Dr. Brosseau, now retired, was a professor at the University of Illinois at
Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health from 2015 to 2018, where she was
director of the Illinois Education and Research Center, which supported
graduate and continuing education for occupational health and safety
professionals and community outreach activities. She was also director of
the UIC Center for Healthy Work.
Dr. Brosseau began her career as an academic researcher and educator at
the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she directed the
Industrial Hygiene Program. Her early research focused on the performance
of respirator filters when exposed to hazardous aerosols such as silica and
asbestos, and later expanded to include biological and infectious organisms.
Her more recent research focused on respirator fit, using real-time methods
and simulated workplace tasks to better understand how fit is influenced by
realistic head and body motions. She continues to serve as a mentor and
technical advisor on research projects and for businesses and organizations,
including the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at
the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Brosseau has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and
book chapters, delivered numerous platform research presentations, and
has been an invited speaker at numerous local, national and international
conferences and workshops. She has written several articles for
CIDRAP focused on respiratory protection for healthcare and other workers
during outbreaks and pandemics.