Kan Shao

Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health

(812) 855-2725
School of Public Health / Environmental and Occupational Health
IU Bloomington
SPH 029
1025 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN


  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011

  • M.S., Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011

  • M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007

  • B.Eng., Environmental Engineering, University of Science & Technology Beijing, 2006

Courses Taught

  • SPH-V 546: Risk Assessment, Policy, and Toxic Regulations
  • SPH-V 241: Foundations of Environmental Health
  • SPH-V 625: Integrated Modeling for Environmental Health Research


  • K. Shao, A. Shapiro, A Web Based System for Bayesian Benchmark Dose Estimation, Environmental Health Perspectives, In press, 2017.

  • K. Shao, B.C. Allen, M.W. Wheeler, Bayesian Hierarchical Structure for Quantifying Population Variability to Inform Probabilistic Health Risk Assessments, Risk Analysis, 37(11), 1865-1878, 2017.

  • M.W. Wheeler, A.J. Bailer, T. Cole, B. Park, K. Shao, Bayesian Quantile Impairment Threshold Benchmark Dose Estimation for Continuous Endpoints, Risk Analysis, 37(11), 2107-2118, 2017.

  • K. Shao, J.S. Gift, Model Uncertainty and Bayesian Model Averaged Benchmark Dose Estimation for Continuous Data, Risk Analysis, 34(1): 101-120, 2014.

Research Interests

  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Dose-Response Analysis
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Modeling
  • Biostatistics
  • Uncertainty Analysis