Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Donna Vosburgh, Assistant Professor

Office location: Timothy J Hyland 3503
Phone: (262) 472-1252
Email: vosburgd@uww.edu
Department(s):  Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health


Donna Vosburgh is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health Department at UW-Whitewater. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in industrial hygiene, and air pollution. Donna received her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in Occupational and Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene subtrack. Donna is also a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian and has worked as a Public Health Sanitarian for non-community public water supplies in Minnesota. She is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Wisconsin American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the National Environmental Health Association.


  • Ph.D. Occupational and Environmental Health Industrial Hygiene subtrack, 2010, The University of Iowa
  • M.S. Environmental and Public Health, 2002, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • B.S. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2000, Michigan Technological University



  • Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian, Minnesota (RS628)


  • Conduct nanoparticle exposure assessments in industries that have not been traditionally thought to cause worker exposure to nanoparticles
  • Evaluate aerosol measurement equipment
  • Use of longitudinal data to determine worker exposures
  • Modeling of exposures with respect to health outcomes
  • Workplace exposure assessments


  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA): Aerosol Technology Committee
  • Wisconsin Section American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • National Environmental Health Association


  • Vosburgh, D. J. H., Boysen, D. A., Oleson, J. J. & Peters, T. M. (2011) Airborne Nanoparticle Concentrations in the Manufacturing of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Apparel, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 8: 3, 139-146.


Hyland Hall
809 W. Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

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