Participants

Sherry Baron, MD, MPH
Sherry Baron is an occupational physician and Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens, College, City University of New York.  Prior to starting that position in 2014, she was coordinator for occupational health disparities at NIOSH and served on the internal TWH working group.  In her current position she was the Co-PI of a CDC funded collaborating center of the Workplace Health Research Network, an activity of the Prevention Research Centers. Her work focuses on developing integrated workplace health programs for low wage, contingent and immigrant workers, including through collaborations with community based organizations and community health researchers.

Lisa M Brosseau, ScD
Lisa M. Brosseau is a Professor in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences of the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health, where she directs the Industrial Hygiene Program.

Shelly Campo, PhD
Shelly Campo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health as well as the Department of Communication Studies. She is also the director of the Center for Health Communication and Social Marketing.

Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA
Chia-Chia Chang is the Coordinator for Partnership and New Opportunity Development for the Office of Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She coordinated the NIOSH collaboration with NIH to convene the Pathways to Prevention (P2P) workshop and it’s follow-up activities.

L Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH
Casey Chosewood is Director of the Office for Total Worker Health® at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the safety, health, and well-being of workers around the world. He received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Connecticut. He has been an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine since 1997. He received an MPH. in health policy and management from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in May 2014. Before coming to the CDC, Dr. Chosewood was the Medical Director for the Southeastern Region of Lucent Technologies.

Ron Z Goetzel, PhD
Ron Goetzel is Senior Scientist 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 IBM Watson Health.  He earned his doctorate in Organizational and Administrative Studies and his MA in Applied Social Psychology from New York University, and his BS degree in Psychology from the City College of New York. .  He is an internationally recognized and widely published expert in health and productivity management (HPM), return-on-investment (ROI), program evaluation, and outcomes research.

Linda M Goldenhar, PhD
Linda Goldenhar is Director, Research and Evaluation, Center for Construction Research and Training – CPWR.

Terry T-K Huang, PhD, MPH
Terry Huang is Professor of Community Health and Director of the Center for Systems and Community Design at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. He chaired the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) from 2010-2014. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Huang was a senior leader in the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the integration of systems science and chronic disease prevention. Huang is a global leader on systems-oriented community health, cross-sectoral partnerships, design thinking, collective impact, and the translation of science to policy. Dr. Huang has lectured extensively on these topics and published over 100 articles. He is currently an international systems science advisor for the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services, The Australian Prevention Partnership Center, and Deakin University. Dr. Huang received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Innovation Award in 2010 and the NIH Director’s Award in 2011.  In addition, he received the National Cancer Institute Award of Merit in 2012 and was named UNMC Distinguished Scientist in 2013. Dr. Huang holds a PhD in Preventive Medicine and an MPH from the University of Southern California, and a BA in Psychology from McGill University.  He is Board Certified in Public Health (CPH) and Fellow, Councilor, and Past Program Chair of The Obesity Society. He is also VP North America of the World Obesity Federation.

Kevin M Kelly, PhD
Kevin Kelly is an anthropologist and Associate Research Scientist in the College of Public Health, University of Iowa where he serves as Deputy Director of the Healthier Workforce Center and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health.  He received his Master’s degree and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His basic and applied research addresses biological and cultural aspects of human health and human variation.

Laura Linnan, ScD
Laura Linnan is a public health expert and researcher and director of the Carolina Collaborative for Research on Work and Health (CCRWH) with ties to several other UNC programs and centers. She is a professor in the Department of Health Behavior. Dr. Linnan’s applied intervention research aims to prevent and control chronic diseases, e.g. cancer, CVD/stroke, diabetes and arthritis. She and her team apply community-based participatory research principles to plan, deliver and evaluate interventions in collaboration with individuals from worksites, colleges/universities, beauty and barbershops, public libraries and other settings. She also designs and develops innovative, mixed method, process and outcome evaluations.

Sara Luckhaupt, MD, MPH
Dr. Sara Luckhaupt is a supervisory medical epidemiologist in the Surveillance Branch/ Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies/ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.  She received a Medical Degree from the Ohio State University in 2002, and completed a preventive medicine residency with a Masters Degree in Public Health at the University of Michigan in 2006. Her duties have included serving as the project officer for occupational health supplements to the 2010 and 2015 administrations of the National Health Interview Survey and a project to develop a workforce musculoskeletal pain surveillance tool, serving as co-project officer during development of the Occupational Health Safety Network, and coordinating integration of occupational data into influenza surveillance systems.  She has many publications related to these activities.  From May through August, 2012 she served as interim co-coordinator of the NIOSH Total Worker Health program, and she has continued to serve on the program’s internal Steering Committee since then.

Lee Newman, MD
Dr. Lee S. Newman is a professor, physician and health informatics entrepreneur. He is recognized for his research, teaching, and consultation regarding occupational and environmental health, worksite health promotion and protection, and health informatics.  A self-described “pracademic,” Dr. Newman is a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Professor of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, where he directs the Center for Health, Work and Environment, one of six CDC national Centers of Excellence in Total Worker Health®. He is also the founding director of the NIOSH-funded Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center. He co-founded Health Links, a university initiative that certifies healthy businesses. In addition, he is founder and CMIO of Axion Health, Inc., a health informatics company, Broomfield, CO.  Developing and evaluating practical approaches to worksite health promotion and health protection is a focus of his research, teaching, and advising. He directs the Colorado School of Public Health’s new Certificate in Total Worker Health program for business and public health professionals, teaches graduate students, and lectures nationally and internationally. Dr. Newman received his BA in psychology from Amherst College, MA in social psychology from Cornell University, and MD from Vanderbilt University. After internal medicine internship and residency at Emory University, he completed pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado. Dr. Newman has authored over 165 scientific research papers and more than 100 books, chapters, and monographs. He has served as a consultant and advisor on evidenced-based solutions in worker health to government agencies, corporations, small and medium sized enterprises, labor and community organizations throughout his career.

Jeannie Nigam, MS
Jeannie Nigam is a Research Psychologist with the Work Organization and Stress Research Team at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an advisor to the institute’s Office for Total Worker Health, and helps coordinate the institute’s Healthy Work Design program. Jeannie has a Master’s of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the same field. Her research centers on understanding how work organization affects employee health and well-being with emphases in the areas of work-life balance, depression, and examining the benefits of comprehensive organizational programs that promote and protect worker health.

Ryan Olson, Oregon Health and Science University

Ron Ozminkowski, IBM

Nico Pronk, PhD, FACSM, FAWHP
Nico Pronk is President of the HealthPartners Institute and Chief Science Officer for HealthPartners in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is Adjunct Professor for Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and Visiting Research Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health; He received a MA in exercise physiology from Kearney State College and a MA in exercise physiology from Texas A&M. His research addresses population health, behavior change, and systems-level impacts on health improvement.

Laura Punnett, ScD
Laura Punnett is Professor of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Co-Director of CPH-NEW, created in 2006 as one of the first TWH Centers of Excellence.  She is an occupational epidemiologist and ergonomist with a strong interest in the role of working conditions as mediators of socioeconomic disparities in health.

Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH
Dr. Sorensen is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Director of the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She also leads the Harvard Chan School Center for Work, Health and Well-being, a NIOSH Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence.  Her research focuses on integrated approaches to worker and worksite health and safety, and has included intervention studies across a range of industries (e.g., manufacturing, construction, health care, social service, and transportation, and with small and large worksites).  She also has ongoing worksite tobacco control research in India.

Diane Rohlman, PhD
Diane Rohlman is an experimental psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational & Environmental Health, University of Iowa. She is Center Director of the Healthier Workforce Center and as well as the Director of the Agricultural Safety and Health Training Program in the University of Iowa’s Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety.  She received her Master’s and PhD in experimental psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  Her research focuses on both basic and applied approaches to identifying, characterizing, and preventing occupational and environmental illness and injury in high-risk populations.

Anita Schill, NIOSH

Juliann C Scholl, PhD
Dr. Scholl is Co-Director of the National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW) within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to co-directing NCPAW, Scholl conducts translation research with emphasis on the reduction of musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers of different age groups. She also examines workplace intergenerational tensions and does survey research in assessing stakeholder satisfaction and impact. Dr. Scholl has expertise in cultural communication, qualitative methods, and health issues among Hispanics and older adults.