B.S., Agricultural Systems and Environment: Sustainable Production Systems, University of California at Davis, 2001

Certifications and Registrations

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified in Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH) #10590CP
  • American Council for Accredited Certification, Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) #1302021
  • California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) #16-5645
  • California Department of Public Health, Lead Inspector/Assessor #20593

Professional Experience

David has over 20 years of increasing leadership roles within the occupational health & safety, industrial hygiene and hazardous building materials consulting community, while serving a wide array of clients in both the litigated and non-litigated environments. Over the course of his career, he has built a broad range of exposure assessment experience including indoor air quality investigations, building and HVAC system evaluations, evaluating engineering controls and assessing various physical, chemical, and biological exposures. He has extensive asbestos abatement and mold remediation project oversight experience for numerous industry sectors including, healthcare, defense, property management, hospitality, higher education, and insurance agencies. As a senior member of the technical team, David provides QA/QC oversight on project deliverables, client communication and services related to industrial hygiene inspections and assessments.

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), National and Local Sections
    • President-elect, Northern California Section
    • Indoor Environmental Quality committee
    • Indoor Air Quality Practitioner Body of Knowledge (BoK) committee
    • Direct Reading Instrument Body of Knowledge (BoK) stakeholder committee
  • Member, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
  • Member, Environmental Information Association
    • 2021 Consultant of the Year
  • Member, California Society for Healthcare Engineering (CSHE)
  • Las Positas College Occupational Safety & Health Advisory Board

Short Courses/Symposiums

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition Professional Development Courses
    • Advanced Application of 4-Gas/PID Sensor Technology, May 2019
    • Forecasting Exposures Using Well Mixed Room Models, May 2019
    • Introduction to Toxicology for the IH Professional, May 2018
    • The Industrial Hygienist as Expert Witness, May 2018
    • Prevention, Determination and Remediation of Biological Contamination, May 2002
  • California Industrial Hygiene Council, OEHS – Making a Difference, December 2018
  • Bay Area Safety Symposium, March 2018
  • Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference, San Francisco, September 2016
  • Perrin Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, Beverly Hills, March 2016
  • Elemental Industrial Hygiene 100 hour course, AIHA, December 2013
  • California Hazardous Waste Classification Training, DTSC, July 2013
  • Indoor Environmentalist Awareness Level, IAQA, September 2012
  • Indoor Environmentalist Intermediate Level, IAQA, September 2012
  • 10 Hour Construction Safety, OSHA, January 2010
  • Scaffold Safety and Fall Protection, OSHA, January 2010
  • Niton XRF Analyzer/Radiation Safety Training Course, Thermo Fisher Scientific, August 2009
  • Sampling and Evaluating Airborne Asbestos Dust – NIOSH 582E, MICA, March 2009
  • Investigation, Management and Remediation of Mold in Buildings, Aerias, LLC, February 2002
  • AHERA Building Inspector, Contractor/Supervisor, Project Designer and Management Planner initial courses and annual refresher courses
  • CDPH Accredited Lead Inspector Assessor initial course and annual refreshers courses


  • Martinelli, D. Brinkerhoff and M. Rosales, “The Other Hygienists: Occupational Health and Safety in the Dental Industry,” The Synergist, Volume 30, Number 11, December 2019: 20-23.
  • “Technical Framework, Indoor Air Quality Practitioner,” AIHA, 2018 (contributing author).
  • Brinkerhoff and M. Rosales, “From Hardhats to Hair Covers: IEQ Investigations in Healthcare Facilities,” The Synergist, Volume 26, Number 6, June/July 2015: 28-31.
  • Brinkerhoff and P. Morey, The Effect of Construction Site Dust on Mold Clearance Sampling, Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins and Human Health. Albany, New York: Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc., 2005. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins and Human Health, September 2003, Sarasota Springs, New York.


  • “Impactful Indoor Air Quality and Proactive EH&S Risk Management,” Presented to the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Northern Section Professional Development Institute, March 4, 2022.
  • “COVID-19 and Indoor Environmental Quality: The Past, Present and Future,” Presented to the Contra Costa / Solano Schools Insurance Authority, October 28, 2021.
  • “COVID II: Separating Fact from Fiction – the Sequel,” Presented to the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Corporate Facilities Council, March 10, 2021.
  • “COVID-19 Safety in the Coatings and Construction Industries,” Presented to The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) NorCal/Nevada Chapter, October 15, 2020.
  • “COVID-19 Conversations: Employee Considerations,” Presented to the Public Agency Risk Management Association (PARMA), August 27, 2020.
  • “Going Back to Work: Health, Safety & Legal Concerns,” Panelist at the Gordon & Rees Webinar, June 18, 2020.
  • “Separating Fact from Fiction in the Battle Against COVID-19,” Presented to the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Corporate Facilities Council, May 27, 2020.
  • “Getting Back to Work: Janitorial and Cleaning,” Presented to the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Oakland/East Bay, May 21, 2020.
  • “Emerging Environmental Issues,” Presented at the FIRM Conference 2019, September 18, 2019.
  • “PCBs in Building Materials: Old and New Regulations,” Presented to W.L. Butler, September 17, 2019.
  • “New Policies Impacting PCBs in Building Materials,” Presented at Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Inc. Webinar, June 13, 2019.
  • “After the Smoke Clears…,” Presented to the Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP), February 26, 2019.
  • “Silica Regulations and Exposure Assessment Methods,” Presented to Garney Construction, February 4, 2019.
  • “Hazardous Material Surveys in Construction,” Presented to Truebeck Construction, October 19, 2017.
  • “Qualifications and Case Studies in Environmental Liability Management,” Presented at the Great American Insurance Group Education Conference, February 7, 2017.
  • “HVAC and Hospital Room Conditions: Where the Joint Commission, OSHPD and ASHRAE Collide,” Presented to the California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Central Valley Chapter, January 19, 2017.
  • “An overview of Program Level OSHA Compliance and Employee Protection,” Presented to the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), Western Region Conference, December 1, 2016.
  • “Mold 101 for Healthcare Environments,” Presented to the California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Redwood Chapter, August 17, 2016.
  • “HVAC and Hospital Room Conditions: Where the Joint Commission, OSHPD and ASHRAE Collide,” Presented to the California Society for Healthcare Engineering, San Francisco Chapter, January 19, 2016.
  • “Practical Applications of Containments in Hospitals,” Presented to the California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Central Valley Chapter, August, 2014.
  • “Case Studies Illustrating IEQ Challenges in Sustainably Constructed Buildings,” B. Epstien and D. Brinkerhoff, Presented at AIHce 2007, Philadelphia, PA.