Marc Serre, PhD


Associate Professor 
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Curriculum Vitae 
Occupational and Environmental Exposure Science Program
North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center
REACH NC Research Profile
1303 Michael Hooker Research Center , UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7431
Chapel Hill 27599-7431
T: 919-966-7014
F: 919-966-7911


1988  Institut National des Sciences Appliquees, Toulouse, France  BS, Engineering

1989  Institut National des Sciences Appliquees, Toulouse, France  MS, Physics

1990  Ecole Nationale Superieure Electricite, Electrotech., Informatique & Hydraulique de Toulouse, France  MS, Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineering

1992  University of Iowa  MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

1999  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Includes (1) Space/time Geostatistics and temporal GIS, (2) Atmospheric mapping of air pollutants, (3) Hydraulics and hydrology of water contaminants, (4) Exposure sciences, (5) Health risk assessment, (6) Environmental Epidemiology, (7) Medical geography and (8) Environmental Justice. CURRENT PROJECTS includes (a) Does Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh Raise Exposure to Bacterial and Viral Pathogens? (b)Improving the Effectiveness of Mercury Water Quality Estimation along North Carolina Rivers, (c) Environmental Determinants of Sleep Disturbance: Role of Ambient Air Pollution, (d) Local health impacts of land application of sewage sludge, (e) Spatial Epidemiology of Syphillis and Gonorhea in North Carolina, (f) Version Upgrade, Expansion, and Improvement of Modern Bayesian Spatio-Temporal Geostatistics Code for ArcGIS Users, (g) Environmental Exposure and Effect of Hazardous Chemicals

Key Publications

Money, E., G. Carter, M.L. Serre (2009) Modern Space/Time Geostatistics using River Distances: Data Integration of Turbidity and E.coli Measurements to Assess Fecal Contamination Along the Raritan River in New Jersey. Environmental Science & Technology: vol.43(10), p.3736-3742.

Puangthongthub, S., S. Wangwongwatana, R.M. Kamens, M.L. Serre (2007) Modeling the Space/Time Distribution of Particulate Matter in Thailand and Optimizing Its Monitoring Network. Atmospheric Environment: vol.41, p.7788-7805.

Akita, Y., G. Carter, and M.L. Serre (2007) Spatiotemporal Non-Attainment Assessment of Surface Water Tetrachloroethene in New Jersey. Journal of Environmental Quality: vol.36 (2), p.508-520.

LoBuglio, J. N., G. W. Characklis, and M. L Serre (2007) Cost-effective water quality assessment through the integration of monitoring data and modeling results. Water Resour. Res.: vol.43, p.7788-7805.

Law, D.C.G., K. Bernstein, M.L. Serre, C.M. Schumacher, P.A. Leone, J.M. Zenilman, W.C. Miller, and A.M. Rompalo (2006) Modeling an Early Syphilis Outbreak through Space and Time Using the Bayesian Maximum Entropy Approach. Annals of Epidemiology: vol.16 (11), p.797-804.

Staff/Administrative Responsibilities

Director of the UNC-BMElab, a modeling lab for Space/Time Geostatistics in Exposure, Disease and Risk Mapping ( Founding Contact person for BMElib, The Bayesian Maximum Entropy software for Space/Time Geostatistics, and temporal GIS data integration.