Maria Mirabelli has conducted research on the relationships between environmental and occupational exposures and respiratory health, with a particular focus on exposures in vulnerable populations. Her areas of research include characterizing respiratory and dermal exposures and evaluating health effects in working populations, including professional cleaners, farm laborers, and food processing workers, and evaluating the role of ambient air quality in exacerbations of asthma.
Dr. Mirabelli received an MPH in environmental and occupational health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, in Barcelona, Spain. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Research interests: air quality, environmental and occupational health, respiratory epidemiology, occupational injury epidemiology, global climate change, immigrant health, community-based participatory research, and environmental justice
Areas of Interest
- Air Pollution
- Built Environment
- Climate and Health
- Environmental Health
- Occupational Health
- Mirabelli MC, Hsu J, Gower WA, 2016, Comorbidities of asthma in U.S. children, Respir Med, 116, 34-40
- Mirabelli MC, Preisser JS, Loehr LR, Agarwal SK, Barr RG, Couper DJ, Hankinson JL, Hyun N, Folsom AR, London SJ, 2015, Lung function decline over 25 years of follow-up among black and white adults in the ARIC study cohort, Respir Med, 113, 57-64
- Mirabelli MC, Golan R, Greenwald R, Raysoni AU, Holguin F, Kewada P, Winquist A, Flanders WD, Sarnat JA, 2015, Modification of traffic-related respiratory response by asthma control in a population of car commuters, Epidemiology, 26, 546-555
- Vizcaya D, Mirabelli MC, Orriols R, Antó JM, Barreiro E, Burgos F, Arjona L, Gomez F, Zock JP, 2013, Functional and biological characteristics of asthma in cleaning workers, Respir Med, 107, 673-683
- Mirabelli MC, Vizcaya D, Martí Margarit A, Antó JM, Arjona L, Barreiro E, Orriols R, Gimenez-Arnau A, Zock JP, 2012, Occupational risk factors for hand dermatitis among professional cleaners in Spain, Contact Dermatitis, 66, 188-196
- Henneberger PK, Mirabelli MC, Kogevinas M, Antó JM, Plana E, Dahlman-Höglund A, Jarvis DL, Kromhout H, Lillienberg L, Norbäck D, Olivieri M, Radon K, Torén K, Urrutia I, Villani S, Zock JP, 2010, The occupational contribution to severe exacerbation of asthma., Eur Respir J, ,
- Mirabelli MC, Richardson DB, 2005, Heat-related fatalities in North Carolina, Am J Public Health, 95, 635-637