Thomas H. Hatfield

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
California State University
Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-4708
   Dr.P.H.  UCLA                                          1985          
            Environmental and Occupational Health
   M.P.H.   UCLA                                          1978          
            Environmental and Occupational Health 
   B.S.     STANFORD UNIVERSITY                           1976          
            Biological Sciences                                       
E X P E R I E N C E                                                   
   CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE                              
   Department of Environmental and Occupational Health    

      Department Chair                                    2005-present                       

      Full Professor                                      1996-present  
      Associate Professor                                 1991-1996     
      Assistant Professor                                 1988-1991     
      Lecturer                                            1983-1985     
   UNIVERSITY OF KUOPIO, FINLAND                                      
   Department of Environmental Sciences                               
   Environmental Risk Analysis                                        
      Adjunct Professor (Docent)                          1994-present  
   UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE, FINLAND                                      
   Department of Environmental Sciences                               
   Environmental Risk Analysis                                        
      Adjunct Professor (Docent)                          2002-present                                                                      
   UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA                                             
   College of Public Health                                           
   Department of Environmental and Occupational Health                
      Assistant Professor                                 1985-1988     
   Hazardous Waste Management Project                                 
      Administrative Assistant                            1984-1985     
   Environmental and Occupational Health                              
      Teaching Assistant                                  1981-1983     
   Orange County, California                                          
      Registered Environmental Health Specialist          1980-1981     
   NATIONAL SANITATION FOUNDATION                                     
   Lodi, California                                                   
      Regional Representative                             1978-1980  


   Hatfield T., “Measuring the Value of Environmental Health Programs,”

   California Journal of Environmental Health 29(1): 5-7, Spring 2010.


   Hatfield T., Emerging Sources of Information for the Environmental

   Health Practitioner,” California Journal of Environmental Health

   29(1): 11-12, Spring 2010.


   Hatfield T., “Paradigm Shift: 10 trends that are changing the

   Environmental Health Profession,” California Journal of Environmental

   Health 28(2): 5-7, Fall 2009.


   Hatfield T. and J. DeGraw J., “How to Save Both Money and Lives,”

   California Journal of Environmental Health 28(2): 12-13, Fall



   Hatfield T., “Information Networks:  A Proposed Linkage of State

   Journals and Bulletins,” Journal of Environmental Health, 

   September 2009.


   Hatfield T., “The California Agenda: Why We Need the CJEH,”

   California Journal of Environmental Health 28(1): 5, Spring 2009.


   Hatfield T., “Bits and Pieces,” California Journal of Environmental

   Health 28(1): 9-11, Spring 2009.


   J. Schillinger, O. Seiver, T. Hatfield, “Responding to Mold Complaints:

   Lessons from the Field,” California Bulletin

   for Environmental Health Specialists, 2005.


   O. Seiver, T. Hatfield, J. Schillinger, “The High Cost of Mold: Impacts on

   Environmental Health and the Economy;” California Bulletin for Environmental

   Health Specialists, 2004.


   T. Hatfield, J. Schillinger, O. Seiver, “Health Effects from Mold – Evaluating

   the Current Evidence,”  California Bulletin for Environmental Health Specialists, 2003.


   O.H. Seiver and TH Hatfield,   “The Question of Mold: A Risk Communication Nightmare,”

   California Bulletin for Environmental Health Specialists, 2003.


   Hatfield T.H. and O.H. Seiver, “Preferences of Environmental Health Professionals Towards  

   Grading Systems for Retail Food Facilities,” Journal of Environmental Health, 2002.

   Hatfield T.H.,  "Risk Analysis for Environmental and Occupational Health" 
   (textbook), National Environmental Health Association, 2002.
   McGurk J,  Hook RB, Hatfield T, Takeoka G, "Survey of Professional Attitudes 
   Among Registered Environmental Health Specialists In California," 
   California Journal of Environmental Health, 2002. 
   Hatfield T.H. and O.H. Seiver, "Preferences of Environmental Health Professionals
   Towards Grading Systems for Retail Food Facilities," Journal of Environmental 
   Health, June 2002. 
   Seiver O.H. and T.H. Hatfield, 
   "Foot and Mouth Disease: A Risk Communication Perspective"
   California Journal of Environmental Health, 2001.
   Seiver O.H. and T.H. Hatfield, 
   "The Determination of Thresholds of Environmental Significance in        
   the Application of the California Environmental Quality Act 
   (CEQA)" California Faculty Fellows,  April 2001.
   Hatfield T.H. and O.H. Seiver,
   "Preference Reversals for Grading Systems of Retail Food    
   Facilities,"Journal of Environmental Health, April 2001. 
   Seiver O., Hatfield T., "Inconsistent Perceptions of Grading    
   Systems for Retail Food Facilities," Published Proceedings, 
   National Sanitation Foundation,  April 2001.
   Seiver O.H. and T.H. Hatfield,
   "Grading Systems for Retail Food Facilities: A Risk Based    
   Analysis,"  Journal of Environmental Health 63(3):22-27, 2000.
   Hatfield T.H., "Distance Learning: A White Paper," published by 
   the National Environmental Health Science & Protection   
   Accreditation Council," April 12, 2000.
   Hatfield T.H., "Model Curriculum Development," published    
   by National  Environmental Health Science & Protection  
   Accreditation Council, National Food Safety Conference, Phoenix  
   Arizona,  April 12, 2000.
   Phillips D.A. and T.H. Hatfield,
   "A Listserv for Student Members of NEHA,"
   Journal of Environmental Health, 1998.
   Hatfield T.H. and G.W. Erbeck,
   "The Internet: Legitimate Educational Tool 
   or Giant Electronic Sandbox?"
   Journal of Environmental Health 59(8):19-39, 1997.
   Juutilainen J., Hatfield T., and E. Laara
   "Evaluating Alternative Exposure Indices in Epidemiologic 
   Studies on ELF Magnetic Fields,"
   Bioelectromagnetics 17(2):138-143, 1996. 
   Hatfield T.H.,  "Surfing the Web," 
   Environmental News Digest 14-17,
   Spring-Summer 1995.
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "Environmental Health Databases on the World Wide Web,"
   Journal of Environmental Health 57(10):30-33, June 1995.
   Robinson C.L. and T.H. Hatfield, 
   "Labeling of Microbial Risks," 
   Journal of College Science Teaching 24(6):407-409, 1995. 
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "Environmental Health Bulletin Board Systems and Databases,"
   Journal of Environmental Health 57(5):30-31, 1994.
   Hatfield T.H., "Computers and Environmental Health," 
   Journal of Environmental Health 57(3):33-34, 1994.
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "A Risk Communication Taxonomy for Environmental Health," 
   Journal of Environmental Health 56(8):23-28, 1994.
   Hatfield T.H. and D. Ott, 
   "Measuring Source Reduction of Laboratory Hazardous Wastes," 
   Journal of Environmental Health 56(3):7-10, 1993.
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "Electronic Mail Strategies for Environmental Health," 
   Journal of Environmental Health 56(1):35-37, 1993. 
   Hatfield T.H., "The Failure of Sanitarians," 
   Journal of Environmental Health 53(5):23-25, 1991. 
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "Strength of Preference and Risky Utility: An Empirical 
   Study of Hazardous Waste Facility Siting," 
   In: Proceedings of the 1988 Annual Meeting of the 
   Society for Risk Analysis, Plenum Press, 1991.
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "Contaminated Communities: The Social and
   Psychological Impacts of Residential Toxic Exposure,"  
   Journal of Environment and Behavior 22(5):715-16, 
   September 1990. 
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "Risk Factors and Non-Differential Misclassification,"           
   American Journal of Public Health 80(8):1000-1001, 
   August 1990.                                                     
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "Restaurant Inspections May Not Predict Outbreaks of Foodborne 
   Illness,"  American Journal of Public Health 79(12):1678, 
   December 1989.                                                                                                          
   Hatfield T.H., 
   "A Formal Analysis of Attitudes Toward Siting A Hazardous Waste 
   Incinerator," Journal of Environmental Management 29:73-81, 1989.                                                                                                                      
   Davos C. and T.H. Hatfield, 
   "Hazardous Waste Facility Siting: 
   Large Group Attitudes Towards Uncertainty," 
   Environmental Professional 9(2):153-164, 1987.
   Davos C. and T.H. Hatfield, 
   "Hazardous Waste Facility Siting: Large Group Value Analysis," 
   Environmental Professional 9(1):10-26, 1987.                                                
   Hatfield T.H. and L. Schierow, 
   "Risk Assessment and Ground Water Pollution from 
   Agricultural Chemicals,"  
   In: Proceedings of a National Symposium on Agricultural Chemicals and   
   Ground Water Pollution Control, Larry Canter, ed., pp. 183-190, 
   June 1987.             
   Davos C. and T.H. Hatfield, 
   "Siting a Hazardous Waste Incinerator:  Attitudes and Results of a 
   Questionnaire,"  Town Hall Reporter 18(5):7-8, May 1985.                                                                                    
   Carr J., Hatfield T.H. et al., 
   (Southern California Hazardous Waste Management Project), 
   A Consumer's Guide to Hazardous Waste, 
   Southern California Association of Governments, 
   February 1985.                                                   
   (UCLA Group Project funded by Southern California Edison), 
   "Environmental Concerns and Regulatory Strategies for Wind Energy 
   Development, Volume 1: Regulatory Strategies,"   
   UCLA Report No. 83-48, December 1982.    
   Hatfield T., UCLA Guest Lecturer (M411 Seminar), Department 
   of Environmental Health Sciences, “The Roles of the Environmental 
   Health Practitioner in Protecting Public Health,” October 8, 2009. 
   Hatfield T., Seiver O., "An Evaluation of Restaurant 
   Grading Systems in Local Agencies, Society for Risk Analysis, 
   December 2000.
   Seiver O., Hatfield T., "Inconsistent Perceptions of Grading 
   Systems for Retail Food Facilities," Presentation at the 
   Second NSF International Conference of Food Safety, October 
   Hatfield T., "Risks and Decision Making," presentation at 
   University of Kuopio, Finland, October 1999.  
   Hatfield T., "Risk Information in Decision Making," 
   presentation at Third Annual Finnish Conference on Environmental 
   Science, October 1999. 
   "Graduate Programs in Environmental Health 
   and Trends in Risk Analysis," California Environmental Health 
   Association (Mission Chapter), March 1997.
   "Finnish Sauna, International Environmental Health, 
   and Professional Development," 
   California Environmental Health Association, 
   April 1996.    
   "The Internet: What it can do for us and how to use it,"            
   California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health,         
   September 1995.                                                 
   "A Risk Communication Taxonomy for 
   Electromagnetic Fields Research," 
   4th Annual Nordic Meeting on Biological Effects 
   of Electromagnetic Fields, 
   presented in Kuopio, Finland, 
   August 1995.   
   Interview, Emissio Magazine, 
   Kuopio, Finland, 
   "Risk Communication in Disaster Response,"
   Finnish Red Cross, 
   presented in Kuopio, Finland, 
   August 1994.
   (w/ J. Juutilainen et al.) "ELF Magnetic Fields and Adverse         
   Pregnancy Outcomes: An International Research Effort," 
   Bioelectromagnetics Society, 
   presented in Copenhagen, Denmark, 
   June 1994. 
   (w/ J. Juutilainen and E. Laara), "An Empirical Evaluation          
   of Alternative Exposure Indices for ELF Magnetic Fields,"           
   Bioelectromagnetics Society, 
   June 1993.        
   "Chernobyl, e-mail, and My Dinner with Andre,"                      
   Department of Graduate Studies and International Programs
   California State University, Northridge, 
   March 1993.            
   "Risk Communication in the Aftermath of Chernobyl,"                 
   Ukrainian Scientific Center for Environmental Health,               
   presented in Kiev, Ukraine,  
   December 1992.                          
   "Risk Assessment in Environmental Impact Assessments,"              
   Finnish National Conference of 
   Environmental Health Professionals, 
   presented in Kuopio, Finland, 
   November 1992.    
   "The Perils of Industry Risk Assessment," 
   AEM Environmental Consulting Firm, 
   presented in Kuopio, Finland, 
   November 1992.     
   "Risk Communication: Problems and Strategies," 
   Finnish National Public Health Institute, 
   presented in Kuopio, Finland, 
   November 1992.    
   "Superleadership, Negotiation, and 
   the Future of Environmental Health," 
   California Environmental Health Association, 
   April 1992.   
   "Perceived Uncertainty of Risk Labeling,"  
   Society for Risk Analysis, 
   December 1991.                                       
   (w/ K. Salomone and A. Fisher), 
   "SRA Risk Communication Survey," 
   Society for Risk Analysis, 
   December 1991.  
   (w/ C. Robinson) "Microbial Risk Labeling," 
   Society for Risk Analysis, 
   December 1991.  
   "Framing Effects of Risk Labeling," 
   Society for Risk Analysis, 
   October 1990.                                        
   "Measuring Risk Attitudes," Health Science Symposium,               
   California State University, Northridge, 
   October 1989.              
   "Group Comparisons of Attitudes Toward 
   Hazardous Waste Facility Siting," 
   American Public Health Association, 
   October 1987.                                                   
   "Current Trends in Risk Analysis," Alumni Day,  
   University of Oklahoma, (speaker and coordinator), 
   October 1986.           
   "Public Attitudes Regarding Siting Criteria," 
   Southern California Hazardous Waste Management Project, 
   October and December, 1984.
      United Nations Environment Programme
          The Global Benefits of Phasing Out 
          Leaded Fuel                                     2010       
      California Faculty Fellows Grant                    2000           
         "The Determination of Thresholds of 
          Environmental Significance in the 
          Application of the California   
          Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)"                                           
      Judge Julian Beck Grant                             1996           
         "A Manual for the Electronic Classroom"                                                                                              
      California Faculty Fellows Grant                    1994           
         "Federal and State Parallelism in 
          Environmental Legislation"                                                                                                                       
      Fulbright Grant                                     1992           
         Visiting Professor, University of Kuopio                                                                                               
      California State University Grant                   1990           
         "Framing Effects of Risk Labeling"                                                                                           
      National Institutes of Health Grant                 1988
         "Risk Attitudes Toward 
          Environmental Risk Assessments"                                                    
      Visiting Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
         UCLA                                             2010                                                        
      Visiting Professor, Risk Analysis:                            
         University of Tampere, Finland                   2000           
         University of Kuopio, Finland                    2000           
         University of Kuopio, Finland                    1997           
         University of Kuopio, Finland                    1995           
         Tallin Technical University, Estonia             1995           
         University of Kuopio, Finland                    1994           
         University of Paris VII, France                  1992                                                                                  
      Consultant, "MTBE in Groundwater"                   1993                                                                                                        
      Peer Reviewer, Health Assessment Protocols          1991-present   
         Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry                                                                                       
      Sanitarian Training Program                         1986-1988      
         Oklahoma Department of Health Services                          
      Presidential Citations:
         California Conference of Directors of 
            Environmental Health                          2009
         California Environmental Health Association      2009
      Interview, CNN Headline News                        2008
         “Green Careers”                                                      
      National Environmental Health Association:                       
         Journal Editor's Award                           1996, 2001           
         Presidential Citation                            1995                                                                                
      Memoranda of Understanding:                                      
         Ukrainian Scientific Center                      1994-present   
            Kiev, Ukraine                                              
         University of Kuopio, Finland                    1993-present   
            Department of Environmental Science                                                                                             
      Teacher of the Year, University of Oklahoma:              
         Department of Environmental Health               1988           
         College of Public Health                         1987   
      Personnel Planning and Review                       current
      Presidential Advisory Board on                          
         Equity and Diversity                             1995-1998     
      Educational Equity                                  1994-1995     
      PEWS Mini-roundtable on Higher Education                 1993     
      Distinguished Visitor Program                       1990-1991     
      Emergency Preparedness Advisory Board               1989-1991     
      Energy Conservation and Management                  1988-1989     
   COLLEGE (Health and Human Development)                        
      Personnel Committee                                 1998-2000
      Academic Council                                    1994-1996     
      Technology Resources                                1994-1996     
   DEPARTMENT (Environmental and Occupational Health)                                 
      Chair                                               2005-present
      Chair, Personnel Committee                          1996-1997     
      Chair, Curriculum Committee                         1994-1996     
      Chair,  Governance Committee                        1995-1996     
      Member, Governance Committee                        1992-1995     
      Search and Screen, Nursing                               1995     
      Post-tenure Review Committee                        1991-1992     
      Advisory Council, Center for                                    
         Health Promotion and Community Service           1990-present   
      Committee on Center Reorganization                  1990-1991     
   PROGRAM (Environmental and Occupational Health)              
      Director, Environmental and                                     
         Occupational Health Program                      1996-1998 
      Director, CSUN Risk Communication Forum             1990-present  
      Advisor, Environmental and                                      
         Occupational Health Students Association         1991-1993     
      Managing Editor,
           California Journal of Environmental Health     2008-present
      California Registration Board, 
           Environmental Health Specialists               1999-2005
      Technical Editorial Advisory Board, 
           Journal of Environmental Health                1994-2009
      Elected to:                                                
         National Accreditation Council for                            
         Environmental Health Science and Protection      2005-present
            Chair, Graduate Studies                       2009-present
            Chair, Strategic Planning Committee           1994-1995      
            Graduate Committee                            1993-1994      
      Diplomate, American Academy of Sanitarians          1994           
      Registered Environmental Health Specialist:                      
            State of California                           1979-present         
      Review Committee, General Record Exam               1993           
      Liaison, Society for Risk Analysis                                 
         and National Environmental Health Association    1990-1991      
      California Environmental Health Association                            
         Education Committee                              1990-1991      
      National Environmental Health Association           1979-present   
         Ad hoc Electronic Forum                          1998-1999 
         Environmental Software Review Committee          1998-1999 
         Database Committee                               1993-1994      
         Hazardous Materials                                           
            Emergency Management Committee                1988-1989      
      Society for Risk Analysis:                                       
         Session Chair, Annual Meeting                    1991           
      Sigma Xi
      Fulbright Association 




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