Woodhall Stopford

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
2200 W Main St Ste 400, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-5744

Dr. Stopford's research interests include the development of assays for environmental and industrial exposures to mercury; clinical treatment of mercury intoxication; and the development of exposure parameters for respirable quartz and other respirable aerosols and vapors. Dr. Stopford's  research results are linked to the following website:

Education and Training

  • Harvard University , M.D. 1969
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S.P.H. 0


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Schecter A, Lucier GW, Cunningham ML, Abdo KM, Blumenthal G, Silver AG, Melnick R, Portier C, Barr DB, Barr JR, Stanfill SB, Patterson DG, Needham LL, Stopford W, Masten S, Mignogna J, Tung KC. Human consumption of methyleugenol and its elimination from serum. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2004 May;112(6):678-680. PubMed Central PMCID: 15121510.

Brock T, Stopford W. Bioaccessibility of metals in human health risk assessment: evaluating risk from exposure to cobalt compounds. J Environ Monit. 2003 Aug;5(4):71N-76N. PubMed PMID: 12948221. (Review)

Stopford W, Turner J, Cappellini D, Brock T. Bioaccessibility testing of cobalt compounds. Journal of Environmental Monitoring : Jem. 2003 Aug;5(4):675-680. PubMed Central PMCID: 12948248.

Swinker M, Koltai D, Wilkins J, Stopford W. Is there an estuary associated syndrome in North Carolina? Findings in a series of hotline callers. N C Med J. 2001 May;62(3):126-132. PubMed PMID: 11370314.

Hudnell HK, House D, Schmid J, Koltai D, Stopford W, Wilkins J, Savitz DA, Swinker M, Music S. Human visual function in the North Carolina clinical study on possible estuary-associated syndrome. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2001 Apr 20;62(8):575-594. PubMed PMID: 11339332.

Swinker M, Koltai D, Wilkins J, Hudnell K, Hall C, Darcey D, Robertson K, Schmechel D, Stopford W, Music S. Estuary-associated syndrome in North Carolina: an occupational prevalence study. Environ Health Perspect. 2001 Jan;109(1):21-26. PubMed PMID: 11171520.

Smith CG, Stopford W. Health hazards of pepper spray. N C Med J. 1999 Sep;60(5):268-274. PubMed PMID: 10495655. (Review)

Elghany NA, Stopford W, Bunn WB, Fleming LE. Occupational exposure to inorganic mercury vapour and reproductive outcomes. Occup Med (Lond). 1997 Aug;47(6):333-336. PubMed PMID: 9327634.

Stopford CM, Stopford W. Potential for respirable quartz exposure from North Carolina farm soils. Scand J Work Environ Health. 1995;21 Suppl 2:44-46. PubMed PMID: 8929688.

Stopford CM, Stopford W. Respirable quartz content of farm soils. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 1995;10(3):196-199.