Faculty & Staff
Diane S. Rohlman, Ph.D.
- Staff Scientist, CROET
- Assistant Professor, PHPM
- Vice President, Northwest Education Training and Assessment (NwETA)
My research activities have focused on the design, development, and validation of computerized test methods to assess neurotoxic effects and neurological disorders in humans exposed to chemical and physical agents. I have been involved in numerous research projects that employ neurobehavioral and psychological test methods to study populations of all ages, with emphasis on the detection and characterization of impaired populations exposed to workplace hazards. I have extended the methods developed for adult working populations, to children and adolescents. These methods have been applied in research examining the effects of pesticide exposures in migrant workers and families, wartime stressors in Persian Gulf Veterans, and chemical exposures in Air Force fuelers. I have conducted research examining exposure and health effects in agricultural communities including Hispanic seasonal and migrant workers. My current research is focused on identifying and characterizing adverse effects of pesticide exposure, specifically organophosphate exposure, on neurobehavioral performance.
I have also been part of the development of computerized training methods for use in the workplace. The cTRAIN software has been used in agricultural settings, construction with immigrant workers, construction workers, office workers, and graduate students.
Current projects involve the use of neurobehavioral methods to examinepesticide exposure in children whose parents apply pesticides, working children in Lebanon, young children in the Philippines exposed to pesticides and Egyptian cotton workers.
Dr. Rohlman received her doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology from Bowling Green State University. Her background is in cognitive psychology. She is also a co-founder of Northwest Education Training and Assessment, an OHSU spin-off company.