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, Ph.D., 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.
  • Marnie Dobson, Ph.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California, Irvine, and Director, Healthy Work Campaign, Center for Social Epidemiology, Los Angeles. Psychosocial work stressors' impact on mental/physical health; qualitative methods in occupational health.
  • Kasper Edwards, Ph.D.,MSc, Senior Researcher, Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark. Effect modifiers in organizational occupational health interventions; employee-driven approaches to organizational development.
  • Pouran Faghri, MD, MS, FACSM, Emeritus Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, UCONN and Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences & UCLA Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
  • Jennifer Garza, Sc.D., Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington CT. Workplace exposure assessment including the use of direct measurements and prediction modeling; the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, work accommodations; and healthy aging at work.
  • Paula Grubb, Ph.D., Research Psychologist and Acting Deputy Associate Director for Science, DART, NIOSH, CDC.
  • Peter Hasle, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Technology and Innovation and SDU Global Sustainable Production, University of Southern Denmark. Occupational health and safety; participatory research and training.
  • 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.
  • Insoo Kim, Ph.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Wearable sensors for continuous measurement of physiological signals in workplaces; objective measurement of quality of life for workers with disabilities; hearing protector devices.
  • 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.
  • Gretchen (Gigi) Petery, Ph.D., Social Scientist and Co-Director, National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW), NIOSH, CDC. Workforce aging and ageism; employee safety, health and well-being; successful aging at work; job insecurity; and employability.
  • 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, Northeastern University. Organizational readiness and participatory ergonomics.
  • Marie-Anne S. Rosemberg, PhD, MN, RN, FAAOHN. Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing. Occupational Health Disparities & Inequities; Worker & Immigrant Health; Psychosocial work stressors; ¬†Pathophysiologic (e.g., Allostatic Load, chronic conditions) & Behavior Responses to Stressors; Chronic Disease Outcomes; Socioecological Stressors; Qualitative Methods (e.g., Photovoice)
  • Martha Sanders, Ph.D., OTR/L, CPE, Associate Professor, Quinnipiac University, CT. Ergonomics analysis and injury prevention on musculoskeletal disorders and older adults.
  • 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.
  • Karen S√łgaard, Ph.D., Professor, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark. Rehabilitation; exercise science; biomechanics; musculoskeletal disorders; exercise physiology; physical activity and health in working life.
  • 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, Ph.D. candidate, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Application of quantitative analysis techniques and machine learning methods to explore questions related to healthcare safety and quality, using electronic health record systems and facility administrative data sets.
  • Tommaso Tempesti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Impact of international trade on workers' health; employer-sponsored fringe benefits; occupational health; econometrics.
  • 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.
  • Angela Wangari Walter, Ph.D., MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of Massachusetts 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.