Michael Carson, D.O., M.P.H., FACPM, is the Global Director of Operations and Consulting for Health Services at The Dow Chemical Company. He is responsible for leading the medical support to Dow in product safety, business development, external advocacy, government affairs, medical outreach, and issue management, and leads Dow’s epidemiology department for human health research. In addition, Dr. Carson has responsibility for overall health services operations, including coordinating service and leadership teams, and regional service delivery of employee health services. During his 24 years with Dow, Dr. Carson has published numerous studies assessing employee health, and has provided strategic and implementation direction for Dow’s health strategy involving Total Worker Health integrating safety, wellness, and clinical care to optimize employee health outcomes in a healthy workplace culture.
Chia-Chia Chang, M.B.A., M.P.H., leads initiatives for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker HealthTM program to develop partnerships and best practices on the integration of health protection and health promotion. In her previous work in the NIOSH Office of the Director, her responsibilities included leading enrollment and outreach for the World Trade Center Health Program, serving as Assistant Portfolio Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness and Response, and completing a review of the customer service of the NIOSH dose reconstruction program and a mid-decade review of the National Occupational Research Agenda, a national research and translation partnership program. Ms. Chang started her federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow, during which she organized forums around the
country for the Social Security Administration to highlight initiatives that facilitate return to work of people with disabilities, and completed detail assignments that included developing Medicaid and health financing policies for the Office of Management and Budget and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Before joining the government, she conducted health research project activities at RTI International. Ms. Chang received an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.P.H. from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Jules Duval, M.D., served in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years after finishing medical school in 1996. During this time, he provided mission-related medical care for active-duty troops as well as primary care for both them and their dependents. Dr. Duval also served on medical evaluation boards whose function is to determine the ability of servicemen and servicewomen to fulfill the requirements of their job. At his last Air Force assignment, he assumed an administrative leadership role at the base primary care clinic mentoring junior physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and medical technicians as he continued to provide clinical services. He was also routinely sought out by his superiors to handle delicate medical issues pertaining to some of the most senior officers on base. Shortly after leaving the Air Force, Dr. Duval accepted the position of Medical Director of Occupational Health Services at Smithsonian Institution. He leads a team of nurses and mid-level practitioners who provide occupational medicine services to Smithsonian employees working across the nation and around the world. Over the past 8 years, he and his team created a clinical wellness program that has significantly enhanced employee health and productivity while also decreasing sick leave utilization. This accomplishment was the main reason that the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) recognized Smithsonian Institution in 2012 with its highly prestigious Corporate Health Achievement Award.
Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D., wears two hats. He is a Visiting Professor and Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Vice President of Consulting and Applied Research for Truven Health Analytics. The mission of the IHPS is to bridge the gap between academia, the business community, and the health care policy world—bringing academic resources into policy debates and day-to-day business decisions, and bring-
ing health and productivity management issues into academia. Before moving to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Goetzel was on the faculty at Emory and Cornell Universities. Dr. Goetzel is responsible for leading innovative research projects for health care purchaser, managed care, government, and pharmaceutical clients interested in conducting cutting-edge research focused on the relationship between health and well-being, medical costs, and work-related productivity. He is a nationally recognized and widely published expert in health and productivity management, return on investment, program evaluation, and outcomes research. Dr. Goetzel has published well over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and frequently presents at international business and scientific forums.
Dr. Goetzel served as principal investigator (PI) for a project sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute focused on obesity prevention at the workplace. He was PI for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Senior Risk Reduction Demonstration, New Opportunities for Healthy Aging in Medicare initiatives, and other demonstrations focused on cancer prevention and treatment for ethnic and racial minorities, chiropractic care, vision rehabilitation, and health improvement incentive structures for Medicaid beneficiaries. He also served as PI for the Federal Employee Worksite Health and Wellness Initiative administered by the Office of Personnel Management. For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Goetzel was PI for a New York City–based project supporting collaboration between the private and public sectors directed at employer health promotion programs. He was PI on a CDC Cooperative Agreement focused on promoting health policy and disease prevention, with a specific task related to estimating the cost burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in adults (Zoster).
As PI for a study funded by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, and with close cooperation of CDC, Dr. Goetzel identified the characteristics of promising practices in workplace health and productivity management programs. He also worked with the U.S. Department of Defense on two health promotion and resilience training demonstrations for the U.S. Army and Air Force. He is now supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense in measuring the impact of the Healthy Base Initiative focused on managing obesity and tobacco use in the military.
In the private sector, Dr. Goetzel has led multiple evaluations of health promotion and disease prevention programs at Boeing, Chevron, Dow Chemical, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Duke University, University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Motorola,
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, PepsiCo, Prudential, PPG, Mass Mutual, Whirlpool, and others. Public-sector partners have included King County, Washington; Cayuga County, New York; and the State of Delaware. Health plan and insurance company collaborators include Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Shield of California, Highmark, American Specialty Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Mayo Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Goetzel also works with several associations and nonprofits, including the Care Continuum Alliance, National Institute for Health Care Management, Health Enhancement Research Organization, Mid-America Coalition on Health, Partnership for Prevention, and The Health Project. Finally, Dr. Goetzel has established strong working relationships with vendors in the health promotion industry, including Stay-Well, Johnson & Johnson, WebMD, Health Fitness Corporation, Alere, On Life, Discovery Vitality, and Pfizer. Dr. Goetzel’s international work includes projects with Discovery Health in South Africa, the Ministry of Health in Israel, Social Service of Industry in Brazil, and The Health Promotion Board of Singapore.
Dr. Goetzel is a Task Force Member of the Guide to Community Preventive Services housed at CDC, and President and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Health Project, which annually awards organizations the prestigious C. Everett Koop prize for demonstrable health improvement and cost savings from health promotion and disease prevention programs. He was also a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Department of Homeland Security Workforce Resilience.
LuAnn Heinen, M.P.P., is Vice President of the Washington, DC-based National Business Group on Health, representing large self-insured employers; she leads health and well-being initiatives as Director of its Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-Being. The institute guides large employers on effective worksite health improvement programs. Each year the institute recognizes U.S. employers who are leading the way in wellness with its Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award. She also directs the Institute on Health, Productivity and Human Capital, a leading resource for large employers on benchmarking metrics and engagement strategies for health and productivity management. This institute annually hosts the National Conference on Health, Productivity and Human Capital.
Heinen earned a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an A.B. in human biology with distinction from Stanford University.
John Howard, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., L.L.M., is the Director of NIOSH in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Howard also serves as the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program in HHS. Dr. Howard was first appointed NIOSH Director in 2002 during the George W. Bush administration and served in that position until 2008. In 2008 and 2009, Dr. Howard worked as a consultant with the U.S. government’s Afghanistan Health Initiative. In September of 2009, Dr. Howard was again appointed NIOSH Director in the Barak Obama administration. Prior to his appointments as NIOSH Director, Dr. Howard served as Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the State of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 1991 through 2002. Dr. Howard received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University of Chicago, a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, a Doctor of Law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Law degree in administrative law and economic regulation from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Howard is board certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine. He is admitted to the practice of medicine and law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia, and he is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar. He has written numerous articles on occupational health law and policy.
Greg Howe, M.A., has more than 7 years of experience in the health and wellness field. He currently serves as Wellness Manager for Lincoln Industries. He is responsible for advising management in policy and program matters, developing long-range strategy, and identifying emerging trends. The Lincoln Industries wellness program has received the C. Everett Koop National Health Award and the American Heart Association Platinum award. Lincoln Industries has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Mr. Howe serves as a member of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Think Tank, and is Board President of Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln. Mr. Howe received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Pamela Ann Hymel, M.D., M.P.H., is Senior Director of Integrated Health and Chief Medical Officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Previously she was Director of Integrated Health and Corporate Medical Director at Cisco Systems, where she was responsible for the strategy and design of Cisco’s HealthConnections program, a health and produc-
tivity program for Cisco employees worldwide. She was also responsible for Cisco’s on-site health clinic and childcare center at Cisco headquarters in San Jose, California, and developed a global strategy for integrated health programs. In 2007, Cisco’s HealthConnections program won a Best Employers for Health Lifestyles Gold Award from the National Business Group on Health, and a California Fit Business Award, as well other national recognition. Prior to joining Cisco, Dr. Hymel worked as a Senior Vice President at Sedgwick Claims Management Services and as Vice President of Human Resources, Medical Services, and HR Systems for Hughes Electronics. Her work at Hughes was recognized with an ACOEM Corporate Health Achievement Award and a C. Everett Koop Award honorable mention.
Board certified in both internal medicine and occupational medicine, Dr. Hymel is a nationally recognized leader in the field of benefits, occupational medicine, and health-related productivity. She has authored or co-authored a number of studies and research papers on disability management and health and productivity management and is a frequent speaker nationally on these subjects.
Dr. Hymel has held a variety of leadership positions in medical and health-related organizations. She currently serves as President of ACOEM, the nation’s largest association representing occupational and environmental physicians. She served on the ACOEM Board of Directors from 1999 to 2003 and again from 2005 to the present. She served as treasurer of ACOEM from 2001 to 2003.
In addition to her work on the ACOEM Board, Dr. Hymel serves on the boards of the National Business Group on Health, the Integrated Benefits Institute, and the Pacific Business Group on Health. She served on the Institute of Medicine Committee to Assess Worksite Preventive Health Program Needs for NASA employees in 2004–2005. She has chaired numerous task forces and committees. She was also President of the Western Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association in 2001.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Hymel received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Irvine, and a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University. She received her M.D. degree from the Louisiana State University Medical School.
Nancy Lessin, M.S., is Senior Staff for Strategic Initiatives for the United Steelworkers–Tony Mazzocchi Center. She has worked in the field of occupational safety and health for 35 years. She served for 5 years as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational
Safety and Health (NACOSH), and she also served for 5 years on the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) “Organization of Work” Workgroup. She currently serves on the U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA’s) Whistle-blower Protection Advisory Committee. She is a member of the AFL-CIO’s Staff Subcommittee on Occupational Safety and Health; a member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Surveillance Program Advisory Committee; and serves on the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents’ Health Care Services Board. She has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Labor Relations Research Center, and for the National Labor College. She has presented workshops and programs on occupational safety and health issues in Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, and the United States.
Robert McLellan, M.D., M.P.H., serves as the Chief of the Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and is Associate Professor of Medicine, Community, and Family Medicine at The Dartmouth Institute at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He also serves as Medical Director of Live Well/Work Well, a comprehensive, integrated health promotion and health protection program for Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s employees and their families. He is a past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, as well as the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He received his B.A., M.D., and M.P.H. from Yale University. Dr. McLellan has extensive experience as an occupational and environmental medical consultant in a wide range of economic sectors and has maintained a clinical practice in occupational and environmental medicine for more than 30 years. He has been the PI of several grants related to occupational and environmental medicine and was a co-recipient of NIOSH’s NORA Award for Innovative Research. He is the recipient of numerous other awards including the New Hampshire Public Heath Association’s Roger Fossum Award for dedicated commitment and leadership in environmental and public health, two President’s Awards from ACOEM, and the Harriet Hardy Award from the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine for a physician who exemplifies the highest ideals of occupational and environmental medicine practice.
Kathleen M. McPhaul, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., is the Chief Consultant of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Public Health, Occupational Health group. She joined the VA as the Deputy Chief Consultant of the Occupational Health group in 2012. She is a widely published researcher, educator, and occupational health consultant specializing in the health care work environment. She completed a B.S. in nursing at the University of Virginia, an M.P.H. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, and a Ph.D. at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Prior to coming to the VA, she spent more than 20 years at the University of Maryland where she directed clinical research protocols in the Occupational Medicine program, coordinated clinical occupational health activities, and consulted for state and local public health agencies. She joined the faculty of the School of Nursing in 2004 when she completed her Ph.D. and participated in a 10-year program of research on workplace violence prevention. Lastly, she directed the Community/Public Health Nursing program from 2010 to 2012. Dr. McPhaul managed the depleted uranium surveillance program at the Baltimore VA Medical Center from 1994 to 1996 where she stood up the joint Department of Defense/VA surveillance program. Her formal research interests have included depleted uranium in Persian Gulf Veterans, occupational lead exposure in construction, workplace violence prevention in mental health and addictions settings, bloodborne pathogen interventions in home health care, coworker conflict in public employees and occupational health, and safety and health needs of the aging health care workforce. Dr. McPhaul’s expertise also includes development of joint labor–management safety interventions, developing training programs, and building capacity within systems for health and safety programs. She has authored many publications and is widely viewed as an expert in occupational health in the health care work environment.
Lee Newman, M.D., M.A., FCCP, FACOEM, is a professor, physician, and digital health entrepreneur. Dr. Newman is an expert in the field of worker health, safety, worksite wellness, and health informatics. He is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health in the Colorado School of Public Health. He is Director of the Center for Worker Health and Environment, Director of the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center, and founder and former CEO and current Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Axion Health, Inc., a health informatics company that develops Web-based software for occupational health practice (Westminister, Colorado). Dr. Newman is also a Professor of
Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Integrated worksite health promotion and health protection is a focus of Dr. Newman’s research and teaching in his role in academia. He is co-founder and Co-Director of Health Links™, a nonprofit initiative of the Center for Worker Health and Environment to promote worksite wellness and safety, especially in small businesses by providing certification, advising, training of community advisors, and linkage to resources and vetted vendors that can assist enterprises in managing health promotion and health protection. He conducts research on how to improve worksite wellness in small businesses and on the impact of health risk management programs in small business on worker health risks and productivity, as well as worker’s compensation claims and costs. Additionally, as a small business owner, he has real-life experience integrating the concepts of Total Worker Health. Dr. Newman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Amherst College and his Masters of Arts degree in social psychology from the Cornell University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He earned his M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, and pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver/National Jewish Health, including 3 years postdoctoral research in both immunology and occupational/environmental medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.
Joseph Nguyen has worked for RACO since 2003 and has been involved in his local union since 2006. Mr. Nguyen held the office of Trustee from 2006 to 2008, Vice President from 2008 to 2011, and President of his local from 2011 to the present. Mr. Nguyen had the pleasure of being selected for, and graduating from, the Communication Workers of America’s 2012 class of The Minority Leadership Institute.
Nicolaas P. Pronk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP, is the Vice President for Health Management and Chief Science Officer for HealthPartners, Inc. Dr. Pronk is also a Senior Research Investigator at the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research; an Adjunct Professor for Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health; Visiting Research Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health; member of the
Task Force on Community Preventive Services; and founding and past-President of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion. His research expertise lies in the areas of population health improvement, the role of physical activity in health, and the impact of multiple health behaviors on health outcomes. Dr. Pronk is particularly interested in improving population health in context of the employer setting, the integration of health promotion with occupational safety and health, and the integration of health promotion, behavioral health, and primary care. He is Senior Editor of American College of Sports Medicine’s Worksite Health Handbook, 2nd ed. (2009) and the author of the scientific background paper for the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan for Business and Industry. Dr. Pronk received a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from Texas A&M University and completed postdoctoral studies in behavioral medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh.
Margaret Lynn Robbins, M.P.H., has been the National Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions since 2011. She has more than 20 years of experience in occupational safety and health, primarily for or with unions, in a variety of industries and roles, including as a writer, educator, curriculum developer, researcher, and union leader. In her current role, she leads and coordinates the work of national and regional labor leaders on workplace safety issues. She also assures labor’s voice is present in national programs and committees related to workplace safety and health.
Maribeth Rouseff, M.B.A., is the Assistant Vice President of Employee Health Services and Wellness Advantage for Baptist Health South Florida. Ms. Rouseff joined Baptist Health in 1986 as the Nurse Recruiter for Baptist Hospital. Over the years, she has held several different positions, including Corporate Director of Recruitment and Assistant Vice President. Her responsibilities included recruitment, community education, quality, ambulatory surgery, pharmacy, employee health, medical staff office, and service excellence. Ms. Rouseff also served as Director of SkunkWorks, an internal think tank that encourages employees within large organizations to use outside-the-box thinking to develop innovative programs. Consequently, her focal point since 2000 has been the conceptualization, implementation, and management of Wellness Advantage, Baptist Health’s employee wellness program. Wellness Advantage has been recognized repeatedly at the national level
as one of the most effective programs in America. It serves more than 15,000 employees and their dependents and has brought about significant positive shifts in behavior and health metrics. Current initiatives include research validating the effectiveness of programs, the implementation of electronic medical records and the application of big data in the journey to improve the lives of employees, their families, and the community. Ms. Rouseff is a Miami native with a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and an M.B.A. from Nova University.
Andrew Scibelli, M.B.A., M.A., is Manager of Employee Health and Well-Being at NextEra Energy, Inc., a Florida-based company. His responsibilities are the strategic and overall management of a comprehensive company-wide health and well-being program for employees and their families. NextEra Energy has been recognized nationally for its ongoing commitment to employee health and well-being. Prior to his 20-year tenure at NextEra Energy, Mr. Scibelli served as Vice President of Health Care Services at Doctor’s Hospital Coral Gables, Florida, and Director of Health Management at United Technologies. Mr. Scibelli has served as an Adjunct Professor in the department of exercise science of Florida Atlantic University. Mr. Scibelli is a founding board member of the National Business Group on Health’s Institute for Innovation in Workforce Well-Being. He has been published in numerous health journals, and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and CFO magazine. Mr. Scibelli has appeared on ABC World News. He holds both a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s in education/exercise physiology.
Glorian Sorensen, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Harvard School of Public Health, and Faculty Vice President for Faculty Development at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she also directs the Center for Community-Based Research.
The core of Dr. Sorensen’s cancer prevention research is randomized worksite- and community-based studies that test the effectiveness of theory-driven interventions targeting individual and organizational change. A theme of this work is to test the efficacy of behavioral and organizational interventions that are embedded in the social context or environment in which people live and work. Her research has focused on a range of settings, particularly worksites and labor unions. She conducted the first randomized controlled worksite intervention trials to integrate occupational health and health behaviors, and has designed and tested cancer
prevention interventions across a range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, health care, social service, and transportation, and with small and large worksites. These interventions aim in particular to address disparities in worker health outcomes and to be effective for low-income, multiethnic populations. Dr. Sorensen’s research also examines disparities in tobacco control and consumption in India; she has developed strong collaborations with investigators at the Healis-Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health in Mumbai. Her research in India currently includes two studies funded by the National Cancer Institute to design and test tobacco use cessation interventions with teachers in the state of Biharand with manufacturing worksites in Mumbai. Dr. Sorensen’s research has included a P01 program project, several U01s, and multiple R01s funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, CDC, and NIOSH, as well as through foundations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Sorensen is the Principal Investigator for the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health, and Well-being, funded by NIOSH. She also leads the Harvard Cancer Prevention Education Program and the Training Program in the Lung Cancer Disparities Center, which train pre- and post-doctoral fellows in cancer prevention.
Peter Wald, M.D., joined USAA in December 2002. He is a physician executive with 27 years experience in population health care management, medical data infrastructure, and occupational and preventive medicine. In addition, he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in occupational medicine and toxicology, including the benchmark textbook Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace. In 2006, USAA’s Wellness Program Take Care of Your Health was the sole winner of the C. Everett Koop National Health Award. Mr. Wald is currently the Finance Chair and serving on the Executive Steering Committee of the Mayor’s Fitness Council of San Antonio, and is the President of the San Antonio Business Group on Health. Mr. Wald’s prior employers include ARCO where he served as Corporate Medical Director; Mobil Oil, where he served as Western Region Medical Director, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he served as Occupational Toxicologist and Assistant Medical Director. During his time at ARCO, he served as the head of the Medical Data Infrastructure Project for the Pacific Business Group on Health. He is board certified in occupational medicine, internal medicine, and medical toxicology.
Laura Welch, M.D., is Medical Director for the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), a research and development institute affiliated with the Building and Construction Trades of the AFL-CIO, and professorial lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University. She previously held full-time faculty positions at the Albert Einstein, Yale, and George Washington University Schools of Medicine. She is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, and technical reports, and she has served as a consultant to many federal agencies, including OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and the National Institutes of Health, as well as serving in leadership roles for the American Public Health Association and the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. She has worked with several union-management committees on health and safety issues, including United Auto Workers-Boeing, the American Association of Railroads-United Transportation Union, and the Sheet Metal Occupational Health Trust, the labor-management trust of the sheet metal industry. She frequently provides occupational medicine expertise to the AFL-CIO. As CPWR’s Medical Director, she manages two nationwide medical screening programs for construction workers and coordinates research portfolios on research to practice and on ergonomics. She helped create a return-on-investment calculator that showcases the financial benefits of using safer work practices, equipment, and materials. She directs a research project evaluating the effectiveness of participatory ergonomics in the construction industry, and another analyzing the causes of early retirement among construction workers.
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