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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:

  • Judith Arnetz, Ph.D., MPH, PT, Professor & Director of Faculty Development in Research, Department of Family Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Letitia Davis, Sc.D. Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • William Haskell, NORA/ NIOSH Public Safety Sector Co-Coordinator, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
  • Catherine Heaney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University
  • Kate McPhaul, Ph.D., MPH, RN, COHN-S, Manager, Occupational Health Clinics,  Smithsonian Institution
  • Glenn Pransky, M.D., MOccH, Associate Professor, Depts. of Family Medicine and Medicine University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Peter Schnall, M.D., MPH, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California Irvine
  • Adam Seidner, M.D., MPH, Medical Director, Travelers Insurance Company
  • John Violanti, PhD, Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • David Wegman, M.D., MPH, Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Health and Environment, UMass Lowell

Research-to-Practice Sub-Committee:

  • Lori Adams, RN, COHN-S, Loss Prevention Consultant- Occupational Health, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
  • Michael Fitts, Executive Director, Connecticut Council for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Marcy Goldstein-Gelb, Co-Executive Director, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH)
  • Christine Pontus, MS, RN, COHN-S, Associate Director for Health and Safety, Massachusetts Nurses Association
  • Robert Rinker, Executive Director, Connecticut Service Employees Association
  • David Roy, CPE, Vice President of Claims Engineering, Travelers Insurance Company
  • Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWWPC, CWP, CEO, Advancing Wellness
  • Claire Santarelli, RD/CDE, Manager of Wellness Initiatives, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Steve Schrag, Connecticut Council for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Emily Sparer-Fine, MS, ScD, Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health