Former Visiting Partners


Statistical Tools to Manage Occupational Exposure

Sergio Caporali Filho, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Puerto Rico

Sergio developed a customized Probability and Statistics Curriculum for Industrial Hygiene graduate students.

Susan Donaldson

Manufacturing Readiness Levels With a Focus on Environmental Health and Safety

Susan Donaldson, MS, CHMM
EHS safety Site Leader and Alternate Research Site Leader
General Electric Global Research – Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center (AMSTC)

Susan produced a test case in which Environmental Health and Safety risk factors are accounted for at all Manufacturing Readiness Level stages.

Jeff Gearhart - copy
Does my child’s car seat contain toxic chemicals?!
A rapid method of chemical hazard screening in consumer products

Jeff Gearhart, Research Director Ecology Center &

Jeff developed a method for the rapid detection of potentially toxic chemicals in consumer products.

Beth LamannaPromoting environmentally responsible disposal of unused pharmaceuticals

Beth Lamanna, RN, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Beth developed a set of presentation materials to promote the environmentally responsible disposal of unused pharmaceuticals.

Kinnus PaulRecruiting the next generation of occupational health and safety professionals

Kinnus Paul, Associate Manager of Workforce Development
Detroiters for Environmental Justice

Kinnus created a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video aimed at recruiting candidates in underserved urban communities for careers in occupational health and safety.

SteveUnder-reporting of Workplace Illness and Injuries

Stephen A. Mitchell
UAW Local 974 Plant Wide Safety Chairman
and Member of UAW National Joint Committee on Safety and Health

Steve investigated the factors which lead to the under-reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses.

pamelaCradle to grave: Occupational and environmental impacts of traditional vs. “green” after-life ritual and burial

Pamela Ortner, RN, MS, CHPN, COHN-S
Quality Outcomes Specialist/Education Coordinator
Angela Hospice Home Care Inc.

Pamela investigated the environmental and occupational health impacts of various types of after-life processes and rituals.

Chad PositanoThe development of a compliance assistance resource for the biofuels industry

Chad Positano, Compliance Assistance Specialist
U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA

Chad created a publication to assist smaller ‘mom and pop’ producers of biofuels with navigating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulatory system.

blankDeveloping a Model Undergraduate Curriculum in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Bert Schiller, CIH
Adjunct Instructor, Madonna University, Livonia, MI

Bert developed an undergraduate curriculum which balances environmental science and occupational safety and health courses.


Integration of Safety Content, Concepts and Activities in Construction Program Curriculum: A Case Study

Elbert Sorrell, Jr., PhD
Professor and Director, Risk Control Center
University of Wisconsin-Stout

Elbert developed a process to integrate safety content into existing construction courses.