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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.

Our esteemed trainees include:

Oscar E. Arias-Fernandez, MD, ScD (2009-2014)
Manager, Occupational Health & Safety North America
The Coca-Cola Company

Alberto Cabán-Martinez, DO, PhD, MPH, CPH (2011-2014)
Associate Professor, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Public Health Sciences
Deputy Director, MD-MPH Program
Assistant Provost for Research Integrity, MD-MPH Program Deputy Director

Caitlin Eicher Caspi, ScD (2009-2012)
Associate Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut
Director of Food Security Initiatives, UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Winnie Chin, ScD, MS (2020-2021)
Human Factors Researcher
Amazon Lab126

Ellen Connorton, MPA, ScD (2010-2012)
Former Senior Science Advisor
U.S. Department of State

Maria Andree Lopez Gomez, MPH, PhD (2017-2019)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Demographic Studies 

Michael Grant, ScD (2011-2016)
Deputy Branch Chief of the Field Research Branch
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Amy Harley, MPH, PhD (2005-2008)
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Karen Hopcia, ScD, APRN-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN (2008-2010)
Associate Director for Shared Services, Budget and Data Analysis
Mass General Brigham Occupational Health Services

David A. Hurtado, ScD (2013-2015)
Associate Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Oregon Health and Science University

Henrik Børsting Jacobsen, PhD (2012)
Research Fellow at OUS

Sonja Stoeffel Kerr, PhD (2009-2010)
Projektleiterin Evaluation and Qualitat,
Gesundheitsforderung Schweiz, Bern Switzerland

Lauren Murphy, PhD (2011-2014)
Staff UX Researcher 

Candace Nelson, ScD (2012-2014)
Research Director
Integrated Benefits Institute

Susan Peters, PhD, BOccThy(Hons) (2016-2019)
Research Scientist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Lisa Quintiliani, PhD (2006-2009)
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

Silje Reme, PsyD, PhD (2010-2012)
Professor of Psychology
University of Oslo

Erika Sabbath, ScD (2012-2014)
Associate Professor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Adjunct Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Grace Sembajwe, ScD, MSc, CIH (2007-2010)
Interim Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public Health

Emily Sparer-Fine, ScD (2015-2018)
Director, Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Sara L. Tamers, PhD, MPH (2010-2013)
Office Chief of Staff
Philosophie Vivante-Université du Lien

Torill Helene Tveito, PhD (2008-2010)
Research Group Leader, Uni Health, Uni Research, Bergen, Norway
Professor of Health Promotion, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Horten, Norway

Jessica Williams, PhD (2013-2015)
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Penn State College of Health and Human Development