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Cole Shoemaker

Title: Lecturer


Earned a Master of Public Health Degree in Toxicology from the University of Michigan in 1988. 
Received a B.S. from Michigan State University in 1982.


Employed as a Toxicologist at the Macomb County Health Department since 1988. Resposibilities include managing and providing technical support to the Lake St. Clair Assessment Project, Household Hazardous Waste Program, Clean Sweep Program, Elevated Blood Lead Investigation Program, Radon Program, Right-to-Know Programs, Toxicological Resource Center and Indoor Air Quality Program. Conduct specialized toxicological related investigations, surveillance, sample collections, risk assessments and compliance evaluations in the areas of water quality, air quality and waste management.


  • Michigan Department of Community Health Lead Inspector Certification

  • Michigan Department of Community Health Lead Risk Assessor Certification

  • State of Michigan Sanitarian Registration

  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists Medical Technology Certification

  • Basic and Advanced Illicit Connection/Discharge Elimination Training Program (Wayne County Department of Environment, 2001)
  • Indoor Air Quality Orientation for Public Officials (EPA,1994)
  • Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (EPA,1993)

  • OSHA 1910.120 40 Hour Training (EPA, 1991)

  • Public Service Radon Specialist Training (Michigan Radon Resource and Training Center, 1990)
  • Hazardous Materials Contingency Planning (Michigan State Police Training Center, 1989)

  • Michigan Environmental Health Association (MEHA)

  • Michigan Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology

  • Macomb County's Local Emergency Planning Committee(Secretary 1997-1998; Chairman Hazard/Risk/Vulnerability Subcommittee 2004-present)

  • MEHA's Advisory Committee on Health and the Environment (Chairperson 1997-98)

  • Southeast Michigan Council of Government's Environmental Regulations Task Force (1992)