Positions

Overview

  • 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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2021 Determination of Activated Carbon Fiber Adsorption Capacity for Several Common Organic Vapors: Applications for Respiratory Protection.Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association2021
    2021 Adsorption characteristics of activated carbon fibers in respirator cartridges for tolueneInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  18. 2021
    2021 Decontamination of respirators amid shortages due to SARS-CoV-2 2021
    2021 Determining the Thermal Properties of Buckypapers Used in Photothermal DesorptionACS Omega.  6:5415-5422. 2021
    2020 Photocatalytic Nanocomposite Microsponges of Polylactide-Titania for Chemical Remediation in Water 2020
    2020 Evaluation of Aldehydes, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, and PM2.5 Levels in Food Trucks: A Pilot StudyWorkplace Health and Safety.  68:443-451. 2020
    2019 Laboratory Estimation of Occupational Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds During Nail Polish ApplicationWorkplace Health and Safety.  67:288-293. 2019
    2016 Fabrication and adsorption characterization of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) buckypaper (BP) for use in air samplers 2016
    2016 Heat Treatment of Buckypaper for Use in Volatile Organic Compounds SamplingJournal of Nanomaterials.  2016. 2016
    2014 PH-responsive hydrogel cubes for release of doxorubicin in cancer cellsJournal of Materials Chemistry B.  2:2494-2507. 2014
    2014 Photothermal desorption of single-walled carbon nanotubes and coconut shell-activated carbons using a continuous light source for application in air samplingAnnals of Occupational Hygiene.  58:877-888. 2014

    Research Overview

  • 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.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Oh has a broad teaching experience in both environmental health science and engineering. She is currently covering industrial hygiene core courses.
  • Teaching Activities

  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Summer Term 2021) 2021
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2021) 2021
  • ENH626 - Physical Agents (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • ENH626 - Physical Agents (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • ENH626 - Physical Agents (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • ENH624 - Control Occupational Hazards (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH626 - Physical Agents (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH624 - Control Occupational Hazards (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH611Q - ENH and Occup Exp Assmt (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH625 - Indust Hygiene Case Studies (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH625 - Indust Hygiene Case Studies (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH626 - Physical Agents (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH626 - Physical Agents (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH790 - Current Topics in ENH Res Sem (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH621Q - Fund of Industrial Hygiene (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH624 - Control Occupational Hazards (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH626 - Physical Agents (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2016
  • Master of Public Health in Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2012
  • Master of Science in Environmental / Environmental Health Engineering, Yonsei University 2008
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Environmental Health, Yong-in University 2004
  • Full Name

  • Jonghwa Oh