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Asma Tahir, MPH

CCSD/UNLV Pollen Program Supervisor

Environmental and Occupational Health
MSM-HRC 219/222
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Asma Tahir is the current supervisor for the Pollen Monitoring program here at UNLV in collaboration with the CCSD. As a certified National Allery Bureaus’ pollen and mold counter she monitors, collect, count, and identify pollen and mold around the valley. Her research focuses on pollen and mold allergens and the effect of changing environment and weather patterns.

She earned her B.S in Botany and Zoology, BA in Psychology and her MPH in Healthcare Administration & Policy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In May 2013, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed Asma Tahir to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Behavioral Health. Asma is also a part-time instructor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the School of Public Health.