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 CPH-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 interests 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., Usability Specialist, Hardware Industrial Design, Amazon Lab126. Winnie‚Äôs research interests include human factors and user experience in product design, occupational ergonomics, and health promotion.
  • Rajashree Kotejoshyer, Sc.D., M.S., Clinical Research Manager, Baystate Medical. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UCONN Health. Raj's research interests include occupational ergonomics; musculoskeletal epidemiology; workplace injury; and health promotion.
  • Rick Laguerre, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Montclair State University. Rick's research program focuses on work motivation and work environmental features that support successful aging and longevity at work. Research Interests: Aging Workers; Employee Motivation; Human Resource Practices; Research Methods; Occupational Health Psychology.
  • Jin Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Kansas State University. Jin's research interests include occupational health psychology; safety climate; macro-ergonomics; and quantitative research methods.
  • Cesar Morocho, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., Vice President, HSE Portfolio Triage and Ergonomics Program Management, Citizens Bank. Cesar's research interests include occupational ergonomics and process evaluation.
  • Sara Namazi, Ph.D., M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Master of Public Health Program, College of Health and Wellness, Johnson and Wales University. Sara's research interests include correctional worker health, community-based participatory research, work and family, and the aging workforce.
  • Zandra Zweber, Ph.D., Sr. Manager Advanced Analytics Human Capital Insights, Medtronic. Zandra's research interests include workplace climate; employee engagement; and organizational health.