Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing addresses numerous research areas identified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Program Portfolio, including several National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) cross-industry sector programs such as injuries and violence, special or vulnerable populations at risk, work organization, and Total Worker Health.
Examples of dissertation research by PhD students:
Catherine Graeve, MPH, RN, Doctoral Student
Catherine is implementing an intervention study designed to evaluate and mitigate occupational exposure to chemotherapy among oncology nurses and pharmacists at a major Twin Cities hospital.
Josh Gramling, MS, RN, Doctoral Student
Josh is researching injuries to hospital security guards to evaluate the impact of emergency room security guards carrying Tazers on the rates of violence-related injuries to security workers and nurses at a Level I trauma center and major hospital in the Twin Cities.