Todd Smith

Assistant Professor
Applied Health Science
(812) 856-4887
PH 116

  • University of Georgia, College of Public Health, PhD, 2010
  • West Virginia University, MS in Safety Management, 1995
  • West Virginia University, BSPE in Exercise Physiology, 1993
  • SPH S513 Safety Management in Business & Industry
  • SPH S552 Principles & Concepts of Workplace Safety Behavior
  • SPH S691 Readings in Safety Management
  • SPH S692 Research in Safety Management
  • Co-PI.  FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Research and Development Grant. EMW-2011-FP-00582. Safety Climate and Firefighter Injury. $580,619.  
  • Technical Publications Advisory Committee.  American Society of Safety Engineers. 2012-2014.
  • Memberships:  American Public Health Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society & Society for Occupational Health Psychology.
  • Editorial Board Member - Journal of Safety Research
  • Blackboard Exemplary Course Award Winner – 2013 for a graduate level Human Factors and Ergonomics course.
  • Program Chair - MS in Occupational Safety Management program. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 2010 - 2015
  • Senior Safety and Health Consultant.  Zenith Insurance Company. 1996-2009.
Research Interests

Occupational Safety and Health; Safety Culture/Climate; Injury Prevention and Control; Ergonomics & Human Factors; Occupational Health Psychology; Workplace Health Promotion; Firefighter Safety and Health.


Selected Publications

Herron, R., Smith, T.D., Mikutel, D. & Gorman, M.K. (2016). Assessment of the ARFF-related NFPA Standards Development Process. International Journal of Emergency Services 5(2), 145-157. Here.

Smith, T.D. & Dyal, A. (2016). A conceptual safety-oriented job demands and resources model for the fire service. International Journal of Workplace Health Management 9(4), 443-460. Here.

Smith, T.D., Eldridge, F. & DeJoy, D.M. (2016). Safety-specific transformational and passive leadership influences on firefighter safety climate perceptions and safety behavior outcomes. Safety Science 86 (2016), 92-97.Here

Terwilliger, B., Vincenzi,D., Ison, D., Herron, R., & Smith, T.D. (2015). UAS capabilities and performance modeling for application analysis. In Proceedings of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International 42nd Annual Symposium.

Smith, T.D. & DeJoy, D.M. (2014).  Safety climate, safety behaviors and line-of-duty injuries in the fire service.  International Journal of Emergency Services 3(1), 49-64. Here

Smith, T.D. & DeJoy, D.M. (2012).  Occupational injury in America:  An analysis of risk factors using data from the General Social Survey.  Journal of Safety Research 43(1), 67-74.  Here

Kunadharaju, K., Smith, T.D. & DeJoy, D.M.  (2011). Line-of-duty deaths among U.S. firefighters:  An analysis of fatality investigations.  Accident Analysis and Prevention 43(2011), 1171-1180.  Here

Bowen, H., Smith, T.D., DeJoy, D.M, Wilson, M. (2009). Health promotion programming in small, medium, and large size businesses.  In N.P. Pronk (Ed.), ACSM’s worksite health handbook:  Healthy worker, healthy company.  Champaign, IL:  Human Kinetics, Inc.    

Smith, T.D., DeJoy, D.M., & Dyal, A.  (2015, May).  Firefighter burnout:  Antecedents and impact on firefighter safety behaviors.  Oral session presented at the 2015 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium. Kingwood, WV.    

DeJoy, D.M., Smith, T.D. & Dyal, A. (2015, May).  Enhancing first responders’ work and safety through safety climate and safety management systems: Safety climate and designing interventions to improve safety performance (Presentation #1). Oral session presented at Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations. Atlanta, GA.