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Mentoring and training tomorrow’s health and safety professionals is critical to our capacity-building efforts. Students, post-docs, and junior investigators at our Center participate in planning studies, developing manuscripts, implementing pilot projects, and presenting at the Center’s Works in Progress internal seminar series. The Center’s prior trainees contribute to the field in a wide range of settings and industries around the world.

Current trainees

Winnie Chin, ScD, MS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Former trainees

Oscar Arias, MD, ScD 
Assistant Director, Southern California NIOSH-ERC
University of California, Los Angeles

Alberto Cabán-Martinez, DO, PhD, MPH, CPH
Assistant Professor
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Caitlin Eicher Caspi, ScD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Maria Andree Lopez Gomez, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Sociology, Memorial University

Michael Grant, ScD 
Industrial Hygienist, Health Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 

Karen Hopcia, ScD, APRN-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Associate Director for Shared Services, Budget and Data Analysis
Partners HealthCare Occupational Health Services

David A. Hurtado, ScD
Assistant Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Oregon Health and Science University

Henrik Børsting Jacobsen, PhD
Department of Pain Management and Research
Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Lauren Murphy, PhD
User Researcher

Candace Nelson, ScD
Information Access and Dissemination Manager
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Susan Peters, PhD, BOccThy(Hons)
Research Associate
Center for Community-Based Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Silje Reme, PsyD, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Oslo

Erika Sabbath, ScD
Associate Professor
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

Grace Sembajwe, DSc, MSc
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at Hunter College
Doctoral Programs at CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, New York, NY

Emily Sparer-Fine, ScD
Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Sonja (Stoeffel) Kerr, PhD
Faculty, Centre for Sport & Exercise Education
Camosun College, Interurban; Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, Victoria, BC, Canada

Sara L. Tamers, PhD, MPH
Office for Total Worker Health Coordination and Research Support
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Torill Helene Tvieto, PhD
Research Group Leader
Uni Health, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway

Jessica Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas Medical Center