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Dornsife Leader in Occupational Health Research Named Inaugural Frank Professor

Jen Taylor smiling

November 22, 2019

Jennifer Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS, director of the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST) and an associate professor in the department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH), has been named the first Arthur L. and Joanne B. Frank Professor.

At FIRST, Taylor leads a pioneering research program that addresses and produces solutions to critical safety issues faced by emergency fire service workers across the country. The award was given “in recognition of Dr. Taylor’s outstanding contributions in the field of environmental and occupational health,” said Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, dean of DSPH.

The professorship was named for Arthur L. Frank, MD, PhD, professor in the department of Environmental and Occupational Health, to honor his significant contributions to public health nationally and internationally. Frank has been an international leader in occupational health with a special focus on the impact of asbestos exposure on the health of workers and their families. The three-year award is intended to recognize outstanding contributions or outstanding promise in the field of environmental health.