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Joshua Scott, PhD, MS

Instructor, Associate Director for Education

Joshua Scott

In the Center for Health, Work & Environment, Josh leads a team of dedicated health and safety experts aimed at delivering world class learning opportunities for professionals responsible for occupational health protection and health promotion. The center’s continuing education program is responsible for local, regional, national and international conferences, online courses, webinars and in person and web-based trainings. Josh also teaches graduate level courses and seminars in Total Worker Health® leadership, interdisciplinary learning, occupational stress management and workplace well-being.

Prior to joining the center’s team, Josh was a consultant for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health where he led a team of researchers to investigate and produce guidance on conformity assessment of personal protective equipment (PPE), wildland fire fighter exposures, and products and standards guidance. Josh was also a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame teaching health education, nutrition, stress management, and exercise physiology. While teaching, Josh spent his summers directing a youth adventure camp across the Colorado Front Range. He is a former college athlete, avid outdoorsman, and passionate advocate for healthy workplaces. He holds graduate degrees in exercise science and holistic health. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Health Science from Western Michigan University.

Research Interests
  • Total Worker Health Interventions
  • Interdisciplinary Health Collaboration
  • Wildland Fire Fighter Exposures
  • Conformity Assessment of Personal Protective Technologies

Key Publications

Scott, J., Butler, C., (August 2016). An analysis of the NFPA 1984 Standard on Respirators for Use During Wildland Fire Operations – 2011 edition. Publication incorporated into Standard.

Wingard, D., Fogarty, K., Lagerwey, M., Scott, J. (2014). Restructuring the Michigan Child Care Fund: Reducing Costs and Improving Outcomes. The Michigan Journal of Public Health (MJPH) 7(1), 11-21

Courses Taught
EHOH 6630: Occupational and Environmental Health Interdisciplinary Symposium

BS, Physical Education, Biology Education, Western Michigan University, 2007

MS, Exercise Physiology, Holistic Health, Western Michigan University, 2009

PhD, Interdisciplinary Health Science, 2018

Honors and Awards
NIOSH Service Award, 2016

The Pujineski Award for Best Scientific Presentation at the IDR Research Conference, 2015

Western Michigan University Graduate Researcher of the Year Award, 2015

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