Michael Bisesi, PhD

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Academic Administration and Professor

Interim Chair

Environmental Health Sciences

Mike Bisesi


1841 Neil Ave.
256 Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH, 43210
Email: bisesi.12@osu.edu
Phone: 614-247-8290

Michael Bisesi, PhD, REHS, CIH, is currently the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Academic Administration, and Professor and Chair (interim) of Environmental Health Sciences in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University (OSU). Prior to his appointment at OSU in 2009, he served for 19 years as a scientist (including 12 years as tenured Professor of Public Health), Department Chairman, and Senior Associate Dean at the Medical University of Ohio and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Health Science Campus. He was also the co-founder and Director of the tri-university Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health. At the beginning of his career, he held positions as an occupational health (industrial hygiene) specialist at the corporate Tenneco Chemicals Environmental/Medical Affairs Division and as an Assistant, and then tenured Associate, Professor of Health and Safety at Indiana State University.

Dr. Bisesi is an Environmental Health Scientist, Board Certified Industrial Hygienist, ABIH Diplomat, AIHA Fellow, and Registered Environmental Health Specialist (inactive, NJ). His primary scientific expertise includes assessment (monitoring) of human exposure to and control of toxic and infectious agents; applied environmental toxicology and microbiology; and hazardous material/emergency incident recognition/response. He is actively engaged in international work via the Ohio State-Eastern Africa One Health projects and the OSU Global One Health initiative (GOHi).

Dr. Bisesi has authored/co-authored several journal articles as well as chapters in major reference books, including the Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation and Control (1st and 2nd ed) and also several in Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology (4th and 5th ed). In addition, he is author of the highly touted textbooks Industrial Hygiene Evaluation Methods (2nd ed) and co-author of two other volumes of the Handbook of Environmental Health (4th ed) entitled Volume 1 - Biological, Chemical and Physical Agents of Environmentally Related Disease and Volume 2 - Pollutant Interactions in Air, Water and Soil. He serves on numerous committees and councils at the university-, state- and national-levels. This includes his recent appointment by Governor Kasich to serve on Ohio’s Radiation Advisory Council.