OHP Summer Institute

2016 Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) Summer Institute

OHP Innovation and Creative Strategies Leading to Total Worker Health
July 12-14, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
Continuing Education Units are available for occupational health nurses.

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union, Rooms 327-329
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201

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Arnold Bakker

Day 1: July 12, 2016

Arnold Bakker, PhD
Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Keynote: Creative Approaches to Employee Work Engagement
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Glorian Sorensen

Day 2: July 13, 2016

Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts   

Keynote: Work and Health:  Evidence on the Pathways to Implementing Total Worker Health
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Eva Demerouti Day 3: July 14, 2016

Eva Demerouti, PhD
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Keynote: Bottom up Interventions to Stimulate Effective Functioning
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Additional Speakers

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  • Jim McDonald, Meijer
    : Creating a Safety of Culture
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  • Michael P. Leiter, PhD, Centre for Organizational Research & Development, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada
    Title : Improving Civility Contributes to Well-being at Work
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  • Jennifer Rineer, PhD & Jamie Pina, PhD, MSPH, RTI International
    Title : Organizational Barriers and Novel Solutions to Improving Occupational Health
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  • Jennifer Dimoff, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Title : With a Little Help from My Boss: Supervisors as Resource Facilitators
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  • David Hurtado, ScD, Oregon Health & Science University
    Title : Time at Work and Workers' Health
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  • Liu-Qin Yang, PhD, Portland State University
    Title : Workplace Mistreatment Management: Nipping Mean Behavior Before It Starts
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  • Jack Dennerlein, PhD, Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences & Harvard School of Public Health
    : Safety Incentives, Safety Climate, and Total Worker Health® in the Dynamic Environment of Commercial Construction
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  • Amy B. Adler, PhD, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
    Title : Behavioral Health Leadership in a High-Risk Occupation
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  • Alison Hopcroft, MA, Blue Zones Project, Healthways
    Title : Design Your Workplace for Wellness Wins (And Live Longer, Better®!)
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Registration Information        
  • Full price: 3 days - $400; 2 days - $300; 1 day - $200        
  • Reduced rate [Employees representing Oregon government; (all) educational institutions; (all) labor]:        
    3 days - $300; 2 days - $200; 1 day - $100        
  • Cancellation policy posted with online registration details

Hotel Booking

515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
NOTE: These special event rates are guaranteed until July 1!
--Reservation method: Guests to call hotel directly at 877.484.1084 and ask for "OHSU/PSU Psychology Event" or reserve online at www.hotelmodera.com using the group code “PSYCH2016".
--Premiere King Room $249.00.
--Rate includes complimentary wireless internet (Wifi) and daily passes to 24-Hour Fitness gym. Does not include parking cost. Room rate available 3 days pre/post block dates, based on availability.

310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland, OR 97201
Please note, these rates are no longer guaranteed at this hotel but you are free to check.
--Reservation method: Guests to call hotel directly at 866.845.4647 and ask for "OHSU/PSU Psychology Event".
--Room rates (Comfort Room): $100 for Single/Double Occupancy; $110 for Triple Occupancy; $120 for Quadruple Occupancy.
--Rate includes Wifi and breakfast buffet.  Does not include parking cost. Room rate available 2 days pre/post block dates, based on availability.

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2015 OHP Summer Institute

The OHP 2015 Summer Institute took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Download the OHP 2015 Announcement. Visit the St. Mary's University Occupational Health Psychology website for more details.

2014 OHP Summer Institute

2014 Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: Advancing Theory and Practice in the Context of Total Worker Health

July 16-18, 2014, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

This 3-day institute featured regional, national, and international researchers and practitioners in occupational health psychology, total worker health, and safety research and practice.
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Institute Program

Day 1: Occupational Health Psychology - Scholarly Work Advancing Theory

Welcome and Introduction of OHP Summer Institute
Leslie Hammer, Ph.D., Director, Occupational Health Psychology Program, Portland State University; Co-Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC)*
Bio & Summary

Featured Speaker:

OHP in the Aging Workforce: Theoretical and Empirical Advancements
Mo Wang, Ph.D., University of Florida, National Science Foundation
President, Society for Occupational Health Psychology
Bio & Summary
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What Should we Actually DO for Older Workers? Identifying the research gaps in organizational practice and interventions
Donald Truxillo, Ph.D., Portland State University
Bio & Summary
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Economic Stress: A Primer for Occupational Health Researchers
Robert Sinclair, Ph.D., Clemson University
Bio & Summary
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Work-Life Boundary Control and Identity Management: A New Frontier for Occupational Health
Ellen E. Kossek, Ph.D., Purdue University
Bio & Summary
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Letting Go: Research on Recovery from Work Stress and Employee Well-being
Charlotte Fritz, Ph.D., Portland State University
Bio & Summary
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Day 2: Intersection of Theory & Practice: Total Worker Health

Institute Keynote Speaker:
TWH in the Context of Occupational Health Psychology: Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion
Laura Punnett, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) *
Bio & Summary

So you want to improve TWH? Critical principles and tactics for creating organizational and behavior change
Ryan Olson, Ph.D., Project Principal Investigator, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
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PHLAME: An example of a complete TWH intervention program from conception to ROI
Kerry Kuehl, MD and Diane Elliot, MD - Project Principal Investigator/ISC Chair, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
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Panel Discussion: Building a TWH Center: From Nuts and Bolts to Politics
Laura Punnett, Ph.D., Director, CPH-NEW*
Kent Anger, Ph.D., Director, OHWC*
Jack Dennerlein, Ph.D., Associate Director, Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing *
Diane Rohlman, Ph.D., University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence (HWCE)*
Bio & Summary

What TWH Means to Early Adopting Organizations: The Practitioners Perspective
Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, Education co-PI, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
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Evidence-Based TWH Programs: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?
Kent Anger, Ph.D., Director, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
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*NIOSH-Funded Total Worker Health Center of Excellence (COE)

Day 3: Practical Interventions in the Workplace

Day 3 will be available soon below as a recorded webinar.

Featured Speaker:
Disseminating and Implementing Evidence-based Prevention in the Workplace
Jeffrey Harris, MD, MPH, MBA., University of Washington
Bio & Summary
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Mental Health Awareness Intervention

Kevin Kelloway, Ph.D., Saint Mary's University
Bio & Summary
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Self Monitoring and Self Management
Brad Wipfli, Ph.D., Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU *
Bio & Summary
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Work, Life & Stress - Reflections of an Occupational Medicine Physician
Carol Gunn, MD, CIH, Occupational Medicine, Portland, Oregon
Bio & Summary
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The Aging Workforce: An Ideal Application of TWH. So Why is it so Difficult?
Steven Hecker, MSPH, Co-Director Education Core, OHWC*
Bio & Summary
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2012 OHP Summer Institute

 The first annual Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute: Improving Worker Safety, Health and Well-being, was held on July 16 - 19, 2012. This event was presented by the Occupational Psychology Program at Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, the Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, and the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety at St. Mary’s University.

The institute was attended by a mix of academic researchers and practitioners from around the world with topics ranging from safety climate, work organization, and stress, to employee health and the work family balance. It was particularly beneficial to share the differing perspectives found between researchers and practitioners.

Speakers included:

  • Joseph Hurrell, PhD, NIOSH (ret.), Editor, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
  • Dr. Yueng-hsiang (Emily) Huang, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
  • Nanette Yragui, PhD, Occupational Health Research Psychologist
  • David Cadiz, MBA, PhD, Research Associate, Oregon Nurses Foundation
  • Arla Day, PhD, Saint Mary’s University
  • Deborah Fell-Carlson, SAIF Corporation, Dede Montgomery, CROET
  • Bing Lin, M.S., Doctoral Student Industrial/Organizational and Occupational Health Psychology Training Program, Portland State University
  • Leslie Hammer, PhD, Portland State University, Occupational Health Psychology
  • Dov Zohar, PhD, Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • Natalie Schwatka, M.S., AEP, Doctoral Student, Ergonomics & Human Factors Training Program, Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Services, Colorado State University
  • Krista Hoffmeister, M.S., Doctoral Student Industrial/Organizational Psychology Training Program, Colorado State University
  • Tony Barsotti, Safety Manager, Temp Control Mechanical, Portland