People of the Injury Prevention Center
Richard Neitzel, PhD, MS, CIH
Professor, Global Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Associate Director, Global Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Dr. Richard Neitzel, PhD is a Professor with the U-M School of Public Health. He is an exposure scientist whose work, and the work of his team in the UM Exposure Research lab, takes place in occupational and community settings both domestically and abroad. He directs the UM Risk Science and Human Health Certificate program, and is also Director of the Pilot Project Research Grant Program of the UM Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering. He has been a Certified Industrial Hygienist since 2003.
Dr. Neitzel contributed to the U-M IPC Massive Open Online Course, “Injury Prevention for Children and Teens” in the Vulnerable
Road Users section.
Dr. Neitzel is an exposure scientist whose research focuses on the characterization of exposures to noise, heavy metals and other ototoxins, psychosocial stressors, and injury risk factors, as well as a range of adverse health effects associated with these exposures. He is particularly interested in incorporating new methodologies and exposure sensing technologies into research, and also has a strong interest in translating his research findings into occupational and public health practice.