Salma Haidar

  • Position:  Faculty
  • Department: School of Health Sciences
  • Division:  Community Health Division
  • Campus Address: Health Professions Building 2204
  • Phone: 989-774-2623
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  • Area(s) of Expertise: Epidemiology, Public Health, Human Nutrition, Environmental Health


  • HSC 352: Environmental Health
  • HSC 404: Epidemiology
  • HSC 544: Biostatistics

Degrees and Universities:

Medical Doctor (MD), Damascus University
Masters of Public Health (MPH), University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Areas:

Cancer Research


Collins JJ, Bodner K, Haidar S, Wilken M, Burns CJ, Lamparski LL, Budinsky RA, Martin GD, Carson ML. Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Dibenzofurans, and Biphenyl Profiles of Workers with Trichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol Exposures. Chemosphere 2008; 73:S284-S289. 

Haidar S, Burns CJ, Birdsong K, Bodner K, Salazar E, Collins JJ. Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer and Benign Brain Tumors Among Chemical Plant Workers in Texas. Open Epid J. 2008;1:26-29.

Haidar S, Burns C, Birdsong K, Bodner K, Salazar E, Collins JJ. Mortality Among Chemical Workers at Texas City Plant: 1940-2001. Intl Arch Occup Environ Health. 2008. 

Collins JJ, Burns CJ, Wilken M, Bodner K, Budinsky RA, Martin GD, Rowlands JC, Carson M, Haidar S. Extended Abstract: Cancer Rates and Serum Dioxin Levels for Trichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol Workers in Midland, Michigan. EnviroAnalysis 2007 Conference, Wellington Convention Centre, New Zealand. Pgs 41-42. 

Swaen G, Haidar S, Burns CJ, Bodner K, Parsons T, Collins JJ. Mortality Study Update of Acrylamide Workers. Occup Environ Med 2007; 64:396-401. 

Collins JJ, Haidar S, Bodner K, Aylward LL, Swaen G, Budinsky RA, Carson ML. Death Rates Among Workers Exposed to Higher Chlorinated Dioxins in the Manufacture of Pentachlorophenol. Organohalogen Compounds 2007; 69:2071-2074. 

Collins JJ, Bodner KM, Wilken M, Haidar S, Burns CJ, Budinsky RA, Martin GD, Carson ML, Rowlands JC. Serum Concentrations of Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans Among Former Michigan Trichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol Workers. J Expo Sci Environ 
Epidemiol 2007; 17:541-548. 

Burns CJ, Garabrant D, Albers JW, Berent S, Giordani B, Haidar S, Garrison R, Richardson RJ. Chlorpyrifos Exposure and Biological Monitoring Among Manufacturing Workers. Occup Environ Med 2006; 63:218-220. 

Collins JJ, Bodner K, Burns CJ, Wilken M, Budinsky RA, Lamparski LL, Martin GD, Rowlands JC, Haidar S, Carson M. Chlorinated Dioxin Serum Levels Among Workers with Trichlorophenol and Pentachlorophenol Exposures. Organohalogen Compounds 2006; 68:740-743.