National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Dr. Brenda Jacklitsch is a research health scientist and occupational heat stress subject matter expert at CDC/NIOSH and serves as Coordinator for the NIOSH Small Business Assistance Program. She was the lead project officer for the NIOSH Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments and was involved in the redesign and update of the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool app, which calculates the heat index and provides recommendations. In addition, she has developed a variety of educational materials related to heat stress targeting outdoor workers and employers. She is interested in studying how to maximize the utilization and adoption of heat stress prevention products and messaging by better understanding barriers to adoption among outdoor worker populations. Dr. Jacklitsch has a PhD in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati, and an MS in Epidemiology and a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University.