Senior Instructor - Bowen EHS

Dr. Pate has over 8 years of environmental health and safety experience in academic, research and healthcare settings in both the public and private sector. Dr. Pate's EHS experience has ranged from collection and management of radioactive, chemical, and biologic waste streams for a major research university to management of a comprehensive EHS program for a large multi-facility health system. Dr. Pate has been responsible for the development and delivery of a variety of EHS training topics, and his goal is to assist Bowen EHS clients in achieving their professional development goals. Outside of work, Dr. Pate enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.




University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston- School of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences; December 2016
Minor: Management/Leadership

Florida International University
Master's of Public Health; April 2011
Graduate Certificate in Environmental & Occupational Health; April 2011

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Graduated Magna cum laude with Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 2007


  • Certified Health Physicist; November 2016; American Board of Health Physics
  • Certified Healthcare Facility Manager- #2321; October, 2014; AHA-CC
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist- #CP 10268; April 2013; American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Certified Safety Professional- #24213; July 2013; Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Certified Healthcare Safety Professional- #3406; June 2012; International Board for Certification of Safety Managers
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager- #15752; August 2011; Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
  • Certified in Public Health- #5942; May 2011; National Board of Public Health Examiners
  • Certified Laser Safety Officer- #3490; November 2010; Board of Laser Safety


  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER [29 CFR 1910.120(e)]; October 2008; QSSI


  • Program Director, Radiation & Occupational Safety, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health), Galveston, TX – September 2015 - present
  • EHS Consultant, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health), Galveston, TX - June 2013 – September 2015
  • Safety Manager, Environment of Care, University Health System, San Antonio, TX - May 2012- June 2013
  • Environmental Health & Safety Specialist - Practitioner, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, TX - April 2009- May 2012
  • Environmental Health & Safety Specialist - Associate, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, TX - Aug 2008- April 2009
  • Research Fellow, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), San Antonio, TX - Nov 2002- Jul 2003, Jun 2005- Aug 2008


  • 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher (29 CFR 1910.120); Houston Area Safety Council; July 2013
  • Veolia's 8-Hour HAZMAT DOT Shipping (49 CFR) Training Program; May 2013
  • Environment of Care Basecamp; Joint Commission Resources; February 2013
  • CIH Certification Review Course; Bowen EHS; September 2012
  • Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response; FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness; March 26-29, 2012
  • Advanced Accident Investigation; TEEX; February 2012
  • OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Course; TEEX; October 2011
  • ASP/CSP Certification Review Course; Bowen EHS; May 2011
  • Decontamination for Hospital First Receivers Train-the-Trainer Course; Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma; May 16, 2011
  • Laser Safety Officer Training Course; November 2010; Laser Institute of America
  • Veolia's 8-Hour RCRA (40 CFR) Training Program; May 2010
  • UTHSCSA Fundamental Supervisory Training Program; April 2010
  • Shipping of Infectious Substances & Dry Ice DOT/IATA Training; InMark North America; April 2010
  • Comprehensive Environmental Health & Safety for Educational Institutions; September 2009; UTHSC-H & SWCOEH
  • Shipping of Radioactive Training IATA; July 2009; UTHSCSA
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Course Number 603199; May 2009; BSBEMS
  • OSHA Course 521 – OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene; March 2009; TEEX  


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