The Center partners with the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health to host presentations and an interdisciplinary seminar series covering new and emerging trends. Each year, we bring in visiting scholars and researchers to present on a wide range of topics including environmental health, Total Worker Health®, safety and health in oil and gas, and toxicology.
Click below to watch videos from past presentations and seminars.
Professor Candidate Presentation: Evidence-Based Emergency Management—Vaccine Uptake, Worker Safety, and Reunification
Dr. Terri Rebmann is a Professor and the Director of the Institute for Biosecurity in the Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice. She is a PhD Nurse researcher with an emphasis in infectious disease emergency preparedness. In addition, she is board certified in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology and an APIC Fellow. Her research areas of focus include healthcare and public health professional disaster preparedness, long‐term use of respiratory protection, and addressing barriers to vaccine uptake. Click here to view video
Leveraging Leadership to Create a Culture of Health and Safety at Work
Dr. Natalie Schwatka is an instructor and researcher at the Colorado School of Public Health in the Center for Health, Work & Environment. Her research interests include: safety and health culture/climate, safety and health leadership, workers compensation, total worker health, and, occupational health and surveillance. She also teaches a course on occupational safety and ergonomics in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Click here to view video
Safety and health hazards of workers in the oil and gas extraction industry
Kyla D. Retzer, MPH has been working as an epidemiologist within the Oil and Gas Safety and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for the past six years. (Tuesday, March 8, 2016). Click here to view video
Total Worker Health
Dr. L. Casey Chosewood is the Director of the Office for Total Worker Health® at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and CDC. He promotes the protection and improvement of the safety, health, and well-being of workers around the world. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Director of the CDC Office of Health and Safety, safeguarding the 15,000 members of the CDC workforce as they faced new challenges of the modern public health era including emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism, and other global health challenges. (Tuesday, February 2, 2016). Click here to view video