jane valentine, phd

Jane Valentine, PhD

Associate Professor

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA CHS, 73-320B


Jane Valentine is an associate professor in Environmental Health Sciences in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. She started in the EHS program in 1974 after completing postdoctoral studies at the New Jersey College of Medicine, Preventive Medicine in the program of Environmental Toxicology. Studies of Lead, Copper and zinc were conducted there and was associated with the Lead Screening Program. Professor Valentine obtained a BS in Chemistry from Tennessee State in Nashville Tennessee, a MS degree in Water Chemistry associated with the Civil Engineering program from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD in Environmental Health with an emphasis on water quality and statistics from the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston. She has published in the Journal of Occupational Medicine, Environmental Research, Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry among others. She holds a registration for Registered Environmental Health Specialists, served as president of American Water Resources Association, and a member of the American Water Works Association. Emphasis has been placed on studies of health effects of lead, selenium, arsenic, zinc and copper most notably for exposed children and adults. Dr. Valentine has taught courses in aquatic chemistry, environmental measurements, water quality, general environmental health and seminar courses.