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Mark P. Buttner, Ph.D.

Professor; Co-Director, Emerging Diseases Laborator; Director, Pollen Monitoring Program; Graduate Coordinator
Department: School of Community Health Sciences
Office: BHS 518
Mail Code: 3064
Phone: 702-895-1418
Email: mark.buttner@unlv.edu


Mark Buttner, Ph.D. is a Professor and Interim Department Chair for the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the co-director of the Emerging Diseases Laboratory. His research is focused on sampling and analysis of airborne microorganisms, with emphasis on enhanced detection methods of airborne and surface-associated microorganisms that are potential human health risks in indoor environments. Dr. Buttner also conducts research involving healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic-resistant microorganisms of public health concern. He currently serves as an editor of the Manual of Environmental Microbiology and as a committee member for the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality.

Research Specialties

  • Sampling and analysis of airborne microorganisms
  • Enhanced detection of microorganisms that are potential human health risks
  • Healthcare-associated infection prevention
  • Antibiotic-resistant microorganisms of public health concern