Professor Occupational and Environmental Health
Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
137 Institute for Rural and Environmental Health
Joined the College of Engineering:
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont, 1996.
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Vermont, 1993.
B.S., Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont, 1980.
Special Fields of Knowledge:
Aerosol physics; air pollution modeling; industrial hygiene; inhalation toxicology; statistical process control theory.
Present Research Interests:
Evaluation of nanoparticles in the workplace; air pollution dispersion of contaminants emanating from animal housing facilities; occupational health of workers in agriculture.
- O'Shaughnessy PT, Raabe OG. A comparison of cascade impactor data reduction methods. Journal of Aerosol Science and Technology 37 (2):187-200, 2003.
- O'Shaughnessy PT, Lo W-Y, Golla V, Nakatsu J, Tillery M, Reynolds S. Correction of Sampler-To-Sampler Comparisons Based on Aerosol Size Distribution. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 4(4):237-245, 2007
- Grassian VH, O'Shaughnessy PT, Adamcakova-Dodd A, Pettibone JM, Thorne PS. Inhalation Exposure Study of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles with a Primary Particle Size of 2 to 5 nm. Env Health Perspect 115:397-402, 2007
- Peters TM, Elzey S, Johnson R, Park H, Grassian V, Maher T, O'Shaughnessy PT. Airborne monitoring to distinguish engineered nanomaterials from incidental particles for environmental health and safety. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene: 6(2):73-81, 2009.
- O'Shaughnessy PT, Donham KJ, Peters TM, Taylor C, Altmaier R, Kelly KM. A task-based assessment of swine worker exposure to airborne dust. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 7:7-13, 2010.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships:
American Association for Aerosol Research; American Industrial Hygiene Association.