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Measuring best practices for workplace safety, health and wellbeing: The Workplace Integrated Safety and Health Assessment.
Sorensen G, Sparer EH, Williams JAR, Gundersen D, Boden LI, Dennerlein JT, Hashimoto D, Katz JN, McLellan DL, Okechukwu CA, Pronk NP, Revette AC, Wagner GR. 
J Occup Environ Med (in press).

The Effect of Workforce Mobility on Intervention Effectiveness Estimates.
Manjourides J, Sparer EH, Okechukwu CA, Dennerlein JT.
Annals of Work Exposures and Health, wxx112, 30 January 2018.


Exploring the association between organizational safety and health climates and select productivity measures. 
Katz AS, Pronk NP, McLellan D, Dennerlein J, Katz JN.
HERO Forum 17 Conference Proceedings. Waconia, MN: Health Enhancement Research Organization, 2017. pp 46-48.

Lifting and exertion injuries decrease after implementation of an integrated hospital-wide safe patient handling and mobilisation programme.
Dennerlein, JT, O'Day ET, Mulloy, DF, Somerville J, Stoddard, AM, Kenwood, C, Teeple E, Boden, LI, Sorensen G, Hashimoto D.
Occup Environ Med 2017;74:336–343.

An Inspection Tool and Process to Identify Modifiable Aspects of Acute Care Hospital Patient Care Units to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Grant MP, Okechukwu CA, Hopcia K, Sorensen G, Dennerlein JT
Workplace Health Saf 2017, Aug 1; 2165079917718852. doi: doi:10.1177/2165079917718852

Impact of occupational injuries on nonworkers’ compensation medical costs of patient-care workers.
Williams JA, Sorensen G, Hashimoto D, Hopcia K, Wagner GR, Boden LI.
J Occup Environ Med. 2017; 59(6):e119-24.

The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of using a wireless pedometer to improve the activity level in a cohort of nurses.
Flanagan J, McCord A, Cheney M, and Lundquist D.
Journal of Holistic Nursing 2016. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1177/0898010116632919

Assessment of ambient exposures firefighters encounter while at the fire station: An exploratory study.
Sparer EH, Prendergast D, Apell JN, Bartzak MR, Wagner GR, Adamkiewicz G, Hart JE, Sorensen G.
J Occup Environ Med 2017, Oct: 59(10):1017-1023.

Nurses’ but not supervisors’ safety practices are linked with job satisfaction.
Hurtado D, Kim S-S, Subramanian SV, Dennerlein JT, Christiani DC, Hashimoto DM, Sorensen G.
J Nurs Manag 2017 May 25. doi: 10.1111/jonm.12484. [Epub ahead of print].

Associations between trunk flexion and physical activity of patient care workers for a single shift: A pilot study.
Arias OE, Umukoro PE, Stoffel SD, Hopcia K, Sorensen G, Dennerlein JT.
Work. 2017;56(2):247-255. doi: 10.3233/WOR-172481.

Key organizational characteristics for integrated approaches to protect and promote worker health in smaller enterprises.
McLellan D, Williams JA, Katz, JN, Pronk NP, Wagner GR, Cabán-Martinez AJ, Nelson CC, Sorensen G.
J Occup Environ Med. March 2017; 59(3):289–294. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000949.

Racial disparities in occupational injury: Obscured by administrative data?
Sabbath EL, Boden LI, Williams JAR, Hashimoto D, Hopcia K, Sorensen G.
Scan J Work Environ Health 2017 Mar 1;43(2):155-162. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3611


Exploring the experience and impact of therapeutic touch treatments for nurse colleagues.
Coakley AB, Barron A-M, and Annese CD.
Visions: The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science 2016, 22(1), Manuscript 1, 13 pages.
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Integrating worksite health protection and health promotion: A conceptual model for intervention and research.
Sorensen G, McLellan DL, Sabbath EL, Dennerlein JT, Nagler EM, Hurtado DA, Pronk NP, Wagner GR.
Prev Med 2016, 91, 188–196.

Measurement Tools for Integrated Worker Health Protection and Promotion: Lessons Learned From the SafeWell Project.
Pronk NP, McLellan DL, McGrail MP, Olson SM, McKinney ZJ, Katz JN, Wagner GR, Sorensen G.
J Occup Environ Med. 2016 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Validation and Dimensionality of the Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion Score: Evidence from the PULSE small business and VA Medical Center Surveys.
Williams J, Schult T, Nelson C, Caban-Martinez A, Katz J, Wagner G, Pronk N, Sorensen G, McLellan D.
J Occup Environ Med 2016 May;58(5)499-504.

Supporting employees' work-family needs improves health care quality: Longitudinal evidence from long-term care.
Okechukwu CA, Kelly EL, Bacic J, DePasquale N, Hurtado D, Kossek E, Sembajwe G.
Soc Sci Med. 2016 May;157:111-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.031. Epub 2016 Mar 24.

“Well-Being in All Policies”: Promoting Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Improve People’s Lives.
Kottke TE, Stiefel M, Pronk NP.
Prev Chronic Dis 2016;13:160155.

Implementing an integrated health protection/health promotion intervention in the hospital setting: Lessons learned from the Be Well, Work Well Study.
Sorensen G, Nagler EM, Hashimoto D, Dennerlein JT, Theron J, Stoddard AM, Buxton OM, Wallace L, Kenwood C, Nelson CC, Tamers SL, Grant MP, Wagner Gl.
J Occup Environ Med 2016 Feb;58(2):185-94. 


Validation of biomarkers of CVD risk from Dried Blood Spots: Methodologies and study-specific serum equivalencies.
Samuelsson, L, Hall, T, McLean, S, Porter, J, Berkman, L, Sembajwe, G, McDade, T, Buxton, OM.
Biodemography Soc Biol 2015;61(3):285-97. doi: 10.1080/19485565.2015.1068105.

Schedule Control and Mental Health: The Relevance of Coworkers’ Reports.
Hurtado DA, Glymour MM, Reme, SE, Berkman, LF, Hashimoto, D, Sorensen, G.
Community, Work & Family 2015;18(4):416-434.

Validation of a New Metric for Assessing Approaches Integrating Health Protection and Health Promotion.
Williams J, Nelson CC, Caban-Martinez A, Katz JN, Pronk NP, Wagner G, Sorensen G, McLellan DM.
J Occup Environ Med 2015 Sep;57(9):1017-1021.

Organizational characteristics influence implementation of worksite health protection and promotion programs: Evidence from smaller businesses.
McLellan DM, Caban-Martinez A, Nelson CC, Pronk NP, Katz JN, Allen JD, Davis K, Wagner G, Sorensen G.
J Occup Environ Med 2015 Sep;57(9):1009-1016.

Integrating health promotion & occupational safety and health in manufacturing worksites: Perspectives of leaders from small-to-medium sized businesses
Nelson CC, Allen J, McLellan D, Pronk N, Davis K. 
Work. 2015;52(1):169-176.

Length of time spent working on a commercial construction site and the associations with worker characteristics.
Sparer EH, Okechukwu CA, Manjourides J, Herrick RF, Katz JN, Dennerlein JT.
Am J Ind Med. 2015 Jun 29. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22461. [Epub ahead of print]

Development and validation of a fatigue assessment scale for U.S. construction workers.
Zhang M, Sparer EH, Murphy LA, Dennerlein JT, Fang D, Katz JN, Caban-Martinez AJ.
Am J Ind Med. 2015 Feb;58(2):220-8.

Understanding the hospital sharps injury reporting pathway.
Boden LI, Petrofsky YV, Hopcia K, Wagner GR, Hashimoto D.
Am J Ind Med. 2015 Mar;58(3):282-9.

Physical activity levels at work and outside of work among Commercial Construction Workers
Arias OE, Caban-Martinez AJ, Umukoro PE, Okechukwu CA, Dennerlein JT.  
J Occup Environ Med. 2015 Jan;57(1):73-8.

Development of a Safety Communication and Recognition Program for Construction
Sparer EH, Herrick R, Dennerlein JT.
New Solutions 2015 May;25(1):42-58.

Supervisors' support for nurses' meal breaks and mental health
Hurtado D, Sorensen G, Hashimoto D.
Workplace Health Saf 2015 Mar;63(3):107-15.


Office workers with high effort-reward imbalance and overcommitment have greater decreases in heart rate variability over a 2-h working period
Garza JL, Cavallari JM, Eijckelhof BH, Huysmans MA, Thamsuwan O, Johnson PW, van der Beek AJ, Dennerlein JT.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2015 Jul;88(5):565-75. doi: 10.1007/s00420-014-0983-0. Epub 2014 Sep 24. PMID: 25249418.

Lifeworks@TURCK: A Best Practice Case Study Showing How Design of a Workplace Wellbeing Program Drives Success
Pronk NP, Lagerstrom D, Haws J.
ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, Worksite Health Promotion Column 2014 Nov/Dec;19(3) 2014.

Impact of organizational policies and practices on workplace injuries in a hospital setting.
Tveito TH, Sembajwe G, Boden LI, Dennerlein JT, Wagner GR, Kenwood C, Stoddard AM, Reme SE, Hopcia K, Hashimoto D, Shaw WS, Sorensen G.
J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Aug;56(8):802-8.

Worker assessments of organizational practices and psychosocial work environment are associated with musculoskeletal injuries in hospital patient care workers.
Reme SE, Shaw WS, Boden LI, Tveito TH, O'Day ET, Dennerlein JT, Sorensen G.
Am J Ind Med. 2014 Jul;57(7):810-8.  PMID: 24737462

Association between perceived inadequate staffing and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers.
Kim SS, Okechukwu CA, Dennerlein JT, Boden LI, Hopcia K, Hashimoto DM,
Sorensen G.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2014 Apr;87(3):323-30.
doi: 10.1007/s00420-013-0864-y.

Construction workers working in musculoskeletal pain and engaging in leisure-time physical activity: Findings from a mixed-methods pilot study.
Caban-Martinez AJ, Lowe K, Herrick R, Kenwood C, Gagne JJ, Becker JF, Schneider S, Dennerlein JT, Sorensen G.
Am J Ind Med 2014 Jul;57(7):819-25.  PMCID: 4074541. Free Access

Occupational injury among hospital patient-care workers: What is the association with non-physical workplace violence?
Sabbath E, Hurtado D, Okechukwu C, Tamers S, Nelson C, Wagner G, Sorensen G.
Am J Ind Med 2014. Feb;57(2):222-232. [PubMed in process].

Health Promotion in Smaller Workplaces in the United States.
Harris J, Hannon P, Beresford S, Linnan L, and McLellan D. 
Annu Rev Public Health. 2014.35:12.1-12.16.

Physical activity and BMI: the contribution of age and workplace characteristics.
Nelson CC, Wagner, GR, Caban-Martinez AJ, Buxton OM, Kenwood CT, Sabbath EL, Hashimoto DM, Hopcia K, Allen JD, Sorensen G.
Am J Prev Med 2014;46(3S1):S42-S51. PMCID: 4007484. Free Access.
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Work stress, sleep deficiency and predicted 10-year cardiometabolic risk in a female patient care worker population.
Jacobsen H, Reme SE, Sembajwe G, Hopcia K, Stiles T, Sorensen G, Porter J, Marino M, Buxton O.
Am J Ind Med 2014. 57:940-949]. PMCID: 4111954.
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Bicycling to work at Quality Bicycle Products: A case example for active transportation in the business and industry sector.
Pronk NP, Simon BC, Gaikowski J.
ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal 2014; 18(5):49-52.

Work-family conflict, psychological distress, and sleep deficiency among patient care workers.
Jacobsen H, Reme SE, Sembajwe G, Hopcia K, Stoddard A, Kenwood C, Stiles T, Sorensen G, Buxton O. 
Workplace Health Saf 2014 Jul;62(7):282-91. doi: 10.3928/21650799-20140617-04.
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Integrated Worker Health Protection and Promotion Programs: Overview and Perspectives on Health and Economic Outcomes.
Pronk NP. 
J Occup Environ Med. 2013 Dec; 55(12 0): S30–S37. PMCID: PMC4155035
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Results of a pilot intervention to improve health and safety for healthcare workers.
Caspi CE, Dennerlein J, Kenwood C, Stoddard A, Hopcia K, Hashimoto D, Sorensen G.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2013; 55:1449–1455.

Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion:  Rationale, Indicators, and Metrics
Sorensen G, McLellan D, Dennerlein J, Pronk N, Allen J, Boden L, Okechukwu C, Hashimoto D, Stoddard A, and Wagner G.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, December 2013;55 (Suppl):S12-18.
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Are social relationships a healthy influence on obesogenic behaviors among racially/ethnically diverse and socio-economically disadvantaged residents?
Tamers SL, Okechukwu C, Allen CD, Yang M, Stoddard A, Sorensen G.
Prev Med, 2013 Jan;56(1):70-4.

Psychosocial stress and multi-site musculoskeletal pain: a cross-sectional survey of patient care workers.
Sembajwe G, Tveito TH, Hopcia K, Kenwood C, O’Day ET, Stoddard A, Dennerlein J, Hashimoto D, Sorensen G.
Workplace Health Saf 2013; 61(3):117-125.

Association between work-family conflict and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers.
Kim SS, Okechukwu CA, Buxton OM, Dennerlein JT, Boden LI, Hashimoto DM, Sorensen G.
Am J Ind Med. 2013 Apr;56(4):488-95. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22120. Epub 2012 Sep 27.


SafeWell practice guidelines: An integrated approach to worker health
McLellan D, Harden E, Markkanen P, and Sorensen G.

Ergonomic practices within patient care units are associated with musculoskeletal pain and limitations.
Dennerlein JT, Hopcia K, Sembajwe G, Kenwood C, Stoddard AM, Tveito TH, Hashimoto DM, Sorensen G.
Am J Ind Med. 2012 Feb;55(2):107-16. doi: 10.1002/ajim.21036. Epub 2011 Nov 23.
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Occupational injuries among nurses and aides in a hospital setting.
Boden, L. I., Sembajwe, G., Tveito, T. H., Hashimoto, D., Hopcia, K., Kenwood, C., Stoddard, A. M. and Sorensen, G. 
Am. J. Ind. Med., 55: 117–126. doi: 10.1002/ajim.21018

Occupational injuries for consecutive and cumulative shifts among hospital registered nurses and patient care associates: a case-control study.
Hopcia K, Dennerlein JT, Hashimoto D, Orechia T, Sorensen G.
Workplace Health Saf. 2012 Oct;60(10):437-44. doi: 10.3928/21650799-20120917-39. Epub 2012 Sep 24.

Relationship of sleep deficiency to perceived pain and functional limitations in hospital patient careworkers.
Buxton OM, Hopcia K, Sembajwe G, Porter JH, Dennerlein JT, Kenwood C, Stoddard AM, Hashimoto D, Sorensen G.
J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Jul;54(7):851-8. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31824e6913.
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Musculoskeletal pain and psychological distress in hospital patient care workers.
Reme SE, Dennerlein JT, Hashimoto D, Sorensen G.
J Occup Rehabil. 2012 Dec;22(4):503-10. doi: 10.1007/s10926-012-9361-5.

Occupational injuries for consecutive and cumulative shifts among hospital registered nurses and patientcare associates: a case-control study.
Hopcia K, Dennerlein JT, Hashimoto D, Orechia T, Sorensen G.
Workplace Health Saf. 2012 Oct;60(10):437-44. doi: 10.3928/21650799-20120917-39. Epub 2012 Sep 24.


The role of the work context in multiple wellness outcomes for hospital patient care workers.
Sorensen G, Stoddard AM, Stoffel S, Buxton O, Sembajwe G, Hashimoto D, Dennerlein JT, Hopcia K.
J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Aug;53(8):899-910. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e318226a74a.
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Preventing Chronic Disease in the Workplace: A Workshop Report and Recommendations.
Glorian Sorensen, Paul Landsbergis, Leslie Hammer, Benjamin C. Amick III, Laura Linnan, Antronette Yancey, Laura S. Welch, Ron Z. Goetzel, Kelly M. Flannery, and Charlotte Pratt.
American Journal of Public Health
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Occupational injuries among nurses and aides in a hospital setting.
Boden LI, Sembajwe G, Tveito TH, Hashimoto D, Hopcia K, Kenwood C, Stoddard AM, Sorensen G.
Am J Ind Med. 2012 Feb;55(2):117-26. doi: 10.1002/ajim.21018. Epub 2011 Oct 24.

Statement on national worklife priorities.
Cherniack M, Henning R, Merchant JA, Punnett L, Sorensen GR, Wagner G.
Am J Ind Med. 2011 Jan;54(1):10-20. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20900.

Tobacco use cessation and weight management among motor freight workers: results of the gear up for health study.
Sorensen G, Stoddard A, Quintiliani L, Ebbeling C, Nagler E, Yang M, Pereira L, Wallace L.
Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Dec;21(12):2113-22. doi: 10.1007/s10552-010-9630-6. Epub 2010 Aug 20.
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Elements of External Validity of Tools for Health: An Intervention for Construction Laborers.
Mary K. Hunt, Amy E. Harley, Anne M. Stoddard, Ruth I. Lederman, Mary Jane MacArthur, and Glorian Sorensen (2010)
American Journal of Health Promotion: May/June 2010, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. e11-e20.

The association of workplace hazards and smoking in a U.S. multiethnic working-class population.
Okechukwu CA, Krieger N, Chen J, Sorensen G, Li Y, Barbeau EM.
Public Health Rep. 2010 Mar-Apr;125(2):225-33.
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Association of sleep adequacy with more healthful food choices and positive workplace experiences among motor freight workers.
Buxton OM, Quintiliani LM, Yang MH, Ebbeling CB, Stoddard AM, Pereira LK, Sorensen G. Am J
Public Health. 2009 Nov;99 Suppl 3:S636-43. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.158501.
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A hazardous substance exposure prevention rating method for intervention needs assessment and effectiveness evaluation: the Small Business Exposure Index.
LaMontagne AD, Stoddard AM, Roelofs C, Sembajwe G, Sapp AL, Sorensen G.
Environ Health. 2009 Mar 26;8:10. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-8-10.
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MassBuilt: effectiveness of an apprenticeship site-based smoking cessation intervention for unionized building trades workers.
Okechukwu CA, Krieger N, Sorensen G, Li Y, Barbeau EM.
Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Aug;20(6):887-94. doi: 10.1007/s10552-009-9324-0. Epub 2009 Mar 20.
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Work experiences and tobacco use: findings from the gear up for health study.
Sorensen G, Quintiliani L, Pereira L, Yang M, Stoddard A. J
Occup Environ Med. 2009 Jan;51(1):87-94. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31818f69f8.


Tools for health: the efficacy of a tailored intervention targeted for construction laborers.
Sorensen G, Barbeau EM, Stoddard AM, Hunt MK, Goldman R, Smith A, Brennan AA, Wallace L.
Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Feb;18(1):51-9.


Promoting behavior change among working-class, multiethnic workers: results of the healthy directions--small business study.
Sorensen G, Barbeau E, Stoddard AM, Hunt MK, Kaphingst K, Wallace L. Am J
Public Health. 2005 Aug;95(8):1389-95. Epub 2005 Jul 7.
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Process evaluation of an integrated health promotion/occupational health model in WellWorks-2.
Hunt MK, Lederman R, Stoddard AM, LaMontagne AD, McLellan D, Combe C, Barbeau E, Sorensen G.
Health Educ Behav. 2005 Feb;32(1):10-26.


Assessing and intervening on OSH programmes: effectiveness evaluation of the Wellworks-2 intervention in 15 manufacturing worksites.
LaMontagne AD, Barbeau E, Youngstrom RA, Lewiton M, Stoddard AM, McLellan D, Wallace LM, Sorensen G.
Occup Environ Med. 2004 Aug;61(8):651-60.


A comprehensive worksite cancer prevention intervention: behavior change results from a randomized controlled trial (United States).
Sorensen G, Stoddard AM, LaMontagne AD, Emmons K, Hunt MK, Youngstrom R, McLellan D, Christiani DC.
Cancer Causes Control. 2002 Aug;13(6):493-502


The effects of a health promotion-health protection intervention on behavior change: the WellWorks Study.
Sorensen G, Stoddard A, Hunt MK, Hebert JR, Ockene JK, Avrunin JS, Himmelstein J, Hammond SK.
Am J Public Health. 1998 Nov;88(11):1685-90.
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