2018 - 2019 Seminars

September 12, 2018

Jennifer Dimoff, PhD
Assistant Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology,
Portland State University, Portland, OR

Title: "With a little help from my boss: The role of supervisors as resource-facilitators"

Host: Leslie Hammer

September 26, 2018

Pamela J. Lein, Ph.D.,
Professor of Neurotoxicology,
Department of Molecular Biosciences,
University of California School of Veterinary Medicine,
Davis, CA

W. Kent Anger, Ph.D.,
Associate Director and Professor,
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences;
Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health;
Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, OHSU

Title: "Preclinical model of chlorpyrifos exposures and effects documented in Egyptian pesticide applicators."

Host: W. Kent Anger


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Emily Huang, Ph.D.,
Occupational Safety Consultant,
Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA

Title: "Safety Climate: Definition, Importance, Interventions, and What's Next"

Host: Ryan Olson

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS,
Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH),
Director, Ctr. for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST),
Director, Fire service Injury Research, epidemiology and evaluation fellowship (FIRE),
Drexel University School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA

Title: "Stress and Violence to Fire-based EMS Responders"

Host: Leslie Hammer

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nicole Bowles, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU

Title: "Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Sleep"

Host Steven A. Shea

November 15, 2018

Emily Huang, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist/Occupational Safety Consultant
Liberty Mutual
Boston, MA

Title: "Occupational Safety - Safety Climate as a Leading Indicator of Workplace Safety"

Host: W. Kent Anger

December 5, 2018

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, MArch, PhD
Director, Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory
Director, BioBE Center
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
University of Oregon

Siobhan Rockcastle, PhD, SMArchS, B.Arch
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Chair, Baker Lighting Lab University of Oregon

Title: "Designing Health in the Built Environment"

Host: Chuck Allen

January 30, 2019

Sarah Andrea, MPH
Doctoral Candidate,
Epidemiology, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Title: “The Tipping Point: an investigation of the effects of subminimum wage on maternal and child health”

Host: David A. Hurtado

February 6, 2019

Cassandra Pattinson, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Institutes of Health
Division of Intramural Research (NINR)
Bethesda, MD

Title: “Fatigue following TBI in active duty military personnel and veterans”

Host: Miranda Lim

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Marjaana Sianoja, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
OHSU, Portland, OR

Title: “The virtues of rest: Recovery from work stress”

Host: Leslie B. Hammer

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Richard E. Harris, PhD
Associate Professor,
Division of Rheumatology,
Department of Internal Medicine,
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI

Title: "Functional and Neurochemical Brain Markers of Diagnosis and Treatment Prediction in Chronic Pain"

Hosts: Miranda Lim & Matt Butler

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Andrew Mashburn, PhD
Associate Chair
Department of Psychology
Portland State UniversityPortland, OR

Title: "Mindfulness in Education: Supporting the Well-being of Young Children, Teachers, and School Administrators in the Portland Area"

Host: Leslie B. Hammer

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Matthew S. Thiese, PhD, MSPH
Assistant Professor
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
University of UtahSalt Lake City, UT

Title: "Who's that driving next to me? Results and applications from three truck driver health and safety studies"

Host: Ryan Olson

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Kim L. Huhman, PhD
Neuroscience Institute
Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Title: "Neurobiology of Behavioral Responses to Social Conflict"

Host: Charles Allen

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Katia M. Costa-Black, PhD
Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions,
New York, NY

Adjunct Faculty,
New York University,
School of Medicine,
New York, NY

Title: "Key Components of Return-to-Work Interventions: a Meta-Narrative Analysis"

Host: Leslie Hammer

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Matthew N. Hill, PhD,
Associate Professor,
The Hotchkiss Brain Institute,
University of Calgary,
Calgary, Alberta

Title: "A Tale of Translation: Endocannabinoid Regulation of Stress, Anxiety and Fear from Rodents to Humans"

Host: Nichole Bowles

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

John P. Thyfault, PhD, FACSM, FTOS
Molecular and Integrative Physiology,
University of Kansas Medical Center,

Health Scientist,
Veterans Administration Kansas City VA Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas

Title: "Physical Activity, aerobic fitness, and regulation of Metabolic health"  

Host: Saurabh Thosar

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Celine Vetter, PhD
Assistant Professor
Integrative Physiology
University of CO, Boulder
Boulder, CO

Title: "Sleep and Circadian Phenotypes and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk"

Host: Andrew McHill