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Dr. Howard Cohen is Professor of Occupational Safety and Health Management at the University of New Haven and Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. He received his BA from Boston University and earned both his PhD in Industrial Hygiene and his MPH at the University of Michigan. He is board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Prior to joining the University of New Haven faculty in 1994, Dr. Cohen spent sixteen years as Corporate Manager of Industrial Hygiene at Olin Corporation, a Fortune 200 company with nearly 20,000 employees.
Among the most recognized industrial hygienists in the US, Dr. Cohen was Editor-in-Chief of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal from 1991–2003 and currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. He is the current Chair of the ANSI Z88.2 Committee on Respiratory Protection and Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Committee on Respiratory Protection. A member of the Industrial Hygiene Roundtable, he has served as Treasurer of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Dr. Cohen has received numerous professional awards including the 1989 Warren A. Cook Award for outstanding scholarship from the University of Michigan and the 1990, 1992 and 2002 John M. White Award for excellence in respiratory protection from the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He shared the 2003 Adolf G. Kammer Award for Authorship from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the 2004 President’s Award from the American Industrial Hygiene Association. His published writings address the assessment of workplace respiratory hazards, the characterization of specific airborne particulates, and the development and implementation of respiratory protection programs.