Marc B. Schenker, MD, MPH

Department of Public Health Sciences
UC Davis School of Medicine
University of California, Davis
Davis, California 95616

Phone: (530) 752-5676
Fax: (530) 752-3239

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Research Interests:

My current research interests include the following:


B.A., Pre-Med, University of California at Berkeley, 1969
M.D., University of California at San Francisco, 1973
M.P.H., Epidemiology and Occupational Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 1980
Internship, Medicine, University Hospital, Boston University Medical Center, 1973-1974
Assistant Resident, Medicine, University Hospital, Boston University Medical Center, 1974-1975
Senior Resident, Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital (Boston), 1975- 1976
Chief Medical Resident, Veterans Administration Hospital (Boston), 1976-1977
Certificate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1976; Pulmonary Disease 1983
Certificate, American Board of Preventive Medicine (Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine), 1985
Certified B Reader, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, 1987
Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California, Dept. of Industrial Relations, 1992


American College of Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Society for Epidemiologic Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American College of Epidemiology
American Public Health Association (APHA)
International Commission on Occupational Health
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
International Epidemiology Association
Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine (ATPM)

Academic Positions:

1980-1984, Harvard Medical School; Instructor, Lecturer
1983-1992, University of California Davis; Assistant, Associate Professor
1983-present, Director UC Davis Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
1990-present, Director Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Center
1995-2007, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences
2009-present, Director, Migration and Health Research Center
2009-present, Co-Director, Center of Expertise on Migration and Health

Other Expertise (selected):

1986 Fellow, American College of Physicians
1987-1988 Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health Assembly, American Thoracic Society
1993- Fulbright Senior Scientist Foreign Scholarship Award, France
1991- Executive Board, National Coalition for Agricultural Safety and Health
1994- Respiratory Disease Committee, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
1995- University of California Distinguished Wellness Lecturer
1996- Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Rural Health
1995- World Lung Health Committee, American Thoracic Society
1999- Executive Committee, Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine
2002- Executive Committee, EPICOH Epidemiology Committee on Occupational Health of the ICOH International Commission of Occupational Health.


Susitaival P, Kirk J, SCHENKER MB. Atopic Symptoms among California Veterinarians. Am J of Ind Med. 2003 44:166-71.

SCHENKER MB, Stoecklin M, Lee K, Lupercio R, Zeballos RJ, Enright P, Hennessy T, Beckett LA.  Pulmonary function and exercise associated changes with chronic low-level paraquat exposure.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2004; 170:773-779: URL:

Pan, X. L., H. W. Day, W. Wang, L. A. Beckett, SCHENKER MB. 2005. Residential Proximity to Naturally Occurring Asbestos and Mesothelioma Risk in California. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Oct 15; 172(8):1019-1025. Epub 2005 Jun 23.

Kasirye OC, Walsh JA, Romano PS, Beckett LA, Garcia JA, Elvine-Kreis B, Bethel JW, SCHENKER MB. Acculturation and Its Association with Health-Risk Behaviors in a Rural Latina Population. Ethn Dis. 2005 Autumn;15(4):733-739.

SCHENKER MB, Farrar JA, Mitchell DC, Green RS, Samuels SJ, Lawson RJ, McCurdy SA.  Agricultural Dust Exposure and Respiratory Symptoms Among California Farm Operators. J Occup Environ Med. 2005 Nov 47(11):1157-66.

Photography exhibits: For full photography info see

La Boca in Autumn: Photographs from La Boca, Buenas Aires. Cafe Evita, San Francisco. March, 1999

Bicycles Around the World: Photographs of bicycles on five continents. International House, Davis, California. June-July, 1999

The Ganges River and its People: Photographs of people on the Ganges. International House, Davis, California. June 8 - September 12, 2001

Facing Cuba. Photographs of the face of Cuba. International House, Davis, California. Jan 8 - February 12, 2003.