Environmental and Occupational Health

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P.G. Rentos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Contact Info

Office: CPH 1121
Voice Mail: (813) 974-6661
Fax: (813) 974-4986
Email: prentos@health.usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF

1992

Education

B.A. Albright College, 1959
M.P.H. University of Michigan, 1964
Ph.D. University of Iowa, 1970

Discipline

Occupational Health & Safety

Specialization

Safety Management
Industrial Hygiene
Preventive Medicine and
Environmental Health

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography

Prior to joining the faculty at USF, College of Public Health, Dr. Rentos was employed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ultimately, Dr. Rentos, acquired a number of responsibilities including, as Chief of the Program Development and Evaluation Branch, CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Office of Extramural Activities, providing direction to program planning and review of research grants and later, in a separate but related area of responsibility within the Institute, to the implementation of the NIOSH Training Grant Program. In this capacity, he directed a Manpower Needs Assessment study and provided oversight on 10 Education Resource Centers of NIOSH.

Dr. Rentos' doctoral research centered on the integration of carbon monoxide in human subjects. He has done fundamental work in microwave radiation as employed in industrial microwave cooking ovens, has evaluated industrial hygiene related problems within research laboratories, and has assessed levels of metallic mercury exposures during mercury refining. His current research involves assessing respirable silicon dioxide dust exposures during turf harvesting.