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Rustin Reed PhD, CIH, CSP

Rustin  Reed PhD, CIH, CSP

Assistant Research Professor

Community, Environment & Policy Department

1295 N. Martin Avenue

PO Box: 245163
Tucson AZ 85724


Rustin is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (11378) and Certified Safety Professional (34673) with over 7 years of experience in mining and academia. He has earned his BS (Public Health, BYU), MPH (EOH, UA) and PhD (IH, UA). He has been doing part-time consulting for over 6 years in the mining, construction, and reclamation industries. He currently serves as the Past Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association's (AIHA) Mining Working Group, and Secretary of the AIHA Arizona Local Section. Rustin believes that life is less about being smart and more about finishing hard things. Most of all, he is a lucky husband, and father to 4 amazing kids.

Research Synopsis

Dr. Reed is currently working on mining-focused projects that compare diesel to alternative fuel exposures and health effects, validate (or invalidate) the Predictive Heat Strain index, and develop safety and health training materials. His other research interests include use of modern machine learning to estimate core body temperature and critical risk, characterizing fatigue and well-being in the mining industry, and development of novel interactive and virtual training methods. His work focuses on mining health, diesel exhaust, heat strain, machine learning, training, and noise exposure. 

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