E-cigarettes and Vaping: Toxicities, Misconceptions, and Health Effects

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Portrait of Ilona Jaspers, Ph.D.Ilona Jaspers, Ph.D., M.S.
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC  

Dr. Ilona Jaspers is a professor with more than 15 years of experience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who specializes in the effects of ambient air pollutants on respiratory immune disfunction.

Jaspers has established several human in vitro and clinical in vivo models to determine the adverse health effects induced by pollutant exposures. As the deputy director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, Jaspers collaborates extensively with investigators from UNC and the U.S. Environmental Protection agency to conduct translational studies related to air pollution health effects.

Jaspers is also the director of the Curriculum in Toxicology, overseeing the training and mentoring of masters and doctoral students as well as postdoctoral fellows.

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