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Roy J. Rando, MSPH, ScD, CIH (ret.)


Roy J. Rando


Dr. Roy Rando holds degrees in chemistry, environmental health science, and industrial hygiene and was a  board-certified industrial hygienist (CIH) from 1983 – 2022.  He previously practiced industrial hygiene in the aerospace industry and for the last 36 years has been on the faculty of Tulane University where he is currently professor and director of the industrial hygiene program at the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.  During this time, Dr. Rando has trained and mentored over 200 industrial hygiene students, the majority of whom have gone on to attain board certification.  Four of his former doctoral students are now faculty at other domestic and international universities and carry on the tradition of educating rising industrial hygienists.  In addition to teaching, Dr. Rando has been an active researcher throughout his academic career, with a focus on industrial hygiene chemistry, workplace exposure assessment, and occupational respiratory disease.  His work has resulted in over 85 publications in the scientific literature and several awards including the ABIH IMPACT award in 2015 and the BGC Lynn O’Donnell Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.