Maria Brunette

Maria Julia (Maju) Brunette, Work Environment Department, World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Occupational Health

Associate Professor
Kitson 202E

Research Interest

Educational Background

B.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of Lima (Peru), 1992

M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 1999 

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002


Maria Brunette, Ph.D., is an industrial and systems engineer working in the public health field. Her work focuses in applying human factors and socio-technical systems theory to the design of effective and culturally-relevant work & health systems with the goal of improving the physical, mental and social well-being of marginalized, resource-poor working communities. Dr. Brunette's expertise includes developing methods for measuring and improving quality of working life (QWL), thus reducing occupational health disparities. Her current studies engage resource-poor working populations including immigrants, low-wage, and hard-to-reach workers using primarily the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) mechanism.

Other Affiliations

Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Occupational Health