Elizabeth H. Maples is the Deputy Director for the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, an Education and Research Center sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She is also an assistant professor in Environmental Health Sciences.
Her primary research interests involve the reduction of work-related injuries and illnesses through effective training programs. She has significant experience in designing, implementing and evaluating occupational health and safety training programs. She is also interested in expanding the capacity of environmental public health practitioners in working within communities to address environmental health problems, such as noise pollution. She enjoys outreach activities on preventing noise induced hearing loss.