Work with thought leaders and academic experts in Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Companies can greatly benefit from working with experts in Public Health, Environmental, and Occupational Health. These professionals can provide valuable insights and solutions to enhance workplace safety, improve environmental sustainability, and promote employee well-being. By collaborating with academic researchers in this field, companies can develop evidence-based strategies to mitigate health risks, ensure compliance with regulations, and create a healthier and more productive work environment. Additionally, these experts can assist in conducting research studies, analyzing data, and implementing effective health and safety programs. Overall, partnering with Public Health, Environmental, and Occupational Health experts can lead to improved business performance, reduced healthcare costs, and enhanced corporate social responsibility.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health include Joshua Cohen, Savannah Lokey, Ph.D., Alayne Unterberger, PhD, Odion Ikhimiukor, Dushani L. Palliyaguru, Ph.D., Sasha Zhou, Ph.D., Douglas Sponsler, Dr. Everson A Nunes, Ph.D., and Dr. Wolfgang Messner.

Savannah Lokey, Ph.D.

Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Research specialist in social neuroscience and clinical psychology | Clinical expert in evidence-based therapy for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Research Expertise (15)
Social Cognition
Behavioral Neuroscience
And 10 more
Dr. Savannah Lokey is a clinician-scientist with a passion for research and helping others. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2015, followed by a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2017 and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in 2023 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lokey has gained valuable experience in the field of clinical psychology and social neuroscience through various positions. She served as an Intramural Research Training Fellow (IRTA) at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she conducted research on how a rare genetic disorder (Moebius Syndrome) affects emotion processing and underlying neurocircuitry. She also worked as a Research Associate at Rush University Medical Center, where she focused on the social neuroscience of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She uses many techniques in her research, including fMRI, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), survey research, and passive smartphone sensor data. In addition to her research experience, Dr. Lokey has also received clinical training in various settings. She completed a predoctoral internship in the Major Mental Illness track at the University of California Los Angeles, where she provided psychotherapy and assessment services to individuals with severe mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc.). She has deep knowledge about evidence-based interventions and principles of behavioral change, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (CBT), trauma therapy, exposure therapy, cognitive remediation, and social skills training. Dr. Lokey is dedicated to using her knowledge and skills to improve the lives of individuals struggling with mental health issues. She is committed to expanding research on these conditions and developing and testing new treatment approaches in the field of psychology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Alayne Unterberger, PhD

Gulfport, Florida, United States of America
Non-Profit Executive, Applied Researcher and Bilingual Medical Anthropologist
Research Expertise (5)
Economics and Econometrics
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
My skills are wide-ranging. This may be partly out of necessity as a former social worker and many years of work in the non-profit field. I have a great deal of emotional intelligence and strive to bring meaning and balance to my work and life pursuits. Below is a snapshot of my specific expertise: 1. Expertise areas:  Well-being (holistic person/family approaches, education, substance abuse, MH), Global Health, Emergency/COVID/Pandemic Management, Cultural Diversity, migration, food systems/food chains, agriculture-society, labor and human rights, social movements, teaching/training, “Studying Up”, Innovation, Dreamers/ally movements, evidence-based prevention programming (EBIs, HIV/AIDS/STIs), socio-ecological models, critical medical anthropology (CMA), gender, LGBTQ, globalization, Life Course Theory (LCT), adolescents/youth, youth culture, violence, structural violence/inequalities, reproductive health, and holocaust/genocide studies. 2. Geographic: Southern US, Appalachia, Latin America, Nicaragua, Mexico, Caribbean, Spain These are my skills: **Professional skills:**  ***Marketing and Social Marketing***: crafting campaigns in English and Spanish across many different topics.  ***Teaching*** undergraduate and graduate students, including medical students; creating, designing and development of materials in English-Spanish.  ***Research design and measurement***: well-being and quality of life, community based participatory research, social epidemiology, logic model creation, occupational/environmental health, program evaluation, social determinants of health/disparities, assessments (PLS5, Beck Depression, etc.), oral history, ethnography, quantitative, SPSS, NVIVO and Spanish, translation (English-Spanish), curriculum design and development (English-Spanish). ***Administration and Management,*** Emergency/crisis  Management, demonstrated Return on Investment ROI $1: $34 savings at FICS, HR/DEI, serving as Principal Investigator, project management, convening stakeholder and community workgroups, conference planning and execution, fundraising). ***Consulting,*** research partner, cultural brokerage, expert witness testimony for asylum and immigration cases.

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Odion Ikhimiukor

Albany, New York, United States of America
Postdoctoral Research Scientist at University at Albany, State University of New York
Research Expertise (24)
Pathogen Genomics
Molecular Biology
Environmental Microbiology
And 19 more
A postdoctoral research scientist with over 9 years experience in bacterial genomics, microbiology, bioinformatics and antimicrobial resistance research. I’m seeking a Research Scientist or Epidemiologist role at public health genomics laboratories and I am the perfect fit for these roles because I have the following skills: molecular biology, research & development, strategic planning, project management, documentation, outbreak investigation, and cross-functional collaboration skills. I have leveraged my skills to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment to accomplish project goals related to examining the evolution of antimicrobial resistance as evidenced by over 7 national and international collaborations including the New York State Department of Health. I am also a proactive problem-solver adopting innovative and scientific thinking strategies in molecular biology to fulfill project objectives resulting in scientific discoveries including uncovering 1 novel hotspot for the dissemination of resistance in bacteria. I have gained mentorship expertise in promoting data reproducibility, and innovative research methodology in antimicrobial resistance research as evidenced by mentoring 10 professionals on evolutionary genomics, epidemiological statistics, and antimicrobial stewardship. I have also worked collaboratively with a team to apply pathogen genomics, bioinformatics, and leadership skills as demonstrated by working with over 10 highly collaborative teams including the Africa CDC. In addition, I have the following qualifications: Cross-functional collaborator and experience elucidating methods and frequencies of horizontal gene transfer and antimicrobial resistance spread in bacterial species, as demonstrated by 26 peer-reviewed publications including 1 in Nature Microbiology. Experience in leading and managing project details and tasks as evidenced by over 20 projects in pathogen genomics, epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance surveillance, and global health. Astute communication skills in bacterial epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance research resulting in 20 presentations and 6 travel awards to deliver such presentations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I want to serve an organization that prizes community, collaboration and humility among its employees. I’m excited to be on a team built around impact, innovation and a strong, positive reputation. I know I will thrive at a company where responsibility is valued, as well as self-improvement and time-management. I want to be a part of an organization that infuses growth into their brand, culture and market and who I can help make a difference in the world.

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Dr. Everson A Nunes, Ph.D.

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University | former Associate Professor - Physiological Sciences
Research Expertise (40)
skeletal muscle
physical activity
And 35 more
Dr. Everson A Nunes is a highly accomplished researcher and educator in the field of physiological sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology with a focus on Physiological Sciences from Universidade Federal do Paraná in 2009, after completing a BSc in Human Nutrition and an MSc in Physiological Sciences. He also holds a specialization in Exercise Physiology and a BSc in Biological Sciences from Universidade Federal do Paraná. Dr. Nunes has a strong background in research, having completed two post-doctoral fellowships at McMaster University and Universidade Federal do Paraná. He has also held positions as an associate professor and assistant professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and his research focuses on the effects of exercise and nutrition on physiological processes in the human body. In addition to his research, Dr. Nunes is also a dedicated educator. He has taught at various universities in Brazil, including Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Universidade Gama Filho, Faculdades Integradas Espírita, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná, and Faculdade do Litoral Sul. He is known for his dynamic teaching style and his ability to engage students in complex physiological concepts. Dr. Nunes is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Nutrition, the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Brazilian Society of Physiology. He is also a regular speaker at national and international conferences, sharing his expertise and research findings with colleagues and students. Overall, Dr. Nunes is a highly qualified and experienced professional in physiological sciences, metabolism, cancer and nutrition. His dedication to research and education makes him a valuable asset to any institution.

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Dr. Wolfgang Messner

Columbia, SC
Professor in International Business with expertise in Data Analytics and Machine Learning
Research Expertise (15)
International Business
International Marketing
International Management
Strategy and Management
Business and International Management
And 10 more
Results-oriented and internationally experienced project manager, consultant, and researcher with a passion for leveraging machine learning and advanced statistical techniques to solve intricate challenges in international marketing and consumer behavior. Demonstrated track record of driving strategic initiatives, cultivating cross-border partnerships, and delivering tangible impacts on revenue generation. Highly adaptable to rapidly evolving technologies and market trends. Aiming to apply my expertise to lead transformative projects and elevate organizational success on a global scale. **Research and publication overview** · Authored 36 peer-reviewed journal publications (data analytics, international business, marketing) · Authored and edited 8 business books, published by *Palgrave Macmillan* and *Springer* · Published 5 teaching cases with *SAGE* and *Ivey* · Research impact (Google Scholar): h-index of 17 with 1,000+ citations **Competences in data analysis (selected)** · Supervised: Neural networks, deep learning · Unsupervised: Kohonen self-organizing maps · Frequentist and Bayesian regression analysis · Multilevel (hierarchical) modeling · Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis · fs/QCA \| HLM \| SPSS \| JASP \| Python\, incl\. Keras\, Dalex

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Example Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health?

Developing a Workplace Wellness Program

An academic researcher in Public Health, Environmental, and Occupational Health can help companies develop and implement comprehensive workplace wellness programs. This includes designing initiatives to promote physical activity, healthy eating, stress management, and mental health support. By investing in employee well-being, companies can improve productivity, reduce absenteeism, and enhance employee satisfaction.

Assessing Environmental Impact

Collaborating with an expert in Environmental Health can help companies assess and mitigate their environmental impact. This includes conducting environmental audits, identifying areas of improvement, and implementing sustainable practices. By reducing resource consumption, minimizing waste, and adopting eco-friendly technologies, companies can enhance their reputation, attract environmentally conscious customers, and contribute to a greener future.

Evaluating Occupational Hazards

An academic researcher specializing in Occupational Health can assist companies in evaluating and managing occupational hazards. This includes conducting workplace risk assessments, implementing safety protocols, and providing training on hazard prevention. By ensuring a safe and healthy work environment, companies can reduce accidents, improve employee morale, and comply with occupational health and safety regulations.

Designing Health Promotion Campaigns

Public Health experts can collaborate with companies to design and implement health promotion campaigns. This includes raising awareness about important health issues, encouraging healthy behaviors, and providing educational resources. By promoting preventive measures and empowering employees to make informed health choices, companies can reduce healthcare costs, improve employee well-being, and foster a culture of health within the organization.

Conducting Epidemiological Studies

Academic researchers in Public Health can conduct epidemiological studies to investigate the impact of occupational and environmental factors on health outcomes. By analyzing data and identifying risk factors, companies can develop targeted interventions to prevent diseases, reduce healthcare costs, and improve overall population health. These studies can also provide valuable insights for policy development and regulatory compliance.