R. William Field


Bill Field

Title(s): Professor
Department: Occupational and Environmental Health
Office: S327 CPHB
Phone: (319) 335-4413

Even as an internationally acclaimed radiation expert, with an extensive list of appointments and teeming schedule to match, Dr. Bill Field maintains his commitment to students, workers and cancer sufferers. “A lot of times I get calls saying, ‘I have lung cancer and I never smoked,'” said Field, professor in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, with joint appointments in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology. “It’s humbling that people come to me for that information.”

Field is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on radon, not only for his research into the radioactive gas, but because of his advocacy and outreach efforts.

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Courses Taught

  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (OEH:6510)
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar (OEH:5010)
  • Problems in Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH:7010)
  • Global Water and Health (OEH:4260)
  • Principles of Scholarly Integrity: Public Health (CPH:7270)
  • Human Toxicology and Risk Assessment (OEH:6710)

Research Interests

  • Occupational Epidemiology / Environmental Epidemiology
  • Health physics
  • Radon
  • Neonicotinoids
  • Water Quality
  • Translation of Epidemiologic Evidence



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