Department of Health
The Environmental Health Program
Charles V. Shorten Ph.D, P.E.
209 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Dr. Charles V. Shorten, Ph.D., P.E., Professor and Director
Environmental Health Program
Dr. Shorten joined the WCU faculty in 1989. As a licensed professional environmental engineer, he brings to the program expertise in hazardous materials management, water quality, risk assessment and environmental regulations. As Director of the Environmental Health Program, Dr. Shorten is the first point in contact for questions about the program, discipline, and careers in the field. Those interested in preserving and protecting the quality of the environment and its inhabitants are also advised to contact Dr. Shorten. Please visit this link for more information on Dr. Shorten's background: Shorten Biography.
Dr. Neha Sunger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Sunger is an environmental engineer with interests in human health risk and exposure analysis. She joined West Chester University in Fall 2014 as Assistant Professor. Dr. Sunger teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental health, microbial risk, and waste management. Prior to joining WCU, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. During her post-doctoral fellowship, she designed computer-based exposure analysis programs to enhance rapid screening of industrial chemicals for human health safety. Dr. Sunger is a member of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors (AEESP), and the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES).
Dr. Lorenzo Cena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dr. Cena is an aerosol scientist and industrial hygienist with expertise in occupational and environmental health. He has extensive experience in control and assessment of occupational hazards associated with exposures to aerosols and nanoparticles. He has developed and patented a personal sampler for nanoparticles that mimics nanoparticle deposition in the human respiratory system. Dr. Cena’s expertise also includes infection control and prevention.