Mitch Singal Excellence in Occupational and Environmental Health Award

The Mitch Singal Excellence in Occupational and Environmental Health Award, co-sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, was established in 2010. The Mitch Singal Award recognizes a current EIS officer for excellence in an oral presentation that best exemplifies the effective application of public health epidemiology to an investigation in the area of occupational or environmental health.


  • 2023— Asha Choudhury. Elevated Spot Urine Thallium Levels Within a Family Associated with Kale Chip Consumption — Central California, August 2022
  • 2022— Krishna Surasi. Elevated Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure Among Engineered Stone Fabrication Workers — California, January 2019–February 2020
  • 2021— No award given this year
  • 2020— No award given this year
  • 2019— Amy Lavery. Use of an Environmental Burden Index for Health Outcome Research — United States, 2018
  • 2018— Reed Grimes. Occupational exposure to carbon disulfide in an artificial casing manufacturing plant — United States, 2017
  • 2017— Jessica L. Rinsky. Occupational and Take-Home Lead Exposure Associated with a Lead Oxide Manufacturing Plant — North Carolina, 2016
  • 2016— Megan Case. Cleanliness is Next to Breathlessness: Asthma and Other Health Problems Related to a New Cleaning Product Among Hospital Staff — Pennsylvania, 2015
  • 2015— Geoffrey Whitfield. Parking Prices and Walking and Bicycling to Work in U.S. Cities
  • 2014— Candice Johnson. Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Nonsmoking Women of Reproductive Age — United States, 2010
  • 2013— Duke J. Ruktanonchai. Impact of Aerial Insecticide Spraying on West Nile Virus Disease — North Texas, 2012
  • 2012— Danielle E. Buttke. Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Toxicity as the Cause of Unknown Liver Disease — Tigray, Ethiopia (2007–2011)
  • 2011— Carrie A. Dooyema. Unprecedented Outbreak of Acute Childhood Lead Poisoning — Zamfara State, Nigeria, 2010
  • 2010— Paul Anderson. Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injury Deaths — Wyoming, 2003–2007