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The AIHA® Fellows and AIHA Named Awards
2024 AIHA Fellows
Stacy R. Barnett, FAIHA
Nominated by Andrew Anthony Havics, CIH, PE, FAIHA
A dedicated professional, Stacy R. Barnett has made significant contributions to industrial hygiene, particularly in policy development and technical leadership. Notably, she played a pivotal role in advocating for IH title protection through the Indiana legislature and has moderated roundtable discussions at AIHA Connect (formerly AIHce) events, addressing critical issues such as “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace” and “Methamphetamine Labs: Current Issues.” Barnett’s commitment extends to her involvement in leadership positions within AIHA sections and committees, including serving as Former Secretary, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, and Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Committee at the AIHA Indiana Section. She has also been actively engaged in the AIHA Pacific Northwest Section and contributed to organizing local events. Moreover, Barnett has demonstrated her expertise in technical matters as the Publications Coordinator for the AIHA WEEL Committee, and her contributions to publications and presentations have provided valuable insights into various topics pertinent to industrial hygiene. Her dedication to advancing the field is further exemplified by her direct contributions to AIHA through leadership roles, event organization, and knowledge dissemination.
Celia A. Booth, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Nominated by Joy Erdman, MS, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Celia A. Booth is a distinguished professional with a diverse background encompassing expertise in industrial hygiene, safety management, risk assessment, and policy development. With a strong educational foundation, including a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Arts (MA) in Biology, Booth has made significant contributions across multiple domains. Notable among these are her roles as primary editor and chapter author for the IH Performance Metrics Manual, 2nd Edition, her tenure as a senior researcher and analyst at McCaffery and Associates focusing on asbestos exposure and anthrax spore destruction post-9/11, and her leadership as Director of Risk Management for Gannett Company Inc., where she developed innovative safety policies and strategies. Booth’s technical, scientific, and management leadership is evidenced by her work as an independent practitioner, FEMA Reservist, and Vice President of McCaffery and Associates. She has also made exemplary contributions to education and leadership initiatives, including presenting educational sessions and webinars on ethics and leadership for various organizations. Within AIHA, Booth has held multiple leadership roles and made significant contributions to committees and sections, further demonstrating her dedication to advancing the field of industrial hygiene.
Michael J. Brisson, MS, PMP, FASTM, FAIHA
Nominated by Steven D. Jahn, MBA, CIH, FAIHA
Michael J. Brisson emerges as a distinguished figure in the realm of industrial hygiene, showcasing a wealth of expertise and contributions across various spheres. Brisson’s qualifications include an MS (Master of Science), PMP (Project Management Professional), and FASTM (Fellow of ASTM International). Notably, Brisson co-developed the NIST Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) 1877 and 31052, demonstrating a commitment to advancing analytical methodologies. Engaged in policy development, Brisson has led the development and updating of numerous ASTM standards related to sample collection and analysis, particularly focusing on metals. His leadership extends to the formulation of technical standards under both ASTM and ISO, including international consensus standards related to workplace air quality and determination of metals and metalloids. Serving as Past Chair (2014-2019) of ASTM Committee D22.04 Workplace Air Quality, Brisson has been instrumental in advancing standard practices for sampling and analysis of metals. Noteworthy contributions include leading the effort for an accreditation program for field deployable beryllium detection, resulting in ASTM D7458 Standard Test Method for Determination of Beryllium in Soil and Sediment. Brisson’s direct contributions to AIHA are significant; he served on the AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC Technical Advisory Panel for six years, chaired the AIHA Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee, and led the AIHA-ASTM (D22.01) Task Group on Air Quality Measurements in Response to Emergency Incidents. Engaged in educational endeavors, Brisson has prepared and delivered educational sessions at AIHA Connect (formerly AIHce) and ACGIH webinars, focusing on beryllium and other analytical chemistry topics, showcasing a commitment to knowledge dissemination and professional development within the industry.
Kent A. Candee, CIH, CSP, CPCU, ARM, FAIHA
Nominated by Kevin Mahoney, Jr., CIH, CSP, CHMM Kent A. Candee emerges as a leading figure in industrial hygiene, showcasing a wealth of expertise and contributions across diverse domains. Notably, Candee co-authored the pivotal Competency Framework “Understanding and Applying ARECC to Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety,” a seminal publication released by AIHA in 2023. Engaging actively in standards development, Candee spearheads the joint AIHA and ACGIH Improving Exposure Judgment Advisory Group and plays a pivotal role in orchestrating policy procedures at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), particularly in domains such as worker exposure assessment and the management of oxygen deficiency hazards, silica, and indoor air quality. Candee’s practical contributions include developing MS Excel spreadsheets tailored to guide exposure assessments and creating the Exposure Characterization Strategy, a prioritization system for hazard identification. Engaged in educational pursuits, Candee shares insights at conferences, seminars, and instructional courses, such as the CIH Review Course and AIHA Connect 2024 PDC 103, offering invaluable guidance for implementing exposure assessment systems. Professionally, Candee’s involvement in AIHA committees, leadership roles in local chapters, and contributions to standards development underscore a commitment to advancing the field of industrial hygiene. Through his multifaceted engagement and exemplary contributions, Candee continues to shape and elevate occupational health and safety practices, leaving a lasting impact on the industry.
Scott Dotson, PhD, CIH, DABT, FAIHA
Nominated by Jennifer Sahmel, PhD, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Scott Dotson emerges as a distinguished leader in occupational health and safety, showing a remarkable blend of expertise and contributions across various domains. With designations including PhD, CIH, and DABT, Dotson’s credentials underscore his extensive knowledge and proficiency. His contributions to original research and invention are noteworthy, having authored or contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications and technical reports, particularly focusing on occupational health and safety issues and technical research to support policy at the national level during his tenure at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Dotson’s involvement in policy areas spans over a decade, with active contributions to the development of NIOSH Skin Notations and recommended standards for various chemicals. He remains actively engaged in committees and working groups related to risk assessment, exposure assessment strategies, and toxicology at AIHA, showcasing a commitment to advancing best practices in the field. Dotson’s leadership is evident through his roles as a teacher of Professional Development Courses (PDCs) in risk assessment for AIHA and his tenure as the chair of the AIHA Risk Committee, where he served twice and was a member for over 10 years. His exemplary contributions have earned him recognition, including the ABIH Impact Award in 2018 and the Federal Service Excellence Award in 2014. Dotson’s direct contributions to AIHA are significant, having served as chair of the Risk Committee and actively participating in various other committees and working groups. Through his multifaceted engagement and tireless dedication, Dotson continues to shape and elevate occupational health and safety practices, leaving a lasting impact on the industry and the community at large.
Randal J. Keller, CIH, CSP (retired), DABT, FAIHA
Nominated by Alice Greife, PhD, CIH, FAIHA and John Zey, EdD, CIH, FAIHA

Randal J. Keller is a distinguished leader in industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety, renowned for his extensive expertise and contributions across various domains. With a remarkable career spanning original research, policy engagement, and leadership roles, Keller has made significant impacts in the field. His work encompasses authoring or co-authoring numerous publications and presentations, many of which have profoundly influenced workers’ health. Keller’s involvement in policy areas extends to prestigious appointments, including serving on the National Academies and advising organizations such as the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Environmental Protection Agency. He has demonstrated technical, scientific, and management leadership through various roles, including leading committees for national organizations and serving as the Past President of the Arkansas Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Keller’s commitment to education is evident through his extensive tenure as a professor and contributions to AIHA publications. He has received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding contributions to the field. Keller’s direct contributions to AIHA are significant, with involvement in various committees and leadership roles, including serving as Chair of the AIHA Foundation Scholarship Committee since 2022, reflecting his dedication to shaping the future of the profession.
Claudiu Lungu, PhD, FAIHA
Nominated by Jonghwa Oh
Claudiu T. Lungu, a distinguished figure in occupational health and safety, brings extensive expertise and contributions to the field. As a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Lungu has amassed a notable publication record with over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, establishing himself as a senior author in the majority of these articles. His research contributions span various prestigious journals, including the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Beyond his scholarly pursuits, Lungu’s leadership shines through his role as the Director of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, a NIOSH-funded education and research center. Serving in this capacity for over a decade, Lungu has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, effectively managed the complex interdisciplinary nature of the center and provided guidance and support to staff and junior faculty. Lungu’s dedication to education is equally commendable, having educated hundreds of graduate students in occupational and environmental health sciences over the past 25 years. His teaching portfolio includes core industrial hygiene courses and specialized lectures on topics such as environmental sampling and analysis and radiation safety. Additionally, Lungu’s commitment to professional service is evident through his involvement in various AIHA committees, including serving as president and treasurer of the Alabama AIHA Local Section and chairing the Ionizing Radiation Committee. Lungu’s exemplary contributions to research, education, and professional service underscore his significant impact on occupational health and safety.
Robert (Bob) A. Nocco, DABT, CIH, CSP, CFPS, RRPT, FAIHA
Nominated by Andrew Anthony Havics, CIH, PE, FAIHA
Robert A. (Bob) Nocco is a distinguished figure in occupational safety and health, renowned for his extensive contributions to the field. With expertise spanning various committees and panels, including the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Public Health Association, Nocco is committed to advancing occupational safety policies. His work in policy areas extends to membership in numerous committees and organizations, such as the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) and the National STEPS Network. Nocco’s leadership roles in technical, scientific, and management domains include involvement in standards-setting organizations like ASTM and NFPA, as well as chairing AIHA committees. His exemplary contributions encompass teaching and professional development efforts, where he imparts knowledge on toxicology, exposure assessment, and risk management. Nocco’s direct contributions to AIHA are extensive, including presentations at conferences and active participation in committees and working groups. His dedication to the field is evident through his long-standing membership in AIHA and regular attendance at conferences since 1986, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to advancing occupational safety and health practices.