Pilot Projects

About the Professional Training Opportunities Program (PTOP)

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Application Form

Download the Request for Application (RFA) 2016. The application cover form is on final page of the RFA.


Funded Projects


Effects of working memory and muscle fatigue on dynamic gait balance control in older workers
University of Oregon
Student: Szu-Hua (Teresa) Chen
Mentor: Dr. Li-Shan Chou

Cannabis Industry and Pesticide Usage Proposal
Oregon State University
Student: Richard Evoy
Mentor: Dr. Laurel Kincl

Extending the Quality Improvement of Child Care to Include the Carer: Identifying the Extent of Occupational Health Risks for Child Care Providers
Oregon State University
Student: Jessica Henry
Mentor: Dr. Bridget Hatfield

Differential Stress/Strain Responses among Nurses as a Function of Race
Portland State University
Student: Lauren S. Park
Mentor: Dr. Larry R. Martinez

The Impact of Caregiving on Worker Health: A Daily Diary Study of Personal Support Workers
Oregon Health and Science University
Student: Kelsey Parker
Mentor: Dr. Ryan Olson & Dr. Jennifer Ragsdale

Job Hazard Analysis in Agriculture: Developing Tools to Evaluate the Effect of Alternative Production Systems on Worker Health
Boise State University
Student: Jessica Porter
Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Curl