Turning great ideas into healthier communities

June-Soo Park, PhD, MS

Principal Investigator

June-Soo Park, PhD, is a research scientist with the Environmental Chemistry Lab of the California Environmental Protection Agency's Department of Toxic Substances Control. He has led many research projects, including in method development for chemical analyses and management of budgets and staffs. He developed many chemical meassurement methods that have been used sucessfully to measure persistent organic pollutants in public health studies.

Park received his PhD and MS in oceanography (chemical) from Texas A&M University. 

Chemical Analysis for Longitudinal Research Study

Dr. Park, CA Department of Toxic Substance Control, will oversee and conduct chemical analysis of 105 serum samples collected from pregnant women by George Washington University’s R00 longitudinal research study.

Menopausal transition--a window of susceptibility for the promotion of breast cancer by environmental

This study investigate the hypothesis that levels of bisphenol A (BPA) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) promote individually, or through additive or synergistic effects, the development of breast cancer during the menopausal transition by acting as endocrine disrupting chemicals (ECDs). The Environmental Chemistry Lab will support the City of Hope’s study and will measure the levels of PBDEs and BPA in human breast cell lines and serum samples by using gas chromatography-high resolution mass Spectrometry (GC-HRMS) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MSMS) system, respectively.

PFC Exposure Assessment Related to the former Pease Air Force Base

The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory will measure potential PFC (perfluorochemicals) exposure through contaminated drinking water at or near the former Pease Air Force Base, partnering with New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.  The lab will conduct analytical testing for PFC in human serum received from NH DHHS.

The UCSF Pregnancy Exposures to Environmental Chemicals Children’s Center

The Environmental Chemistry Laboratory is analyzing serum and tissue specimens to measure the concentrations of major PBDEs and their hydroxylated metabolites and examine and describe the relationships between the metabolites and parent compounds.

UC Davis Inter-laboratory Comparison Study: PBDEs

Working with the California Department of Toxic Substances lab, PHI will measure PBDEs and measure lipids in 20 blood samples.