External Advisory Committee

CPH-NEW External Advisory Committee

The role of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) is to provide overall strategic guidance to Center researchers. The CPH-NEW External Advisory Committee has two subcommittees: The Research Subcommittee will assist in research design and conduct, and the Research-to-Practice Subcommittee will guide in research to practice applications.

The EAC is comprised of representatives from academia, business, labor, government and the practitioner community. Each member has been selected for a background relevant either to worksite health promotion or occupational safety and health, experience with worker involvement in interventions, and an ability to enhance consideration of different constituent groups' perspectives.

Current CPH-NEW External Advisory Committee Members:

Research Sub-Committee
  • Letitia Davis, Sc.D. Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Catherine Heaney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University
  • Paul Landsbergis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical University
  • Kate McPhaul, Ph.D., MPH, RN, Deputy Chief Consultant, Veterans Health Administration
  • Glenn Pransky, M.D., MSOH, Director, Center for Disability Research, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
  • Peter Schnall, M.D., MPH, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California Irvine
  • Adam Seidner, M.D., MPH, Medical Director, Travelers Insurance Company
  • David Wegman, M.D., MPH, Professor Emeritus, College of Health Sciences, UMass Lowell
Research-to-Practice Sub-Committee
  • Ebi Awosika, M.D., MPH, Director, Employee Health Promotion Disease Prevention, Veterans Health Administration
  • Claire Blais, RD/CDE, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Michael Fitts, Executive Directors, CONNECTICOSH
  • Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Executive Director, MASSCOSH
  • Jim Houlihan, CSP, MA, ARM, Technical Director for Organizational Safety Performance, Loss Control Advisory Services, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Donna LaBombard, RN, MS, Clinical Risk Management Consultant
  • Robert Rinker, Executive Director, Connecticut Service Employee Association
  • David Roy, Vice President of Claims Engineering, Travelers Insurance Company
  • Mari Ryan, Advancing Wellness
  • Steve Schrag, CONNECTICOSH
  • Nancy Snyder, President, Commonwealth Corporation
  • Karen White, Regional Safety and Health Director, Vanguard Health System