Trends in Occupational Health Meeting

January 25, 2017

Our next Trends in Occupational Health meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th, 2017. The details of the meeting are as follows:

Presenter: Dr. Helen Marucci-Wellman

Topic: The changing nature of work and the impact on injury risk: Observations in Vietnam and the U.S.

Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch at 12. The MediaSite broadcast begins at 11:55.

Location: UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor Large Conference Room, S2010

Learning objectives of this discussion:

  1. Gain a deeper understanding for the importance of using a systems approach when designing, implementing and evaluating workplace interventions.
  2. Enhance their appreciation for integrating safety and ergonomics programs utilizing participatory approaches to improve employees’ well-being and performance.
  3. Obtain a richer perspective regarding new ways of working in office and computer work environments.

Lunch will be provided. Hope to see everyone there! Please RSVP with Lisa Rusch at to ensure we have enough food for everyone. However, we always welcome last minute attendees. The more the merrier!

The lecture will also be streamed using MediaSite. If you can not make it in person, you can view the presentation here. Dr. Helen Wellman presentation.


December 12, 2016

Martin Cherniack, MD, MPH, received the Joseph E. Wagoner Award from the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).  April, 28, 2017.

As many of you know, Marc Croteau, MD, MPH will be retiring on June 30, 2017. Dr. Croteau has been a fixture in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine for the past 15 years, initially as an occupational medicine fellow and faculty member, and then returning to direct the Clinic and the Employee Health Service.

In addition to his supervisory role, Dr. Croteau has maintained the standards of the occupational medicine diagnostic practice and has made exceptional efforts as a medical educator, working with students and residents. He has maintained the collegiality, attention to patient needs, and cooperative good will that has been the hallmark of our clinical programs.

We wish him well as he begins his retirement and expect to see him back as a guest and participant in the educational and outreach activities of the Division.


September 13, 2016


The Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine offers a monthly colloquium series on an aspect of Occupational or Environmental Medicine. We bring in speakers on the first Monday of each month to lecture from noon to 1:30.  These events are CME events, so your physical attendance and participation will qualify you for the CME credits.

If you can not make it to UConn Health to attend the lecture in person, we do broadcast it using Occupational Medicine Colloquium Archives. You can find an archive of some of our previous speakers there.

Our next lecture will take place on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017,  in the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion 2d floor East conference room.  The lecture will start at noon, but refreshments will be provided before the lecture starts.  It will run to approximately 1:30 pm to allow for time to discussion and questions after the presentation.  Information on this lecture is below.

Speakers: Robert McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAFP

Topic: “TBD”

MediaSite Link: TBD

Please RSVP for this event by emailing Miriam Muniz at



Below are a list of CPH-NEW Presentations given at the APA/NIOSH Work, Stress, and Health Conference – Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities, June 7-10, 2017

Cavallari, J., Burch, K., Dugan, A., Henning, R. Safety climate, job control and the use of hearing protection devices in a variable noise environment.

Cavallari, J. Measuring integration in Total Worker Health: The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workforce Participatory Framework

 Namazi et al. Association of work schedule with adverse health behaviors, health climate, and obesity

Cherniack, M. Chair Dugan, A. Workforce Health Assessment and Intervention Planning With Correctional Supervisors Using Participatory Action Research

 Tubbs, D. Is Correctional Officer Health Worsened With More Overtime Hours Worked?

 Pfeiffer, C. Relative Weights Analysis of Key Factors To Stress In New Correctional Officers

 Hanrahan, J. The Role of Social Support in Organizational Health Climate in Corrections

Cherniack, M. et al. Indoor air quality remediation by corrections officers: Total Worker Health



Recent Publications

September 1, 2015

Walker ED, Cavallari JM, Hart JE, Laden F. The Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Northeastern U.S. Trucking Terminals. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, In Press.

Zhang J, Cavallari JM, Fang SC, Lin X, Mittleman MA, Christiani DC Application of linear mixed-effects model with Lasso to identify metal components associated with cardiac autonomic responses among welders: a repeated measures study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, In Press.

Walker ED, Cavallari JM, Laden F, Koutrakis P, Newmark M, Luna M, Hart J. Characterizing Sound Levels Overall and Across the Frequency Spectrum in an Urban Community near Major Transportation Networks. Plos One, In Press.