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Beth Rosenberg, Work Environment




“I treasured my years at the Dept. of Work Environment, where my professors and classmates were smart and committed to protecting people at work.”
Beth Rosenberg ‘95, an assistant professor in the Public Health Program at Tufts University School of Medicine, was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a board member of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in January 2013. The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents.

Beth served on the Science Advisory Board of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell for six years. Since 2005, she has researched the safety systems and health and safety conditions at former nuclear weapons production sites. With her appointment, the majority of CSB members are from UMass Lowell, including chair Prof. Rafael Moure-Eraso and Mark Griffon ’92.

"I came [to UMass Lowell] enraged by the idea that people are maimed and killed while trying to make a living. That anger still fuels me," Beth says. "But I treasured my years at the Department of Work Environment, where my professors and classmates were smart and committed to protecting people at work.

"I developed a network of stellar people that is my work community today."