BioHealth Computing
Mark D. Hoover
Mark Hoover

Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH
Co-Director, NIOSH Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies,
Coordinator, NIOSH Exposure Assessment Program
Senior Research Scientist
Respiratory Health Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Dr. Mark D. Hoover has a BS in Mathematics and English from Carnegie Mellon University and MS and PhD degrees in engineering from the University of New Mexico. He is a board certified health physicist and a board certified industrial hygienist. From 1975 to 2000 Dr. Hoover was an aerosol scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Since 2000 he has been a senior research scientist in the Respiratory Health Division at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Morgantown, WV. He coordinates the NIOSH exposure assessment program, co-directs the NIOSH Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies, and is critical area leader for applications and informatics in the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 open literature publications and chaired or contributed to numerous national and international standards, including chairing the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements report on Radiation Safety Aspects of Nanotechnology.