UTEP Public Health Assistant Professor Appointed President of International Ergonomics and Safety Organization
Last Updated on February 04, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published February 04, 2019
By UC Staff
Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in UTEP’s Department of Public Health Sciences, will serve a second term as president of the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (ISOES), effective June 2019.
Ibarra-Mejia joined UTEP’s College of Health Sciences in 2006. He has published several articles, abstracts and book chapters on occupational environmental health and ergonomics in national and international publications. He also has presented his research at conferences in the United States and Latin America.
He holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering from UTEP and a master’s degree in ergonomics from Lulea Tekniska Universitet in Sweden. He earned a master’s degree in occupational medicine from the Secretaría de Educación Pública, Consejo Mexicano de Certificacion en Medicina del Trabajo and a general physician and surgeon degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez.
Ibarra-Mejia previously served as ISOES president from 2012-13. He will start his second term at the organization’s 31st Annual Conference June 12-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
For nearly 30 years, ISOES has been dedicated to the advancement of occupational ergonomics and safety. Its mission is to promote the creation of safer, healthier and more productive working environments around the world through research, education and sound professional practice of ergonomics and safety.