Program Director for Collaboration and Communication
West Virginia University/School of Public Health/Health Research Center
Herb Linn has served as Program Director for Collaboration and Communication with the Health Research Center (HRC) in the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health since December 2017. Previously, he was Associate Director and Deputy Director with the WVU Injury Control Research Center (2011-2017). From 1982 through 2005, Mr. Linn was employed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Safety Research, serving his last few years there as the Associate Director for Communications. Since joining WVU in 2011, Mr. Linn has focused on the opioid use and overdose epidemic in West Virginia, working with local communities and the state to increase availability of naloxone throughout WV, and leading the development of a peer recovery coaching initiative in Monongalia County WV. He received a BA degree in English from Fairmont State University, and an MS degree in Industrial and Mining Safety from Marshall University.