon Dioxide, Temperature, and Humidity as Indicators. Journal of Environmental Health. 65(4):14-18.
 
Bermudez, E., Ferng, S.-F., Castro, E.C., and Mustafa, M.G. (1999). DNA Strand Breaks Caused by Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide in Rat Alveolar Macrophages.  Environmental Research 81:72-80.
 
Ferng, S.-F., Castro, E.C., Afifi, A.A., Bermudez, E., and Mustafa, M.G. (1997).  Ozone-induced DNA Strand Breaks in Guinea-pig Tracheobronchial Epithelial Cells. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, 51:353-367.

Lawson, J.K. and Ferng, S.-F. (1997). Taxpayers?? Attitude Toward Local Environmental Health Specialists: Salary Levels, Educational Levels, and Services Needed. Journal of Environmental Health, 59(10):13-17.
 
Ferng, S.-F. and  Lawson, J. K. (1996).  Residents in a High Radon Potential Geographic Area: Their Risk Perception and Attitude Toward Testing and Mitigation. Journal of Environmental Health, 58(6):13-17.
 
Ferng, S.-F. and Lin, Y.-C. (1994). The Ecological Correlation Between Well Water Arsenic Concentrations and Standardized Mortality Ratios in the Lanyang Basin, Taiwan. In:  Proceedings of the 15th Annual Water Resources Symposium: Understanding, Managing, and Protecting Indiana's Watersheds.  pp24-27.

Lin, Y.-C. and Ferng, S.-F. (1986). The Relation of Mortality Rate to the Arsenic Level, Fluorescence Intensity, and Hardness in Drinking Well Water Yi-lan Area, Taiwan, R.O.C.. Report on Blackfoot Disease Research, Vol. 27. Taichung, Taiwan Provincial Department of Health. 

Books
Ferng, S.-F. (2003).  Investigative Tools: Epidemiology, Microbiology, Toxicology. In Primers of Environmental Health.  Published by The National Association of Local Boards of Health and the National Environmental Health Science and Accreditation Council.

Multimedia
Ferng, S.-F., G. Schwab, and S. Guan (2005).  Storm water Management Web Based Training Program.  http://isu1.indstate.edu/terc/Stormwater

Ferng, S.-F., G. Schwab, and S. Guan (2004).  Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Web Based Training Program.  http://isu.indstate.edu/SPCC

Ferng, S.-F., G. Schwab, and S. Guan (2004).  Transportation Environmental Resources Center website update and maintenance.  http://www.transource.org

Abstracts  
Kennedy, K. and Ferng, S.-F. (2000). Cost-effect analysis of the flu vaccine administration in an automobile industry.  American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition.  Orlando, Florida. June.

Ferng, S.-F.  and Lee, L.- W. (1999).  Indoor Air Quality Assessment of Licensed Day Care Facilities. American Industrial Hygiene Conference.  Toronto, Canada.  June.
 
Incandela, K.A., Ferng, S.-F., and Bell, F. (1995).  A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Ventilation Controls for Manual Inert Gas Welders in an Open Environment.  American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition.  Kansas City, Missouri.  May.

Kuo, T.,  Hinds, W.C., and Ferng, S.-F. (1994).  Evaluation of Muffler Performance for Noise Control in Wind Tunnel Operation.  American Industrial Hygiene Conference.  Anaheim, California, May. 
 
Ferng, S.-F., Castro, E.C., Afifi, A.A., and Mustafa, M.G. (1993).  Ozone Exposure Causing DNA Strand Breaks in Tracheal Epithelial Cells of Guinea-pig.  The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal, 7(3):A409.
 
Ferng, S.-F. and Lin, Y.-C. (1993).  Health Effects of Well Water Arsenic Contamination in Yi-Lan County, Taiwan.  National Environmental Health Association 1993 Annual Educational Conference.  Orlando, Florida, June, 1993.

Dissertation and Thesis 
Ferng, S.-F. (1992).  Potential Genotoxic Effects of Ozone on the Tracheal Epithelial Cells of Guinea-Pigs.  University of California, Los Angeles.  Doctoral dissertation.

Ferng, S.-F. (1986).  The Relation of Mortality Rate to the Arsenic Level, Fluorescence Intensity, and Hardness in Drinking Well Water, Yi-lan Area, Taiwan, R.O.C.. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.  Master thesis

Presentations 

Ferng, S.-F. and  Schwab, G. (2004).  Transportation Environmental Resources Center.  American Association of Airport Executives 13th Annual National Aviation Environmental Management Conference.  Indianapolis, IN.  May.

Johnson, M.T. and Ferng, S.-F.  (2001).  Surveillance of microorganisms in restaurant high chairs/booster chairs.  American Public Health Association Conference.  Atlanta, GA
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Kennedy, K. and Ferng, S.-F. (2000).  Cost-effect analysis of the flu vaccine administration in an automobile industry.  American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition.  Orlando, Florida. June.

Ferng, S.-F.  and  Lee, L.- W. (1999).  Indoor Air Quality Assessment of Licensed Day Care Facilities. American Industrial Hygiene Conference.  Toronto, Canada.  June.
 
Fox, M.T. and Ferng, S.-F.  (1998). Recovery of Organisms from the High Chairs/Booster Chairs in Restaurants.  National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference.  Las Vagus, NV.  June.
 
Ferng, S.-F.  (1997).  Indoor Air Quality in Licensed Day Care Facilities.  The Wabash Valley Community Coordinated Child Care Spring Conference.  Terre Haute, Indiana.

Hillman, R. and Ferng, S.-F. (1996). The Compliance of Semi-public Wastewater Treatment Plants under the NPDES Permit Program in Howard County, Indiana. National Environmental Health Association Annual Educational Conference. Chicago, Illinois. June.

Lawson, J.K. and Ferng, S.-F. (1995).  Taxpayer Attitudes Toward Salary Levels of Health Department Environmental Specialists in Boone County, Indiana.  National Environmental Health Association 1995 Annual Educational Conference.  Denver, Colorado, June.
 
Ferng, S.-F. and Lin, Y.-C. (1994) Ecological Correlation Between Well Water Arsenic Concentration and Standardized Mortality Ratios in the Lanyang Basin, Taiwan. Indiana Water Resources Symposium.  Spring Mill, Indiana, June.

Ferng, S.-F., Castro, E.C., Afifi, A.A., and Mustafa, M.G. (1993).  Ozone Exposure Causing DNA Strand Breaks in Tracheal Epithelial Cells of Guinea-pig.  Experimental Biology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

Ferng, S.-F. and Lin, Y.-C. (1993).  Health Effects of Well Water Arsenic Contamination in Yi-Lan County, Taiwan.  National Environmental Health Association 1993 Annual Educational Conference.  Orlando, Florida, June.

Grants

10/2003 to 09/2008. United States Environmental Protection Agency Cooperative Agreement on ??Transportation Environmental Resources Center". Subcontractor to American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).  $150,000 annual grant from EPA (ID# CC-83144001-0; CFDA 66.305).
 
10/2001 to 12/2004. Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs Grant on ??An Innovative Method To Recruit Environmental Health Major Students??. $7,631.

12/1999 to 03/2001. National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council to write a chapter (Investigative Tools: Epidemiology, Microbiology, Toxicology) in Primers of Environmental Health. $1,000.

Awards

2004 Howard D. Richardson Outstanding Performance Award in the area of Scholarship, College of Health and Human Performance, Indiana State University.

2001 The Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award in the field of Environmental Health from Indiana Public Health Foundation.