Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH
Senior Research Associate
Area of Interest
I support the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science's Outreach and Education Programs and provide industrial hygiene technical expertise to its research. I am also the Outreach and Education Director for the NIOSH-funded Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. My key outreach responsibilities include connecting with our stakeholders through: state-wide, regional and national conferences, instructing on occupational health, safety and Total Worker Health, creating continuing education opportunities, participating in coalitions and initiatives, managing social media blogs and websites, and supporting the Toxicology and Occupational Health Information Center. I provide industrial hygiene support to Institute and OHWC projects, and to OHSU Global Southeast Asia. My goal is to make Occupational Health Science's research and resources highly visible, relevant and valuable to employers, workers and health and safety professionals.
Ms. Montgomery received her MS from the School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Washington and her BA in Biology from the University of Montana. She was certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in 1990. Before joining OHSU in 2004 she held positions with a Portland-based industrial hygiene and training consulting firm and as the Regional Health and Safety Manager for EPA Region 10 in Seattle. Ms. Montgomery is a member of the Pacific NW Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers (Columbia-Willamette Chapter) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Ms. Montgomery serves as External Advisory Committee Chair for the NIOSH- funded ERC at the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. She also represents Occupational Health Sciences as a member of the Oregon Collaborative for Healthy Nail Salons and is the chair for the Oregon Young Worker Health and Safety Coalition, O[yes]. Ms. Montgomery was selected 2010-2011 Safety Professional of the Year by the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.