Research

 
Research

The faculty of our ERC has varied research interests from long haul truck driver safety to respirator fit testing. Our ERC supports research opportunities for new investigators through our Dillon – Carnahan Pilot Project Research Program.

 
Faculty Research Interest

Industrial Hygiene: MPH or Doctoral Studies

 Claudiu Lungu, PhD
-          Evaluation of adsorption characteristics of granular activated carbon and activated carbon fibers used in respiratory protection and protective clothing
-          Measurement and evaluation of VOC  exposure in various workplaces
-          VOC emissions from building materials
-          Exposure to ionizing radiation
-          Use of carbon nanotubes for air sampling
 
Elizabeth H. Maples, PhD
-          Reduction of work-related injuries and illnesses through effective training programs; especially in the Latino workforce
-          Environmental noise pollution
-          Occupational stress
-          Healthy workforce development
-          Designing, implementing and evaluating occupational health and safety training programs
-          Expanding the capacity of environmental public health practitioners in working within communities
 
  
 
Jennan Phillips, DSN
-          Occupational and Environmental Health
-          Health Promotion/Prevention of Illness/Injury among Adults in the Community and Workplace
-          The Aging Workforce
-          Public Health Preparedness
-          Advocacy and Health Policy
 
Kathleen C. Brown, RN, PhD
-          Prevention of back injury musculoskeletal disorders
-          Worksite health promotion
-          Occupational stress
 
Na-Jin Park, PhD, RN
-          Mind-body interactions
-          biobehavioral research method
-          Psychoneuroimmunology
-          Women's health, breast cancer risk and biological markers, cancer prevention
-          Psycho-oncology health promotion at occupational health settings
-          Job stress
 
 
Richard Sesek, PhD, MPH, CSP, CPE
-          Industrial ergonomics and ergonomic modeling
-          Ergonomic epidemiology
-          Industrial safety interventions
-          Human factors engineering and usability
-          Carpal tunnel syndrome detection and screening in occupational settings
-          Occupational Injury prevention
 
Jerry Davis, PhD, CSP, CPE
-          Safety and ergonomics litigation
-          Human factors, occupational safety and ergonomics
-          Data acquisition and validation
-          Work measurement, standards, methods engineering
-          Human performance capability in occupation contexts
-          Systems Safety Engineering
-          Training via Technology
 
 
Rob Thomas, PhD, PE, CPE, Professor Emeritus
-          General occupational safety and ergonomics
-          Occupational Biomechanics
-          Human Factors Engineering
-          Workplace and work area design