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Alumni Affiliates

Alumni Research Affiliates are investigators who were former student research assistants with CPH-NEW during their graduate studies and who have a continued interest in contributing to the mission of CHP-NEW upon graduation. Collaboration of Alumni Research Affiliates may take the form of continued involvement in an ongoing research project(s), co-authorship of manuscripts with CPH-NEW investigators, consultation and idea generation for future research projects and grant writing, and/or contributions to educational and outreach activities. Alumni Research Affiliates have access to CPH-NEW instruments and other materials and may participate in Center meetings and research retreats.

Current CPH-NEW Alumni Affiliates and their research interests:

  • Katrina Burch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Western Kentucky University; Katrina's interest revolve around understanding the work-life interface, primarily as it relates to the spillover of workplace experiences and attitudes into the commute, and understanding the psychosocial and health impacts of providing informal eldercare.
  • Winnie Chin, Sc.D., M.S., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medical Oncology, Division of Population Health Sciences, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health; Winnie’s interests include occupational ergonomics, health promotion, participatory action research, and usability.
  • Rajashree Kotejoshyer, ScD., M.S., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UCONN Health; Raj's research interests include occupational ergonomics, musculokeletal epidemiology, workplace injury and health promotion.
  • Jin Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas; Jin's research interests include occupational health psychology, safety climate, macroergonomics, and quantitative research methods.
  • Sara Namazi, Ph.D., M.S., Post- Doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UCONN Health; Sara's research interest in corrections workforce, participatory action research and aging workforce. 
  • Gigi Petery, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Centre for Transformative Work Design, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University; Gigi's research interests include aging workforce, age steretypes, age bias at work, employee health and well-being, successful aging at work and alternative measures of age.
  • Bora Plaku-Alakbarova, M.S., Environmental Analyst, Community Assessment Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She is working on a manuscript on the associations between caregiver satisfaction with the work environment and resident outcomes in nursing homes, using data from the ProCare study, in collaboration with Laura Punnett, Sc.D. and Rebecca Gore, Ph.D.
  • Zandra Zweber, Ph.D., HR Analytics Consultant, Alliance Data; Zandra's research interests include workplace climate, employee engagement, and organizational health.