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Enabling Community Science Through a Point-of-Care Sensor to Detect Toxic Heavy Metals

Profile features Erin Haynes, DrPh, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine.

Conventional methods for measuring heavy metal exposure in humans are often expensive, resource intensive, and time-consuming. A portable, point-of-care sensor developed by NIEHS grantees, Erin Haynes, DrPH, and Ian Papautsky, PhD, at the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) Center for Environmental Genetics, may enable a faster, more cost-effective assessment of toxic heavy metals in blood.

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