Photo of Marty Kanarek, PhDProfessor in Population Health Sciences

687 WARF Bldg
610 North Walnut Street

Research Interests: Lead. PCBs. Environmental epidemiology. Cancer epidemiology. Environmental health. Air and water pollution.

Dr. Kanarek is a legacy faculty member of MET. Students interested in his research should consider that of Kristen Malecki and James Schauer.


Environmental epidemiology — indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead poisoning prevention, PCB and mercury contaminants in fish, drinking water and cancer and other studies of the human health effects of pollution.

    • Amato MS, Magzamen S, Imm P, Havlena JA, Anderson HA, Kanarek MS, Moore CF. Early lead exposure (< 3 year old) prospectively predicts fourth grade school suspension in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA). Environmental Research 126:60-65, 2013
    • Magzamen S, Imm P, Amato MS, Havlena JA, Anderson HA, Moore CF, and Kanarek MS. Moderate lead exposure and elementary school end-of-grade examination performance. Annals of Epidemiology 23:700-707, 2013
    • Kanarek NF, Kanarek MS, Olatoye D, and Carducci MA. Removing barriers to participation in clinical trials, a conceptual framework and retrospective chart review study. Trials 13:237, 2012.
    • Amato MS, Moore CF, Magzamen S, Imm P, Havlena MS, Anderson MS, Kanarek MS. Lead exposure and educational proficiency: moderate lead exposure and educational proficiency on end-of-grade examinations. Annals of Epidemiology 22: 738-743, 2012.
    • Kanarek MS. Mesothelioma from Chrysotile Asbestos: Update. Annals of Epidemiology 21:688-697, 2011. Erratum: Annals of Epidemiology 22:377, 2012.
Mentor to METC Graduate Students:
  • Gherry Harding (1981)