Faculty

Richard Neitzel, PhD, MS, CIH, FAIHA

Center Director & IH Director

rneitzel@umich.edu
(734) 763-2870

Research Interests: Exposure science and risk assessment, health risks related to physical agents, safety hazards, and psychosocial factors, and characterization of injury risk associated with noise exposure and transportation-related activities, with a focus on bicycling.

Stuart Batterman, PhD, MS

Center Deputy Director

stuartb@umich.edu
(734) 763-2417

Research Interests: Hazardous waste, health care waste, sustainable systems, life cycle analysis, human exposure and health risk assessment, and environmental epidemiology.

Industrial Hygiene

Adam Finkel, ScD, CIH

PPRT Director

adfinkel@umich.edu

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Epidemiology
Research/Professional Interests: Decision-making in the face of uncertainty, interindividual variability in susceptibility, beryllium, halogenated solvents, repetitive strain injuries, commercial applications of synthetic biology, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional football and other occupations.

Greg Grubb, CIH

IH Affiliated Faculty

ggrubb@umich.edu
Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences

Research/Professional Interests: Control of exposures to airborne contaminants and confined spaces.

Brad Joseph, PhD

IH Affiliated Faculty

josephbs@umich.edu

Research/Professional Interests: Ergonomics, industrial hygiene.

Aurora Le, PhD, MPH, CPH, CSP

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

aurorale@umich.edu

Research/Professional Interests: Highly infectious disease mitigation and management (non-healthcare workers), intersection between industrial hygiene, occupational safety, and health behavior, and psychosocial factors that impact occupational health.

John Meeker, ScD, CIH, MS

Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

meekerj@umich.edu

Research/Professional Interests: Exposure assessment and epidemiology studies investigating health impacts of pesticides, phthalates, bisphenol A, flame retardants, PCBs, tobacco smoke, and other agents. Focus on exposure biomarkers and environmental factors associated with reproductive health and child development.

Bert Schiller, CIH

IH affiliated Faculty

norberts@umich.edu

Lecturer, Environmental Health Sciences
Research/Professional Interests: Work processes and ethical aspects of IH practice.

Edward Zellers, PhD, MS

Faculty Emeritus

ezellers@umich.edu

Research/Professional Interests: Chemical sensors for monitoring simple organic molecules in air, sensor-based systems for occupational and environmental monitoring, microanalytical systems for multi-vapor analysis, and polymer-solvent interactions.

Richard Neitzel, PhD, MS, CIH, FAIHA

Center Director & IH Director

rneitzel@umich.edu

Research/Professional Interests: Exposure science and risk assessment, health risks related to physical agents, safety hazards, and psychosocial factors, and characterization of injury risk associated with noise exposure and transportation-related activities, with a focus on bicycling.

Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

Marie O’Neill, PhD, MS

OEE Director

marieo@umich.edu
(734) 615-5135

Research/Professional Interests: Health effects of air pollution, temperature extremes and climate change (mortality, asthma, hospital admissions, and cardiovascular endpoints), environmental exposure assessment, and socio-economic influences on health.

Alexis Handal, PhD, MPH

OEE Associate Director

ahandal@umich.edu

Research/Professional Interests: Industrial Hygiene

Adam Finkel, ScD, CIH

PPRT Director

adfinkel@umich.edu

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Epidemiology
Research/Professional Interests: Decision-making in the face of uncertainty, interindividual variability in susceptibility, beryllium, halogenated solvents, repetitive strain injuries, commercial applications of synthetic biology, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy in professional football and other occupations.

Sara Adar, ScD, MHS

OEE Core Faculty

sadar@umich.edu

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Research/Professional Interests: Health effects of noise and air pollution (cardiovascular, pulmonary, and cognitive), traffic-related pollution and health, reduction of health burdens related to environmental exposures, and spatial prediction models for noise and air pollution.

Kelly Bakulski, PhD

OEE Core Faculty

bakulski@umich.edu

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Research/Professional Interests: Identifying environmental, genetic, and epigenetic risk factors for neurological disease.

Miatta Buxton, PhD, MPH, B.A.

OEE Affiliated Faculty

mabuxton@umich.edu

Assistant Research Scientist, Epidemiology
Research/Professional Interests: Maternal and child health, inflammation, cervico-vaginal and systemic cytokines, environmental epidemiology, maternal nutrition, maternal and child health disparities, global health and low resource settings.

Alfred Franzblau, MD, MS

OEE Emeritus Faculty

afranz@umich.edu

Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Research/Professional Interests: Work related musculoskeletal disorders, chemical exposure evaluation (dioxins and metals), occupational and environmental pulmonary disease, and radiological techniques.

Siobán Harlow, PhD

OEE Emerita Faculty

harlow@umich.edu

Emerita Faculty, Epidemiology
Research/Professional Interests: Reproductive health and aging, gynecologic health, osteoarthritis, disability and functioning in the midlife, obesity and metabolomics, export-led production, environmental impacts on reproductive function, human rights and gender-based violence, and the Michigan Lupus and Epidemiology and Surveillance program.

Bhramar Mukherjee, PhD, MS, MStat

OEE Affiliated Faculty

bhramar@umich.edu

Professor, Epidemiology
Research/Professional Interests: Statistical methods for analysis of electronic health records, gene-environment interaction, Bayesian methods, shrinkage estimation, and analysis of multiple pollutants.

Thomas Robins, MD, MPH

OEE Affiliated Faculty

trobins@umich.edu

Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Research/Professional Interests: Global issues in environmental and occupational health with particular emphasis on respiratory morbidity associated with workplace exposures (coal dust, aerosolized protein, and metalworking fluids) and ambient pollution. Focus on epidemiological tools, methods of exposure assessment, and measurement of disease outcomes.

Occupational Health Nursing

Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN

OHN Director

mcculla@umich.edu
(734) 763-3450

Research/Professional Interests: Toxic noise exposure, prevalence and risk factors of hearing loss in farming and construction, and hearing protector use among farmers and construction laborers.

Marie-Anne S. Rosemberg, PhD, RN, MN, FAAOHN

OHN Associate Director

sanon@umich.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Research/Professional Interests: Health of service workers, chronic disease outcomes, immigrant health, and psychological stressors.

Christopher Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, MS

OHN Affiliated Faculty

cfriese@umich.edu

Professor, School of Nursing
Research/Professional Interests: Prevention of hazardous drug exposure among nurses administering chemotherapy, quality of care, oncology nursing, health care policy, and the nursing workforce.

April Bigelow, PhD, ANP-BS, AGPCNP-BC, MS

OHN Affiliated Faculty

aballard@umich.edu

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Research/Professional Interests: Physical activity, smoking cessation, chronic disease management, and health promotion within vulnerable populations.

Kevin Joiner, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC

OHN Affiliated Faculty

kljoiner@umich.edu

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Research/Professional Interests: Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2, Culturally Competent Care, Limited English Proficiency, Health Disparities, Social Stigma

Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC

OHN Affiliated Faculty

ekuzma@umich.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Research/Professional Interests: Trauma-informed care, adolescent health, gender identity and sexuality, health policy and underserved populations, and professional advocacy.

Occupational Safety Engineering and Ergonomics

Leia Stirling, PhD

OSE Director

leias@umich.edu
(734) 647-6828

Research/Professional Interests: Biomechanics, decision support systems, human factors, human-autonomy/robot interaction, human motion, multimodal displays, work measurement, and wearable technology.

Nadine Sarter, PhD, MS

OSE Associate Director

sarter@umich.edu

Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Research/Professional Interests: Cognitive ergonomics, transportation safety, human-automation and robot interaction, the design of tactile and multimodal interfaces, human error and error management, attention and interruption management, and decision support systems.

Thomas Armstrong, PhD

OSE Faculty

tja@umich.edu

Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Research/Professional Interests: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, computer tools for analysis and design of manual work, and biomechanical models for the study of handwork, surgical procedures, training, and health outcomes.

Julia Diebol

OSE Affiliated Faculty

jangstro@umich.edu

Industrial & Operations Engineering
Research/Professional Interests: Product and occupational safety, human factors engineering/ergonomics, development and evaluation of warnings and instructions, risk communication and risk perception, and environmental health communication.

Jared P. Frantz

OSE Affiliated Faculty

jpfrantz@umich.edu

Industrial & Operations Engineering
Research/Professional Interests: Certified Human Factors Professional who specializes in human factors/ergonomics, warnings, and product, occupational, and premise safety.

Paul Green, PhD

OSE Affiliated Faculty

pagreen@umich.edu

OSE Affiliated Faculty, Environmental Health Sciences
Research/Professional Interests: Human factors/ergonomics, driver interaction with future automotive information systems (navigation, controls, symbols, and displays), and human interaction with computers.

Brad Joseph, PhD

OSE Affiliated Faculty

josephbs@umich.edu

Research/Professional Interests: Ergonomics, industrial hygiene.

Yili Liu, PhD

OSE Faculty

yililiu@umich.edu

Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Research/Professional Interests: Healthcare operations, transportation, cognitive ergonomics, engineering psychology, human computer interaction, organizational design, and technology management.

Bernard Martin, PhD

OSE Faculty

martinbj@umich.edu

Associate Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Research / Professional Interests: Biomechanics, human computer interaction, human motion and modeling, human vibration, musculoskeletal disorders, rehabilitation engineering, sensorimotor systems, and long term muscle fatigue.

Matthew Reed, PhD

OSE Affiliated Faculty

mreed@umich.edu

Research Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Research/Professional Interests: Anthropometry, biomechanics, cognitive ergonomics, human motion simulation and modeling, industrial ergonomics, vehicle ergonomics, and vehicle occupant crash protection.

Sheryl Ulin, PhD., CPE

Ergonomics Research Program Officer

(734) 763-0133

Research/Professional Interests: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomic job analysis methods, computer tools for job analysis and design of work and knowledge transfer.

sherylul@umich.edu

Jessie Yang, PhD

OSE Faculty

xijyang@umich.edu

Associate Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Research/Professional Interests: Human factors in healthcare, human-autonomy and robot interaction, human factors in high-risk industries, and user experience design.

Staff

Sheryl Ulin, PhD., CPE

Director of Continuing Education

(734) 763-0133

sherylul@umich.edu

Kaley James, M.Ed, CHES

Center Administrative Program Coordinator