Program Faculty

Environmental and Occupational Health

Primary faculty

Perry Hystad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
(Program director)

Perry is an environmental epidemiologist focused on understanding the health impacts related to place. A large portion of his research uses spatial exposure assessment methods to determine the chronic health effects associated with exposure to air pollution, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and cancer.

Molly Kile, Sc.D.

Molly is an environmental epidemiologist focused on understanding the health impacts related to early life exposure to chemical contaminants including reproductive health outcomes, immunological functioning, and neurocognitive behavior. A large portion of her research uses biomonitoring to assess personal exposure to chemical contaminants at different life stages. She also emphasizes community-based environmental health research to identify control measures that are acceptable to impacted groups.

Jay Kim, Ph.D., MS
Associate Professor

Jay's major research interests are occupational ergonomics and biomechanics. He is particularly interested in developing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to reduce physical exposures to reduce occupational injuries and illness and therefore improve workers' health and well-being.

Laurel Kincl, Ph.D., CSP
Associate Professor

Laurel's research focuses on quantifying, communicating and controlling occupational and environmental exposures to health and safety hazards. She has particular interest in reducing adverse health outcomes with targeted interventions, including working with special populations such as young workers and people with disabilities.

Diana Rohlman, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor

Diana studies the role of environmental health literacy in helping communities better frame and respond to environmental health hazards. works closely with the Superfund Research Program, working to bring SRP researchers and impacted communities together on collaborative projects.

Sarah E. Rothenberg, D.Env.
Associate Professor

Sarah uses a multidisciplinary framework, including environmental monitoring, risk assessment, and epidemiologic studies, to fully understand the dynamics of methylmercury exposure. She also investigates other trace metals, which co-occur with mercury in the environment.

Anthony Veltri, Ed.D, CSHM
Associate Professor

Anthony's research interests are related to strategic management and economic aspects of the environmental, safety and health function within private and public sector firms. Also, safety and environmental health management, financial and economic justification, strategic management of the safety and environmental management function.

Associated faculty

Jeffrey Bethel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jeff's research focuses on building adaptive capacity to address the health impact of occupational, environmental and natural hazards, particularly among vulnerable populations

Viktor E. Bovbjerg, Ph.D., MPH

Viktor's research interests lie at the intersection of human beings and their many environments: natural, built, social, cultural

Anna Harding, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor

Ann's research focuses on environmental health, including water quality, environmental contamination and public health interventions, and community involvement.

Barbara Harper, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Associate Professor

Barbara's research focuses on toxicology, tribal exposure scenarios and health risk evaluation; environmental regulations and Superfund cleanups, Natural Resource Damage Assessment, tribal ecosystem services, climate change, First Foods, public and environmental health, fish and subsistence resource contamination, Native diets, cultural risk evaluation.



Adjunct faculty

Biochemistry and Biophysics


Civil & Construction Engineering

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences


Industrial Engineering


Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology