To reduce the disability related to occupational injuries and illnesses.
To achieve this goal our research focuses on the use of workers’ compensation data to:
- analyze the predictors and burden of long-term disability
- study the outcome of surgeries, use of opioids, and other treatments for injured workers particularly in regard to reducing and preventing long term disability
- study occupational health best practices and innovative health care delivery models most likely to prevent long term disability
Director - Gary M. Franklin, MD, MPH
More information about Dr. Franklin can be found on his Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences profile here.
Research Scientist - Deborah Fulton-Kehoe, PhD, MPH
More information about Dr. Fulton-Kehoe can be found on her Health Services Administration profile here.
Occupational Health Nurse - Terri Smith-Weller, RN, MN, COHN-S
Research Scientist - Jeremy Gluck, PhD, MPH
Research Consultant - Rae Wu, MPH
Research Assistant - Renu Garg
Program Coordinator - Laura Black