Paloma Beamer

About Paloma Beamer

Paloma I. Beamer, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She holds joint appointments as an associate professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering and as a research scientist in the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center.  Her research focuses on understanding how individuals are exposed to environmental contaminants and the health risks of these exposures with a special focus on vulnerable populations, including children, low-wage immigrant workers, Native Americans and those in the US-Mexico Border Region. The ultimate goal of her work is to develop more effective interventions and policies for prevention of avoidable cases of certain diseases such as asthma. 

Teaching areas include environmental justicie and exposure assessment. She is a lifetime member of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

Dr. Beamer has received a Mentored Quantitative Research Award from NIH, a Scientific Technological Achievement Award (Level I) from the US EPA, and Young Investigator Award from Yuma Friends of Arizona Health Sciences. She was selected as one of Tucson’s “40 under 40” and as an Emerging Investigator for an international journal, Environmental Science: Processes & Impact. She currently serves on the US EPA Board of Scientific Counselors Subcommittee for Chemical Sustainability.

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Paloma Beamer
Associate Professor
Telephone: 520-626-0006
Fax: 520-626-8009
Office: Drachman 223
Office Hours: By Appointment
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2000 B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 
2002 M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
2007 Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
2014 Graduate Certificate, Clinical & Translational Research, University of Arizona