Dr. Allshouse is an instructor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health with expertise in the spatiotemporal modeling of environmental exposures. More generally, his research areas intersect with the disciplines of environmental science, epidemiology, statistics, and geography, utilizing spatial and spatiotemporal data to advance research in environmental health. A significant component of his work has focused on unconventional oil and gas development and its potential impact on the public’s health. Other research interests include environmental justice, air pollution and health, health care access, and evaluating statistical methods for analyzing chemical mixtures of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Areas of Expertise
- Health Impacts of Oil and Gas Development
- Environmental Justice
- Air Pollution and Health
- Health Care Access
- Geospatial Data Science
Education, Licensure & Certifications
- PhD, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
- MR, Statistics, North Carolina State University, 2004
- BSPH, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
- 2006: Outstanding Research Award, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
- 2004–05: Superfund Trainee
- 2004: Mu Sigma Rho Statistical Honor Society
- Member, American Public Health Association
- Member, International Society of Exposure Science
- Member, Colorado Public Health Association
- Member, Colorado Environmental Health Association
- EHOH 6621 GIS for Public Health Research and Practice
- EHOH 6623 Geographic Perspective on Global Health
- EHOH 6644 Advanced GIS for Public Health Research and Practice
- PUBH 6991 MPH Capstone Integration
- American Cancer Society, Exposures from Oil and Gas Development and Childhood Leukemia Risk. July 2021-June 2025, Role: Co-I
- HEI Energy, Assessing the Effects of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development on Community Water Sources. February 2022-January 2023, Role: Co-I
- National Institutes of Health, High Value Care in Cardiovascular Medicine. January 2022-December 2022, Role: Co-I
- National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: Oil and Gas Siting, Housing Choices, and Environmental Justice in Colorado. July 2020-June 2023, Role: Co-I
- Centers for Disease Control, Human Health Effects of Drinking Water Exposures to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): A Multi-site Cross-sectional Study. October 2019-September 2024, Role: Co-I
Publications and Presentations
- Allshouse WB, Adgate JL, Blair BD, McKenzie LM. Spatiotemporal Industrial Activity Model for Estimating the Intensity of Oil and Gas Operations in Colorado. Environ Sci Technol. 2017 Sep 5;51(17):10243-10250. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02084. Epub 2017 Aug 9. PMID: 28715172.
- Allshouse WB, McKenzie LM, Barton K, Brindley S, Adgate JL. Community Noise and Air Pollution Exposure During the Development of a Multi-Well Oil and Gas Pad. Environ Sci Technol. 2019 Jun 18;53(12):7126-7135. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b00052. Epub 2019 Jun 5. PMID: 31136715.
- Martenies SE, Keller JP, WeMott S, Kuiper G, Ross Z, Allshouse WB, Adgate JL, Starling AP, Dabelea D, Magzamen S. A Spatiotemporal Prediction Model for Black Carbon in the Denver Metropolitan Area, 2009-2020. Environ Sci Technol. 2021 Mar 2;55(5):3112-3123. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c06451. Epub 2021 Feb 17. PMID: 33596061; PMCID: PMC8313050.
- McKenzie LM, Allshouse W, Daniels S. Congenital heart defects and intensity of oil and gas well site activities in early pregnancy. Environ Int. 2019 Nov;132:104949. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.104949. Epub 2019 Jul 18. PMID: 31327466.
- Sempio C, Lindley E, Klawitter J, Christians U, Bowler RP, Adgate JL, Allshouse W, Awdziejczyk L, Fischer S, Bainbridge J, Vandyke M, Netsanet R, Crume T, Kinney GL. Surface Detection of THC Attributable to Vaporizer Use in the Indoor Environment. Sci Rep. 2019 Dec 9;9(1):18587. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-55151-5. PMID: 31819131; PMCID: PMC6901575.