Pilot Projects

About the Professional Training Opportunities Program (PTOP)

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Application Form

Download the Request for Application (RFA) 2018. Templates for required documents are in an appendix to the RFA.

Funded Projects


Characterizing and Communicating Lessons Learned from Agricultural Pesticide Misuse Investigations in Idaho
Boise State University
Student: Rachel Phinney
Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Curl

Assessment of Whole Body Vibration and Work-Related Interventions Within a Public Works Department
Oregon State University
Student: Stephanie Fitch
Mentor: Dr. Jay Kim

Rural Alaska Native Utility and Construction Worker Injury Prevention Project
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Student: Chris Fish
Mentor: Dr. Noah Seixas

Rethinking Rural: Seed. Root. Work
Rural American Digital Lab (RADLab)
Student: Aurora Martin
Mentor: Nancy Simcox, MS

Mental Health Training at Scale: Developing Online Tools for Evidence-Based Workplace Solutions
Portland State University
Student: Whitney Vogel
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Dimoff

Strategies for Addressing Occupational Health Hazards at the Workplace for Formerly Incarcerated Workers
FIGHT (Formerly Incarcerated Group Health Together)
Student: Jamie Wong
Mentor: Dr. Bill Daniell