Mark Nicas, director of the Industrial Hygiene Program at UC Berkeley and COEH member, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) effective July 1, 2010.
“Dr. Nicas was selected from an outstanding pool of candidates and the Board is looking forward to working with him to continue the tradition of JOEH,” said Thomas E. Bernard, PhD, president of JOEH, LLC. “I would like to acknowledge the work of Dr. Michael Morgan as the first editor-in-chief, and to thank the search committee for finding a great replacement.”
Nicas has been a certified industrial hygienist since 1986. He has more than 30 years of experience in occupational and environmental health in government, industry, labor, and academia. Nicas has served as a JOEH Editorial Board Member since 2004, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and has been an American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Fellow since 2003. He received AIHA's Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award in 2001.
As editor-in-chief, Nicas will establish the publication policies and editorial focus of JOEH and work to solicit leading-edge manuscripts from scientists and practitioners.
“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the JOEH into the next decade,” said Nicas. “I will strive to maintain the record of timely review and publication of high quality articles established by Dr. Morgan. I hope to enhance the visibility of the JOEH and provide a forum for discussions such as the role of occupational hygiene in product stewardship and a developing green economy. In turn, my efforts will hopefully promote the occupational hygiene profession.”
JOEH, which debuted in 2004, is a journal for the industrial hygiene and environmental health and safety profession. 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.
In considering Dr. Nicas' appointment, Professor Stephen Rappaport of COEH said, “This editorship is an honor for our Center as well as for Dr. Nicas personally. The JOEH, formerly known as the American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, is the oldest journal of its type in the world. As a scholar who has devoted his career to characterizing the sources and magnitudes of occupational exposures, Dr. Nicas is the perfect choice to ensure that papers of importance to our understanding of occupational exposures will continue to be published in this journal.”
Adapted from a Press Release from AIHA
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