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.
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