Deborah Dickerson, appointed to lead the IC-SAFE center in July 2017, brings a wealth of expertise to the role. As a certified industrial hygienist, safety professional, and hazardous materials manager, Dr. Dickerson has 18 years of professional experience in the fields of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental compliance. In her more recent career in academe, she has established a nationally recognized research program emphasizing control of health hazards arising from construction operations and the built environment. Specific projects have included risk assessment of asbestos and lead in public school facilities, control of silica in concrete operations, interventions to improve worker protection on construction sites, and radon-resistant home construction methods. She has been involved with the IC-SAFE since its inception, having served on the leadership team in 2006-2010.
Director of IC-SAFE, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering & the Myers-Lawson School of Construction
Control of health hazards and pollutants arising from construction work operations and the built environment.