Denny Yu Named NSC Rising Star of Safety

Denny Yu, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, has been named a National Safety Council Rising Star of Safety.
Photo of Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Denny Yu
Denny Yu, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

The Rising Star of Safety Award recognizes professionals under 40 who have made significant contributions to their organizations and are committed to continuous improvement in safety-related fields. The award is open internationally to any nominated candidate. 

"National Safety Council award winners don't just aim to check off a box for safety. These leaders understand that they must prioritize safety at every level of decision making. We are proud to honor each of our nominees and our incredible winners, all of whom are committed to working alongside NSC to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace."
Lorraine Martin
President and CEO of the National Safety Council

This year’s Rising Stars of Safety Class will be recognized at the 2023 NSC Safety Congress & Expo, happening Oct. 23-25 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, Yu will be recognized along with the other recipients in the October 2023 edition of Safety+Health magazine. 

Yu runs the Healthcare Ergonomics Analytics Lab which aims to improve the safety in healthcare environments for patients and medical professionals. Earlier this year, Yu also received a Fulbright Award to conduct research and co-instruct courses on human factors engineering and medical technologies at the Management Center Innsbruck in 2024. Among other accomplishments, Yu serves as Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, has spent several years as a Summer Faculty Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory, and led his group to receive the 2021 Human Factors Prize by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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