The 2017 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium will be held Friday, May 5 @ 2:30pm in Mayo Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. This year’s topic is “Prescription Opioid Use in Occupational Health Care: Reducing Risk and Improving Safety”. The featured speaker is Thomas Wickizer, PhD, Chair and Stephen F. Loebs Professor, Ohio State University College of Public Health.
2:30 – 3:15 pm – Final Registration and Poster Viewing
3:15 – 4:30 pm – Presentation and Discussion Session
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Reception and Poster Session
Light refreshments will be served
The NORA Symposium is co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center.
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Thomas Wickizer, PhD
Loebs Professor and Chair of Health Service Management and Policy
College of Public Health, Ohio State University
Thomas Wickizer came to The Ohio State University in 2009 as the first Stephen F. Loebs Professor, Division of Health Services Management and Policy, in the College of Public Health. Before joining the Ohio State faculty, Dr. Wickizer was a professor in the Department of Health Services and distinguished professor of public health sciences at the University of Washington. A widely respected expert in the areas of health services research and health policy, Dr. Wickizer specializes in health economic analysis, workers’ compensation medical care, health care improvement, and quality of care assessment. He has done extensive research in the areas of utilization management, substance abuse treatment outcomes, and effects of quality improvement initiatives. A study on the quality and costs of workers’ compensation programs that he directed with former colleagues at the University of Washington last year resulted in a new law in Washington State that reorganizes how occupational care is delivered. At Ohio State Dr. Wickizer serves as chair of the Division of Health Services Management and Policy. He holds M.A., M.P.H., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.