Dr. Ramzi M. Kafoury

Interim Chair

Kafoury_RamziOffice: JAP Science Building – Rm 408

Email: ramzi.kafoury@jsums.edu 

Phone: (601) 979-3467

Fax: (601) 979-5853



  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, Section of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care, and Environmental Medicine, 1998
  • Sc.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Health, 1997
  • M.P.H., American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Epidemiology and Health Education, 1985
  • B.Sc., American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Biology and Environmental Science, 1983

Research Interests

  • Air pollution and lung toxicology
  • Environmental systems biology approach to understanding asthma and other environmentally-induced disease
  • Gene-environment interaction
  • Air quality and public health determinants
  • Signal transduction and cell function regulation