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James Lockey, MD, is a professor in UC's environmental health department.  
James Lockey, MD
Specialty: Environmental Health
Sub-Specialty: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Department: Environmental Health
Title: Professor of Occupational, Environmental and Pulmonary medicine
Phone: (513) 558-0030
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BS (Biology): Kenyon University, 1968
MD: Temple University, 1972
Residency: University of Minnesota Hospitals, 1975
Fellowship (Internal Medicine): University of Minnesota Hospitals, 1978
Fellowship (Occupational Medicine): University of Cincinnati, 1980


Natural and man-made fibers and respiratory health, solvent exposures, diesel emissions

Current Research:

Effects of natural and man-made fibers on respiratory health as well as respiratory morbidity and mortality study of workers exposed to refractory ceramic fiber

Reproductive effects of occupational exposures to solvents, 

Relationship of diesel exhaust exposure and the risk in young children for developing allergic reactions to common aeroallergens

Selected Publications:

MacKinnon PA, Lentz TJ, Rice CH, Lockey JE, Lemasters GK, Gartside PS. Electron microscopy study of refractory ceramic fibers. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (accepted for publication)

Levin LS, Rice CH, Lemasters, GK, Lockey JE, Medvedovic, Mario. What is the potential measurement error in occupational exposure studies? J Air & Waste Manage. Assoc.2000;50:941-947.

Lentz TJ, Rice CH, Lockey JE, Succop PA, Lemasters GK. Potential significance of airborne fiber dimensions measured in U.S. refractory Ceramic Fiber Manufacturing Industry. Am J Ind Med 1999;36:286-298

McKay RT, Levin LS, Lockey JE, Lemasters GK, Medvedovic M, Papes DM, Simpson SR, Rice CH. Weight change and lung function: Implications for workplace surveillance studies. JOEM 1999;41(7):594-604.

Lemasters GK, Olsen DM, Yiin JH, Lockey JE, Shukla R, Selevan SG, Schrader SM, Toth GP, Evenson DP, Huszar GB. Male reproductive effects of solvent and fuel exposure during aircraft maintenance. Reproductive Toxicology 1999;13(3):155-166.

Lemasters GK, Lockey JE, Olsen DM, Selevan SG, Tabor MW, Livingston GK, New GR. Comparison of internal dose measures of solvents in breath, blood and urine and genotoxic changes in aircraft maintenance personnel. J Drug Chemical Toxicol 1999;22(1):181-200.


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keywords: occupational health, pulmonary disease, bronchiolitis, and man-made fibers, respiratory disease