Dr. Douphrate is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health at Texas A&M University. Dr. Douphrate earned a PhD in Environmental Health from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO with an emphasis in occupational ergonomics and safety. Dr. Douphrate also holds a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. Dr. Douphrate earned his BS degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Douphrate is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and Certified Safety Professional. His research and outreach focus for the past twenty years has been concentrated in the agricultural industry. Dr. Douphrate has partnered with a multitude of agricultural producer operations in many states, working diligently to learn industry needs while simultaneously gaining the trust of industry stakeholders (i.e., owners, managers and workers). Through these efforts he is recognized as a trusted partner to address worker health and safety on farms through research, outreach, and translation/dissemination initiatives.