Dr. Rupkatha Bardhan

Dr. Rupkatha Bardhan is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University. She earned her PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in August 2018. Her primary research/academic interests are in the areas of psychosocial stress at work and its long term health effects in populations with high job demand. 

Courses Taught at Murray State:

OSH 310 Fire & Emergency Preparedness Preplanning
OSH 536 Motor Fleet Safety
OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and Training
OSH 689 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Education:

Ph.D. (Environmental Health Sciences – Major: Environmental Health Sciences, Focus: Industrial Hygiene) University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2018
Doctoral Dissertation: Psychosocial job stress and oxidative stress in emergency department nurses
M.P.H. (Public Health – Major: Industrial Hygiene/Hazardous Substances) University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011
B.Ed. (Education, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology) University of Burdwan, India, 2004
M.S. (Botany) University of Burdwan, India, 2002
B.S. (Biology/Botany Honors) University of Burdwan, India, 2000

Research Support:

1) 2015: Back of the Envelope (BOTE) award, Role: CO-PI. Project Title: “Associations between Job Stress and Oxidative damage in ER Nurses”.
2) 2010: CDC- NIOSH Pilot Research Training Grant, Role: PI. Project Title: “Oxidative Damage in Occupationally Exposed Radiation Workers in the United States”.

Certifications:

2017: Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Credentialed by Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
2016: Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Credentialed by Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State:

2011-2013: Safety Coordinator, US Pipe, AL Works
2010: Internship in Radiation Safety, Department of Occupational Health and Safety, UAB

Professional Organizations:

2014-: American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
2014-: American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
2015-: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)

Honors & Awards:

2018: Poster award recognition by Social Concerns Committee, Title: “Can extended work hours and shiftwork lead to psychosocial stress in emergency room nurses?”, American Industrial Hygiene Conference (AIHCe), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2016: Awarded Best poster in session, Title: “Job stress and Oxidative damage in ER Physicians and nurses”, American Industrial Hygiene Conference (AIHce), Baltimore, Md
2016: Recipient of American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) Scholarship
2016: Recipient of Travel Sponsorship to attend Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Conference, New Orleans
2014-2018: CDC/NIOSH and ERC fellowship for doctoral studies
2009-2011: CDC/NIOSH and ERC fellowship for master’s studies

Contact Information:

Office Address: 144 Industry and Technology Center
Office Phone: 270.809.3583
Office Fax: 270.809.3630
Email: rbardhan@murraystate.edu