Industrial Hygiene/Exposure Science


Health risks in the workplace, such as heat, noise, dust, hazardous chemicals, unsafe machines and psychological stress, cause occupational diseases and can aggravate other health problems.

Conditions of employment, occupation and the worker’s position in the workplace hierarchy also affect health. 

The Industrial Hygiene/Exposure Science program trains MS and PhD students to recognize, evaluate and control hazardous exposures in the workplace that may increase the risk of disease or injury on the job.

The MS curriculum is primarily a practitioner-oriented degree and is based on a three-quarter sequence of core courses in exposure sciences while maintaining core material addressing workplace hazards.

The PhD degree builds upon the basic principles of exposure sciences, with a strong emphasis on research-based education.

PhD and MS students may develop a traditional research thesis. MS trainees have the additional option of replacing the thesis with a portfolio that includes practical experience and an applied capstone project.

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Master of Science



Industrial Hygiene Program Director

Marissa Baker, PhD

Core faculty

Christopher Simpson, MS, PhD 

Tania Busch Isaksen, MPH, PhD

Martin Cohen, PhD, CIH, CSP

Nicole Errett, MSPH, PhD

Richard Fenske, MPH, PhD 

Richard Gleason, MS, CIH, CSP  

Peter Johnson, MS, PhD  

Noah Seixas, MS, PhD, CIH    

Edmund Seto, MS, PhD   

Elizabeth (Lianne) Sheppard, MSc, PhD

Michael Yost, MS, PhD    

Supporting faculty

Stephen Bao, PhD    

Philip G. Campbell, CHP, MHP

Robert Duff, MS

John Garland, PE, PhD   

Timothy Larson, PhD    

Jennifer Lincoln, PhD    

Lee Monteith, MS, CIH    

Bradley Prezant, MS, CIH, CSP    

Anne Riederer, ScD   

Walt Rostykus, MSPH   

Barbara Silverstein, PhD, MPH   

June Spector, MD, MPH    

Peregrin Spielholtz, PhD, CSP 

Kate Stewart, MS, CPE 

Stephen Whittaker, PhD