Susan F. Arnold PhD, CIH, FAIHA » Faculty

Research Interests:Occupational and non-occupational exposure and risk assessment, developing, evaluating and applying mathematical methods for exposure modeling and developing and applying novel methods for improving exposure judgment accuracy.

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Address 420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 807 Minneapolis MN 55455 Work Phone: 612-624-6222
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Biography:

Dr. Arnold is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with 20+ years’ experience working in private industry and consulting. She specializes in developing, evaluating and applying mathematical exposure models to estimate exposures in novel occupational environments. Dr. Arnold teaches courses in the interdisciplinary evaluation of occupational health and safety field problems, and applications of occupational hygiene.  Dr. Arnold is also a co-director with Dr. Gurumurthy Ramachandran and will be working on meeting specific industry research and training needs through the new Exposure Science and Sustainability Institute (ESSI).

  • Ph.D. Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Minnesota (2015)
  • M.S. Occupational Health, Medical College of Ohio (2005)
  • B.S. Biomedical Toxicology, University of Guelph, Ontario (1987)

Professional Experience:

  • 1989 – 1992 Toxicologist and Chartered Chemist, Sarnia General Hospital, Sarnia
  • 1990 – 1996 Principal and Consultant, Arnold Consulting Services, Inc, Sarnia
  • 1996 – 2000 Corporate Industrial Hygienist, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland , MI
  • 2000 – 2002 Senior Industrial Hygienist, Environmental Health & Safety, Inc, St. Paul, MN
  • 2002 – Principal, EHS, LLC, Roswell, GA
  • 2014 – 2015 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2015 Instructor, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2015 – Co-Director, Exposure Science and Sustainability Institute (ESSI), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2015 – Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Minnepolis, MN

Professional Memberships:

  • 1998 – Member, Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • 1999 – Member, Exposure Modeling Subcommittee, Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • 1999 – 2003 Chair, Exposure Modeling Subcommittee, Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • 2007 – Chair, Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • 2010 – Member, Risk Assessment Committee, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • 2013 – 2014 Director-At-Large, Board of Directors, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
  • 2013 – 2014 Mentor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Mentor Program
  • 2014 – Member, Georgia Silica Modeling Alliance
  • 2014 – Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
  • 2014 – Member, Society for Risk Assessment
  • 2014 – Ad hoc reviewer, Annals of Occupational Hygiene and Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
  • 2014 – Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • 2014 – Member, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
  • 2014 – Member, International Society of Exposure Science

Selected Publications:

  • Arnold SF, Price PS. Modeling mixtures resulting from concurrent exposures to multiple sources. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2007 Sep 1;223(2):121-4. PubMed PMID: 17258780.
  • Arnold SF, Ramachandran G. Influence of parameter values and variances and algorithm architecture in ConsExpo model on modeled exposures. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2014;11(1):54-66. PubMed PMID: 24283337.
  • Arnold SF, Ramachandran G. Evaluating the Well Mixed Room and Near Field Far Field Model Performance Under Highly Controlled Conditions. Annals of Occupational Hygiene: In Review; 2015.
  • Arnold SF, Stenzel M, Drolet D, Ramachandran G. Using checklists and algorithms to improve qualitative exposure judgment accuracy. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2015 Sep 1;PubMed PMID: 26325118.

Selected Book Chapters:

  • Arnold, S., Stenzel, M. Ramachandran, G, Approaches to Improving Professional Judgment Accuracy, Chapter 6 In A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Exposures, 4th (Eds. Ignacio, J., Bullock, W.), AIHA Press, 2015.
  • Stenzel, M. Arnold, S. Rules and Guidelines to Facilitate Professional Judgment, Chapter 26 6 In A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Exposures, 4th (Eds. Ignacio, J., Bullock, W.), AIHA Press, 2015.
  • Arnold, S., Nelson, D., Milz, S. Occupational Risk and Exposure Assessment. Chapter 5 in The Safety Professionals Handbook, Vol. II.  Joel Haight, Editor, American Association of Safety Engineers 2nd Edition (2012).
  • Arnold, S., G. Ramachandran, Jayjock, M.A. Model Selection.  Chapter 12  in Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals, 2nd Edition, Keil CB, Simmons CE and Anthony TR editors, American Industrial Hygiene Association, ISBN: 978-1-935082-10-1, Fairfax, VA (2009).
  • Jayjock, M.A., Arnold  Modeling Inhalation Exposure, Chapter 10, in The Occupational Environment – Its Evaluation and Control, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Fairfax, VA (2010).
  • Armstrong, T.W., Jessup, B.W., Arnold  Knowledge-Based Models.  Chapter 8  in Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals, 2nd Edition, Keil CB, Simmons CE and Anthony TR editors, American Industrial Hygiene Association, ISBN: 978-1-935082-10-1, Fairfax, VA (2009).
  • Jayjock, M.A., G. Ramachandran, Arnold  Uncertainty.  Chapter 10  in I, 2nd Edition, Keil CB, Simmons CE and Anthony TR editors, American Industrial Hygiene Association, ISBN: 978-1-935082-10-1, Fairfax, VA (2009).
  • Pearson, R.L., M.A. Jayjock, S. Arnold  REACh – A New and Important Reason to Learn Modeling.  Chapter 14  in Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals, 2nd Edition, Keil CB, Simmons CE and Anthony TR editors, American Industrial Hygiene Association, ISBN: 978-1-935082-10-1, Fairfax, VA (2009).