Faculty

Director/Deputy Director

Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH

Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH Professor and Center Director Dr. Paul S. Richards Endowed Chair in Occupational Safety and Health Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine and Mechanical Engineering University of Utah Adjunct position: Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Ku... Read More

Specialties: Occupational Medicine

Email: kurt.hegmann@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-9777

Matthew A. Hughes, MD, MPH

Matthew A. Hughes, MD, MPHAssociate Professor (Clinical)Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utahhttp://medicine.utah.edu/rmcoeh/Matthew Hughes, MD, MPH, FACOEM is an Occupational and Environmental Medicine physician with a strong and unique background in academic and corporate sector practice settings. His professional inter... Read More

Specialties: Occupational Medicine

Email: Matthew.Hughes@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-9777

Occupational Medicine

Eric M. Wood, MD, MPH

Eric Wood, MD, MPH is Deputy Director of the University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. He is also Director of Occupational Medicine, and Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program at the University of Utah. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School Of Medicine, and he completed his M... Read More

Specialties: Occupational & Environmental Health, Occupational Medicine

Email: eric.wood@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:

Melissa Cheng, MD, MOH, MSPH

Melissa Cheng MD, MOH, MSH Assistant Professor Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah http://medicine.utah.edu/rmcoeh/ Dr. Cheng is an Assistant Professor (clinical track) at the University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental ... Read More

Research Interests: Accidents, Occupational, Analgesics, Opioid, Occupational Medicine

Specialties: Occupational Medicine

Email: melissa.cheng@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-8841

Kelli Graziano, MD, MOH

Dr. Kelli Graziano is a board-certified Occupational Medicine physician. She graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 2007 and received her Master of Occupational Health from the University of Utah in 2010. Dr. Graziano completed her residency in Occupational Medicine in 2011 at the University of Utah and specializes in t... Read More

Specialties: Occupational & Environmental Health, Occupational Medicine

Email: Kelli.Graziano@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-213-9777

Jeremy J. Biggs, MD, MSPH

Jeremy J. Biggs, MD, MSPH, is a board-certified occupational medicine physician, and currently serves as the Medical Director for the Occupational Medicine clinics at the University of Utah and the Medical Director for the Rocky Mountain Specialty Services Clinic. He specializes in firefighter and police officer health and safety, impairment rati... Read More

Specialties: Occupational Medicine

Email: Jeremy.Biggs@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:

Industrial Hygiene

Rodney G. Handy, MBA, PhD, CIH

Rod Handy, MBA, PhD, CIH joined the RMCOEH faculty in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah on July 1, 2015 , bringing with him over twenty-five years of experience in environmental and occupational health and safety.  Dr. Handy is currently a Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and the D... Read More

Research Interests: Automated Sampling and Monitoring, Construction Safety, Green Manufacturing, Heat Stress

Email: rod.handy@hsc.utah.edu

Leon F. Pahler, PhD, MPH, CIH

Leon Pahler, PhD, MPH, CAIH is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah with industrial hygiene teaching and research responsibilities. He has a master’s degree in Organic chemistry, a Ph.D. in Organic and Heterocyclic Chemistry, and a master’s degree in Public Health with an emph... Read More

Email: Leon.Pahler@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4800

Darrah K. Sleeth, PhD, MPH, CIH

Darrah Sleeth, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health. She earned a PhD in Industrial Health and an MPH in Industrial Hygiene & Hazardous Substances from the University of Michigan, as well as a BA in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. Her researc... Read More

Email: Darrah.Sleeth@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-3587

Matthew S. Thiese, PhD, MSPH

Matthew S. Thiese, PhD, MSPH, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, one of the 18 NIOSH-sponsored Education and Research Centers in the US. He earned his BS in Exercise and Sport Science (2001), MSPH in General Public Health (2003), and PhD in Occupational Injury Prev... Read More

Email: matt.thiese@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-3322

Ergonomics

Donald S. Bloswick, PhD

Donald S. Bloswick Ph.D., P.E., CPE University of Utah Mechanical Engineering 50 S Central Campus Drive Room 2110 Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9208 Phone 801-581-4163 FAX 801-585-5261, bloswick@eng.utah.edu Don is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah where he teaches and dir... Read More

Email: bloswick@mech.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-4163

Andrew Merryweather, PhD, MS

Andrew Merryweather is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah where he teaches and directs research in the areas of injury biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering, design, and 3D human motion analysis. Dr. Merryweather obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Uta... Read More

Email: a.merryweather@utah.edu

Emeritus

Royce Moser, Jr., MD, MPH

Royce Moser, Jr., M.D., MPH served as Director of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health from 1987 to 2003. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health. He served 23 years in the USAF Air Force with as assignments as hospital commander, Medical Officer Special Weapo... Read More

Specialties: Occupational Medicine

Email: rmoser@rmcoeh.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-8719

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