November 14, 2017

JOEH Selects T. Renee Anthony, PhD, CIH, CSP, FAIHA as New Editor in Chief

Release No. SPR-17-1114-01

Sue Marchese, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0742;

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (November 14, 2017) — T. Renee Anthony, PhD, CIH, CSP, FAIHA 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, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, will take the reins January 1, 2018.

“Dr. Anthony is an accomplished industrial hyg​ienist 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 Rachael Jones, President of the Board of Directors of the JOEH, LLC.

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 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,” 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, Anthony received AIHA’s Alice Hamilton Award in recognition of her lasting achievements in occupational and environmental hygiene.

For information about JOEH, contact Ed Rutkowski, AIHA's managing editor of Periodicals, at (703) 846-0734 or



About JOEH

JOEH is published jointly by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists® (ACGIH). JOEH enhances the knowledge and practice of occupational and environmental hygiene and safety. It provides a written medium for the communication of ideas, methods, processes, and research in the areas of occupational, industrial, and environmental hygiene; exposure assessment; engineering controls; occupational and environmental epidemiology, medicine, and toxicology; ergonomics; and other related disciplines.

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Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community. We provide comprehensive education programs and other products and services that help its members maintain the highest professional standards.

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