Online MSPH in Industrial Hygiene at a Glance
ABET Accredited Since ‘96
Our MSPH in Industrial Hygiene was one of the first programs of its kind to achieve ABET accreditation — a status we have maintained for more than 20 years.
Path to the Industrial Hygienist Certification
When you graduate, you gain one year of credit toward the experience requirement for the board-certified industrial hygienist exam.
Supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Our MSPH in Industrial Hygiene is supported by a training and education grant awarded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Field-Tested, Experienced Faculty
Our faculty members leverage their extensive industry knowledge to give you real-world insight to better approach and adapt to current issues impacting the industry.
Who should enroll in the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene program?
The MSPH in Industrial Hygiene is ideal for any early- or mid-career public health and workplace safety professional who wants to advance their career by developing a more scientific, methodological approach to analyzing and preventing potential hazards in workplaces. Whether in a commercial or industrial setting, or in an academic research context, our graduates become leading public health experts with the research-backed, holistic perspective that creates healthier workspaces.
Learn From a Science-Based Approach
Through our scientific curriculum, you will learn how to analytically identify exposure, estimate risk, and inform control strategies.
Find a Balance Between Safety and Efficiency
As a graduate, you will be able to thoughtfully balance both commercial and industry needs to ensure efficiency and profitability, without sacrificing worker safety and occupational compliance.
Master Regulatory Compliance
Our curriculum emphasizes how regulatory compliance helps guide you toward healthier and safer workplaces.
Communicate With Key Stakeholders
You will learn communication techniques that will allow you to more effectively present risk and compliance information to your peers and communities.
Our School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) faculty are well-rounded industry professionals who boast years of experience in a variety of public health disciplines and bring their real-word expertise into all of Tulane’s online public health programs. Here are a few of our esteemed faculty who teach across SPHTM online programs:
Assaf Abdelghani, ScD, MSPH
Dr. Abdelghani has experience around the world, having served as a senior public health officer for the ministries of health in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, as well as having participated in research projects in Haiti, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Lebanon.
Alys Adamski, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Associate Professor
Prior to joining Tulane, Dr. Adamski was a member of various outbreak response teams, including the CDC’s Zika Emergency Operations Center, where she specifically served as a member of the Zika Pregnancy and Birth Defects Taskforce.
Alicia L. Battle, PhD, MCHES
With more than 22 years of experience as a health educator, Dr. Battle is committed to wellness programming that fosters comprehensive student success, all while staunchly advocating for online learning and lifelong education.
William Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Adjunct Assistant Professor
In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Bullock serves as the director of industrial hygiene and occupational health testing for CSX Transportation, overseeing industrial hygiene programs, medical surveillance, and employee training.
Dr. Kenneth L. Campbell, DBE, MPH, MBA, MA
Assistant Professor, Program Director of the Online Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Before joining the world of healthcare administration and public health, Dr. Campbell served in the U.S. Marines, including tours during Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Dr. Campbell soon lent his leadership skills to health care, becoming a C-suite executive in organizations spanning health care, clinical research, and public health. He is passionate about using his leadership acumen to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Mollye M. Demosthenidy, JD, MHA
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Associate Professor
A Tulane alumna, professor Demosthenidy has practiced law in various New Orleans firms, specifically focusing on regulatory and transactional issues in health care.
Stephanie Dopson, ScD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Dopson has more than 20 years of experience in emergency response. He’s served on response teams for the 2001 anthrax attacks, Hurricane Katrina, H1N1, the Haiti earthquake, and the Ebola outbreak.
Aaron Hoffman, PhD
Bringing his expertise in translational research to the MPH program, Dr. Hoffman’s work focuses on the treatment and prevention of cancer.
James Leemann, PhD, ME, MS
Adjunct Assistant Professor
After a 40-year career in occupational and environmental health management, Dr. Leemann launched his executive consulting firm to advise organizations on environmental health and safety management.
John Lefante, PhD
Professor and Chair
Dr. Lefante’s award-winning teaching in biostatistics and applied statistics in public health helps equip students with strong analytical skills.
Aubrey Spriggs Madkour, PhD
Dr. Madkour focuses on maternal and child health, primarily researching adolescent and young adult development, substance misuse, partner violence, sexual behavior, and social epidemiology.
Sarah R. Michaels, PhD, MSPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Prior to entering teaching, Dr. Michaels served as an entomologist at the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board and as an infectious disease epidemiologist at the Louisiana Office of Public Health, where she provided emergency infectious disease surveillance following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Kenneth K. Orie, JD, LLM, DrCL, RN
Professor Orie is an environmental public health attorney. His practice focuses on finding justice for people harmed by environmental pollution, such as the BP oil spill in 2010, or in the aftermath of natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina.
Roy Rando, ScD, MSPH
Professor, Vice Chair, Academic Director – Industrial Hygiene
A member of the Tulane faculty since 1987, Dr. Rando conducts research in a variety of environmental health areas. These include inhalation toxicology, the epidemiology of occupational respiratory disease, inhalation exposure assessment, and industrial hygiene chemistry.
Jacqueline Rhoads, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-C, PMHNP-BE, FAANP
Dr. Rhoads boasts more than 30 years of clinical experience in nurse leadership, critical care, acute care, and primary care. She researches PTSD as it applies to disaster-related situations.
Arti Shankar, PhD
Dr. Shankar is an expert in biostatistics, having developed extensive statistical methodologies for the EPA to monitor ambient air data and help hospitals monitor admissions information.
Jylana L. Sheats, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
In addition to being a teacher, Dr. Sheats is a behavioral scientist examining the individual, social, environmental, and policy-related influences on obesity and chronic illnesses, especially in the context of racial disparities.
Thomas J. Stranova, ScD, MHA
Dr. Stranova has held leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings, including New Orleans-based Ochsner Health and the Tulane University Hospital & Clinic, where he developed a particular interest in leveraging organizational theory and strategic management principles to improve health systems.
LuAnn White, PhD
Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academics, Director of the Tulane Center for Applied Environmental Public Health
Dr. White is a toxicologist and the director of the Tulane Center for Applied Environmental Public Health (CAEPH). Her research focuses on environmental factors that impact children’s health, particularly childhood lead poisoning and environmental triggers of asthma.
Mark J. Wilson, PhD, MSPH
Dr. Mark Wilson is a molecular toxicologist and industrial hygienist who’s research focuses on the role modifiable lifestyle factors play in the sensitivities to the negative effects of occupational exposures.
The Growing Need for Public Health
With a scientific approach to workplace safety, plus the hands-on experience you will gain, you will graduate from Tulane as a qualified and resourceful industrial hygiene professional. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of health and safety engineers and occupational health and safety specialists to increase by at least 4% over the next eight years. With an MSPH in Industrial Hygiene, you will be ready for roles such as:
- Director of occupational health and safety
- Senior compliance consultant
- Senior industrial hygienist
- Environmental monitor
- Regulatory affairs specialist