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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Deborah Falta

Principal Lecturer

Office: 535 Edwards Hall

Phone: 864-656-1627


Educational Background

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering & Science
Clemson University 2006

MPH Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California - Berkeley 1991

BA Anthropology (Pre-Med)
Franklin & Marshall College 1987

Courses Taught

Public & Environmental Health
Women's Health Issues
Honors Seminar


Research interests focus on environmental epidemiology and human health risk assessment, and include broader interests in both the risk management regulatory decision-making process and also the scientific issues surrounding low-level radiation exposure. Research interests also include children's environmental health & epigenetics.

Research Publications

Falta, DA. Maxwell’s Understanding Environmental Health: How We Live in the World, Third Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2022. ISBN:978-1-284-20722-4.
An eBook version of the text is available from

Honors and Awards

CBSHS Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, May 2019


CBSHS Featured Faculty, April 7, 2021

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