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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.


  • 2018 Occupational exposure to carbon disulfide in an artificial casing manufacturing plant — United States, 2017. Reed Grimes
  • 2017 Occupational and Take-Home Lead Exposure Associated with a Lead Oxide Manufacturing Plant—North Carolina, 2016. Jessica L. Rinsky
  • 2016 Cleanliness is Next to Breathlessness: Asthma and Other Health Problems Related to a New Cleaning Product Among Hospital Staff—Pennsylvania, 2015. Megan Case
  • 2015 Parking Prices and Walking and Bicycling to Work in U.S. Cities. Geoffrey Whitfield
  • 2014 Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Nonsmoking Women of Reproductive Age—United States, 2010. Candice Johnson
  • 2013 Impact of Aerial Insecticide Spraying on West Nile Virus Disease—North Texas, 2012. Duke J. Ruktanonchai
  • 2012 Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Toxicity as the Cause of Unknown Liver Disease—Tigray, Ethiopia (2007–2011). Danielle E. Buttke
  • 2011 Unprecedented Outbreak of Acute Childhood Lead Poisoning—Zamfara State, Nigeria, 2010. Carrie A. Dooyema
  • 2010 Surveillance and Prevention of Occupational Injury Deaths—Wyoming, 2003–2007. Paul Anderson