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The Center promotes the mentoring and training of students, postdoctoral trainees, and junior investigators through opportunities to participate in study planning, development of manuscripts, pilot project implementation, and presenting at the Center’s works-in-progress seminar series. The Center’s prior trainees are situated in diverse locations around the world.

Current trainees

Maria Andree Lopez Gomez, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow
Examining Pathways
Organizational Approaches to TWH for Low Wage Workers

Susan Peters, PhD, BOccThy(Hons)
Postdoctoral fellow
Organizational Approaches to TWH for Low Wage Workers
Integrated Approaches for Driver and Crew Health and Safety in a National Transportation Company
Examining Pathways
Integrated Approaches to Health and Safety in a Dynamic Construction Work Environment

Emily Sparer, ScD
Postdoctoral fellow
Cancer Prevention with the Boston Fire Department
All the Right Moves

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

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
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
Northeastern University

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

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

Erika Sabbath, ScD
Assistant 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

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