OR-FACE Staff

Ryan Olson, PhD

Ryan Olson, PhD - Program Director

Dr. Olson's research is focused on safety and health interventions for lone workers, and on behavioral self-management methods. He has extensive experience conducting injury prevention and health promotion research in transportation industries. Current projects include injury prevention and health promotion research in home health care and long-term care industries.

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Nikolas Smart - Research Associate

Nikolas Smart

Nikolas Smart joined the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences in April 2019 as the project manager for the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, (OR-FACE) and SHIFT Onboard (Success &Health Impacts for Transit operators during Onboarding) programs. Nikolas earned his MS in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College in 2013, and has been in a variety of research projects since. Most recently, he examined the role of technology in communication methods between physicians and nurses. Nikolas is excited to be involved in state and regional work that aims to save lives, and increase quality of life. His interests outside of work include transportation development, environmental sustainability, privacy, and game design.

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Leah Greenspan, Research Assistant II

Leah Greenspan
Leah joined the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences in April 2019 as a Senior Research Assistant on the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) and the Success & Health Impacts for Transit operators during Onboarding (SHIFT Onboard) studies. Leah earned her BAs, one in Comparative Religion and one in Folklore, from the University of Oregon and will be completing her MPH in Health Promotion from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in June of 2019. She is primarily interested in sociocultural determinants of health and developing interventions to improve workplace organizational policies and culture around safety, health, and wellness. 

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Jarred Rimby - Research Assistant II

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Jarred Rimby joined the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences in March 2018 as a Research Assistant II working across the Safety and Health Intervention for Truck Drivers (SHIFT), Tech4Rest, and Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) projects. Mr. Rimby earned his BA in Chemical Biology and Global Health Studies from Whittier College. He is interested in the development and evaluation of public health interventions that seek to improve the health of vulnerable populations, particularly those that function in cross-cultural contexts.

Melina Rodriguez, Research Assistant II

Melina Rodriguez

Melina Rodriguez joined the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences in September 2018 as a Research Assistant II on the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) and Safety and Health Intervention for Truck Drivers (SHIFT) projects. Ms. Rodriguez earned her BS in Public Health from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in Occupational and Environmental Health. Her research interests include the use of epidemiology to examine the influence of social factors on the health of vulnerable populations and the health effects of secondary-trauma on health care and mental health professionals.

Amelia Monfared - Student Research Assistant

Amelia Monfared