SHERM is strategically linked within the UT School of Public Health:
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH): supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. -link
The UT School of Public Health's Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) ACADEMY: to improve the health of communities by providing training in population-level prevention, preparedness, and response to anticipated hazards and disasters. -link
Dr. Robert Emery's School of Public Health Faculty Profile
Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) Consortium
Funded by NIH/NIEHS Cooperative Agreement No. 2U45ES019360
- Program 1. Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWTP)
- Our long-term goal in this program is to use practical training to empower workers to identify and mitigate threats relating to hazardous substances.
- Program 2. HazMat Disaster Preparedness Training Program (HDPTP)
- Our long-term goal for the HDPTP is to prepare individuals and communities to protect themselves before, during, and after a disaster occurs.
Emergency and Everyday Use of Elastomeric Respirators in Healthcare (JET FIT Texas)
Funded by CDC Contract No. 75D30118C02646
The purpose of this project is to examine the feasibility of elastomeric respirator use among healthcare workers. The JET FIT Texas project is a collaborative effort of a multi-disciplinary team from four entities in the Texas Medical Center. Together, the team (1) delivers training and conducts emergency fit testing; (2) assesses the feasibility of using elastomeric respirators at the bedside while providing direct patient care; and (3) tests two approaches to disinfect elastomeric respirators.
Title: Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative
Start/End Date: 6/1/2016 - 5/31/2019
Funding Agency: NIEHS
Title: Development of Respiratory Protection Training
Start/End Date: 09/01/2016 –6/30/2018
Funding Agency: AAOHN/NIOSH
Title: Training Education Collaborative System: Preparedness & Emergency Response
Start/End Date 09/30/2010 - 09/29/2015
Funding Agency: TX A&M Research Foundation / CDC /
Direct Costs; $491,359
Title: Texas Workforce Commission Biosafety Workforce Development
Role: Co-Principal Investigator (10%)
Start Date/End Date: 03/01/2011 – 02/29/2012
Funding Agency: Texas Workforce Commission
Total Direct Costs: $500,000
Title: Southwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety Pilot Grant Program
Role: Principal Investigator (100%)
Start Date/End Date: 07/01/1999 – 06/31/2000
Funding Agency: CDC/NIOSH
Total Direct Costs: $9,987
Title: Hazardous Substances Training, SWCOEH
Role: Principal Investigator (15%)
Start Date/End Date: 07/01/1999 – 06/31/2000
Funding Agency: CDC/NIOSH
Total Direct Costs: $55,000
Title: Hazardous Substances Training, SWCOEH
Role: Principal Investigator (15%)
Start Date/End Date: 07/01/2001 – 06/31/2006
Funding Agency: CDC/NIOSH
Total Direct Costs: $1,829,551
Title: Center for Public Health Preparedness
Role: Co-Investigator (5%)
Start Date/End Date: 09/01/2004 – 08/09/2010
Funding Agency: CDC
Total Direct Costs: $4,459,288
Title: Bioterrorism Preparedness Center
Role: Co-Investigator (5%)
Start Date/End Date: 08/01/2003 – 08/31/2005
Funding Agency: ASPH
Total Direct Costs: $1,122,502
Title: Public Health Training in Disaster Response
Role: Co-Investigator (6%)
Start Date/End Date: 01/01/2004 – 03/31/2005
Funding Agency: Texas Institute for Health Policy Research
Total Direct Costs: $63,603
Title: Southwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety, Region VI
Role: Co-Investigator (15%)
Start Date/End Date: 07/01/2005 – 06/30/2011
Funding Agency: NIOSH
Total Direct: $7,559,607
Title: Education Collaborative System: Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center
Role: Co-Investigator (2%)
Start Date/End Date: 09/30/2010 – 09/29/2011
Funding Agency: Texas A&M Research Foundation/CDC
Total Direct Costs: $265,500
Recent publications in peer reviewed scientific journals
EMERY RJ, Patlovich SJ, Rios J. Considerations for occupational safety and health professionals to prepare for the next pandemic. Prof Saf, in preparation January 2023.
EMERY RJ, Patlovich SJ, Delclos GL. The UTHealth Houston safety council: translating Total Worker Health® principles into practice. Prof Saf, accepted, in press MS #22-69 January 2023.
EMERY RJ, Patlovich SJ, King KG, Rios J. A means of codifying safety cross-training knowledge expectations for biosafety professionals. Appl Biosaf accepted, in publication APB-2022-0032 January 2023.
Cerda A*, EMERY RJ, Patlovich SJ Sustainability considerations for consumables used in microbiological and biomedical laboratories. Appl Biosaf accepted, in publication APB-2022-0027.R2 January 2023.
EMERY RJ, Gillum M*, Gutierrez JM. Basic cyber security considerations for licensees of radioactive materials and registrants of radiation producing devices in an era of remote or hybrid compliance inspections. Health Phys 123(6): 500-502; 2022.
EMERY RJ, Patlovich SJ, Gutierrez JM, Rios J. Considerations for radiation safety professionals to prepare and respond to the next pandemic. Health Phys123(5): 396-401; 2022.
EMERY RJ, Patlovich SJ, King G, Rios J. Pivoting the biosafety program in response to COVID-19: recommendations of key services and tasks to consider for the next pandemic. Appl Biosaf 27:3 119-126 2022 https://doi.org/10.1089/apb.2022.0009.
EMERY R, Wang J, Brown B, Parker S, Inyang O, Rios J. Estimating average university environmental health and safety program staffing and resourcing using a series of Iteratively developed evidence-based models. J Chem Health Saf. In publication January 2022
Gutierrez, JM, EMERY, RJ.1 A 30-year radiation safety prospectus describing organizational drivers, program activities, and outcomes, Health Phys, 123(2): 352 -359, 2022
Laine J*, Delclos G, EMERY RJ, Peskin, M. The prevalence of practicing safety professionals’ knowledge and involvement with workplace wellness programs, Prof Saf submitted August 2021.
Jiang, Z.Y., Huang, Z., Schmale, I., Brown, E.L., Lorenz, M.C., Patlovich, S.J., Goswami, K., Wilson, H.B., Ahmad, J., Alexander, R., Bryan, W., Burke, L., Citardi, M.J., Elias, J., Ho, T., Jacob, J., Low, G., Miramón, P., Patki, A.U., Yao, W.C., Luong, A.U. N95 respirator reuse, decontamination methods, and microbial burden: A randomized controlled trial, American Journal of Otolaryngology, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.103017
Melchor, M., Sedlock, E., Patlovich, S.J. Providing Safe Dental Care During COVID-19: A Review of the Risk Assessment and Controls Implemented at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety, Volume 3, 2021.
Zapata JR, Stewart J, Kelly KO, Taylor AR, Martinez EI, Amoako K, Gutierrez JM, EMERY RJ, Cheng SY, Patlovich SJ, Harvey MC. A cyclotron decommissioning radiological assessment exercise performed by student mentees underrepresented in the radiation safety profession. Health Phys,120(1): 105-111, 2021.
Delclos GL, Brown EL, Emery ST, Yamal JM, EMERY RJ. An assessment of outpatient clinic room ventilation systems and possible relationship to disease transmission. Am J Infect Control. 2021 Jan 21: S0196-6553(21)00023-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.01.011.
EMERY RJ, Rios J, Patlovich S, Becker Z, Haltiwanger B. Characterization of work settings in which biosafety professionals conduct operations: results of the first biosafety analytics initiative survey series, Appl Biosaf 25:2 90 - 95; 2020
Pompeii L, Benavides E, Pop O, Rojas Y, EMERY R, Delclos G, Markham C, Vellani K, Levine N. Workplace violence in outpatient physician clinics: a systematic review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(18), 6587; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186587
Conway SH, EMERY RJ, Pompeii LA, Vellani KW. A refined model for estimating the industry-average number of security staff for hospitals. J Healthcare Protection Management, 35:1 77- 87; 2019.
Le, A.B., Brooks, E.G., McNulty, L.A., Gill, J.R., Herstein, J.J., Rios, J., Patlovich, S.J., Jelden, K.C., Schmid, K. K., Lowe, J.J., Gibbs, S.G. U.S. Medical Examiner/Coroner Capabilities to Handle Highly Infectious Decedents. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, 15(1):31-40; 2018.
Tsenov BG*, EMERY RJ, Whitehead LW, Reingle Gonzalez J, Gemeinhardt GL. A pilot examination of the methods used to counteract insider threat security risks associated with the use of radioactive materials in the research and academic setting. Health Phys 114(3) 352-359; 2018.
EMERY RJ, Rios J, Patlovich SJ. Biosafety program analytics initiative for the advancement of the profession. Appl Biosaf. 23:2 1-3; 2018.
EMERY RJ, Patlovich SJ, Jannace K. A pilot strategy for characterizing work activities conducted by environmental health and safety professionals in the academic research setting. Prof Saf 63(5) 57- 62 2018.
EMERY RJ, Gutierrez JM Contextual information for the potential enhancement of annual radiation protection program review reports. Health Phys 113(2) 154-164; 2017.
Lim H*, Agopian AJ, Whitehead LW, Beasley CW, Langlois PH, EMERY RJ, Waller DK. Maternal exposure to radiographic exams and major structural birth defects. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 106 (6), 563-572; 2016.
Gutierrez JM, EMERY RJ, Parker SA, Jackson K, Grotta JC. Radiation monitoring results from the first year of operation of a unique ambulance-based computed tomography unit for the improved diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Health Phys 110 (Suppl 2) S73-S80; 2016.
EMERY, RJ , Patlovich, SJ, King, KG, Lowe JM, Rios, J. Comparing the established competency categories of the biosafety and infection prevention professions: a possible roadmap for addressing professional development training needs for a new era. Appl Biosaf. 21:2 79-83, 2016
Brown BJ*, EMERY RJ, Delclos G, Pompeii L. An empirical model for estimating environmental health and safety program resourcing for colleges and universities. Prof Saf In review Oct 2016.
Vellani, KH, EMERY, RJ, Reingle-Gonzalez, JM. A data-driven model for estimating industry average numbers of hospital security staff. J Healthcare Protection Management, 31:1 51-63; 2015.
Lim H*, Agopian AJ, Whitehead LW, Beasley CW, Langlois PH, EMERY RJ, Waller DK. Maternal occupational exposure to ionizing radiation and major structural birth defects. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 103:4 243-254; DOI: 10.1002/bdra. 23340; 2015.
Patlovich SJ*; EMERY RJ, Whitehead LW, Brown EL, Flores R. Assessing the biological safety profession’s evaluation and control of risks associated with the field collection of potentially infectious specimens. Appl Biosaf. 20:1 27-40; 2015.
EMERY RJ, Rios, J Patlovich SJ. Thinking outside the box: biosafety’s role in protecting non-laboratory workers from exposure to infectious disease. Appl Biosaf. 20:3 128 -129; 2015.
EMERY RJ, Rios J. Strategies for navigating common ethical dilemmas encountered by operational radiation safety professionals. Health Phys, In press December 2015.
EMERY RJ, Gutiérrez JM. An updated radiation protection program prospectus based on 20 years of data describing program drivers and activities. Health Phys, in press, May 2014.
EMERY RJ, Gutiérrez JM. An updated radiation protection program prospectus based on 20 years of data describing program drivers and activities. Health Phys 107(Suppl 2): S153–S157; 2014.
Gamble, RK*, EMERY RJ, Whitehead, LW, Brown, EL, Flores, R. The feasibility of using a rapid adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence assay as an objective means of assessing the presence of biological contamination on laboratory surfaces. Appl Biosaf. 19:3 141-148; 2014.
EMERY, RJ. After Fukushima: Implications for public policy and communications. In: Radiation and Risk; Expert Perspectives. Health Physics Society Special Publication, SP001-0 February 2013.
Calcote, JC, Carson, AI, Peskin, MF, EMERY, RJ. An assessment of post-disaster psychological stress in hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) workers. Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 7:452-460; 2013. [PMID: 24274124]
Gutiérrez JM, EMERY RJ, Whitehead LW, Felknor SA. A means for measuring safety climate in the university work setting, J of Chem Health and Saf, (Nov/Dec) 20: 2-11, 2013.
EMERY, RJ, Gamble, RK, Brown, BJ. A biological safety program prospectus based on the collection of 10 years of key performance indicator data. Appl Biosaf 17:1 19-23; 2012.
EMERY RJ. How the University of Texas system responded to the need for interim storage of low-level radioactive waste materials. Health Phys, 103(5 Suppl 3):S194-8, Nov 2012.
EMERY, RJ. A mechanism for providing institutional assurance for the safe handling of acutely toxic or physically dangerous chemicals in research laboratories. J Chem Health Saf, (Nov/Dec) 10:1-5, 2012
Rangel KM*, Delclos G, EMERY RJ, Symanski, E. Assessing maintenance of evaporative cooling systems in Legionellosis outbreaks. J Occup Environ Hyg 8: 249-65; 2011. [PMID: 21416443]
EMERY RJ, Brown BJ. Successfully capturing and displaying biosafety program ‘goodwill value’. Appl Biosaf 16: 60-61; 2010.
EMERY RJ, Sprau DD, Morecook, RC, Herbold JR. Risk communication considerations for volunteer surge capacity disaster response organizations. Texas Public Health Assoc J 61: 25-29; 2009.
EMERY RJ, Brown BJ. The compelling display of health and safety data to achieve desired decision making. Prof Saf 54: 58-59; 2009.
EMERY RJ, Sprau DD, Morecook RC, Herbold JR. Surge capacity volunteer perspectives on a field training exercise specifically designed to emphasize likely roles during a disaster response. Health Phys 97(Suppl 3): S155-S160; 2009. [PMID: 19820470]
Harper C*, EMERY RJ, Casserly D. An assessment of occupational exposures to ultraviolet radiation from transilluminator light boxes in the course of biomedical research procedures. Chem Health Saf 15: 16-22; 2008.
EMERY RJ, Sladecek E. Situation photographic postings for enhancing the proper operation of infrequently utilized x-ray devices. Health Phys 95(Suppl 5):S152-S155; 2008. [PMID: 18849707]
EMERY RJ, Sprau DD , Morecook RC. Risk communication considerations to facilitate the screening of mass populations for potential contamination with radioactive materials. Health Phys 95(Suppl 5):S168-S174; 2008. [PMID: 18849710]
Korshukin M*, EMERY RJ. An analysis of reported events of stolen sources of radioactivity in Texas from 1956 to 2000. Health Phys 90: 266-272; 2006. [PMID: 16505625]
Lucas A*, EMERY RJ. Assessing occupational mercury exposures during the onsite processing of spent fluorescent lamps. J Environ Health 68: 30-34; 2006. [PMID: 16583552]
Cech I, Smolensky MH, Afshar M, Broyles G, Barczyk M, Burau K, EMERY RJ. Lead and copper in the drinking water fountains – information for physicians. South Med J 99: 137-142; 2006. [PMID: 16509551]
Thommen PJ*, EMERY RJ. An analysis of 20 years of radiation-related health care complaints in Texas for the purposes of quality improvement. Health Phys 90 (Suppl 2): S62-S66; 2006. [PMID: 16607170]
Bible J*, EMERY RJ, Williams T, Wang, H. A security vulnerabilities assessment tool for interim storage facilities of low-level radioactive wastes. Health Phys 91 (Suppl 2): S66-S73; 2006. [PMID: 17023801]
EMERY, RJ, Delclos, GL. World at work: research and testing laboratories: spotlight on a diverse industry. Occup Environ Med 62(3) 200-205; 2005. [PMID: 15723886]
EMERY RJ, Valizadeh F*, Kennedy V, Shelton A. An analysis of variables influencing the number of radiation overexposure events in Texas from 1970 to 2000. Health Phys 89:46-52; 2005. [PMID: 15851691]
Patlovich S*, EMERY RJ, Whitehead L. Characterization and geolocation of sources of radioactivity lost downhole in the course of oil and gas exploration and production activities in Texas, 1956 to 2001. Health Phys 89 (Suppl 5):S69-S77; 2005. [PMID: 16224264]
Maness K*, EMERY RJ, Casserly D. An analysis of 45 years of reported overexposure incidents in Texas, 1956 to 2001. Health Phys 86: 197-202; 2004. [PMID: 14744055]
Brown BJ*, EMERY RJ, Stock T, Lee ES. Radiation protection program outcomes as assessed by the results of compliance inspections in Washington, as compared to the states of Texas and Maine. Health Phys 86:308-315; 2004. [PMID: 14982232]
Zerwekh JT*, EMERY RJ, Waring SC, Lillibridge S. Using the results of routine laboratory workplace surveillance activities to assess compliance with recommended biosafety guidelines. Appl Biosaf 9: 76-83; 2004.
Gorham RA*, EMERY RJ, Ford CE, Cooper SP. Statistical validation of a commonly used method for personnel dosimetry issuance determinations. Health Phys 84: 260-265; 2003. [PMID: 12553656]
EMERY RJ, McCrary JR*. Effectively displaying broad scope sublicensee radioactive material inventory allocations and possession quantities. Health Phys 85(Suppl 1):S39-S-41; 2003. [PMID: 12865749]
EMERY, R.J., McCrary, J.R.*, A radiation protection program prospectus based on the collection of 10 years of key performance indicator data. Health Phys 85(Suppl 2):S89-93; 2003. [PMID: 14570261]
EMERY RJ, Orders AO*, Charlton MA*. Piloting a new radiation protection program strategy: rewarding compliance rather than sanctioning non-compliance Health Phys 82(Suppl 1):S18-S22; 2002. [PMID: 11707899]
EMERY RJ, Orders AB, McCrary JR*, Charlton MA. An evaluation and comparison of compliance inspection outcome data for radiation protection programs in Maine and Texas. Health Phys 82: 395-399; 2002. [PMID: 11845843]
EMERY RJ, Felknor, SA. An initial radiation safety needs assessment for Costa Rica: the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physic Society's strategic planning appraisal for participation in the 'Radiation Safety Without Borders' initiative. Health Phys 82(Suppl 5): S87-S91; 2002. [PMID: 12003035]
Enochs BJ*, Connor TH, EMERY RJ, Whitehead LW. An evaluation of potential liquid/aerosol releases from a new retractable syringe. Appl Biosaf 7:74-81; 2002
EMERY RJ, Orders AO, Charlton MA. Texas dental x-ray compliance: an analysis of trends for the purposes of education and prevention. Texas Dental Journal 119:916-921; 2002. [PMID: 12380237]
EMERY RJ, Charlton MA*, Orders A B*, Hernandez M*. Using fault tree analysis to identify causes of non-compliance: enhancing violation outcome data for the purposes of education and prevention. Health Phys 80(Suppl 1): S16-S21; 2001. [PMID: 11197508]
EMERY RJ. Embryo/fetal radiation protection: a basis for comprehensive occupational reproductive health programs. Chem Health Saf 8: 15-20; 2001.
Charlton MA*, EMERY RJ. An analysis of reported incidents involving radiopharmaceuticals for the development of intervention strategies. Health Phys 81: 585-591; 2001. [PMID: 11669213]
Reddy SG*, EMERY RJ. Assessing the effect of long-term availability of engineering controls on needlestick injuries among healthcare workers: a 3 year pre and post implementation comparison. Am J Infect Control 29: 425-427; 2001. [PMID: 11743491]
EMERY RJ, Charlton MA*, Goodman, GR*. Radiation safety program outcomes as indicated by regulatory compliance activities from 1988 to 1997 in Texas. Health Phys 78: 335-342; 2000. [PMID: 10688459]
EMERY RJ, Charlton MA*, Mathis JL,* Estimating the administrative cost of regulatory noncompliance: a pilot method for quantifying the value of prevention. Health Phys 78(Suppl 2): S40-S47; 2000. [PMID: 10770156]
Savely SM*, Connor TH, EMERY RJ. A comparison of methods for determining lead content in drinking water: a portable anodic stripping voltammetry instrument method versus the standard EPA 239.2 method. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 61: 557-561; 2000. [PMID: 10976686]
EMERY RJ, Hopkins JR*, Charlton MA*. Anticipating and addressing workplace static magnetic field effects at levels < 0.5 mT. Health Phys 79(Suppl 2): S72-S76; 2000. [PMID: 11045515]
Costello RG*, EMERY RJ, Pakala RB, Charlton MA*. Radioactive waste minimization implications of clinically-indicated exsanguination procedures. Health Phys 79: 291-293; 2000. [PMID: 10949255]
Costello RG*, EMERY RJ, Whitehead L. A field method for validating reported activities of P-32 in solid radioactive wastes. Radiat Prot Dosimetry 81: 65-69; 1999.
EMERY RJ, Charlton MA*. Assessing the results of receipt monitoring programs for packages containing radioactive materials. Health Phys 77(Suppl 1): S5-S9; 1999.
EMERY RJ, Cooper SP. Prudent management of minors with occupational exposures to hazardous agents: the radiation protection standard of care. Inj Prev 4: 232-235; 1998. [PMID: 9788098]
EMERY RJ, Delclos GL, Cooper S P, Hardy R. Evaluating the relative status of health and safety programs for minority academic and research institutions. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 59: 882-888; 1998. [PMID: 9866168]
EMERY RJ. A proposed method to minimize waste from institutional radiation safety surveillance programs through the application of expected value statistics. Health Phys 72: 470-474; 1997. [PMID: 9030850]
Hamilton IS, Cloud M, EMERY R, Mullani, N. A computer-based quality assurance records management system for positron-emission tomography dose calibrators. Radiat Saf Officer 2: 32-37;1997.
EMERY RJ, Savely S*. The benefits of actively soliciting worker concerns during routine safety inspections. Prof Saf 42: 36-38; 1997.
EMERY RJ, Pollock J, Charlton M*. Notices of violation issued to Texas radioactive material licensees inspected in 1995. Health Phys 73: 706-709; 1997. [PMID: 9314236]
EMERY RJ, Lee P, Garman J. Achieving biosafety level 3 through the use of biosafety level 2 facilities and biosafety level 3 practices: a prevalence survey of medical research and academic institutions", Appl Biosaf 2: 43-46; 1997.
EMERY RJ, Sawyer RL, Sprau DD. Assessing the service provided by an institutional radiation safety survey program. Health Phys 70: 741-743; 1996. [PMID: 8690588]
Costello RG*, EMERY RJ. A program for reducing institutional risk when releasing potentially hazardous assets. J Environ Health 59: 12-16; 1996.
EMERY RJ, Johnston TP, Sprau DD. Simple physical, chemical, and biological safety assessments as part of a routine institutional radiation safety survey program. Health Phys 69: 278-280; 1995. [PMID: 7622377]
EMERY RJ, Jeannette M, Sprau DD. Characterization of low-level radioactive waste generated by a large university/hospital complex. Health Phys 62: 183-186; 1992. [PMID: 1730561]
EMERY RJ, Sprau DD, Lao YJ, Pryor WH. Release of bacterial aerosols during infectious waste compaction: an initial hazard evaluation for health care workers. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 53: 339-345; 1992.
EMERY RJ, Sprau DD, Harris RJ. Estimated committed dose equivalent from the volatilization of 35S-labelled methionine compounds. Radiat Prot Management 7: 51-57; 1990.
EMERY RJ, Watson JE, Sprau, DD. Retention and subsequent release of radioactivity from the incineration of waste containing microspheres. Health Phys 59: 911-914; 1990. [PMID: 2228618]
EMERY RJ. Review of Biohazards Management Handbook. Health Phys 73:714; 1997.
EMERY, RJ. Review of Safety and Health Management Planning. Health Phys 77: 335-336; 1999.
EMERY RJ, Gutierrez J. The environmental public health practitioner’s guide to sources of radiation in their communities. In: Knechtges PL, Kearney GD, Resnick BA, eds. Environmental Public Health: The Practitioner’s Guide. APHA Press. Washington, DC 2018: 685 – 703.
Le, AB, Lowe, JJ, Patlovich, SJ, EMERY, RJ, Beam, EL, Strain, A, Vasa, A., Schwedhelm, S, Gibbs, SG. Chapter 8: High-Level Containment Care (HLCC) Unit Operations. In T. Cieslak, M. Kortepeter, J. Lawler, C. Kratochvil (Eds.), The University of Nebraska Medical Center Isolation & Quarantine Manual. Lincoln, Nebraska. University of Nebraska Press. 2019: 61- 86.
EMERY RJ. Gaining support for security programs through communications and data. In: Strategic Security Management: A Risk Assessment Guide for Decision Makers, Second Edition. Vallani KW, CRC Press, Boca Raton FL 2019:193 -198.
EMERY RJ, Charlton MA, Brown BJ, Patlovich S. Contemporary industrial hygiene considerations in the health care work setting. In: Patty’s Industrial Hygiene, 7th Edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 2021.
EMERY RJ, Patlovich SJ. Evaluation of health and safety programs. In: Effective Management of Health and Safety Programs: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition. Moser R. (Ed) in review 2022.
EMERY RJ. Adding value to your radiation protection program. In: Roessler, CE, ed. Management and administration of radiation safety programs. Madison, WI: Medical Physics Publishing 1998: 461 – 471.
Sprau, DD, EMERY RJ. Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. In: Williams LK. Langley R, eds. Environmental health secrets. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus; 2000: 172 – 178.
EMERY RJ. Thomann W. Biological waste management. In: Alaimo RJ, ed. American Chemical Society handbook of chemical health and safety. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2001: 598 - 602.
EMERY, RJ, Brown BJ. Integrating radiation safety with institutional risk management and insurance programs. In: Belanger R, Papin PJ, eds. University Health Physics. Madison, WI: Medical Physics Publishing, 2003: 345 – 352.
EMERY RJ. Effectively ‘selling’ your campus radiation safety program. In: Belanger R, Papin PJ, eds. University Health Physics. Madison, WI: Medical Physics Publishing, 2003: 377 – 383.
Zerwekh JT, EMERY RJ. The laboratory response to bioterrorism. In: Monterrey Institute of Non-Proliferation Studies. The encyclopedia of bioterrorism first edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons; 2005: 313 - 317.
EMERY RJ, Charlton MA. Radiation protection programs. In: Nollet L, Poschl M, eds. Concentration of radionuclides in food and the environment: prevention and human health. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group; 2006: 367 – 376.
EMERY RJ, Brown BJ. Improving communications through the effective display of data. In; Johnson R, ed. Radiation Risk Communications. Madison, WI: Medical Physics Publishing; 2010: 46 - 56.
EMERY RJ, Charlton MA, Brown BJ. Contemporary industrial hygiene considerations in the health care work setting. In: Patty’s Industrial Hygiene, 6th Edition, Sixth Edition Volume 4, Hoboken, NJ, 2011: 2525 – 2547.
Zerwekh JT, EMERY RJ. The laboratory response to bioterrorism. In: Monterrey Institute of Non-Proliferation Studies. The encyclopedia of bioterrorism second edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons; 2011: 378- 382.
Patlovich, SJ; EMERY, RJ. Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce letter to the CDC and NIH Directors. Field Research Biosafety Oversight Considerations. September 2022.
EMERY RJ. Federal Bureau of Investigation Intelligence Bulletin, Counterterrorism Intelligence Group. Radiation Sources and Risks. FBI Field Intelligence Group, Houston TX , February 2007
EMERY RJ. Federal Bureau of Investigation Intelligence Bulletin, Counterterrorism Intelligence Group. Radioactive Source Identification. FBI Field Intelligence Group, Houston TX , February 2007
EMERY RJ. Federal Bureau of Investigation Intelligence Bulletin, Counterterrorism Intelligence Group. Analysis of Cases of Reported Stolen Sources of Radioactivity in Texas, FBI Field Intelligence Group, Houston TX, March 2007
EMERY RJ. Federal Bureau of Investigation Intelligence Bulletin, Counterterrorism Intelligence Group. Recent Po-210 Poisoning Impacts on Preparedness. FBI Field Intelligence Group, Houston TX , March 2007
EMERY RJ. United States General Accounting Office Report to the Chairman, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, US Senate. Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Availability Adequate in Short Term, but Oversight Needed to Identify Any Future Shortfalls. Provision of content for Appendix III: Summary of survey of practicing profession. GAO-04-604, June 2004.
Other published work
EMERY RJ, Bible JP, Brown BJ. Using aggregate retained loss data for the purposes of institutional education and loss prevention. University Risk Management and Insurance Association Insights (on-line at urmia.org), January 2009.