Theodore Courtney Receives Industry Award, Appointed to NIOSH Board

ASSE member Theodore Courtney, M.S., CSP, received the Excellence in Science Award from the American Public Health Association. The Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section presented Courtney with the award for his “outstanding dedication and leadership in the science of injury/violence prevention and control and emergency health services with contributions and achievements that have a significant and long-term impact on the field.”

Theodore Courtney (left) receives the APHA award from Susan Gallagher.

Theodore Courtney (left) receives the APHA award from Susan Gallagher.

In addition, Courtney was appointed to NIOSH’s Board of Scientific Counselors by the U.S. Secretary of Health of Human Services. The Board provides advice on the agency’s OSH research and prevention programs to the Director of NIOSH, John Howard. It also advises on standards and current OSH needs. He began his 3-year term on Jan. 1, 2015.

Courtney is director of Liberty Mutual Research Institute’s Center for Injury Epidemiology, where he is also responsible for extramural research and institutional engagement. His published research includes original science in slips, trips and falls, epidemiologic methods, injury morbidity/mortality studies, fatigue, sociotechnical systems, risk management and obesity. He is a professional member of ASSE’s Greater Boston Chapter