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Ryan B. Olson Ph.D.

  • (503) 494-2501
    • Associate Professor Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
    • Associate Professor OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Dr. Olson earned his bachelors degree in Psychology at Utah State University and advanced degrees in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan University. Dr. Olson was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University prior to joining the CROET/OHSU faculty in July of 2005.   Dr. Olson is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and a charter member of the Society of Occupational Health Psychology.

Areas of interest

  • Occupational safety and health interventions
  • Total worker health
  • Lone workers
  • Obesity
  • Sleep
  • Diet
  • Exercise

Education

  • Ph.D., AppliedBehavior Analysis, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan United States 2002
  • M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan United States 1999

Memberships and associations

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA-I)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS)
  • Organizational Behavior Management Network (OBM-Network)
  • Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Publications

  • Marino M, Killerby M, Lee S, Klein LC, Moen P, Olson R, Kossek E, King R, Erickson L, Berkman LF, Buxton OM. (in press). The Effects of a Randomized Controlled Workplace Intervention on Sleep Outcomes in an Extended Care Setting. Sleep Health.

  • Lee, S., Almeida, D. M., Berkman, L., Olson, R., Moen, P., & Buxton, O. (in press). Age Differences in Workplace Intervention Effects on Employees’ Nighttime and Daytime Sleep. Sleep Health.

  • Gurubhagavatula, I., Patil, S., Meoli, A., Olson, R., Sullivan, S., Berneking, M., Watson, N. F. (2016). Sleep apnea evaluation of commercial motor vehicle operators. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 12(3), 285–286.

  • Olson, R., Thompson, S. V., Elliot, D. L., Hess, J. A., Luther Rhoten, K., Parker, K. N., Wright, R. R., Wipfli, B., Bettencourt, K. M., Buckmaster, A., Marino, M. (2016). Safety and health support for home care workers: the COMPASS randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Public Health, online first August, 2016. 

  • Olson, R., Wipfli, B., Thompson, S. V., Elliot, D. L., Anger, W. K., Bodner, T., Hammer, L. B., and Perrin, N. A. (2016). Weight control intervention for truck drivers: The SHIFT randomized controlled trial, United States. American Journal of Public Health, online first July 26, 2016.

  • Olson, R., Thompson, S. V., Wipfli, B., Hanson, G., Elliot, D. L., Anger, W. K., Bodner, T., Hammer, L. B., Hohn, E., and Perrin, N. A. (2016). Sleep, dietary, and exercise behavioral clusters among truck drivers with obesity: Implications for interventions. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58(3), 314-321.           

  • Gurubhagavatula, I., Patil, S., Meoli, A., Olson, R., Sullivan, S., Berneking, M., Watson, N. F. (2016). Sleep apnea evaluation of commercial motor vehicle operators. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 12(3), 285–286.  

  • Olson, R., Wright, R. R., Elliot, D., Hess, J., Thompson, S., Buckmaster, A., Luther, K., and Wipfli, B. (2015). The COMPASS Pilot Study: A Total Worker HealthTM Intervention for Home Care Workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57 (4), 406-416

  • Anger, W. Kent; Elliot, Diane L.; Bodner, Todd; Olson, Ryan; Rohlman, Diane S.; Truxillo, Donald M.; Kuehl, Kerry S.; Hammer, Leslie B.; Montgomery, Dede. Effectiveness of Total Worker Health Interventions.  Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2015, 20(2), 226–247.

  • Olson, R., Crain, T. L., Bodner, T. E., King, R. Hammer, L., Klein, L., Erickson, L., Moen, P. Berkman, L. and Buxton , O. M. (2015). A workplace intervention improves actigraphic sleep duration in a randomized, controlled trial: Results from the Work, Family, and Health Network Study. Sleep Health, 1, 55-65.

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