Total Exposure Health is a relatively new concept coined by the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General’s Office. Total Exposure Health seeks to understand the relationship between lifetime exposure to environmental and workplace agents, genetic susceptibility to illness, and the application of precise measures of preventive medicine. The concept is gaining increasing traction because experts recognize that exposure science binds together multiple disciplines in a common effort to advance disease prevention and human health.
Enabling this collaboration are the development of rapid and inexpensive methods for genetic testing, expansion of electronic health records and the ability to analyze massive amounts of data. While other agencies are studying prenatal and adolescent exposures, ORAU is leading the way in understanding exposures that occur during a person’s working lifetime and how those contribute to the exposome.
Learn how ORAU’s subject matter experts continue to provide thought leadership on Total Exposure Health and apply that knowledge through the multiple programs we manage and laboratory facilities we operate by downloading ORAU Perspective: a white paper on Total Exposure Health.
Jeffrey R. Miller, Ph.D., CIH, CSP
Senior Scientist and Head of ORAU’s Center for Safety Studies
Expertise: Occupational exposure assessment, safety culture evaluation, chronic beryllium disease worker protection programs
- Chair, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, 2017-2018
- Keynote speaker, International Symposium on Beryllium Particles and Detection, November 2017
- Co-author, “Guide to Monitoring and Improving Safety Cultures,” Energy Facilities Contractors Group, April 2017
- Team member, design team for $6.5B Uranium Processing Facility Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
- Presenter, American Industrial Hygiene Association, Fall Leadership Conference, October 2017
- 14 years of senior leadership experience; six years as a CEO