Environmental Health Research + Injury Prevention/Occupational Health

Monday, June 7
Lecture HallLecture Hall
1:00 – 1:50pm
Modeling Approach to Estimating Occupational Injury Costs
This presentation introduces a refined cost model with hazard specific categories.  Unique cost factors serve as the basis for a revised model that should assist in targeting the specific health hazards that most affect soldier health and ultimately the Army’s bottom line.  The model produces reasonable “real world” results. The program applications of this model are representative of the basic outcomes that all prevention programs should measure.
Gary M. Bratt, PhD, CIH, PE, BCEE, Research Fellow/Policy Analyst, LMI, Belcamp, MD

3:00 – 3:50pm
Work-Related Asthma in New Mexico:  An Underreported Problem

Asthma in adults is often triggered or caused by exposures in the workplace.  It is estimated that the proportion of adult asthma related to work is 15% and that 8.7% of adults in New Mexico currently suffer from asthma. However, it is not known how many of adult asthma cases are attributable to work because of underreporting. From this session, attendees will learn about the estimated prevalence of adult asthma and work-related asthma (WRA) in New Mexico, some of the occupations and industries in New Mexico in which WRA can occur, the importance of recognizing and reporting WRA cases, and how to file a report with the New Mexico Occupational Health Registry, New Mexico Department of Health.
Jan Frustaglia, RN, BS, CCM, COHN-S, Health Educator, New Mexico Dept. of Health - Epidemiology & Response Division, Santa Fe, NM
Brian Woods, Environmental Epidemiologist and Asthma Epidemiologist, New Mexico Dept. of Health for Brad Whorton, PhD, Asthma Epidemiologist, New Mexico Dept. of Health - Epidemiology & Response Division, Santa Fe, NM

4:00 – 4:50pm
Communicating Research Impact: A Framework and Case Studies (PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)
The presentation will communicate a basic conceptual framework including conceiving, planning, and organizing for demonstrating research impact. The relevance and use of the framework for specific audiences will be highlighted. Key considerations and conceptual constructs will be identified for organizing and describing research impact. For optimizing learning and adoption of information, case studies in occupational safety and health will be illustrated. The framework may be adopted or modified by professionals seeking to demonstrate outputs and transfer for environmental public health.
CAPT Steven Inserra, REHS, MPH, Scientific Program Official, Office of Extramural Programs, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA



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