2018 AHA Worksite Wellness Summit

Last week, our institute was a sponsor of the American Heart Association's (AHA) 9th Annual Worksite Wellness Summit at the beautiful Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. It was wonderful to see...

ASSP addresses Total Worker Health

  I felt fortunate and honored to join the American Society of Safety Professional’s Task Force on Total Worker Health earlier this week. This, only three months after this world’s oldest...

The psychology of emergency preparedness

Many of us have been sometimes inundated with reminders about emergency preparedness and planning, whether for our workplace or our personal lives. What is it, though, that motivates and actually...

Portland Business Journal Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards 2018

Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards

Last Thursday, I was invited by a partner organization to attend the Healthiest Employers of Oregon Awards. Each year, Portland Business Journal awards 90 organizations, and hosts over 500 human...

Insights from my summer internship

The question “So what do you plan to do with your summer?” always leads to a discussion of my previous summer jobs, many of which haven’t ever been directly tied to my future career...

Dr. Leslie Hammer, keynote speaker at EAOHP Conference 2018

Dr. Leslie Hammer’s Keynote Talk in Portugal

Oregon Healthy Workforce Center's Associate Director, Dr. Leslie Hammer is traveling to Lisbon, Portugal on September 5-7, 2018 for the 13th European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology...

New president and faculty: welcome Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Rao

Yesterday was a big day here at OHSU as we welcomed OHSU's next president, Dr. Danny Jacobs. All of us here at OccHealthSci thank Dr. Robertson for his leadership, and welcome Dr. Jacobs to OHSU....

A summer of fun and translation

What good is great science when there are no takers for it? Here at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC), we are determined to increase information sharing between scientists and practitioners...

Welcoming new faculty: Saurabh Thosar

This summer we welcome three new faculty members to OccHealthSci. In case you missed our June newsletter, this post features Dr. Saurabh Thosar, who may already be a familiar face to you. Saurabh...

2018 Summer Research Intern: making sedentary jobs healthier

This summer, I am a research intern in the Wipfli Lab working on the Active Workplace Study. This study is looking at sedentary behavior patterns among call center workers and how a Total Worker...