Different Fit Factors Based on the Quantitative Fit Testing Method

Stephanie Lynch holds a Master of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master and Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Systems Engineering in Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, and Injury Prevention from Auburn University.

Dr. Lynch has participated in every aspect of research in studies such as the Laboratory Study to Assess Causative Factors Affecting Temporal Changes in Filtering Facepiece Respirator Fit, Three-Dimensional Facial Parameters and Principle Component Scores & Shape Analysis of 3-D Head Scan Data for U.S. Respirator Users, and Exhalation Valve Leakage Measured by a Negative Pressure Fit Test Method and its Effect on the Measurement of Human Subject Fit Factors, among others. She is a skilled researcher with a broad knowledge of respiratory protection and fit testing.

With this specialized background, Dr. Lynch focuses on refreshing and expanding research, advancing OHD’s partnership with regulatory agencies, supporting new product development initiatives, and supporting OHD, its partners, and customers with expertise in our varied product applications.

Stephanie has written a definitive article on the differences between Controlled Negative Pressure (CNP) and Ambient Aerosol (AA) fit testing technologies and their fit factors. To read 'Explanation of Different Fit Factors Based on the Quantitative Fit Testing Method', please click here.

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