Education and Research Center (ERC) Regional Research Symposium
March 9-10, 2018
University of Illinois at Chicago

This regional research showcases the latest occupational health and safety research and is sponsored by ERCs at the University of Michigan, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Poster Session.

Friday, March 9, 2018

SESSION I: Making Healthcare Jobs Healthy


Christopher Friese presenting.

  • Rachel Jones, PhD, CIH, “Characterizing and Preventing Healthcare Workers’ Exposures to Infectious Diseases”
  • Kermit Davis, PhD, “Understanding the Complex Risk Factors for Home Health Care Workers”
  • Christopher Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, “Challenges and Opportunities for Intervention Research in the Healthcare Workplace”

SESSION II: Innovations in Exposure Assessment


Edward Zellers presenting.

  • Mary Turyk, PhD, “Mercury Exposure from Seafood Consumption in Chicago Asian Communities”
  • Jennie Cox, “Sensors for Assessing Exposure to Traffic Related Aerosola”
  • Edward T. Zellers, “Wearable Microsystem for Direct Measurement of Multi-VOC Exposures: “GC on a Chip””

David Michaels, PhD, “Melding Workplace Safety and Health with Corporate Sustainability: Reflections from the Longest Serving OSHA Administrator”

COHSE students presenting at Poster Session


“Does time lapse photography improve risk characterization in informal labor sectors?”.


“Exposure apportionment of ambient air pollutants among vulnerable urban residents”


“Hearing loss and injuries among informal electronic waste workers in Chile”


“Stress, Health, Noise Exposures, and Injuries Among Electronic Waste Recycling Workers”

Learn about the 2017 and 2016 Research Symposiums.