Marty Cohen, ScD, CIH, CSP: Director, Principal Lecturer
Dr. Cohen has more than 20 years of experience in the varied fields of occupational and environmental health and safety sciences. He has conducted his research and provided services nationwide. Marty earned a bachelor's of science degree in environmental health from Purdue University and then went on to attended Harvard University 's School of Public Health where he received a Master's of Science degree in air pollution control. Applying that knowledge he took a job working with Harvard, the University of Tennessee , and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, heading up an indoor air quality study in Eastern Tennessee . Marty returned to the Harvard School of Public Health where he earned his Doctorate of Science in exposure assessment. His thesis was entitled, "Community Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia".
After graduating, he worked with the Boston-based consulting firm, Environmental Health and Engineering as a Senior Scientist conducting industrial hygiene and indoor air quality investigations in a number of industry sectors. Later Dr. Cohen moved to Seattle , continued to work with the consulting firm, and became a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Marty then took a job as a senior industrial hygienist with the State of Washington 's Department of Labor and Industries, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program. With the SHARP Program, Marty evaluated numerous health and safety exposures in a variety of industries across Washington State . He was the Principle Investigator on NIOSH grants looking at musculoskeletal exposures to tree nursery workers, workplace dermatitis, and work-related fatalities. His work with SHARP also allowed him to develop a video system for evaluating worker dust and solvent exposures in real-time. After ten years with SHARP, Marty took a position at the University of Washington as the Director of the Exposure Assessment Center for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA): Air Pollution Study. In January of 2008, Marty joined the Field Research and Consultation Group, where he conducts occupational health-related service projects and looks to apply exposure assessment methodologies to better understand and control workers' exposures.
Allison Crollard joined the Field Group after completing a Master's of Science in Exposure Sciences at the University of Washington. She is also trained as an occupational health nurse and has a Master's of Nursing in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing from the University of Washington. In addition, Allison has experience conducting health and safety research on programmatic interventions for small businesses, and is interested in finding approaches for addressing health and safety issues for under-served worker populations.
Gerry Croteau received a master's degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Washington in 2000. Gerry has responsibility for service consultation offered by the Field Group and has consulted for an array of industries including: food processing, plastics manufacturing, construction, mining, waste disposal and processing, and machine shop and metal fabricating facilities. His primary interest is the implementation and evaluation of substitution and engineering controls. Before joining the Field Group, Gerry had worked 10 years as environmental consultant specializing in waste management and processing. He is currently involved in research to assess the effectiveness of engineering controls for controlling silica dust exposures during concrete cutting and grinding activities.
Marc provides service consultations for the Field Group and manages the DEOHS Field Services Laboratory. He has twenty years of experience as an industrial hygienist, as well as, experience in fabricating and engineering safety controls. He holds a Masters of Science from the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
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