Dr. Bassam Atieh

Courses taught at Murray State

  • OSH 425 Physical Agents
  • OSH 450 Practical Application Lab.
  • OSH 621 Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development
  • OSH 626 Industrial Hygiene Sampling Strategies
  • OSH 637 Biostatistics & Probability
  • OSH 687 Fundamentals of Air and Water Pollution


  • Doctor of Science (Sc.D.).
    Environmental Health Sciences (Industrial Hygiene), Tulane University, 
    New Orleans, Louisiana (1989)
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.).
    Business Administration (Management), University of Texas of the Permian 
    Basin, Odessa, Texas (1981)
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.).
    Environmental Health (Occupational Health & Safety), University of 
    Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee (1977)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Magna Cum Laude.
    Environmental Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, 
    Virginia (1976)

Professional experience prior to Murray State

  • Post-Doctorate Fellowship in Industrial Hygiene
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, (February 1990-December 1990).
  • Instructor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, American 
    University of Beirut Beirut, Lebanon (October 1983-August 1985).
  • General Manager, Abbar and Zainy Company
    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (February 1982-June 1983).
  • Industrial Hygienist and Health Planner, Kuwait Oil Company
    Ahmadi, Kuwait (June 1978-January 1980).

Clinical/professional focus

  • Industrial Hygiene

Research focus

  • Research related to human exposure to harmful agents.
  • Animal studies to determine the effects of pesticides (pets topical solutions) on humans and frequent handlers.

Professional organizations

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)


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