Diane Rohlman


Portrait of Diane Rohlman, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Title(s): Associate Dean for Research, Professor and Endowed Chair in Rural Safety and Health
Department: Occupational and Environmental Health
Office: S143 CPHB
Phone: (319) 384-4007

A study on pesticide exposures to farm workers in Oregon led Diane Rohlman on a path to Egypt. Rohlman has been examining the health effects of organophosphorus pesticides on young Egyptian field workers. The study has implications for farm workers in Iowa and other agricultural states, as well as internationally.

“My goal is to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to meet the safety and health challenges of their current and future work,” Rohlman said. “Many of my students live or work in agricultural communities and take the information learned in class back to their home or work, directly having an impact on their communities.”

Learn more about Dr. Rohlman at this profile….

Courses Taught

  • Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine
  • Topics in Agriculture and Rural Health

Research Interests

  • Neurotoxic effects and neurological disorders in humans exposed to chemical and other agents
  • Vulnerable populations exposed to workplace hazards
  • Adverse effects of pesticide exposure on neurobehavioral performance
  • Total Worker Health®
  • Workplace mental health



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