Carol Rice, Ph.D.
Dr. Rice is Professor Emerita in the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. She obtained a BA in math and physics from Bennington College, an SM in industrial hygiene and air pollution control from the Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. Dr. Rice has been certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene since 1977.
In addition to academic work, she was a compliance officer for the Vermont OSHA program. She was elected Chair of the ACGIH, to the APHA Governing Council and the Collegium Ramazzini.
As a faculty member at UC, Dr. Rice developed a strong research program in current and historical exposure assessment to compounds including creosote, silica, Adriamycin, Libby amphibole, beryllium, and a range of exposures at Department of Energy sites. Dr. Rice founded the NIEHS-funded Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training in 1986 and directed the program until 2020, training approximately 17,000 participants annually in later years. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Rice directed the NIOSH-supported Education and Research Center.