Faculty of the Global Program
Linda Forst, MD, MPH
Linda Forst's primary research focus is on workers compensation, injury and illness surveillance, and disparities in occupational health. Dr. Forst is board certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine, and maintains a clinical practice. She teaches online and in the classroom. As program director of the Global Program in Occupational Health Practice, she is committed to supporting a rich intellectual community that fosters student development and research to positively impact the public's health.
David M. Zalk, PhD, CIH
David Zalk is a Past President of the International Occupational
Hygiene Association and currently serves as their envoy to the
WHO and ILO. Leading numerous national and international committees
over the last two decades, he is currently the Vice President of
the Foundation for Occupational Health and Safety.
David is recognized worldwide as an expert on Control Banding
and qualitative risk assessment strategies and is a PhD candidate
at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. David
is the EHS Lead at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s
Site 300 experimental test site, an award-winning industrial hygienist,
and remains actively involved in research and development within
the greater occupational health and safety sciences. Authoring
numerous journal articles and book chapters, his research includes:
nanomaterial sciences, metals capture and analysis, biological
and toxicological decontamination agents, occupational biomechanics,
and the development of occupational risk management and health
and safety management systems.
Leslie has 30 years of experience in occupational safety and health enforcement, curriculum development and training. Her research interests include qualitative risk assessment, simple solutions for controlling and preventing exposure and risk communication. Leslie also works with Manager Capacity Building for the World Health Organization Network of Collaborating Centers 2012-2017 Workplan.