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Online MSPH-IH (Master of Science in Public Health in Industrial Hygiene) Program

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What is the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene?

Our health is undeniably linked to the environments we live in — and we spend 30% of our lives at work. That’s why we need professionals who make sure health and safety are priorities in every workplace. Tulane University’s Online Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Industrial Hygiene will turn you into an expert who can analyze, predict, and preempt potential workplace hazards while balancing regulatory compliance and environmental health factors.

The MSPH in Industrial Hygiene examines workplace health and safety through a scientific lens, teaching you to leverage toxicology, data analysis, and epidemiology to create strategies that exceed basic safety regulations and protect workers’ health. By graduation, you will be equipped to improve the health and wellness of work environments anywhere, with research-backed and scientifically sound strategies that don’t react to hazards but prevent them entirely.

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.

Program Benefits

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.

What You Will Learn

Over the course of our 46-credit curriculum, you will gain the knowledge and skills to analyze workplace conditions, identify potential hazards, and implement control strategies that protect workers and comply with local, state, and federal safety regulations. Through a science-based curriculum, you will learn how to leverage toxicology, epidemiology, and data analysis to protect workers from a range of potential hazards. As a graduate of the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene, you will be an experienced, analytical professional ready to improve workplace health and safety.

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Faculty

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

Assaf Abdelghani, ScD, MSPH

Professor

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

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

Alicia L. Battle, PhD, MCHES

Assistant Professor, Associate Dean for Online Programs

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Hoffman, PhD

Assistant Professor

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

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

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

Aubrey Spriggs Madkour, PhD

Associate Professor

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

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

Kenneth K. Orie, JD, LLM, DrCL, RN

Assistant Professor

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

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

Jacqueline Rhoads, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-C, PMHNP-BE, FAANP

Adjunct Professor

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

Arti Shankar, PhD

Professor

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

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

Thomas J. Stranova, ScD, MHA

Assistant Professor

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

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

Mark J. Wilson, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor

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

Unlock opportunities in public and private sectors to define your career path.

School Of Public Health And Tropical Medicine

The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the No. 12 school of public health in the U.S. and the only combined school of its kind in the nation. The school has led the way in online public health education for the past two decades, having launched distance learning initiatives in 1994. Whether you focus on public health, industrial hygiene, health administration, or disaster management, you will benefit from a global lens and learn to promote health equity everywhere.

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