Press Release

Nicas Named Editor in Chief of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene



Cincinnati, Ohio — May 11, 2010JOEH, LLC, a partnership of ACGIH® and the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA®), has appointed Mark Nicas, PhD, MPH, CIH, of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, as editor in chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH). Dr. Nicas will assume his term on 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, a certified industrial hygienist since 1986, has more than 30 years' experience in environmental and occupational health in government, industry, labor, and academia. He has served as a JOEH Editorial Board Member since 2004, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and has been an AIHA Fellow since 2003. He received AIHA's Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award in 2001. As JOEH editor in chief, Nicas will work to solicit cutting-edge manuscripts from scientists and practitioners. He will establish the publication policies and editorial focus of JOEH.

"I am honored to have been chosen to lead 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 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, LLC, was established by ACGIH® and AIHA to produce JOEH, a joint journal for the industrial hygiene and environmental health and safety profession that debuted in January 2004. 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 cooperation with publisher Taylor & Francis, JOEH became one of the first journals to publish primarily online. Articles are published on the JOEH website as soon as they are finalized. This publication process enables AIHA and ACGIH® members and other JOEH readers to have access to cutting-edge, peer reviewed scientific information in the timeliest manner possible.

Please contact Ed Rutkowski, AIHA's Managing Editor of Periodicals, at (703) 846-0734 or with questions regarding the JOEH. For more information, please visit


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Amy Bloomhuff, Esq., CAE
Associate Executive Director