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OEHN Research


Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing addresses numerous research areas identified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Program Portfolio including several National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) cross-industry sector programs as listed below.


Please also see examples of Research to Practice conducted by all Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) faculty and students.

FACULTY RESEARCH

Dr. Pat McGovern’s research investigates occupational and environmental health issues, in particular, issues addressing women’s well-being and work. Current projects include testing a wellness intervention for caregivers in the health care and social service industry, evaluating salon workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices related to chemical workplace exposures, and a case study of stress and resilience among farmers and farm workers exposed to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (Avian Flu). Past efforts have focused on women in the workplace and policies impacting breastfeeding practices, use of family leave and maternal postpartum health.

RECENT STUDENT DISSERTATIONS

(Student Names Underscored)

Graeve C , McGovern PM, Nachreiner NM, Ayers L: [2014] Establishing the value of Occupational Health Nurses’ contributions to worker health and safety: A Pilot test of a user-friendly estimation tool. Workplace Health and Safety 62(1):36-41. [Student and faculty research]

Gramling JJ, Nachreiner, N: [2013] Implementing a sharps injury reduction program at a Charity Hospital in India. Workplace Health and Safety 61(8):339-345. [Student and faculty research]

Gramling JJ, McGovern PM, Nachreiner, NM: [2013] A Mixed Methods Inquiry into the Injuries Sustained by Security Guards at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital. Journal for Association for Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare 33(4):37-43. [Student and Faculty Research]

SELECTED OEHN FACULTY, ALUMNI AND STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

(Student and alumni names are underscored and faculty names bolded)

INJURIES AND WORK-RELATED VIOLENCE
SPECIAL POPULATIONS AT RISK: WOMEN AND CHILDREN
WORK ORGANIZATION
TOTAL WORKER HEALTH
Catherine Graeve, PhD, MPH, Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing, presents her research poster at the 2017 NORA Symposium.
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