Matthew S. Thiese, PhD, MSPH

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Occupational and Environmental Health

Academic Office Information

  • 801-587-3322
  • Rocky Mtn Center for Enviro/Occupational Hlth
    Rocky Mountain Center
    391 Chipeta Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

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 Prevention (2008). Dr. Thiese’s dissertation focused on the predictive relationship on physical activity and the incidence of low back pain. This dissertation involved field measurements of workers’ on-the-job and leisure time physical activity. He has extensive experience in physical activity assessment, energy expenditure measurement, and observational research. Dr. Thiese’s primary areas of research interest are 1) transportation worker health and 2) musculoskeletal disorders. His research has included multiple field studies, including three large cohort studies and two large cross-sectional studies involving either transportation workers or musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Thiese currently teaches three courses at the School of Medicine and is involved in multiple ongoing field research projects. Dr. Thiese has field experiences with measuring aerobic capacity and energy expenditures in both laboratory and occupational settings.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Public Health - Occupational Injury Prevention Epidemiology Emphasis
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Utah
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Advanced Epidemiology, Health
M.S.P.H.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Major in Exercise and Sport Science, Minor in Chemistry
B.S.

Global Impact

Service

Date Role Description Country
12/02/2014 Faculty Advisor I am the faculty advisor for a student club called RAW Planet, which promotes health and literacy across the globe through service projects directed by student members. Brazil