Biography

Mr. A. Michael Ierardi is a Senior Health Scientist and Regional Unit Manager with Cardno ChemRisk in the Brooklyn office. His principal areas of expertise, interest, and training include industrial hygiene and safety, exposure science, toxicology, human health risk assessment, and environmental health. At Cardno ChemRisk, Mr. Ierardi provides on-site industrial hygiene support and sampling; conducts numerous exposure assessments and dose reconstructions for a variety of chemicals, including asbestos, talc, and diacetyl, in a diverse array of occupational and non-occupational settings; and routinely assists clients with risk management and risk communication strategies. Mr. Ierardi has also previously been invited to teach lectures related to industrial hygiene, including on asbestos exposures and health effects, and has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy.

Mr. Ierardi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies in 2013, as well as with a Master of Environmental Studies degree, with a concentration in Environmental Health, in 2014. He also graduated with a Master of Science degree in Industrial Hygiene from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy in 2020.

Education

  • MS, Industrial Hygiene, CUNY School of Public Health, 2020
  • MES, Environmental Health, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • BA, Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Professional Associations

  • Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society, Epsilon Chi Chapter at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, Member, 2020 to Present
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), Member, 2018 to Present
  • Society of Toxicology (SOT), Associate Member, 2017-present
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), 2014-present

Certifications

  • 30-hour General Industry Safety and Health Training, OSHA, 2020 to Present
  • Adult and Child CPR/First Aid/AED Certified, Red Cross, 2019 to Present
  • ManageMentor Supervisor Training, Harvard University, 2019
  • 30-hour Construction Safety and Health Training, OSHA, 2019 to Present
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER Training, OSHA, 2014 to Present

Most Recent Awards/Professional Honors

  • Best Student Poster Awards from the Ergonomics Committee, the Minority Special Interest Group, and the Social Concerns Committee, AIHA, 2020
  • Dean’s Merit Award for Service, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, 2020
  • Five-Year Service Award, Cardno, 2019
  • Going the Extra Mile Award, Cardno, 2019
  • Dr. Morton Lippmann Scholarship, AIHA, 2018
  • AIHF General Scholarship, AIHA, 2018
  • ERC Industrial Hygiene Scholarship, NIOSH, 2017 to Present
  • Gold Star Award, Cardno, 2014 & 2016
  • Gerdau Scholarship, Gerdau Ameristeel, 2013
  • Elaine B. Wright Award in Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2013