Recent Reports and Activities

2021 OccHealth Financials

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2021 OccHealthSci Financials

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences 2019-2020 Biennial Report

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences 2019-2020 biennial report

The Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences 2019-2019 Biennial Report highlighting our Faculty and Staff, their research interests and accomplishments. 

Since the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences began in 1988 (initially as CROET), we have produced many basic, applied and clinical research findings, educational symposia, and outreach accomplishments.  Below we present many of those accomplishments drawn from the "highlights" from the annual reports beginning in 2001. The annual and biennial reports are available in the Publications pulldown under about.

The benefit of complementary basic and applied science has been an underlying tenet of Occupational Health Sciences research. For example, our basic laboratory assessments of DNA damage induced by sunlight have led to laboratory-based techniques for repairing sunlight-induced DNA damage, proving the concept. The ultimate goal is a clinical trial of a new therapy for the repair of DNA damage that may lead to skin cancer, thus preventing the cancer from developing in the first place. Thus, Occupational Health Sciences performs research at many levels including basic laboratory science, human laboratory science, workplace interventions and outreach plus education.

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center FY21 Annual Report

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health®. Founded in 2011, OHWC is housed within Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (Institute), and also includes investigators from the OHSU-Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health, PSU, the University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins University. OHWC’s work is focused on OSHA region 10 (Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Idaho) and beyond.

OR-FACE 2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report for the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE)

Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation is a project of the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at Oregon Health & Science University.  OR-FACE  is supported by a cooperative agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health through the Occupational Public Health Program of the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority.

OR-FACE conducts surveillance, investigation, and assessment of traumatic occupational fatalities in Oregon, and produces safety materials to promote worker safety.  OR-FACE investigations of fatal occupational incidents assess risk factors that include the working environment, the worker, activity, tools, energy exchange and role of management.

Featured Publications

Featured Basic Science Research Publication

Moldavan, M., O. Cravetchi and C. N. Allen (2021). Diurnal properties of tonic and synaptic GABAA receptor-mediated currents in suprachiasmatic nucleus neurons. J Neurophysiol 126(2): 637-652.

Featured Applied Science Research Publication

Hanson, G. C., A. Rameshbabu, T. E. Bodner, L. B. Hammer, D. S. Rohlman, R. Olson, B. Wipfli, K. Kuehl, N. A. Perrin, L. Alley, A. Schue, S. V. Thompson and M. Parish (2021). A Comparison of Safety, Health, and Well-Being Risk Factors Across Five Occupational Samples." Front Public Health 9: 614725.

Featured Clinical Research Publication

Sarah L Chellappa Jingyi QianNina VujovicChristopher J MorrisArlet NedeltchevaHoa NguyenNishath RahmanSu Wei HengLauren KellyKayla Kerlin-MonteiroSuhina Srivastav Wei Wang  Daniel AeschbachCharles A CzeislerSteven A Shea Gail K AdlerMarta GarauletFrank A J L Scheer (2021). Daytime eating prevents internal circadian misalignment and glucose intolerance in night work Sci Adv 2021 Dec 3;7(49):eabg9910.doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abg9910. Epub 2021 Dec 3.

Featured Presentations

Featured Applied Science Presentation

Leslie B. Hammer, PhD, "How Work can Impact Mental Health and what Leaders Can Do" part of the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Webinar Series . View Webinar

Featured Basic Science and Clinical Research Presentation

Peter S. Spencer, PhD, FANA, FRCPath, "From Guam to the French Alps: Naturally occurring chemicals and ALS" presented at the Oregon Brain Institute, December 2021.  View his talk.