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Staff Profiles

Michelle L. Dunham

Industrial Hygienist

Electronic Systems Laboratory
Human Systems Integration Division
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0837


Master of Science, Management (MBA), 2003, Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science, Public Health, 1999, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1997, University of Alabama

Employment History

Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-Present
Senior Research Scientist/Industrial Hygienist

Arizona Chemical, 1998
Industrial Hygiene Intern

Eagle Industrial Hygiene Assoc., 1997 Industrial Hygiene Intern

Experience Summary

Ms. Dunham’s work at Georgia Tech involves the Safety and Health Consultation Program. This service is free to small business and is largely funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.  She conducts on-site assessments for health (industrial hygiene) at worksites and jobsites across the state of Georgia.

Ms. Dunham serves as a course director and trainer for a number of the GT OSHA Training Institute classes including the OTI 501, 503, and 521.

Ms. Dunham is the Technical Director for the Center for Young Worker Safety and Health at GTRI.

Ms. Dunham acted as the Project Director for “Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous and Explosive Chemicals”– an OSHA Susan Harwood Grant awarded to the Consultation Program in 2008. She is the current course director of the PSM one week EST 7010 course.

Ms. Dunham is an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry and Construction.

Ms. Dunham has presented at international, national, regional, and state-level conferences, and has been a board member and a participating member of the local section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Current Interests

Current areas of interest include: heat stress prevention, nursing home injury prevention, bloodborne pathogens, lead, silica, hexavalent chromium, respiratory protection, sensor technology development, young worker safety and health, and instructional technology.