Lisa M. Brosseau, ScD

Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Dr. Lisa M. Brosseau is a professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences of the UIC School of Public Health, where she directs the Industrial Hygiene Program, and an IHRP Fellow. She has studied employee health interventions in small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of economic sectors for over two decades. She and her colleagues have conducted multi-year randomized controlled trials of workplace safety interventions in multiple small woodworking, metal fabrication and auto collision repair businesses, successfully demonstrating that employers can be motivated to lower exposures to wood dust, improve machine guarding programs and practices, and undertake multiple improvements in workplace safety.

Among her recent collaborations is a five-year randomized controlled study that tested a combined smoking cessation and workplace safety intervention in 47 small manufacturing companies in Minnesota, and two research-to-practice studies that examined the dissemination of findings through insurance company and technical school partnerships.

Dr. Brousseau holds a doctorate of science in the environmental health sciences from Harvard University's School of Public Health.

Research Interests

Industrial hygiene and environmental health, especially respiratory protection, aerosol measurement, filtration performance, small business health and safety and intervention development and testing

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

For a more detailed list of publications by Dr. Brosseau, see this edited PubMed list.

Sietsema M, Conroy LM, Brosseau LM. Comparing written programs and self-reported respiratory protection practices in acute care hospitals. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2015;12(3):189-98 [See abstract.]

Bejan A, Parker DL, Brosseau LM, Xi M, Skan M. Two-year follow-up of the Collision Auto Repair Safety Study (CARSS). Ann Occup Hyg. 2015 Jun;59(5):534-46. [See abstract.]

Parker DL, Bejan A, Brosseau LM, Skan M, Xi M. The collision auto repair safety study (CARSS): A health and safety intervention. Am J Ind Med. 2015 Jan;58(1):88-100. [See abstract.]

Brosseau LM, Conroy LM, Sietsema M, Cline K, Durski K. Evaluation of Minnesota and Illinois hospital respiratory protection programs and healthcare worker respirator use. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2015;12(1):1-15. [See abstract.]

Bejan A, Parker DL, Brosseau LM, Xi M, Skan M. A comparison of owner and expert evaluation of health and safety in small collision repair shops: a pilot study. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2013;19(4):363-369.

Brosseau LM, Bejan A, Parker DL, Skan M, Xi M. Workplace safety and health programs, practices, and conditions in auto collision repair businesses. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2014;11(6):354-65.

Parker DL, Brosseau LM, Bejan A, Skan M, Xi M. Understanding safety climate in small automobile collision repair shops. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(1):78-86.

Cherrie JW, Brosseau LM, Hay A, Donaldson K. Low-toxicity dusts: current exposure guidelines are not sufficiently protective. Ann Occup Hyg. 2013;57(6):685-91.

Hauge J, Roe M, Brosseau LM, Colton C. Real-time fit of a respirator during simulated health care tasks. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2012;9(10):563-71.

Parker DL, Bejan A, Brosseau LM. A qualitative evaluation of owner and worker health and safety beliefs in small auto collision repair shops. Am J Ind Med. 2012;55(5):474-82.

Honors and Awards

  • John M. White Award, AIHA Respiratory Protection Committee, 2011
  • Jeffrey S. Lee Lecture, ACGIH Foundation, 2011
  • Meritorious Achievement Award, ACGIH, 2007
  • Alice Hamilton Award, American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2006