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Center Staff

  • Center for Excellence in Environmental Health and Safety

  • Cynthia Curl

    Cynthia Curl, PhD, MS

    Director

    Cynthia Curl earned her Ph.D. (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences) from the University of Washington in 2014 and joined the School of Public and Population Health at Boise State University in the spring of 2015. Her research is focused on the intersection between agriculture and human health, and her primary interests are in assessing human exposure to agricultural pesticides and improving health and safety in agricultural workplaces. View Dr. Curl’s full bio.

    Cynthia Curl earned her Ph.D. (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences) from the University of Washington in 2014 and joined the School of Public and Population Health at Boise State University in the spring of 2015. Her research is focused on the intersection between agriculture and human health, and her primary interests are in assessing human exposure to agricultural pesticides and improving health and safety in agricultural workplaces. View Dr. Curl’s full bio.

  • Meredith Spivak

    Meredith Spivak, MS

    Epidemiologist and Research Coordinator

    After completing a BS in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Meredith went on to receive her MS in Epidemiology from the University at Albany in 2018. She joined the Center for Excellence in Environmental Health and Safety in 2019. Her research interests include environmental health, women and children’s health, and the developmental origins of health and disease.

    After completing a BS in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Meredith went on to receive her MS in Epidemiology from the University at Albany in 2018. She joined the Center for Excellence in Environmental Health and Safety in 2019. Her research interests include environmental health, women and children’s health, and the developmental origins of health and disease.

  • Luke Montrose

    Luke Montrose, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Luke Montrose is an environmental toxicologist with research interests in public and occupational health, epigenetics, and chronic illness, particularly as it relates to vulnerable and understudied populations.┬áHis research program focuses on wildfire smoke-induce health effects. Dr. Montrose helped to launch the inaugural Rocky Mountain Regional Wildfire Smoke Symposium in 2020 as a Boise State faculty member. He remains engaged in CEEHS and continues to help host the symposium. Read more about Dr. Montrose’s work here.

    Colorado State University, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

    Dr. Luke Montrose is an environmental toxicologist with research interests in public and occupational health, epigenetics, and chronic illness, particularly as it relates to vulnerable and understudied populations.┬áHis research program focuses on wildfire smoke-induce health effects. Dr. Montrose helped to launch the inaugural Rocky Mountain Regional Wildfire Smoke Symposium in 2020 as a Boise State faculty member. He remains engaged in CEEHS and continues to help host the symposium. Read more about Dr. Montrose’s work here.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program Staff

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    Kimberli Reynolds

    Program Manager

    Kimberli manages the overall operation of the Idaho Occupational Safety and Health Consultation program, serving as a liaison between this program and federal OSHA. She assists small businesses in understanding OSHA law, emphasis programs, and safety and health requirements. She also manages the industrial hygiene services for the program. She oversees consultant activities and training, provides community outreach services, and fosters client relations with small businesses in Idaho. She received a degree in Occupational Safety and Health with a focus in Environmental Management and has over twelve years of safety leadership and management. Kimberli is passionate about safety and health. She values making a difference in the livelihood of both the employer and employees in the smaller businesses in Idaho, and discovering the phenomenal things Idaho small businesses are providing for the state and beyond.

    Kimberli manages the overall operation of the Idaho Occupational Safety and Health Consultation program, serving as a liaison between this program and federal OSHA. She assists small businesses in understanding OSHA law, emphasis programs, and safety and health requirements. She also manages the industrial hygiene services for the program. She oversees consultant activities and training, provides community outreach services, and fosters client relations with small businesses in Idaho. She received a degree in Occupational Safety and Health with a focus in Environmental Management and has over twelve years of safety leadership and management. Kimberli is passionate about safety and health. She values making a difference in the livelihood of both the employer and employees in the smaller businesses in Idaho, and discovering the phenomenal things Idaho small businesses are providing for the state and beyond.