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Tarik Peterson, Ph.D.


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley;
B.S., Antioch College

Research Interests
Medicinal chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, metabolism of minerals and vitamins, science and society

Prior to joining The National Hispanic University, Dr. Peterson worked as an air pollution analyst in the Air and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory of the California Department of Public Health. He spent six years teaching chemistry and biochemistry at California State University, Claremont Colleges, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Peterson teaches chemistry and physics for The National Hispanic University’s Liberal Studies department. In addition to this role, he is currently the senior programmer at Justice Laboratory Software, makers of software for analytical chemists.  He also tutors high school students through College Track Services.


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