External Advisory Board

The NWCOHS External Advisory Board serves as an important link to the stakeholders and communities served throughout Region X.

The External Advisory Board regularly consults with NWCOHS program directors about regional needs to address the health and safety impacts of working conditions, and the board provides oversight of the center's effectiveness in achieving center and programmatic goals.

External Advisory Board members



Cynthia Curl, PhD, MS, CEH Co-Chair
Exposure science
Boise State University





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Sabrina Freewynn, MPH Co-Chair
Total Worker Health
SAIF Corporation






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Paul Darby, MD, MPH, PhD
Occupational medicine
Center of Occupational Health and Education (COHE) Alliance of Western Washington





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Steve Hecker, MSPH
Industrial hygiene, safety, training





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David Hurtado, ScD
Social determinants of health, work environment research
Oregon Health & Science University







John Gambatese, PhD, PE-CA
Occupational health and safety, construction industry
Oregon State University






Michael Box, CAPT, MS, CIH, REHS
Worker health and safety 
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium/ U.S. Public Health Service






Sahar Banijamali, JD, MPH
Health services
SEIU 775 Benefits Group