Robert Emery Certified NRCM Registrant

Robert Emery, Dr.P.H., Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management and Associate Professor of Occupational Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas School of Public Health, is now a Registrant of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists (NRCM). On December 23, 2010, he became certified as a Specialist Microbiologist in Biological Safety Microbiology. Dr. Emery received his Dr.P.H. from The University of Texas School of Public Health. To earn the NRCM credential, Dr. Emery first met rigorous educational and experiential eligibility requirements and then passed a comprehensive written examination. He has demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive biological safety program.

The NRCM is a voluntary certifying body which was founded in 1958 and has certified microbiologists in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and on six continents. The goals of the NRCM are to minimize risk to the public by identifying qualified microbiologists; encourage mastery of microbiological knowledge and skills that contribute to improving the human condition; and foster professional pride and a sense of accomplishment in qualified microbiologists. Employers use NRCM certification to distinguish their company and attest to their employees competency.

The American College of Microbiology is the component of the American Academy of Microbiology responsible for accreditation of postdoctoral training programs, certification of microbiologists and immunologists, and other programs consistent with its mission of providing leadership in promoting the high quality and ethical practice of the microbiology and immunology professions for the benefits of human, animal, and environmental well-being. For more information about the NRCM or other programs of the American College of Microbiology, please visit or contact the College at