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Iowa Faculty Named Editor in Chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

Dr. T. Renee Anthony, has been selected as the new editor in chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH). Dr. Anthony, an associate professor in the department of occupational and environmental health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, will take the reins January 1, 2018.

[Photo: Dr. T. Renee Anthony]

“Dr. Anthony is an accomplished industrial hygienist and scholar, and will be a great asset to JOEH. The Board of Directors and I are looking forward to helping Dr. Anthony implement the exciting vision she has proposed for JOEH,” said Dr. Rachael Jones, president of the Board of Directors of the JOEH, LLC.

Dr. Anthony has been working in environmental health and safety since 1988. She spent eight years in the pulp and paper industry, where she was a corporate industrial hygienist and a regional safety and health manager, before beginning her academic career at the University of Arizona. She joined the faculty at Iowa in 2009 and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. Her research includes studies of how particles enter the human respiratory system; aerosol sampler design and evaluation; and indoor air quality in swine concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). She currently directs the The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health at the University of Iowa.

“I look forward to helping JOEH enhance its recognition as a valued resource for evidence-based worker protection studies,” Dr. Anthony said. “We will continue the tradition of expanding the expertise of our scientists and practitioners in the fields of exposure assessment, risk analysis, and control methods. Articles incorporating technological innovations and emerging hazards, which demonstrate efficient and cogent strategies to protect workers, are essential to JOEH and its allied professional organizations. I aim to provide efficient, thorough peer reviews to make JOEH the first-choice journal for high quality research conducted in our field.”

In 2015, Dr. Anthony received the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Alice Hamilton Award in recognition of her lasting achievements in occupational and environmental hygiene.

Release from “The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.”