Goals and Objectives

  • Assemble, evaluate, and disseminate to occupational and environmental health professionals information relevant to environmental quality in occupied indoor locations, including nonoccupational uses.
  • Actively participate in identifying and responding to indoor air quality issues.
  • Advocates for improved IEQ through appropriate regulatory and consensus voluntary standards.
  • Advocates for the application of science, technology and evidence-based approaches to improving the indoor environments for workers and the community at large.
  • Sharing scientific information through peer review and publication, and using it to influence decision makers about important and emerging issues impacting the environment.

Project Teams

  • Conference
  • E-cigarettes
  • Emerging IEQ Issues
  • International Affairs
  • Legionella
  • PCBs in the Built Environment
  • Publications
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Training

Important Links

IEQ Committee Memorial Scholarships, Grant, and Awards

Philip R. Morey Memorial Scholarship

The Philip R. Morey Memorial Scholarship was endowed in 2015 through generous donations from Dr. Morey’s colleagues, friends, and family. The Philip R. Morey Memorial Scholarship fund is designed for undergraduate and graduate students that are studying a curriculum involving indoor air quality science and technology, or students who are conducting research in the indoor air quality field.

To contribute to Phil Morey Memorial Scholarship fund, please:

Stephen C. Davis Future Leadership Institute Memorial Grant

As a visionary leader, mentor and strong advocate of the Industrial Hygiene/Occupational Health (IH/OH) profession globally, Stephen C. Davis recognized the importance of investing in the next generation of IH/OH professionals. To honor his legacy and provide opportunities for the profession’s future leadership, the Stephen C. Davis Future Leadership Institute Memorial Grant has been established.

To make a donation, simply complete the donation form and return it via mail, a scanned copy attached to email, or fax to the attention of Thursa La, 703-207-3561.

The Lila Albin Award for the Best Indoor Environmental Quality Paper

Since 1997, the AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee has recognized a peer reviewed article in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. The article must (a) provide practical information and expand the knowledge base of IEQ professionals; (b) address a critical IEQ issue; and (c) present the topic clearly and engagingly.

In 2012, the award was renamed in honor of the late Lila Albin, Ph.D. to honor her skills, energy and enthusiasm as Chair of the AIHA IEQ Committee, as AIHA Indiana Local Section President, and as Board Member/On-line editor for the American Institute of Chemists. Lila earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Health Physics, Industrial Hygiene and Indoor Air Quality at Purdue University and did her Ph.D. dissertation on the bioactivity of carpet extracts.

The list of previous winners is below:

  • 2021: Jeff Wagner, Tamara L. Sparks, Wenhao Chen, Janet M. Macher, Jed M. Waldman (2021) Modeling the Impacts of Physical Distancing and Other Exposure Determinants on Aerosol Transmission, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 18: 10-11 pages 405-509, published online 13 September 2021
  • 2020: Benjamin L. Augenbraun, Zack D. Lasner, Debayan Mitra, Sridhar Prabhu, Hiromitsu Sawaoka, and John M. Doyle for "Assessment and Mitigation of Aerosol Airborne SARS-CoV2 Transmission in Laboratory and Office Environment"
  • 2019: Lily Yip, Mairead Finn, Andrea Granados, Karren Prost, Allison McGeer, Jonathan B. Gubbay, James Scott, and Samira Mubarek for "Influenza Virus RNA Recovered from Droplets and Droplet Nuclei Emitted by Adults in an Acute Care Settings"
  • 2018: Jaime Butler-Dawson, Kit Galvin, Peter S. Thorne & Diane S. Rohlman (2018) Organophosphorus pesticide residue levels in homes located near orchards, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 15:12, 847-856​
  • 2017: Aleksandr B. Stefaniak, Ryan F. LeBouf, Jinghai Yi, Jason Ham, Timothy Nurkewicz, Diane E. Schwegler-Berry, Bean T. Chen, J. Raymond Wells, Matthew G. Duling, Robert B. Lawrence, Stephen B. Martin, Jr., Alyson R. Johnson, and M. Abbas Virji for "Characterization of Chemical Contaminants Generated by a Desktop Fused Deposition Modeling 3-Dimensional Printer," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
  • 2016: Patrick Steinle for "Characterization of Emissions from a Desktop 3D Printer and Indoor Measurements in Office Settings," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2016; 13:2, 121-132
  • 2015: Paloma I. Beamer, Kevin R. Plotkin, Charles P. Gerba, Laura Y. Sifuentes, David W. Koenig, and Kelly A. Reynolds for “Modeling of Human Viruses on Hands and Risk of Infection in an Office Workplace Using Micro-Activity Data,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 12:4, 266-275
  • 2014: Kee-Hean Ong, Roger D. Lewis, Anupm Dixit, Maureen MacDonald, Mingan Yang & Zhegmin Qian for "Inactivation of Dust Mites, Dust Mite Allergen, and Mold from Carpet," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
  • 2013: John W. Martyny, Kate A. Serrano, Joshua W. Schaeffer & Mike V. Van Dyke, for "Potential Exposures Associated with Indoor Marijuana Growing Operations," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 2013, 10:11, 622-639
  • 2012: Lozier MJ, Curwin B, Nishioka MG & Sanderson W. for "Determinants of Atrazine Contamination in the Homes of Commercial Pesticide Applicators Across Time," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2012; 9(5):289-297
  • 2011: Pierce JS, Abelmann A, Spicer LJ, Adams RE, Glynn ME, Neier K, Finley BL, Gaffney SH. for "Characterization of Formaldehyde Exposure Resulting from the Use of Four Professional Hair Straightening Products," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2011; 8(11):686-99

AIHA IEQ Committee Best IEQ Paper Award Winners (1997-2010)

  • Gloria D. Coronado; William C. Griffith; Eric M. Vigoren; Elaine M. Faustman; and Beti Thompson. Where’s the Dust? Characterizing Locations of Azinphos-Methyl Residues in House and Vehicle Dust Among Farmworkers with Young Children. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2010; 7(12): 663 – 671
  • Franzblau A, Zwica L, Knutson K, Chen Q, Lee SY, Hong B, Adriaems P, Demond A, Garabrant D, Gillespie B, Lepkowski J, Luksemburg W, Maier M, and Towey T. An Investigation of Homes with High Concentrations of PCDDs, PCDFs, and/or Dioxin-Like PCBs in House Dust. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2009; 6(3):188-199
  • McKernan LT, Hein MJ, Wallingford KM, Burge H, and Herrick R. Assessing Total Fungal Concentrations on Commercial Passenger Aircraft Using Mixed-Effects Modeling. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2008; 5(1):48–58
  • Glazer CS, Martyny JW, Lee B, Sanchez TL, Sells TM, Newman LS, Murphy J, Heifets L, and Rose CS. Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in Aerosol Droplets and Bulk Water Samples from Therapy Pools and Hot Tubs. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2007; 4(11):831-40.
  • Shaughnessy, R and R. Sextro. What Is an Effective Air Cleaning Device? J Occup Environ Hyg. 2006; 3(4):169–181
  • Nicas, M., W.W. Nazaroff, and A. Hubbard. Toward understanding the risk of secondary airborne infection: Emission of respirable pathogens. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2005; 2(3):143-154
  • Mahooti‐Brooks, N, Storey, E, Yang, CS, Simcox, NJ, Turner, W, and Hodgson, M., Characterization of Mold and Moisture Indicators in the Home. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2004; 1(12):826-39
  • Samimi, B.S. and Ross, K. Extent of Fungal Growth on Fiberglass Duct Liners With and Without Biocides Under Challenging Environmental Conditions. App Occup Env Hyg. 2003; 18(3):193-199
  • Earnest, G.S. K.H. Dunn, R.M. Hall, et al. An Evaluation of an Engineering Control to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisonings of Individuals on and Around Houseboats. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 2002; 63(3):361-369
  • Weber, A. and E. Page. Renovation of Contaminated Building Materials at Facility Serving Pediatric Cancer Outpatients. App Occup Env Hyg. 2001; 16(1):2-31
  • Robbins, CA, Swenson, LJ, Nealley, ML, Kelman, BJ and Gots, RE. The Health Effects of Mycotoxins in Indoor Air: A Critical Review. App. Occup Env Hyg. 2000; 15(10):773-784
  • Krake, A.M., K.A. Worthington, K.M. Wallingford, and K.F. Martinez. Evaluation of Microbiological Contamination in a Museum. App Occup Env Hyg. 1999; 14(8):499-509
  • Lewis, RD, Breysse, P, Lees, PSJ, Diener-West, M, Hamilton, R, and Eggleston, P. Factors Affecting the Retention of Dust Mite Allergen on Carpet. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1998; 59(9):606-613
  • Brauer, M., J. Kostiuk and N. McNabb. Improved Ice Arena Air Quality with the Use of a Three-Way Catalytic Converter and Fuel Management System. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J. 1997; 58(8):608-612.