Research seminar: February 5, 2021


Addressing health and safety challenges among informal electronic waste and recycling workers

February 5, 2021

The seminar is co-sponsored by the CPHHS Environmental and Occupational Health Program

Rick Neitzel, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Professor of environmental health sciences
Associate professor of global public health
Associate director of the Office of Global Public Health
Associate director of the Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering
Director of Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Rick Neitzel is an exposure scientist whose research focuses on the characterization of exposures to noise, heavy metals and other ototoxins, psychosocial stressors, and injury risk factors, as well as a range of adverse health effects associated with these exposures. His work, and the work of his team in the UM Exposure Research lab, takes place in occupational and community settings both domestically and abroad. He is particularly interested in incorporating new methodologies and exposure sensing technologies into research, and also has a strong interest in translating his research findings into occupational and public health practice.  He directs the UM Risk Science and Human Health Certificate program, and is also Director of the Pilot Project Research Grant Program of the UM Center for Occupational Heath and Safety Engineering.

Prior to his appointment to the faculty of the UM Department of Environmental Health Sciences, he worked as a Research Scientist in the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from 1998-2011.  He has been a Certified Industrial Hygienist since 2003.