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ERHS Welcomes New Faculty Members
Dr. William J. Brazile
Dr. William Brazile has joined the faculty in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor. He brings with him more than 11 years in environment, safety and health experience in hazardous waste operations, industrial hygiene monitoring, and training, management and assessment in environment, health and safety.
Dr. Brazile comes to Colorado State University from the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he worked as the internal assessments team leader. While at Los Alamos, he also worked as an environmental trainer and as the ES&H oversight officer/industrial hygienist. Before Los Alamos, Dr. Brazile was employed at Colorado State University in the Environmental Health Services as an environmental health/hazardous waste technician.
Dr. Brazile received his master’s degree in Applied Natural Sciences from the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo). He completed his PhD in Environmental Health at Colorado State University where he was the recipient of a NIOSH Fellowship and of the James DeField Memorial Scholarship. His research interests include hazardous waste operations, including the development and assessment of site contaminant action levels; physical agents including noise and thermal stress; and the effectiveness of worker training.
In his spare time, Dr. Brazile has been a volunteer instructor in Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do in which he has a first degree black belt.
Dr. Thomas Edward Johnson
Dr. Tom Johnson comes to Colorado State University from the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was an assistant professor.
Dr. Johnson has a varied career, from serving as an engineering laboratory technician onboard the USS Cavalla, to industrial hygienist and health physicist for the Dow Chemical Company. He served as a health physicist for several private companies and as a medical physicist in the Air Force Reserves. He also was a health physicist consultant for Radiation Safety Training and Consulting in Maryland. His research interests include laser safety and injury recovery, and he plans to expand his research scope into studies involving non-ionizing radiation. In his new position at CSU, Dr. Johnson will help to expand the graduate program in health physics.
Dr. Johnson received his MBA in Operations Management and Finance from the University of Illinois, his master’s degree in Environmental Health Engineering from Northwestern University, and his PhD in Health Physics from the School of Health Sciences, Purdue University. He is a Fellow with the American College of Forensic Examiners and member of the American Academy of Health Physics and International Society for Optical Engineering. He also is a member of the Radiation Research Society, Healthy Physics Society and American Nuclear Society.
The College welcomes both Dr. Johnson and Dr. Brazile to the Fort Collins and University community, and wishes them the best of luck in all their endeavors.