Rustin Reed, PhD, CIH, CSP


Dr. Reed is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional, and an educator whose professional and research experiences have focused on industrial hygiene in the mining industry. As a project manager, he successfully managed all industrial hygiene-related personnel, equipment, budgets and activities and prepared progress and final reports for a $1.4 million, an interdisciplinary research project funded by NIOSH. His current research interests include the use of modern machine learning techniques to develop risk index protocols for mine sites and to estimate core temperature and fatigue in real-time using external physiology. Dr. Reed currently serves as the Chair of the AIHA Mining Working Group and the Secretary-Elect of the Arizona AIHA Local Section.




  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (11378). Over five years of industrial health and safety experience, including evaluating and controlling respirable crystalline silica, diesel particulate matter, noise, nuisance dust, volatile organic compounds, aldehydes, ergonomics, heat, indoor air quality,
  • Certified Safety Professional
  • Over six years of research and project management experience. Managed nine personnel, purchases, equipment, data, and activities associated with seven industrial hygiene research projects, including all industrial hygiene-related personnel, equipment, budgets and activities of a $1.5 million federally-funded project.
  • Analytically driven to achieve results. Experience evaluating program and policy outcomes using a variety of statistical and programming packages, and statistical techniques; professional proficiency with office software.
  • Dedicated trainer and educator. Authorized OSHA Trainer (#40-0079040). Coordinated, developed and delivered dozens of training sessions encompassing OSHA 10- and 30-hour and supervisor leadership skills in industry (US and Chile), and analytical skills in team meetings.
  • Professional oral and written communicator. Crafted the majority of three peer-reviewed industrial hygiene scholarly articles, and five grant proposals; delivered 10 peer-reviewed technical presentations at national conferences, over a dozen guest lectures and seminars, and course-related lectures and labs. 

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