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April 5, 2023

"Paradigms, Policy and Practice: The Trajectory of a Research Program to Impact Cancer Survivorship"
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD,
Professor and Section Head, Cancer Population Sciences, Division of Oncological Sciences
Co-Program Leader, Cancer Prevention & Control
Co-Director, Community Partnership Program
Knight Cancer Institute
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March 8, 2023

"The role of the circadian clock in female fertility"
Karen Tonsfeldt, PhD,
Assistant Project Scientist IV
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Recording coming soon

March 1, 2023

"Sleep and neurotrauma in military-related occupations"
Jonathan Elliott, PhD,
Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine,
Research Physiologist, VA Portland Health Care System
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January 25, 2023

"Connecting Safety Climate/Culture to Safety Management"
Ted Scharf, PhD
Research Psychologist,
Social Science and Translation Research Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

Emily J. Haas, PhD
Research Health Scientist
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, Research Branch
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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January 11, 2023

"Ergonomic Research and Outreach: One Ergonomist's Perspective"
Jennifer Hess, DC, MPH, PhD,
Associate Research Professor,
Labor Education and Research Center,
University of Oregon
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January 4, 2023

"Multiple Layers of Stigma toward Health Condition and Treatment Approach”
Jin Lee, PhD,
Associate Professor,
Department of Psychological Sciences,
Kansas State University
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November 2, 2022

"The Synchronization of Daily Sleep: Beyond the Solar Day "
Horacio de la Iglesia, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology,
University of Washington
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October 26, 2022

"Blue light is an occupational hazard (at least for flies)"
Jaga Giebultowicz, PhD
Professor Emerita,
Department of Integrative Biology
Oregon State University
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October 5, 2022

"Early school start times are bad for sleep, attendance, and grades"
Joshua Gooley, PhD
Associate Professor, Duke-NUS
Director of Research,
SingHealth Duke-NUS Sleep Center
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September 7, 2022

“Reducing the prevalence of sleep disorders through optimized daylight in buildings”
Clotilde Pierson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering (Culbertson Faculty Scholar),
School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University
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September 1, 2021

"Choreographing War Stories to Provoke Healing, Peacebuliding, and Understanding"
Roman Baca, MFA

Co-founder, Artistic Director
Exit12 Dance Company
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September 8, 2021

"Daily Energy Expenditure Across the Lifespan: Effects of Lifestyle, Age, and Evolution"
Herman Pontzer, PhD,
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Global Health,
Duke University
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September 22, 2021

“Developing Digital Biomarkers, Phenotypes, and Therapeutics: The Future of Wearables for Improving Human Health"
Ryan McGinnis, PhD,

Assistant Professor,
Deptartment of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering,
Assistant Director, Biomedical Engineering Program,
Director, M-Sense Research Group,
University of Vermont
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September 29, 2021

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center’s (OHWC) new cycle, 2021-2026
Hosts: Ryan Olson and Leslie Hammer
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  • "OHWC Introduction"
    Ryan Olson, PhD & Leslie Hammer, PhD

    Co-Directors, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center
  • "A natural experiment for the impact of schedules on sleep, health, and safety in firefighters"
    Nicole Bowles, PhD,
    Assistant Professor
  • "The Work-life Check-ins: A supervisor-driven intervention to reduce workers’ burnout"
    David Hurtado, ScD,
    Assistant Professor
  • "Development and validation of a Total Worker Health Climate Scale"
    Emily (Yueng-hsiang) Huang, PhD,
    Associate Professor
  • "Translating an intervention to address chronic pain among home care workers"
    Ryan Olson, PhD
    Co-Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center
  • "OHWC Outreach Core"
    Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH,
    Senior Research Associate

October 6, 2021

"Making Measurements Meaningful"
Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, PhD

Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education,
Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine (General Medicine),
School of Public Health, University of Michigan

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October 27, 2021

"Participatory Research Methods to Address Layered Environmental Health Burdens and Mobilize Resilience"
Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, PhD

Associate Professor,
Director, Project Harvest,
Director, Gardenroots,
University of Arizona

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November 3, 2021

"Developing, Testing, and Launching CBTIweb: A web-based provider training in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia"
Jessee Dietch, PhD
Assistant Professor,
School of Psychological Science
Oregon State University
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November 10, 2021

"Genetic, developmental and social factors in immune cell gene expression and health"
Francesca Luca, PhD,
Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Center For Molecular Medicine and Genetics,
Wayne State University
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December 1, 2021

"Social hierarchies, gene regulation, and health: lessons from our primate cousins"
Jenny Tung, PhD,
Associate Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology
Associate Professor, Biology,
Affiliate, Duke Population Research Institute
and Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
Senior Fellow, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human
Duke University
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January 5, 2022

"Genetically-encoded tags for correlated light and electron microscopy"
Kimberly E. Beatty, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Associate Professor of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry,
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program,
Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, OHSU School of Medicine,
OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine, School of Medicine
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

“Get Out! Breaking out of our comfort zone to improve human health”
Christopher T. Minson, PhD

Kenneth and Kenda Singer Endowed
Professor of Human Physiology,
Department of Human Physiology,
University of Oregon
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

“Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder: The Price of Electric Light”
Jonathan S. Emens, MD, FABSM,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine,
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine,
Affiliate Faculty, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences,
Staff Physician, VA Portland Health Care System
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

"Chimpanzees and the Evolution of Healthy Aging"
Melissa Emery Thompson, PhD

Associate Professor,
Department of Anthropology,
Assistant Vice President for Research,
University of New Mexico
Co-director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project
Link coming soon

Wednesday June 8, 2022

“Autonomic Balance: How Fasting and Vaping Tilt the Scale”
Joshua Gonzalez, PhD,
OFDIR Postdoctoral Fellow,
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU
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October 14, 2020

"Mining the Perinatal Epigenome for Insights into Autism Risk and Multifactorial Health Disparities"
Janine LaSalle, PhD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Davis, with memberships in the Genome Center, and the MIND Institute.  
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October 28, 2020

"Finding the needle in a haystack: Using modern sequencing methods to study the rise of somatic mutations in aging and disease"
Scott Kennedy, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Washington
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November 4, 2020

"Metabolic consequences of gestational diabetes in placental cytotrophoblasts"
Amy Valent, DO
Assistant Professor,
Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
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December 9, 2020

"From airline pilots to self-driving cars: Assessing the impact of sleep loss in the real world"
Erin E. Flynn-Evans, PhD, MPH

Fatigue Countermeasure Laboratory,
NASA Ames Research Center
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January 6, 2021

"The Problem with Responsible Innovation"
Andrew Maynard, PhD

Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Director, Risk Innovation Lab
Associate Dean of Curricula and Student Success at the College of Global Futures.
Arizona State University
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January 13, 2021

"Using zebrafish as a surrogate vertebrate model to systematically classify and define polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon toxicity mechanism(s)"
Robyn Tanguay, PhD

Distinguished Professor
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology,
Director of Superfund Research Program,
Director of Environmental Health Sciences Center,
Director of Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory,
Oregon State University
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January 27, 2021

"Flame retardant exposures and social behaviors in preschool aged children"
Molly Kile, ScD

Associate Professor,
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University
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February 3, 2021

"When two forces of nature collide: how COVID-19 has highlighted the difficulty in protecting the health of wildland firefighters"
Luke Montrose, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Community and Environmental Health,
Boise State University

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February 10, 2021

"Methionine dependence: A metabolic vulnerability in cancer"Isabelle Racine Miousse, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
UAMS College of Medicine
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February 24, 2021

"Changing what’s not supposed to change: A change-focused extension of organizational climate theory using safety climate as exemplar"Jeremy Beus, PhD
Associate Professor of Management
Management, Information Systems, & Entrepreneurship,
Carson College of Business
Washington State University
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March 3, 2021

"Towards Health Equity on a Warming Planet: The case of urban heat"
Vivek Shandas, PhD

Professor of Climate Adaptation,
Director of the Sustaining Urban Places Research (SUPR) Lab,
Portland State University
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March 31, 2021

"Impact of repetitive subconcussive and concussive injuries on autonomic function and cerebral vascular function"
Blair D Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor,
Department of Kinesiology,
School of Public Health,
Indiana University Bloomington
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April 28, 2021

Epigenetic bookmarking by exposure to hydrogen sulfide
Dana Miller, PhD

Associate Professor,
University of Washington
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May 12, 2021

"Allostatic Signatures of the Stressed Hippocampus in Malesand Females: From Hormones to Genes”
Jordan Marrocco, PhD

Research Associate
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
The Rockefeller University
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