Nikolas Smart - Research Associate
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.
Leah Greenspan, Research Assistant II
Jarred Rimby - Research Assistant II
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 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.