CPH-NEW Research Affiliates

Research Affiliates are investigators who have both interest and potential to contribute to the mission of CPH-NEW, regardless of their home institution. Potential collaboration may take the form of research grant-writing related to the CPH-NEW mission, participation in already funded projects (in-kind), co-authorship of manuscripts with CPH-NEW investigators, contributions to educational and outreach activities, or serving as external advisors to graduate students who work on Center projects. Research Affiliates have access to CPH-NEW instruments and other materials and may participate in Center meetings and research retreats.

Current CPH-NEW Research Affiliates are:

  • Georg Bauer, M.D., Dr.PH., Head of Division Public and Organization Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich and Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences, Zurich; human resource management, occupational and organizational health, work-life balance.
  • Lisa Barry, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health, focused on the interface between mental health and physical function over time among older persons living in the community.
  • Sean Collins, Sc.D. Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, UMass Lowell Disability assessment and management; psychosocial strain.
  • Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Ph.D., CRNP Assistant Professor & Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellow, College of Nursing, New York University Cardiac self-care in the aging workforce.
  • Valerie Duffy, Ph.D., R.D. Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, U.Conn. Storrs Assessing dietary intake; promoting healthy and enjoyable eating, especially in the under-served.
  • Christine Ipsen, Ph.d., M. Sc. Associate Professor at the Work, Technology and Organization Section, at DTU Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark.
  • Marie Birk Jorgensen, Ph.D. Researcher (assistant professor), National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark.
  • George A. Kuchel, M.D., FRCPC Professor of Medicine; Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics & Gerontology; Director, UConn Center on Aging; Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UConn Health. Function and outcomes in older adults, mechanisms leading to disability, co-morbidity, design of effective interventions.
  • Anthony LaMontagne, Ph.D., Acting Director & Associate Professor, McCaughey Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health & Community Wellbeing, University of Melbourne Occupational stress: epidemiology and translation for primary prevention.
  • Paul Landsbergis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical University Socio-economic disparities in health; Occup. epidemiology.
  • Stephenie C. Lemon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Div. of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Community Engagement Section, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CTSA) Worksite obesity reduction programs using policies, physical environment, access and availability and behavioral interventions.
  • Karina Marietta Nielsen, Leader of the research group at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark; occupational health psychology, workplace health promotion interventions at the organizational level.
  • Darlene (Dee) O'Connor, Ph.D. Director of Strategic Alliances, JEN Associates, Inc. (Cambridge, MA) & Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health,
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School Disability and long-term care; the relationship between work, health promotion, and long-term support needs.
  • Denise M. Panosky D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E., CCHP, FCNS, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, research interest is in forensic and correctional nursing, and also in health education and health promotion.
  • Rashaun Roberts, Ph.D., Lead Research Psychologist, Work Organization and Stress Research Team Assistant Coordinator, Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector Program National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  • Michelle Robertson, Ph.D. Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Participatory ergonomics.
  • Deborah Shelton, Ph.D., R.N. Professor of Nursing; Director, Research & Evaluation - Correctional Managed Health Care; University of Connecticut Storrs Correctional health; mental health; community-based participatory research.
  • Richard Stevens, Ph.D., Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center Shift work and breast cancer; environmental design.
  • Robert L. Trestman, Ph.D., M.D. Executive Director, Correctional Managed Health Care; Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center Occupational health and safety and workplace health promotion in correctional health.