Katherine E. Schofield  (Katie)


Ph.D.          Environmental Health, University of Minnesota                        

M.E.H.S.     Environmental Health & Safety, University of Minnesota Duluth

B.A.S.         Exercise Science, University of Minnesota Duluth

Katie Schofield is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Master of Environmental Health and Safety program.  She earned her undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and her doctorate from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.  Prior to becoming a faculty member, Katie enjoyed a decade-long career as a safety professional in the insurance industry, focusing on workers’ compensation, risk management, and injury prevention.  She worked closely with both employee and management groups in a diverse array of company sizes and industry sectors. Her research is inspired by career experiences and maintains a special focus on using workers’ compensation data to examine safety, policy, and injury risk factors.  She enjoys engaging industry stakeholders in the research process and collaborative partnerships.  Katie is active in ASSP, is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, and maintains the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and an Associate of Risk Management (ARM) designations 

Employment Experience:

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth, August 2015-present

Loss Prevention Specialist, SFM-The Work Comp Experts, 2012-2015

Loss Control Representative, The Builders Group, 2005-2012

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2005