Expertise & Interests

Dr. Craner UCSF School of Medicine Profile (2014)

Dr. Craner UCSF School of Medicine Profile (2014)

Expertise & Interests

Health Effects from occupational and environmental exposures (with examples)

  • Metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, lithium, cobalt, aluminum, nickel, manganese, thallium, cadmium)
  • Particulates and aerosols (silica, asbestos)
  • Organics (solvents, pesticides, isocyanates, epoxy resins)
  • Bioaerosols (mold, other fungi, sewage bacteria)
  • Gases, irritants, asphyxiants and other inhalant toxicants (carbon monoxide, cyanide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrofluoric acid, chlorine)
  • Physical agents (noise, heat)
  • Unidentified agents and mixtures (environmental releases, groundwater pollutants, accidental exposures, hazmat spills/releases)

Medical surveillance, biological monitoring, and regulatory compliance (OSHA/MSHA) consultation for hazardous industries including:

  • Lithium ion battery manufacturing
  • Metallurgical assay laboratories
  • Gold, silver and other metal mines
  • Litharge (lead oxide) assay flux manufacturing
  • Lead-acid battery recycling and smelting
  • Lead shot/ammunition manufacturing
  • Commercial spray painting and neon sign production

Diagnosis of disease related to known or suspected occupational or environmental exposures of: individuals, families, and groups of commonly exposed people in a workplace, industry, building, or community

  • Acute inhalation injuries
  • Respiratory, neurological, skin, reproductive, infectious, allergic diseases
  • Cancer and multi-system diseases

Investigations

  • Occupational disease/syndrome outbreaks and clusters
  • Environmental pollution
  • Building-related health problems / sick buildings
  • Other public health assessments

Epidemiology and Biostatitics

  • Health and Safety compliance / medical surveillance data tracking, compilation, analysis and reporting (see webOSCAR™)
  • Environmental investigations

Teaching / Training

  • Industry-specific training and education
  • Residents (Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine)
  • Professional colleagues (Industrial Hygiene, EH/Safety Professionals, Nurses, Risk Managers)

Wellness and Disease Prevention

  • Diet
  • Exercise / Fitness
  • Smoking cessation
  • Mental health and mindfulness