OccHealthSci Seminar Series

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences seminar series runs through the academic year and strives to bring prominent scientists to OHSU to present current research in the general areas of the occupational health sciences. This series has had many notable contributors from across the country and from numerous international research and academic institutions.

Upcoming Seminars

Resources To Strengthen Construction Industry Safety Climate, Safety Leadership, And Safety Management

Linda Goldenhar, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY

Linda M. Goldenhar, Ph.D. 
Director of Research & Evaluation 
Center for Construction Research and Training 

Hosted by Emily Huang, Ph.D. 

OccHealthSci Science Seminar with Akinori Nakata, Ph.D.

Akinori Nakata, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Stream the talk live via WebEx at: https://bit.ly/3U2M0bE

Akinori Nakata, Ph.D. 
Professor 
International University of Health and Welfare 

Hosted by Emily Huang, Ph.D.

Global Pockets of Occupational and Environmental Neurological Disease: Discovering Correct Etiologies

Peter S. Spenser, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY

Peter S. Spencer, Ph.D., FANA, FRCPath 
Professor 
School of Medicine 
OHSU 

Hosted by Peter S. Spencer, Ph.D. 

Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behavior (Some Policy Implications)

Derek D. Reed, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY

Derek D. Reed, Ph.D. 
Adjunct Researcher 
Department of Applied Behavioral Science 
University of Kansas

Hosted by Suzanne Mitchell, Ph.D. 

Working while Menopausal: Implications for Stereotypes and Leadership

Alicia Grandey, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY

Alicia Grandey, Ph.D. 
Professor 
Department of Psychology 
Penn State 

Hosted by Leslie Hammer, Ph.D. 

Addressing Child Behavioral Sleep Problems Among Shift-Working Caregivers

Ariel Williamson, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441 
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY 

Ariel Williamson, Ph.D., DBSM
Assistant Professor
Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health
University of Oregon

Hosted by Steven Shea, Ph.D. 

Structural/Environmental Inequality of Sleep

Dayna Johnson, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441 
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY 

Dayna Johnson, Ph.D 
Assistant Professor 
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health 
Emory University 

Hosted by Nicole Bowles, Ph.D. 

The Development and Validation of a Respectful Workplace Climate Scale and a Training Portal

Emily Huang, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441 
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY 

Presented by:

Erin Flynn, Ph.D. 
Director, Outreach 
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences 

                                                                                           Emily Huang, Ph.D. 
                                                                                           Associate Professor 
                                                                                           Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science 

                                                                                           Katia Costa-Black, Ph.D. 
                                                                                           Senior Manager for Education and Partnerships 
                                                                                           Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science
                                                                                           Outreach Core Lead 
                                                                                           Oregon Healthy Workforce Center 

TBA

Michaela June Kerrissey, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441 
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY 

Michaela June Kerrissey, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor 
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Hosted by David Hurtado, Sc.D.

TBA

Elana Austin, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441 
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY 

Elena Austin, Sc.D. 
Assistant Professor 
Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences 
University of Washington 

Hosted by Nicole Bowles, Ph.D.

Total Worker Health Education

Katia Costa-Black, Ph.D.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441 
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY 

Katia Costa-Black, Ph.D. 
Senior Manager for Education and Partnerships 
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Science 
Outreach Core Lead 
Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

Hosted by Katia Costa-Black, Ph.D. 


Past Seminars from the 2023-2024 Series

Clock-sleep integration by the astrocyte Fabp7 gene

Jason Gerstner

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual via WebEx at: https://bit.ly/46iLgll

Jason Gerstner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology
Washington State University

Targeting Protein Glycosylation to Mitigate Stress and Optimize Brain Health Across the Lifespan

Robert Mealer

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Vollum M1441
Virtual via WebEx: https://bit.ly/3LtoYoU

Robert G. Mealer, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

Wearables and Fatigue in Operational Military Environments for Fatigue Mitigation Efforts (With Emphasis on Navy Ships)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Vollum M1441
WebEx: https://bit.ly/3LuycBi

Evan Chinoy, Ph.D.
Sleep Research Physiologist
Naval Health Research Center

Evidence-based Workplace Mental Health Strategies for Managers: Pilot Studies and RCT Results

Leslie B. Hammer, PhD Co-Director OHWC

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
RJH 3524
 

Leslie Hammer, Ph.D.
Professor
Co-Director
Oregon Health Workforce Center
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences

Genotyping, Phenotyping, Psychotyping Patients with Chronic Pain: Virtues of Splitting vs. Lumping

Dennis Turk

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Vollum M1441

Dennis C. Turk, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington

Systematic Review of Mental Health Interventions in Healthcare Workers

W. Kent Anger, PhD

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Vollum M1441
 

Kent Anger, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Oregon Health and Science University

Sleep disturbance and burnout in healthcare workers: An associated factor (and potential therapeutic target?)

Ari Shechter, Ph.D.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441
Watch the video

Ari Shechter, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor 
Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health,  
Department of Medicine, 
Columbia University Irving Medical Center 

Hosted by Saurabh Thosar, Ph.D. 

Navigating the weeds: Effects of cannabis use on cognition, mental health, and the stress response

Carrie Cuttler, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 
Noon to 1 p.m. 
Vollum M1441
Stream the talk live at: https://bit.ly/40O5BgY

Carrie Cuttler, Ph.D. 
Department of Psychology 
Washington State University 

Hosted by Nicole Bowles, Ph.D.