Dr. David Gilkey is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Education in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University. He is a teacher and frequent lecturer on many environmental and occupational health and safety topics. Dr. Gilkey is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE). He also provides service as the Assistant Director of Continuing Education at CSU for the NIOSH funded Mountain And Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC).
Michelle received her Master of Public Health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health with a focus on Community and Behavioral Health. As a Research Assistant at the Center, Michelle enjoys managing the Health Links program and assisting with the many projects that are run through the Center. Michelle is passionate about connecting with people throughout the community and learning how to help empower them to make choices to live safer and healthier lives.
Sara has been with University of Colorado Denver since 1999 and has done all aspects of budget management for Dr. Newman since the MAP ERC began in 2007. She has experience with accounting, budget management, grants, contracts, subcontracts/pilot projects, and general office administration.
Natalie Schwatka, PhD.
Natalie received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health from Colorado State University, and her B.A. in Psychology from University of Portland. Natalie’s research interests include leadership, safety climate/culture, workplace wellness programs, and the development and evaluation of leading indicators of workplace health and safety. Natalie is passionate about working with community partners on applied research projects that ultimately result in improved academic and practical knowledge.
Liliana Tenney Starr, MPH
Deputy Director, Center for Worker Health & Environment
Lili received her Masters of Public Health Degree from the Colorado School of Public Health. Her research interests include workplace wellness programs, community and behavioral health. She co-founded Health Links, a program in the Center for Worker Health and Environment. Before pursuing her MPH and working at the Mountain and Plains ERC, Lili developed a strong background in marketing, business development and social media with her work in event production, health promotion and wellness.
Finance Assistant and Administrative Assistant
Brenda is a Colorado native and graduated from CU Boulder. She assists the Finance
Administrator and provides administrative support to the Center, coordinating
Center events and schedules.
Roxana Witter, MD, MSPH
Director OEM Residency Program & Associate Professor
Dr. Witter is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She is the Program Director for the Occupational Medicine Residency Program and mentors several occupational medicine residents each year. She is co-Director of the MAP ERC Occupational Health Interdisciplinary Symposium and has previously been Director of the Occupational Toxicology MPH course.