EPIMC Study: Epidemiologic Pilot Investigating Mental Health among Construction Workers

EPIMC Study: Epidemiologic Pilot Investigating Mental Health among Construction Workers

  • Description:  Working with New England construction contractors we are documenting the type and distribution of mental health problems in a sample of construction workers, as well as individual and workplace factors that may be associated with the occurrence of mental health conditions.
  • Study Period:  2012-2013
  • Funding:  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) grant U19 OH008861 (PI: Sorensen) to the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Work, Health and Well-Being and from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) grant T32 AR055885 (PI: Katz) to the Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health (Trainee: Caban-Martinez).

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Silje E. Reme Principal Investigator Silje is a native of Norway and currently a research fellow and   instructor in the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of   Public Health. She is a clinical psychologist with a doctorate in health   psychology, and her research focuses on chronic pain conditions and mental   health problems in working life. Dr. Reme is the Principal Investigator of   the EPIMC study and will oversee the data collection and analysis as well as   supervise the PhD-candidate and research assistant involved in the project. sreme@hsph.harvard.edu
Alberto Caban-Martinez Co-Principal Investigator Alberto is a   native of Puerto Rico, and grew up in Miami, Florida. He is currently a   research fellow and instructor in the Department of Environmental Health at   the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also a board certified   occupational health researcher with primary research interest in   musculoskeletal disorders in the working population. For the EPMIC study,   Alberto will serve as Co-Principal investigator and assist Dr Reme in the   administration of the study and data collection as well as supervise data   entry and data analysis. He will focus on examining the relationship between   self-reported musculoskeletal disorders (i.e. arthritis and joint pain) and   report of mental health conditions. He brings a wealth of research experience   in conducting workplace health assessments among construction workers. acaban@hsph.harvard.edu
Henrik Børsting Co-Investigator Henrik is a visiting research fellow from the Norwegian University of   Science and Technology (NTNU). He is a Norwegian national with a background   in clinical psychology. He is currently a PhD-Candidate in public health at   NTNU where his research focuses on the effects stress, pain and mental   disorders have on worker health and the potential for rehabilitation. Henrik   will work as a co-investigator and participate in the data collection, entry   and analysis. He will look at the occurrence of mental disorders in the study   participants and how this relates to the prevalence in the general   population. henrik.borsting@gmail.com
Lynn C. Onyebeke Research Assistant Lynn C. Onyebeke graduated in 2012 from the Harvard School of Public   Health with a Master of Science in Environmental Health, specializing in   occupational hygiene. She also has a master of arts in applied physiology   from Columbia University Teachers College. Over the past year, she conducted   a biomechanics research project looking at the effect of upper extremity supports   during computer mouse use. Lynn is interested in both physical and   psychological factors that contribute to worker health. lonyebeke@gmail.com
Jack Dennerlein Faculty Advisor Adjunct Professor of Ergonomics and Safety at the Harvard School of   Public Health and Professor of Physical Therapy at Northeastern University. j.dennerlein@neu.edu

 Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013