Dr. Hartman Creates the 1st ESOH Management System

Using advancements in informatics and IT to solve a longstanding problem – from collection to dashboard

On April 2000, federal agencies were first directed to develop and implement environmental management systems (EMS) by Executive Order 13148—Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management.  

Realizing the environment was one part of the puzzle, Dr. Hartman laid the foundation for the development of DTRA’s Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Management System (ESOHMS) which added safety and occupational health.  He leveraged both technology and an innovative staffing model through a formal memorandum from the Agency Director and designed and implemented by a team composed of employees from each functional area in order to ensure Agency-wide integration and utilization.




Dr. Hartman Shows the parallels between Financial markets and Big Pharma over the digital age.

How the Financial Services and Pharmaceutical industries are innovating and evolving

As a thought leader in the healthcare sector, Dr. Hartman provided consultation to a leading global corporation, expanding their business lines and market penetration into Big Pharma with a business strategy to align their financial market expertise showing the parallels between financial markets and Big Pharma over the digital age.  His strategies lead to business expansion with Citibank and various Fortune 40 Pharma companies increasing revenue.





Dr. Hartman Shows How Social Media Analytics can Drive Decisions 

Through Big Data Informatics Public and Private Industry can monitor Performance and make Informed Decisions

Now more than ever, federal leaders have the ability to connect, communicate, and listen to advisors, subject matter experts, and constituencies in real-time. Dr. Hartman shows how big data and digital media allow decision-makers to view the entire landscape, ensuring a more thoughtful and balanced approach to measuring program performance, outcomes, and impacts. In short, the current and projected budget realities require new ways of gathering information related to program performance and results to better position agencies during these dire times




Dr. Hartman Discusses how Total Exposure Health will revolutionize military health in the years to come


On April 2018,  Dr. Hartman was at the National Museum of Health and Medicine where he shared how the military is uniquely positioned to pave the way towards the advancement of health and medicine.

He highlighted through leveraging and embracing recent advances in science, medicine, technology, and informatics, how the Military Health Service can pivot from years of health care focused on treatment to a more balanced approach to prevention and treatment that enhances personalized healthcare through Total Exposure Health.

Dr. Hartman Highlights A New Approach to the Exposure Sciences 

Synergist authors Richard Hartman and Mark Oxley discuss the promise of Total Exposure Health

In the June/July 2019 issue of “The Synergist“,  Dr. Hartman shares the origins of the Department of Defense’s Total Exposure Health (TEH) initiative to the global industrial hygiene, safety, occupational health, and exposure sciences communities.  

He also highlights the power behind the TEH initiative, the Individual Exposure Health Risk Profile (IEHRP), a novel approach that integrates occupational, lifestyle, and environmental exposure data from traditional and new personal monitoring exposure assessment technologies with clinical and genomic data to provide a new and novel capability for personalized health.

Dr. Hartman contributes to New CRC Publication on Total Exposure Health 

Total Exposure Health authors Richard Hartman and Mark Oxley Introduce the Individual Exposure Health Risk Profile (IEHRP)

The new CRC Press book chapter introduces the origins of Total Exposure Health (TEH) and demonstrates how the concept and implementation of TEH are ushering in a bold solution to capture workplace,  environmental , and  lifestyle exposures to the individual using advances in  science ,  technology , and  informatics  through the  Noise  Exposure Demonstration project.

The chapter describes the power behind Total Exposure Health, the  Individual Exposure Health Risk Profile (IEHRP), a mathematical process to quantitatively evaluate individual  health risks based on genetics, occupational, lifestyle, and environmental exposures, medical disposition, protective factors, etc.

Through Total Exposure Health, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health professionals will have a new tool and framework to strengthen prevention and reduce  injury ,  illness  and  disease  through effective early intervention, improved health-related risk assessment decision-making, and risk mitigation.




Richard Hartman, Ph.D.  appointed Executive Director of VBA’s Office of Transition and Economic Development 

Dr. Hartman is responsible for overseeing the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) as well as programs and initiatives such as VA Solid Start, Personalized Career Planning and Guidance, VA/DOD Skillbridge, and Economic Investment Initiatives.

Revolutionizing Precision Health with Big Data – The Individual Exposure Health Risk Profile (IEHRP)

Introducing a new tool in the healthcare toolbox that aims to develop an individual’s comprehensive health profile by combining their genetics, personal exposure, clinical disposition and ultimately integrating the data into the Electronic Health Record called the Individual Exposure Health Risk Profile (IEHRP).

Alumnus Richard Hartman receives third Fast 56 Award

Dr. Hartman co-founded Synoptos Inc. an award-winning media analytics company. His vision was to scrape the internet to turn information into intelligence. Currently, on the Board of Directors, Synoptos discovers and delivers critical news and social media insights through our proprietary technology and global team of analysts and data scientists. As a media monitoring and intelligence company backed by the National Science Foundation, they uncover key data to influence your communications strategies, investment decisions, and daily operations.