Melissa M. Rupert, MS, CIH
Director of Industrial Hygiene Services
Melissa Rupert has a solid background in indoor and outdoor air quality assessments, including extensive experience in exposure assessment strategies and techniques. She has provided companies with recommendations that were successful in reducing potential employee exposures.
Ms. Rupert is also an accomplished researcher, most notably at the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), where she studied embalming solution emission rates in a gross anatomy laboratory. Her research was aimed at identifying the potential exposure of students to formaldehyde and phenol, as well as identifying the efficacy of ventilation within the laboratory.
Education and Certifications
- Bachelor of Science, Biology, Bellarmine University
- Master of Science (MS), Environmental and Industrial Hygiene, University of Cincinnati
- Completed coursework in indoor air quality and fungal spore identification at the McCrone Research Institute
- Trained as Qualified Inspector of clandestine drug labs by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management
- Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
- University of Cincinnati: Airborne fungal spore concentrations on the allergic sensitization of children
- National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA): Potential exposure of formaldehyde and phenol in a gross anatomy laboratory
Honors and Awards
- Cum Laude, Bellarmine University
- Osborne M, Reponen T, Adhikari A, Cho S-H, Grinshpun A, Levin L, Bernstein D, LeMasters G. Specific fungal exposures, allergic sensitization, and rhinitis in infants. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 2006.