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Alison Bauer PhD, BS

Associate Professor
  • Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Colorado School of Public Health


Primary Phone:303-724-6297

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Office: V20-3125

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Bauer is an associate professor in Department of Environmental & Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She is a toxicologist that is interested in two central focus areas that are relevant to human health concerns, one for environmental research and one for basic cancer research, both of which generally focus on the mechanisms driving lung tumorigenesis and the associated inflammation. Prior to coming to Colorado, she was a faculty member in the Department of Pathobiology and Center for Integrative Toxicology at Michigan State University and maintained her own environmental and basic cancer laboratory. Her post-doctoral training was at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences in the Laboratory of Respiratory Biology with Dr. Steven Kleeberger on environmental genetics. She received her PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Pharmacology in Dr. Al Malkinson’s laboratory and her B.S. in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. She has on-going research studies with collaborators at NIEHS, M.D. Anderson, Michigan State University, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany, and Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Learn more about Dr. Bauer's Research Lab.

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental and occupational lung carcinogenesis, specifically tumor promotion
  • Environmental lung toxicants: E-cigarettes and viral infectivity
  • Innate immune system in lung inflammation and tumorigenesis
  • Innate immune system in ozone-induced lung injury and inflammation
  • Novel therapeutic approaches for non-small cell lung cancer and asthma

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • BS,  Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University


  • Paper of the Year, co-author, Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section, Society of Toxicology, 2015
  • Elected member, Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Omega National Honor Society in Public Health, 2018
  • Fellow, American Thoracic Society, 2018

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