Occupational Health Speaker Series

Fridays from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

UPCOMING UPDATES for WINTER 2024 

 
2023

JANUARY 20, 2023

Infection Prevention at University of Michigan Hospital System

Amanda Valyko, Director, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology, Michigan Medicine

MARCH 10, 2023

Guest Speaker

Dr. Ram Maikala 

MARCH 17, 2023

Guest Speaker

Dr. Tran Huynh

MARCH 24, 2023

Guest Speaker

Florence Johnson

MARCH 31, 2023

Guest Speakers

Amel Omari & Christine West

APRIL 7, 2023

Guest Speaker

Oliva Walch

2022

JANUARY 28, 2022

Infection Prevention at University of Michigan Hospital System

Amanda Valyko, Director, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology, Michigan Medicine

FEBRUARY 4, 2022

Interprofessional OHS Case Study Introductions

Amanda Valyko, Kristen VanderElzen, Thomas Latchney, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology, Michigan Medicine

MARCH 18, 2022

Safety and health for home health care workers (link)

Dr. Margaret Quinn, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

MARCH 25, 2022

Safety and health for astronauts and relevance to other workers (link)

Dr. Robert Ploutz-Snyder, Research Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing

APRIL 1, 2022

Occupational safety and health in human/computer interaction (link)

Rafael Patrick, Assistant Professor and Director, Human IMPAC-T Lab Human Factors Psychology & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech- Blacksburg, VA

APRIL 8, 2022

Social context, safety and health for agricultural workers (link)

Dr. Alexis Handal, Associate Professor, Epidemiology, University of Michigan

2021

FEBRUARY 5, 2021

MiTracking

Jamie Florida, Environmental Health Surveillance Section, Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

FEBRUARY 12, 2021

Infection Prevention at University of Michigan Hospital System

Amanda Valyko, Director, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology, Michigan Medicine

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

Interprofessional OHS Case Study Introductions

Amanda Valyko, Kristen VanderElzen, Thomas Latchney, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology, Michigan Medicine

MARCH 19, 2021

Dr. Laura Jean Ridge, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, U-M School of Nursing

MARCH 26, 2021

Dr. David Zalk, Deputy EHS Team Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA

APRIL 2, 2021

Dr. Sheldwin Yazzie, Deputy Director, Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

APRIL 9, 2021

Dr. Leia Stirling, U-M Center for Ergonomics, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering

2020

JANUARY 24, 2020

“Curating and Disseminating OSH Content Using Wikipedia”
Thais Morata, PhD, Senior Research, Center for Disease Control/National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH)

JANUARY 31, 2020

“Infection Prevention at University of Michigan Hospital System”
Amanda Valyko, MPH, Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, University of Michigan Hospital System

MARCH 20, 2020

“Mesothelioma Potency for Asbestos, Elongate Mineral Particle, and Talc”
David Garabrant, MD, Professor Emeritus of Occupational Medicine, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Associate Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

Please note: This seminar was not able to be held in-person or recorded due to COVID-19 concerns. 

MARCH 27, 2020

“Total Worker Health”
Diana Rohlman, PhD, Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, Director, Agricultural Safety and Health Program, Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Iowa

Please note: This seminar will not be held in-person due to COVID-19 concerns. Please use this link to access the seminar remotely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDZalM8vAQ4&feature=youtu.be

APRIL 3, 2020

“Horizons for Exposure Assessment: Using New and Old Tools to Solve Occupational Health Challenges”
Lauralynn McKernan, ScD, CIH, Associate Director for Science, Division of Field Studies and Engineering, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Please note: This seminar was not able to be held in-person or recorded due to COVID-19 concerns. 

APRIL 10, 2020

“Occupational Health Surveillance at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services”
Thomas Largo, MPH and Sarah Rockhill, MPH, Environmental Health Surveillance Section, Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Please note: This seminar will not be held in-person due to COVID-19 concerns. Please use this link to access the seminar remotely: https://youtu.be/ZllRVHAzs0I. Please use this link to join a live Q&A with the speaker on 4/10/20 at 1:00 pm: https://bluejeans.com/138507481

 

2019

Updates Coming Soon!

2018

JANUARY 12, 2018


JANUARY 26, 2018


FEBRUARY 2, 2018

“Possible health impacts of metal mining and processing in Katanga (Democratic Republic of the Congo)”
Benoit Nemery de Bellevauz

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

 

FEBRUARY 16, 2018

 

FEBRUARY 23, 2018

 

MARCH 9, 2018

 

MARCH 16, 2018

 

MARCH 23, 2018

 

MARCH 30, 2018

 

APRIL 6, 2018

Making Safety Personal
Warren Hubler

APRIL 13, 2018

 

2017

JANUARY 13, 2017

“Toxic Politics: The ‘Freedom’ to Experience Occupational Disease”
Adam Finkel, ScD, Senior Fellow, Executive Director, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Clinical Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

JANUARY 20, 2017

“A User-Centered Design Approach for Improving Patient Handover”
Jessie Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan

JANUARY 27, 2017

“The NIOSH Upper Limb Consortium Studies: What Did We Learn About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and What Should We Do Next?”
Bradley A. Evanoff, MD, MPH, Professor, Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

FEBRUARY 3, 2017

“Precarious Employment – the New Norm? Changing Unhealthy to Healthy Work”
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

FEBRUARY 10, 2017

“Using Interprofessional Collaboration to Build Flexible Health Workforces”
Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, Professor, Director, Occupational Health Nursing Program: University of Michigan
Rick Neitzel, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

FEBRUARY 17, 2017

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

FEBRUARY 24, 2017

“Global Health Challenges for the Next Century”
Perry Gottesfeld, Executive Director, OK International

MARCH 10, 2017

“Impacts of Workstation Adjustability on Task Performance and Injury Risk: A Case Study Using a Simulated Repetitive Drilling Task”
Maury Nussbaum, PhD, CPE, HG Prillaman Professor, Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

MARCH 17, 2017

“Engaging Computer Vision for Ergonomics Exposure Assessment: Repetitive Motion and Manual Lifting”
Robert Radwin, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MARCH 24, 2017

“The Dungeness Crab Fishermen Led Injury Prevention Program”
Laurel Kincl, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Oregon State University

MARCH 31, 2017

Work Organization: A Preventable Source of Risk Factors for Chronic Disease
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

APRIL 7, 2017

“Total Worker Health for Obesity”
MinKyoung Song, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University

APRIL 14, 2017

“EHS Issues and Approaches in the Beer Manufacturing Industry”
Mary Zmuda: Senior Director, Global Environment, Health and Safety, MolsonCoors

2016

JANUARY 8, 2016

“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”
Jack Dennerlein, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science, Northeastern University

JANUARY 15, 2016

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

JANUARY 22, 2016

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

JANUARY 29, 2016

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

FEBRUARY 5, 2016

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

FEBRUARY 12, 2016

“Collaborating for Hearing Conservation: A Simulation”
Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan
Richard L. Neitzel, PhD, CIH, Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

FEBRUARY 19, 2016

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

FEBRUARY 26, 2016

“Computer Vision-based Automated Ergonomic Risk Assessment of Working Postures”
SangHyun Lee, PhD, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

MARCH 11, 2016

“Environmental-Wide Association Study of Job Families Related to Musculoskeletal Disorders Among U.S. Employees of a Large Company”
Hien Le, PhD, MPH, Research Investigator, Epidemiology, Global Health Services, The Chemours Company

MARCH 18, 2016 – RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE

“From Industry to Academia – The Ongoing Quest to Identify the Offending Antigen”
Melissa Millerick-May, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University, Division of Occupational Medicine

Abstract: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP) is a serious, potentially fatal respiratory disease caused by an immune response to inhaled environmental antigens. Patients with acute symptoms are often misdiagnosed with pneumonia or after repeated exposures and development of scarring may be incorrectly diagnosed as having idiopathic fibrosis or sarcoidosis. To identify antigens, standard clinical test are currently available that detect serum antibodies to 3-8 antigens in contrast with the ~300 known to cause disease. Results of our preliminary studies indicate that a cross-disciplinary patient-centered approach is more effective for identifying the offending antigen(s) than what is currently available to clinicians, results from which may be used to develop targeted exposure avoidance plans potentially allowing for reversal or stabilization of disease.

MARCH 25, 2016

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

APRIL 1, 2016

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

APRIL 8, 2016

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

APRIL 15, 2016

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

Abstract: Hotel housekeepers are a group of low wagers who often work in substandard conditions and are exposed to physical, chemical, biological, and psychological hazards. They experience multiple work and non-work related stressors of undefined magnitude which put them at risk for poor health outcomes. This talk provides an overview of this worker group, and resituate the urgency of their welfare as a public concern and a priority of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Previous studies conducted among this worker group are presented and research gaps are discussed.

This session was available via live webcast!

2015

JANUARY 9, 2015 – VISITING PARTNERS PROGRAM

“Manufacturing Readiness Levels – Introduction to EHS Thread”
Susan Donaldson, MS, CHMM, General Electric Global Research Health & Safety COE Leader
“University Chemical Laboratory Safety Training: Online vs In-person Comparison Pilot Study”
Dhitinut Ratnapradipa, PhD, Assoc. Professor and Graduate Director, Dept. of Health Education and Recreation, Southern Illinois University

JANUARY 16, 2015

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

JANUARY 23, 2015

“Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology: Opportunities and Challenges”
Matthew Reed, PhD, Research Professor, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Dept. of Industrial and Operations Engineering

JANUARY 30, 2015

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

FEBRUARY 6, 2015

Topic: Biomechanics of Concussion Injury
James Ashton-Miller, PhD, Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor and Distinguished Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering; Internal Medicine Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, University of Michigan

FEBRUARY 13, 2015

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

FEBRUARY 20, 2015

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

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

“Occupational Health Should Focus More on Immigrants and other Undeserved Workers”
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

MARCH 13, 2015

“The Health Hazard Evaluation Program and Emergency Response Activities at NIOSH”
Christine West, Nurse Epidemiologist, NIOSH

MARCH 20, 2015

“BIG DATA Environmental Epidemiologic Research Using Electronic Health Records”
Brian Schwartz, MD, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Medicine, John Hopkins University

MARCH 27, 2015

“It’s a Small World – Global Expansion of the Occupational Hygiene Profession”
Nancy McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM, Occupational Hygiene Manager, EHS Governance & Sustainability, AbbVie

APRIL 3, 2015

“Working in the Vat: Occupational Hazards in the Swine Rearing Industry”
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

APRIL 10, 2015

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

APRIL 17, 2015

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

2014

JANUARY 10, 2014

“Employee Safety Challenges with Company Acquisition and Integration”
Wendi Latko, PhD, Environment, Health, Safety, & Sustainability Director, Xerox Technology

JANUARY 17, 2014 – VISITING PARTNERS PROGRAM

“A Creative Approach to Promoting Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety: The COHSE Visiting Partners Program”
Christopher Godwin, MPH, PhD, VPP Program Coordinator
“Statistical Tools to Manage Occupational Exposure”
Sergio Caporali-Filho, PhD, CSP, CIH
“Development of New Methods for Chemical Hazard Screening in Consumer Products”
Jeff Gearhart, MS
“Integration of Safety Content, Concepts and Activities in Construction Program Curriculum: A Case Study”
Elbert Sorrell, EdD, CSP

JANUARY 24, 2014

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

JANUARY 31, 2014

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

FEBRUARY 7, 2014

“Skilled Trades Safety and Safety Culture at the Ford Livonia Transmission Plant”
Livonia Transmission Joint UAW/Ford Safety Culture Committee

FEBRUARY 14, 2014

“Collaborating for Hearing Conservation: A Simulation”
Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, Occupational Health Nursing Program Director at UM School of Nursing and Associate Professor
Richard Neitzel, PhD, Assistant Professor of EHS, UM School of Public Health

FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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

FEBRUARY 28, 2014

“Creative Use of Direct-Reading Instruments”
Thomas Peters, PhD, University of Iowa, College of Public Health

MARCH 14, 2014

“Global Issues in Occupational Safety and Health During the Next Decade”
Gregg Clark, General Motors

MARCH 21, 2014

“Complex Urban Exposure and Health – Strategies to Study the Interaction Between Chemical and Psychosocial Factors and Health”
Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEpi, Professor, Wayne State University

MARCH 28, 2014

“Indoor Air Pollution from Biomass Cooking in developing Countries”
Patrick Breysse, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

APRIL 11, 2014

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

APRIL 18, 2014

“Hazard Identification, Mitigation, and Risk Assessment at the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory”
Liz Mackey, PhD, Safety Program Coordinator, National Institute for Standards and Technoogy (NIST)

For more information about this course contact:

Marie O’Neill, PhD
Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Professor
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Phone: 734-615-5135

marieo@umich.edu