Richard Evoy

Academic interests

Richie’s research focused on emerging occupational health issues and the effects of air quality in outdoor workplaces. Identifying the gaps in research for outdoor workers in the crop production and construction industries in Oregon are his main areas of interest. Additionally, Richie investigated pesticide usage in the Oregon cannabis industry.


Currently working for the NIOSH Western States Division as an occupational health epidemiologist. My work with NIOSH is geared towards occupational health and safety issues in the maritime and aviation industries, and Alaska worker health. I currently participate in two working group: one for cannabis health & safety and one as the assistant lead for the US Committee on the Marine Transportation System's Mariner Mental Health Working Group. My dissertation work elucidated the short-term impacts of extreme temperature, wildfire smoke, and air pollution on human health in asthmatics and Agricultural/Construction workers in Oregon.