WHRN Workgroups and Members

Employee

Purpose:

To investigate issues impacting the health of a diverse set of workers in various work settings and sectors through cross-center research activities in collaboration with community and business partners. This workgroup focused its efforts on achieving health equity among workers by emphasizing cross-cutting strategies (e.g., aligning interests of employers and employees, using peer groups) and by developing and sharing research infrastructures and outcomes through multiple research strategies (e.g. qualitative and quantitative analysis of pooled or secondary data, literature synthesis) with a special emphasis on “underserved workers”: those who lack information or resources for promoting and protecting their health in their personal lives and at work, including low-wage workers, small business employees, those who work in hard-to-reach work settings, temporary or remote workers, older workers, etc.

Chair:

Naoko Muramatsu, University of Illinois at Chicago

Members

  • Isabel Cuervo, NYU-CUNY
  • Nkenge Jones-Jack, CDC
  • Shawn Kneipp, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • John Nyman, University of Minnesota
  • India Ornelas, University of Washington
  • Meg Pomerantz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Emily Stiehl, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tools and Resources

Purpose:

To identify, develop, and investigate research questions focused on the tools and resources available to employers to support decision-making about workplace health promotion adoption, implementation, and evaluation.

Chair:

Jean Abraham, University of Minnesota

Members

  • Lisa Brosseau, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jeff Harris, University of Washington
  • Joanne Pike, University of Washington
  • Meg Pomerantz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Enid Chung-Roemer, Johns Hopkins University

Capacity and Dissemination

Purpose:

To investigate issues related to the capacity of employers to implement evidence based interventions to promote health in the workplace and best practices for disseminating those interventions.

Chair:

Sherry Baron, NYU-CUNY

Members:

  • Jean Abraham, University of Minnesota
  • Claire Allen, University of Washington
  • Linda Forst, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Ron Goetzel, Johns Hopkins University
  • Kristen Hammerback, University of Washington
  • Peggy Hannon, University of Washington
  • Jason Lang, CDC
  • Laura Linnan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill