Leslie Cizmas, Ph.D.

Leslie Cizmas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Environmental and Occupational Health
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Phone: 979-436-9324

Research Interests

  • Occurrence and toxicity of drinking water contaminants
  • Health effects of complex mixtures
  • Chemical exposure assessment in underserved communities

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Toxicology

Education and Training

Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.E.M. (Master of Environmental Management), Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University
B.A., Princeton University

Selected Publications

  • He G, Li C, Dong F, Zhang T, Chen L, Cizmas L, Sharma VK. Chloramines in a pilot-scale water distribution system: Transformation of 17β-estradiol and formation of disinfection byproducts. Accepted for publication in Water Research.
  • Adeboyega NF, Sharma VK, Cizmas L, Sayes CM. UV light induces Ag nanoparticle formation: roles of natural organic matter, iron and oxygen. Accepted for publication in Environmental Chemistry Letters.
  • Trueblood AB, Forrester MB, Han D, Shipp EM, Cizmas LH. 2016. Pesticide-related poison center exposures in children and adolescents aged ≤ 19 years in Texas, 2000-2013. Clinical Toxicology epub ahead of print, DOI: 10.1080/15563650.2016.1201676.
  • Feng M, Wang X, Chen J, Qu R, Sui Y, Cizmas L, Wang Z, Sharma VK. 2016. Degradation of fluoroquinolone antibiotics by ferrate(VI): effects of water constituents and oxidized products. Water Research 103:48-57.
  • Trueblood AB, Shipp EM, Han D, Ross J, Cizmas LH. 2016. Pesticide-Related hospitalizations among children and teenagers in Texas, 2004-2013. Public Health Reports 131:588-596.
  • Sharma VK, Johnson N, Cizmas L, McDonald TJ, Kim H. 2016. A review of the influence of treatment strategies on antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Chemosphere 150:702-714.
  • Cizmas L, Sharma VK, Gray CM, McDonald TJ. 2015. Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in waters: occurrence, toxicity, and risk. Environ. Chem. Lett. (DOI 10.1007/s10311-015-0524-4)
  • Ross JA, Trueblood AB, Donnelly KC, Cizmas LH. 2015. Household pesticide use in colonias in Webb and Hidalgo Counties, South Texas, as assessed using a pesticide inventory. Texas Public Health Association Journal, 67(3): 7-10.
  • Cizmas L, Ackerman L, Donnelly DA, Donnelly KC, McDonald TJ. 2015. Measurement of organophosphate pesticides, organochlorine pesticides, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in household dust from two rural villages in Nepal. Environmental and Analytical Toxicology (http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2161-0525.1000261).
  • Trueblood AB, Rincon R, Perales R, Hollingsworth R, Miller C, McDonald TJ, Cizmas L. 2016. A pilot study of changes in environmental knowledge and behaviors among Head Start employees and parents following environmental health training in Webb County, TX. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 18(1):135-142. PMID: 25538003.
  • Phillips TD, Richardson M, Chen L, He L, McDonald TJ, Cizmas LH, Safe SH, Donnelly KC, Wang F, Moorthy B, Zhou G-D. 2014. Mechanistic relationships between hepatic genotoxicity and carcinogenicity in male B6C3F1 mice treated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures. Archives of Toxicology (published online 3 June, 2014; DOI 10.1007/s00204-014-1285-8). PMID: 24888377.