Dr. Steven Shea, PhD, has been appointed director of OHSU's Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET). CROET is a state and federally supported center with a mission of promoting health and preventing disease and disability among working Oregonians and their families. The center serves as an information resource for employers and proactively conducts research focused on workplace safety issues.
Dr. Shea received his PhD from the University of London in 1989, joined the faculty of the Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston in 1992, and transferred to Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School) in 1996. At Brigham and Women's, he served as acting chief of the Division of Sleep Medicine, most recently as director of the Sleep Disorders Research Program, and as an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Shea is active nationally in his field and currently serves as the president of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, on the boards of directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and as editor-in-chief of the journal Nature and Science of Sleep.