The PHASE Project was a research team of UMass Lowell researchers from a variety of disciplines such as epidemiology, ergonomics, nursing, healthcare and work environment policy, political science, economics, health education and community psychology. The team received support from the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety and the National Institutes of Health to conduct a five-year research project to examine how working in the healthcare industry affects workers' health. The study took place in different hospitals and long-term care settings in the Merrimack Valley. Labor unions that represent healthcare workers also participated in the project. These included the Massachusetts Nurses Association and Local 2020 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
UMass Lowell Qualitative Research Network
The center is a co-sponsor of the UMass Lowell Qualitative Research Network. Other co-sponsors are the Center for Family Work and Community, UML Graduate School of Education and the UML Research Foundation.
Lifestyle and Personal Health Habits of Brazilian Immigrants in Greater Boston
Lifestyle and Personal Health Habits of Brazilian Immigrants in Greater Boston was a collaborative project among faculty at UMass Lowell, CPHRHP, and the Brazilian Women’s Group. The project focused on the development of a cross-culturally adapted health survey instrument and explored health promoting beliefs and behaviors of sixty participants from Brazilian immigrants populations living in Greater Boston area. The study related to six health domains that were: health responsibility, nutrition, stress management, physical activity, self actualization (spiritual growth), and interpersonal relations. The results from this study is being used by the BWG to develop programs that address health issues of the Brazilian immigrants in Massachusetts.