Dr. Jonghwa Oh received a MS (2008) in Environmental Engineering from Yonsei University in Korea, with a focus on noise and vibration. She earned a MPH (2012) and PhD (2016) in Environmental Health Sciences (Industrial Hygiene track) from UAB. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at UAB and the director of the Industrial Hygiene program in the NIOSH funded Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
Dr. Oh's research interest is in improving occupational exposure assessment and control methods. Main research areas include evaluation of hand-arm vibration exposure among forestry and conservation workers, development of a fit-matching tool for safety eyewear using 3D technology, and assessment of air quality and ventilation performance in food truck environments. She also has been working on the development of an innovative pre-analysis technique for gases/vapors, photothermal desorption which uses light energy to thermally desorb VOCs from nanomaterials.