Dr. Mehdi Khalighi

Associate Professor

Dr. Mehdi Khalighi

Contact Information


Office: 322, Osburn Hall
Phone: 717-871-5843
Fax: 717-871-7931

Dr. Khalighi’s educational background is multidisciplinary, consisting of Thermo-fluid Engineering, Human Factors, Industrial Safety, and Environmental Health.

Dr. Khalighi holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering majoring in Thermo-Fluidics, an M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering majoring in Ergonomics and Safety. He also holds  an MPH degree in Public Health majoring in Environmental Health and Safety. Dr. Khalighi also holds Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designations and serves as Program Evaluator for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) organization.

Dr. Khalighi has about 20 years of experience in the field of Occupational/Environmental Health and Safety. He has taught numerous courses in the field of Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety in 3 different countries including the United States. Since joining Millersville University in 2014, he has revised the curriculum and prerequisite requirements of all upper-level courses that he teaches in Occupational Safety and Environmental Health program. He currently teaches many Environmental/Occupational Safety and Public Health topics such as Toxicology, Epidemiology, Water Quality, Air Quality, and Physical/Chemical & Biological Hazards at Millersville University. He has also supervised numerous students during their internships and on their thesis/research work in the field of Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety and helped them in developing various skills including critical thinking, literature review, data analysis, and project/research writing. His research studies were initially focused on Noise Control and Cumulative Trauma Disorders. He has done extensive study on improving vibrotactile Carpal Tunnel Syndrome screening.

Dr. Khalighi’s current research interests are focused on Human Factors such as the safety of an aging workforce, as well as Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Health topics.