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UTHealth Faculty Member Named “Leader in the Field” 2020 by Journal of Agromedicine

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health (UTHealth associate professor, Dr. David Douphrate, has been named as the Journal of Agromedicine’s “Leader in the Field” for 2020. The “Leader in the Field” title recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in agricultural safety and health practice, policy and research.

Dr. Douphrate currently teaches at the UTHealth School of Public Health San Antonio campus in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Douphrate also serves as a member of the UTHealth Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH).

Dr. Douphrate’s current focus is in prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses through the application of ergonomic principles and safety/risk management. Several of his research efforts have investigated the ergonomic-related risk factors associated with the development of adverse musculoskeletal health outcomes among milking parlor workers.

“Dave’s ability to take the applicable science and make it relevant to dairy farms makes all the difference,” said Mr. Rick Naerebout, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association.

The selection of Dr. Douphrate as “Leader in the Field” breaks a string of selections featuring late-career honorees.

“I admire those who came before me who dedicated their research and outreach efforts, and led the charge to improve the health and safety of the AgFF worker, as well my current friends and colleagues who conduct research and outreach in this arena,” said Dr. Douphrate.

Read more about Dr. Douphrate’s recognition and research efforts.

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