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Research Affiliates

Research Affiliates are investigators who have both interest and potential to contribute to the mission of CPH-NEW, regardless of their home institution. Potential collaboration may take the form of research grant-writing related to the CPH-NEW mission, participation in already funded projects (in-kind), co-authorship of manuscripts with CPH-NEW investigators, contributions to educational and outreach activities, or serving as external advisors to graduate students who work on Center projects. Research Affiliates have access to CPH-NEW instruments and other materials and may participate in Center meetings and research retreats.

Current CPH-NEW Research Affiliates, including their research interests, are:

  • Lisa Barry, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT; interface between mental health and physical function over time among older persons living in the community
  • Georg Bauer, DrPH, Head of Division of Public and Organization Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich; human resource management, occupational health, work-life balance
  • Manuel Cifuentes, MD, MPH, ScD, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, Regis College, Weston, MA; psychosocial job strain in relation to chronic disease (cardiovascular, metabolic, mental, and musculoskeletal) as well as its interaction with other occupation and non-occupation related exposures
  • David J. Cornell, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Lowell; musculoskeletal injury prevention among occupational workers; examination of autonomic nervous system function; assessment of dynamic balance & functional movement quality
  • Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Ph.D., CRNP, Assistant Professor and Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellow, College of Nursing, New York University; cardiac; self-care in the aging workforce
  • Paula Grubb, Ph.D., Research Psychologist and Acting Deputy Associate Director for Science, DART, NIOSH, CDC
  • Tomas Hemmingsson, Ph.D., Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute; socioeconomic disparities in health and occupational epidemiology
  • Christine Ipsen, Ph.D., MSc, Associate Professor, Production and Service Management, Technical University of Denmark
  • Marie Birk Jorgensen, Ph.D., Head of Ergonomic and Technical Work Environment Consulting, Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark
  • George A. Kuchel, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine; Director, UCONN Center on Aging; Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UCHC; function and outcomes in older adults, mechanisms leading to disability, co-morbidity, design of effective interventions
  • Anthony LaMontagne, ScD, MA, MEd, Professor of Work, Health, and Well-being, Population Health Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University, Australia; occupational stress: epidemiology and translation for primary prevention
  • Paul Landsbergis, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical University; socioeconomic disparities in health; occupational epidemiology
  • Stephenie C. Lemon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Div. of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Medical School; Community Engagement Section, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA); worksite obesity reduction programs using policies, physical environment, access and availability and behavioral interventions
  • Denise M. Panosky, DNP, RN, CNE, CCHP, FCNS, Assistant Clinical Professor, UConn School of Nursing; forensic and correctional nursing; health education and health promotion
  • Rashaun Roberts, Ph.D., Lead Research Psychologist, Work Organization and Stress Research Team Assistant Coordinator, Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector Program NIOSH, CDC
  • Michelle Robertson, Ph.D., CPE, Co-PI Outreach program; Executive Director Office Ergonomics Research Committee; organizational readiness and participatory ergonomics
  • Cora Roelofs, ScD. Principal, CR Research/ Consulting; Occupational and environmental health prevention interventions, vulnerable workers, construction, and climate change
  • Martha Sanders, Ph.D., OTR/L, CPE, Associate Professor, Quinnipiac University, CT; ergonomics analysis and injury prevention on musculoskeletal disorders and older adult
  • Lisa M.H. Sanetti, Ph.D., Associate Professor of School Psychology, UConn Storrs; the relationship between educators' health and wellbeing and educator effectiveness and student outcomes; development of feasible, effective, efficient, and defensible stress-reduction interventions for educators
  • Deborah Shelton, Ph.D., RN, Professor of Nursing; Director of Research and Evaluation, Correctional Managed Health Care; UConn Storrs; correctional health; mental health; community-based participatory research
  • Robert R. Sinclair, PhD., Professor of Psychology. Clemson University; occupational health psychology, economic stress, organizational climate, occupational health in health care settings, the employment relationship and employee retention
  • Richard Stevens, MD, Professor of Medicine, UCONN Health Center, Farmington, CT; shift work and breast cancer; environmental design
  • Chunhui Suh, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Inje University, Busan, South Korea; occupational medicine, mental health, workplace health promotion, worker participation and program sustainability in stress management at work
  • Erin Teeple, MD, MPH, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA; injuries and disabilities, musculoskeletal injury and healthcare occupational safety
  • Tommaso Tempesti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA; impact of international trade on workers' health; employer-sponsored fringe benefits; occupational health; econometrics
  • Angela Wangari Walter, Ph.D., MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor of Public Health, UMass Lowell; Alcohol and drug health services research, mental health and associated comorbidities, integrated health care delivery models, effective behavioral health interventions
  • Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa; Trauma, race, and racism (individual and structural)
  • Jennifer Zelnick, MSW, Sc.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Social Welfare Policy Sequence, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work; Workplace health and safety for human service/ social work workforce, work organization, New Public Management