Occupational health and wellness, workplace violence, healthcare workforce, correctional workforce
- Workplace Violence
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Nursing Workforce
- Work Environment and Organization of Work
- Other, (2015), University of Connecticut Health Center - Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
Supporting Area: Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Ph D, (2013), University of Maryland - Baltimore, Maryland
Dissertation/Thesis Title: Understanding the Impact of Coworker Conflict in an Unionized US Public Sector Workforce and Comparative Psychometric Review of the Negative Act Questionnaire.
- MPH: Public Health, (2001), American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon
Supporting Area: Concentration in Health Services
- BS: Nursing, (1999), American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon
Mazen El Ghaziri is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, at UMass Lowell. His area of interest is workplace violence, focused on the organization of work and the work environment. Throughout his postdoctoral experience Mazen has been able to augment his interests in workplace violence, work organization and the work environment, with a bio-behavioral approach to preventive interventions. His interests in correctional officers’ health and wellness, the nursing workforce, and the aging workforce have all meshed with the cross-disciplinary approaches that were introduced at UCONN. Mazen’s career highlights include being the Magnet Coordinator for the 1st Magnet designated facility in the Middle East (Lebanon) and as cabinet member of the Order of Nurses in Lebanon. Mazen served as one of the University of Maryland, Baltimore President’s Fellows for the year 2012-2013, tackling the issue of civility as a core instruction value, and he also served as the President of the Nursing Doctoral Student Organization.
Mazen is currently interested in characterizing the occupational exposures and outcomes of registered nurses in the correctional healthcare workforce. The study will use a mixed methods approach, combining surveys and interviews to compare gender differences in occupational exposures, role expectations, and health behaviors. The results will help identify interventions to reduce occupational health risks and promote the health and well-being of correctional nurses. The study will also inform strategies to improve utilization of a peer mediation program.
For his dissertation research titled “Understanding the Impact of Coworker Conflict in an Unionized U.S. Public Sector Workforce and Comparative Psychometric Review of the Negative Act Questionnaire”, Mazen utilized a large dataset generated as part of his advisor’s (Dr. Jane Lipscomb) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH) R01 grant to explore measurement issues related to studying workplace co-worker violence as well as the association between worker conflict and the impact of these behaviors on the individual worker and the organization. Mazen was also involved in data collection and analysis, as well as developing a workplace intervention that was the focus of this applied research project.
Mazen is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Pi Chapter, the American Public Health Association, and he was instrumental in establishing the Maryland Chapter of the American Assembly of Men in Nursing. Mazen was the recipient of the University of Maryland Alumni Association Award for Outstanding PhD Graduate, and was nominated by the University of Maryland School of Nursing for the American Associations of Colleges of Nursing Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award.
Selected Awards and Honors
- Teaching Excellence Award (2019), Teaching - UMass Lowell Solomont School of Nursing
- Excellence in Nursing Research Award (2019), Scholarship/Research - American Nurses Association Massachusetts
- Nominated for American Associations of Colleges for Nursing Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science (2013) - University of Maryland School of Nursing
- Outstanding PhD Graduate (2013) - University of Maryland Alumni Association
- President's Fellow Focusing on Civility as a Core Instructional Value (2013) - University of Maryland
- International Scholarly Presentation Award (2012) - Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
- AUBMC Henriette Sabra Memorial Award (1999) - AUBMC Women's Auxiliary
- Peters, A.B., ElGhaziri, M., Morse, B., Simons, S.R., Taylor, R. (). An Exploratory Study of Bullying Among School Nurses: Prevalence and Impact. Journal of School Nursing.
- ElGhaziri, M., Morse, B. (). Climate Change in Nursing Curriculum: The Time is Now. Journal of Nursing Education.
- ElGhaziri, M., Jaegers, L.A., Monteiro, C.E., Grubb, P.L., Cherniack, M.G. (2020). Progress in Corrections Worker Health: The National Corrections Collaborative Utilizing a Total Worker Health® Strategy. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine.
- ElGhaziri, M., Simons, S.R., Lipscomb, J., Storr, C.L., McPhaul, K., London, M., Trinkoff, A.M., Johnson, J.V. (2020). Understanding the Impact of Bullying in a Unionized U.S. Public Sector Workforce. Workplace health & safety, 68(3) 139-153.
- Peters, A.B., El-Ghaziri, M., Quinn, B., Simons, S.R., Taylor, R. (2020). An Exploratory Study of Bullying Exposure Among School Nurses: Prevalence and Impact. The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses, 1059840519897308.
- Quinn, B., ElGhaziri, M., Knight, M. (2019). Incorporating social justice, community partnerships, and student engagement in community health nursing courses. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 14(3) 183-185.
- Quinn, B., ElGhaziri, M., Mangano, K., Thind, H.K. (2019). Toward Total Student Health: A Qualitative Pilot Study. Journal of American College Health, 67(5) 391-396.
- ElGhaziri, M., Simons, S.R., Lipscomb, J., Storr, C.L., McPhaul, K., London, M., Trinkoff, A.M., Johnson, J.V. (2019). Understanding the Impact of Bullying in a Unionized U.S. Public Sector Workforce. Workplace health & safety, 2165079919883286.
- Namazi, S., Dugan, A.G., Fortinsky, R.H., Barnes-Farrell, J., Coman, E., ElGhaziri, M., Cherniack, M.G. (2019). Examining a Comprehensive Model of Work and Family Demands, Work-Family Conflict, and Depressive Symptoms in a Sample of Correctional Supervisors. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 61(10) 818-828.
- ElGhaziri, M., London, M., Lipscomb, J. (2019). Workplace Bullying in the Public Sector. Springer
- ElGhaziri, M., Dugan, A.G., Zhang, Y., Gore, R., Castro, M.E. (2019). Sex and Gender Role Differences in Occupational Exposures and Work Outcomes Among Registered Nurses in Correctional Settings. Annals of work exposures and health, 63(5) 568-582.
- ElGhaziri, M., Dugan, A., Zhang, Y., Castro, M. (2019). Sex and gender role differences in occupational exposures and work outcomes among registered nurses in correctional settings. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, (wxz018).
- ElGhaziri, M., Storr, C.L., Simons, S.R., Trinkoff, A.M., McPhaul, K.M., London, M., Johnson, J.V., Lipscomb, J. (2019). Comparative psychometric review of the Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised in a unionized U.S. public sector workforce. Work (Reading, Mass.), 62(1) 161-171.
- Zhang, Y., ElGhaziri, M., Dugan, A.G., Castro, M.E. (2019). Work and Health Correlates of Sleep Quantity and Quality Among Correctional Nurses. Journal of forensic nursing, 15(1) 42-51.
- Dugan, A.G., Farr, D.A., Namazi, S., Henning, R.A., Wallace, K.N., ElGhaziri, M., Punnett, L., Dussetschleger, J.L., Cherniack, M.G. (2016). Process evaluation of two participatory approaches: Implementing total worker health® interventions in a correctional workforce. American journal of industrial medicine, 59(10) 897-918.
- Cherniack, M., Dussetschleger, J., Dugan, A., Farr, D., Namazi, S., ElGhaziri, M., Henning, R. (2016). Participatory action research in corrections: The HITEC 2 program. Applied ergonomics, 53 Pt A 169-80.
- Elliot, D., Kuehl, K., ElGhaziri, M., Cherniack, M.G. (2015). Addressing the Safety and Well-Being of Correctional Officers. Corrections Today
- Cherniack, M.G., ElGhaziri, M., Dussetschleger, J.D., Elliot, D., Kuehl, K. (2015). Making for a Health CO. American Jails, 17-24.
- ElGhaziri, M., Dugan, A., Zhang, Y., Castro, M.E. (2015). Assessing the Occupational Health Risks and Health Behaviors for Men in Correctional Nursing. APHA
- Lipscomb, J., London, M., McPhaul, K.M., Lydecker, A., Geiger-Brown, J., Johnson, J.V., ElGhaziri, M. (2015). The Prevalence of Coworker Conflict including Bullying in a Unionized U.S. Public Sector Workforce. Violence & Victims, 30(5) 813.
- ElGhaziri, M., Zhu, S., Lipscomb, J., Smith, B.A. (2014). Work Schedule and Client Characteristics Associated with Workplace Violence Experience among Nurses and Midwives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 25(1) S79–S89.
- ElGhaziri, M. (2014). An Assessment of Preventing and Managing Aggressive Behavior in a U.S. State Hospital System. Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector
- Lipscomb, J.A., ElGhaziri, M. (2013). Workplace violence prevention: improving front-line health-care worker and patient safety. New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 23(2) 297-313.
- Factors associated with regular participation in leisure-time physical activity among nursing staff - the 2019 APHA Conference, November 2019
- Work and health correlates of sleep quantity and quality among correctional nurses - 2018 American Public Health Association Conference, November 2018 - San Diego
- Facilitators and barriers to improve the utilization of EMPOWER as a peer mediation program for T3WV (co-worker conflict/workplace bullying) among correctional registered nurses - the Sixth International Conference for Violence in the Healthcare Sector, October 2018 - Toronto
- Workplace Bullying Exposure and Prevention in Correctional Nursing - the 11th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, June 2018 - Bordeaux, France
- Workplace violence exposure among correctional registered nurses - 2017 American Public Health Association Conference, November 2017 - Atlanta, GA,
- Correctional nurse’s occupational exposures and attitudes related to health, safety and wellness in the workplace: A mixed method approach - 2017 American Assembly for Men in Nursing Annual Conference, September 2017 - Las Vegas, NV
- Perceptions of role and occupational risk of correctional nurses - the Fifth International Conference for Violence in the Healthcare Sector, October 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
- Assessing the occupational health risks and health behaviors for men in correctional nursing - 2015 American Public Health Association Conference, October 2015 - Chicago, IL
Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research
- Integrating the Difference Makers Principles into the Nursing Curriculum UMass Lowell Transformational Education Student Success Mini-Grant (2017), Grant -
Koren, A., ElGhaziri, M.
- CPHNEW Research Center Renewal (2016), Grant - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Zhang, Y. (Co-Investigator), Punnett, L. (Principal), ElGhaziri, M. (Co-Investigator), Nobrega, S. (Co-Principal)
- Research Grant: An Exploratory Study of Bullying Exposure among School Nurses: Prevalence and Impact (2017), Grant - National Association of School Nurses
Quinn, B. (Co-Principal), Peters, A.B. (Principal), ElGhaziri, M. (Co-Principal), Simons, S.R. (Co-Principal)
- UMass Lowell towards Total Student Health (2016), Grant - Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
Quinn, B. (Co-Principal), Thind, H.K. (Principal), Mangano, K. (Co-Principal), ElGhaziri, M. (Co-Principal)
- Assessing the occupational health risks and health behaviors for men in correctional nursing and evaluating the barriers and facilitators for a peer mediation program (2015), Grant - Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
Zhang, Y. (Co-Investigator), ElGhaziri, M. (Principal), Dugan, A. (Co-Investigator), Castro, M. (Co-Investigator)
- Assessing the Occupational Health Risks and Health Behaviors for Men in Correctional Nursing and Evaluating the Barriers and Facilitators for a Peer Mediation Program (2015), Grant - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- Occupational Health Needs and Research within Connecticut (2013), Grant - University of Connecticut, Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
- Accountability in the Nursing Profession in Lebanon (2007), Grant - United States Agency for International Development (USAID)