Seminars on Demand

Select seminars offered by the University of Michigan School of Public Health have been recorded and are available for online viewing. Click on the title to view the videos.


Toxic Politics: The “Freedom” to Experience Occupational Disease” presented by Adam M. Finkel, ScD, CIH, Clinical Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

Precarious Employment – the New Norm? & Changing Unhealthy Work to Healthy Work” presented by Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA, Coordinator for Partnership and New Opportunity Development, Office of Total Worker Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) & Lisa Brosseau, ScD, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago [Q&A]

Efforts to Address The Challenges of Integrating Occupational Risk Analysis and Cumulative Risk Assessment” presented by Scott Dotson, PhD, CIH, Lead Health Scientist, Education and Information Division (EID), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Impacts of Workstation Adjustability on Task Performance and Injury Risk- Case Study of Simulated Drilling” presented by Maury Nussbaum, PhD, CPE, HG Prillaman Professor, Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

Research Symposium: Underserved Workers- Who Are They & What Are Their Workplace H&S Needs?” presented by Lisa Brosseau, ScD, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago & Joseph Zanoni, PhD, Director of Continuing Education and Outreach, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

Research Symposium: A Socio-Ecological Approach to Characterize Stressors & Health Risk of Low Wage Workers” presented by Marie-Anne Rosemberg, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Systems, Populations and Leadership, University of Michigan School of Nursing

Research Symposium: Electronic Waste Recycling & Human Health” presented by Rick Neitzel, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Research Symposium: Role of Multinational Companies & Investment Banks in Global Occupational Health & Safety” presented by Albert Tien, PhD, MS, Managing Partner, 2TSustainAbility LLC

Research Symposium: International Chemical Health Risk Resources- Learning from Shared Experiences” presented by Andrew Maier, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Research Symposium Keynote: Engaging Computer Vision for Ergonomics Exposure Assessment” presented by Robert G. Radwin, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison

Work Organization: A Preventable Source of Risk Factors for Chronic Disease” presented by Laura Punnett, ScD, Co-Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) Professor, College of Health Sciences University of Massachusetts Lowell


The Effects of Systems and Design on Employee Health and Safety from the Office to the Construction Site: Identifying Causal Pathways Through Modern Ergonomics and Human Factors” presented by Jack Dennerlein, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science, Northeastern University

The Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program at NIOSH – Solving Problems in the Workplace” presented by Christine West, PhD, RN, MSN/MPH, Nurse Epidemiologist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Large-Scale Agricultural Industry, Women Workers, and the Implications for Child Development: The Case of the Ecuadorian Flower Industry” presented by Alexis Handal, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Public Health Program, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico

The Role of Unions in Occupational Safety and Health” presented by Scott Schneider, MS, CIH, FAIHA, Director of Occupational Safety and Health, Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America

Occupational & Environmental Health: Version 2.0” presented by David Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, Executive Director, National Environmental Health Association

The Exposome: Implications for Occupational Health” presented by Gayle DeBord, PhD, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Computer Vision-based Automated Ergonomic Risk Assessment of Working Postures” presented by SangHyun Lee, PhD, University of Michigan

NIEHS Support for Transformative Research for the Integration of Exposure and Response” presented by David Balshaw, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Every 15 Seconds: The Global Dimensions of Occupational Disease” presented by Marianne Levitsky, Workplace Health Without Borders

A 21st Century Toolkit for the Modern Exposure Scientist: Crayons, Paper, and Plastic” presented by John Volckens, PhD: Colorado State University

Hotel Houskeepers: A Low Wage Worker Group at Risk for Poor Health Outcomes” presented by Marie-Anne S. Rosemberg, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

The following seminars are from the AAOHN 2016 National Conference, which was held in Jacksonville, FL from April 11-14, 2016. The conference was focused on “Leading the Future: Endless Possibilities in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.”


Making the Business Case for Health Promotion- Total Worker Health” presented by Michael P. O’Donnell, MBA, MPH, PhD, Director, Health Management Research Center Clinical Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

Ergonomics 2.0–Designing and Developing Safe, Productive, and Cost Effective Manufacturing Systems” presented by Bradley Joseph, MPH, MS, PhD, CPE, Global Core Systems Engineering, Supervisor Virtual Assembly, Ford Motor Company.

Biological Monitoring as a Exposure Assessment Tool–My Biological Monitoring Research” presented by Shane Que Hee, PhD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA.

How the System that Tracks Occupational Injuries Misses 50-70% of the Injuries” presented by Kenneth D. Rosenman, MD, FACPM, FACE, Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Professor Medicine, Michigan State University.

Occupational Health Should Focus More on Immigrants and other Undeserved Workers” presented by Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement, Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Occupational & Environmental Health, University of California at Davis.

Working in the Vat: Occupational Hazards in the Swine Rearing Industry” presented by Patrick O’Shaughnessy, PhD, CIH, Professor and Associate Head for Student Affairs and Curriculum, Director, Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Iowa.

Gender Differences in Response to Occupational Pesticide Exposures” presented by Jane Hoppin, ScD, Deputy Director, Center for Human Health and the Environment, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University.

Nurses’ Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs: Evidence and Interventions” presented by Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Michigan.


Hazard Identification, mitigation, and risk assessment at the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory” presented by Liz Mackey, PhD, Safety Program Coordinator, NIST.

Exposure Assessment to Elongated Mineral Particles in the Taconite Industry in Northeastern Minnesota” presented by Gurumurthy Ramachandran, PhD, CIH, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health University of Minnesota.

Indoor Air Pollution from Biomass Cooking in developing Countries” presented by Patrick N. Breysse, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Complex urban exposure and health – Strategies to study the interaction between chemical and psychosocial factors and health” presented by Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEpi, Professor, Wayne State University.

Global issues in occupational safety and health during the next decade” presented by Gregg Clark, General Motors.

Creative Use of Direct-Reading Instruments” presented by Thomas M. Peters, PhD, The University of Iowa, College of Public Health.

Program of Research in Stress and Depression” a lecture presented by Bonnie Hagerty, PhD, RN, Associate Dean, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, and Reg Williams, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, CAPT, NC, USNP (ret), Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing and Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School.

Hearing Protector Fit-Testing: FAES 101” presented by Pegeen Smith, RN, MS, COHN-S, 3M Company, Global Technical Service Product Specialist.

’100 Grand’ In Your Pocket: Reducing Liability and Increasing Profitability” presented by Kevin Roehling, Safety and Loss Prevention, Berends, Hendricks, Stuit Insurance.


Approaches to Exposure Assessment for Manganese Among Welders” a lecture presented by Noah Seixas, PhD. Abstract – Sexias

Automatic Detection of Unsafe Actions in Construction: Markerless Motion Capture Approach” a lecture presented by SangHyun Lee, PhD. Abstract – Lee

Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership in EHS“ a lecture presented by Paul Moss, CIH, ROH. Abstract – Moss

Managing EHA Services in a Highly Decentralized Research University” a lecture presented by Terrance Alexander, PE, CIH. Abstract – Alexander

Crash Injury Prevention: Vehicle Crashworthiness, Occupant Restraints, and Advanced Safety Technologies” a lecture presented by Matthew P. Reed, PhD. Abstract – Reed

Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastics in the Ambulatory Oncology Setting: A Pilot Study” a lecture presented by Christopher Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN(R), FAAN. Abstract – Friese

Trends in Acute Health Care Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Sustainability” a lecture presented by Bruce Cadwallender. Abstract – Cadwallender


Population Health and Worksite Wellness in the 21st Century” a lecture presented by Dee W. Edington.

Brief Sounds: The Heartless Hearing Hazards” a lecture presented by Greg Flamme, PHD, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Western Michigan University.

Discomfort and Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Foot and Knee associated with Standing and Walking” a lecture presented by Robert A. Werner

MIT EHS Office – Supporting Science and Engineering Research” a lecture presented by Pam Greenley, Associate Director, MIT EHS Office

Physical and Functional Performance in Older Adults: Implications for the Aging Worker” a lecture presented by Diane E. Adamo, OTR, PHD; Ken Dunleavy PT, PHD; Allon Goldberg PT, PHD, Physical Therapy Program, Wayne State University.

The Siemens Environmental Portfolio: A Path to the Future” a lecture presented by Paul D. Moss CIH, ROH, Vice President, Global EHS, Travel and Security, Siemens Healthcare Diagonostics


Occupational and Environmental Health: A Senior Executive Perspective” a lecture presented by Lawrence D. Burns, PHD, Professor of Engineering Practice, Industrial and Operations Engineering Department, University of Michigan

Exposure History: The Art, Science, and Rationale of Obtaining a Comprehensive and Relevant Exposure History” a lecture presented by Grace K. Paranzino, EdD, RN, CHES, FAAOHN, Chief Clinical Officer, Kelly Services

Low Dose Environmental Chemicals and Fetal Health” a lecture presented by Larissa Tasker, MD, PHD

Crystalline Silica and RSP Control Methods Effectiveness During Concrete Grinding” a lecture presented by Farhang Akbar PHD, CIH, CSP, Professor of Public Health, University of Toledo Health Science Campus Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Occupational Health for Health Care Workers” a lecture presented by Susan G. Blitz, MD, MPH

Respiratory Protection Best Practices” a lecture presented by Debora A. Novak DSN, RN, CDC/NIOSH, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory


Occupational Stress, Resiliency and Health Among First Responders” a lecture presented by Bengt B. Arnetz, MD, PHD, MPH, MScEpi, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Wayne State University

What’s New in MIOSHA for 2010” a lecture presented by Doug Kalinowski

Work-Related and Personal Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” a lecture presented by Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH, Washington University School of Medicine

Occupational Health, Primary Care, and Nurse Practitioner Practice” a lecture presented by Deborah A. Sampson, PHD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Coordinator Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration, University of Michigan School of Nursing

Epigenetics as the Underlying Mechanism of Developmental Basis of Disease” a lecture presented by Shuk-mei Ho, PHD, Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Director, Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Industrial Engineering Overview” a lecture presented by Bradley Joseph