Publications

Peer-reviewed research papers

  1. McPhaul, K., Rosen, J., Bobb, S., Okechukwu, C.A, Geiger-Brown, J., Kauffman, K., Johnson, J., & Lipscomb, J. An exploratory study of mandated safety measures for home visiting case managers. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 2007; 39:172-189.
  2. Bennett, G., Wolin, K., Okechukwu, C.A, Arthur, C., Askew, S., Sorensen, G., & Emmons, K. Nativity and cigarette smoking among lower income Blacks: Results from the Healthy Directions study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2008; 10: 305-311.
  3. Drake, B.A., Lathan, C., Okechukwu, C.A., Bennett, G. Prostate cancer screening, family history and race.  Annals of Epidemiology 2008; 18: 579-583.
  4. Patel, P., Okechukwu, C.A., Collin, J., & Hughes B. Bringing “light, life and happiness”: British American Tobacco and music sponsorship in sub-Saharan Africa. Third World Quarterly 2009; 30:685-700.
  5. Okechukwu, C.A, Krieger, N., Sorensen, G., Li, Y., & Barbeau, E. MassBUILT: Effectiveness of an apprenticeship site-based smoking cessation intervention for unionized building trades workers. Cancer Causes and Control 2009; 20: 887–894.
  6. Lathan, C.A., Okechukwu, C.A, Fisher-Drake, B., & Bennett, G. Racial differences in the perception of lung cancer: Data from the 2005 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). Cancer (2010); 116:1981-1986.
  7. Okechukwu, C.A., Krieger, N., Chen, J., Sorensen, G., Li, Y., & Barbeau, E. The association of hazards in the work environment and smoking in a US multi-ethnic working class population: The United for Health Study. Public Health Reports 2010; 125:225-233.
  8. Berkman, L., Ertel, K., Buxton, O., & Okechukwu, C.A. Managers’ practices related to work-family balance predict employee cardiovascular risk and sleep duration in extended care settings. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 2010; 15:316-329.
  9. Okechukwu, C.A., Krieger, N., Sorensen, G., Li, Y., & Barbeau, E. Testing hypothesized psychosocial mediators: Lessons learned in the MassBUILT study. Health Education and Behavior 2011; 38:404-411.
  10. Okechukwu, C.A., Nguyen, K., & Hickman, N. Partner smoking characteristics: Association with smoking and quitting among blue-collar workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2011; 53:1102-1108.
  11. Chin, D., Hong, O., Bates, M., Gillen, M., & Okechukwu, C.A. Cigarette smoking in building trades workers: The impact of work environment. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2012; 55:429-439.
  12. Okechukwu C.A., El Ayadi, A., Tamers, S., Sabbath, E., & Berkman, L. Household food insufficiency, financial strain, work-family strain, and depressive symptoms in the working class: Results from the Work Family and Health study. American Journal of Public Health 2012; 102:126-133.
  13. Okechukwu, C.A, Bacic, J., Cheng, K., & Catalano, R. Smoking among construction workers: The nonlinear influence of labor marker shock, cigarette prices, and antismoking sentiment. Social Science & Medicine 2012; 75:1379-1386.
  14. Buxton, O., & Okechukwu, C.A. Sleep deficiency, psychosocial factors, and health (Letter to the Editor). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2012; 54:1321-1322
  15. Chin, D., Hong, O., Bates, M., Gillen, M., & Okechukwu, C.A. Occupational factors and smoking cessation among unionized building trades workers. Workplace Health & Safety 2012; 60:445-452
  16. Chin, D., Hong, O., Bates, M., Gillen, M., & Okechukwu, C.A. Heavy and light/moderate smoking among building trades construction workers. Public Health Nursing 2013; 30:128–139
  17. Kim, S., Perry, M., & Okechukwu, C.A. Association between union connection and upper body musculoskeletal pains among unionized construction apprentices. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2013; 56:189–196
  18. Kim, S., Okechukwu, C.A., Buxton, O., Dennerlein, J., Boden, L., Hashimoto, D., & Sorensen, G. Association between work-family conflict and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2013; 56:488–495
  19. Tamers, S., Okechukwu, C., Allen, J., Yang, Stoddard, A., Tucker-Seeley, R., Sorensen, G. Are social relationships a healthy influence on obesogenic behaviors among racially/ethnically diverse and socio-economically disadvantaged residents? Preventive Medicine, 2013, 56:70-74.
  20. Okechukwu, C.A, Dutra, L.M., Bacic, J., El Ayadi, A. & Emmons, K.M. Home matters: Work and household predictors of smoking and cessation among blue-collar workers. Preventive Medicine, 2013. 56:130-134
  21. Okechukwu, C.A, Souza, K., Davis, K., & De Castro, B. Discrimination, harassment, abuse and bullying in the workplace: Contribution of workplace injustice to occupational health disparities.  American Journal of Industrial Medicine, (In press).
  22. Kim, S., Okechukwu, C.A., Dennerlein, J., Boden, L., Hopcia, K., Hashimoto, D.M., Sorensen, G. Association between perceived inadequate staffing and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, (In press).
  23. Kim, S., Dutra, L.M, Okechukwu, C.A. Contractor-, steward-, and coworker-safety practice: Associations with musculoskeletal pain and injury-related absence among construction apprentices. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, (In press).
  24. Sorensen, G.,  McLellan, D., Dennerlein, J., Pronk, N., Allen, J., Boden, L., Okechukwu, C., Hashimoto, D., Stoddard, A., & Wagner, G. Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion:  Rationale, Indicators, and Metrics. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (In press).
  25. Cheng, K., Okechukwu, C. A., McMillen, R., & Glantz, S.A. Association between clean indoor air laws and voluntary smokefree rules in homes and cars. Tobacco Control (In press).
  26. Sabbath, EL, Hurtado, DA, Okechukwu, CA, Tamers, SL, Nelson, CC, Kim, SS, Wagner, GR, Sorensen, G. “Exposure to workplace verbal abuse and risk of injury among health care workers.” American Journal of Industrial Medicine. (In press).
  27. Tamers, S., Okechukwu, C.A., Bohl, AA, Guéguen, A., Goldberg, M., & Zins, M. The impact of stressful life events on excessive alcohol consumption in the French population: findings from the GAZEL cohort study. Plos One (2014).
  28. Kelly, E., Moen, P., Oakes, MJ, Okechukwu, C., Davis, K., Kossek, E., Hanson, G., Mierzwa, F., Casper, LM. Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict: Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network. American Sociological Review, (In Press).
  29. Sabbath, E., Gutierrez, L., Okechukwu, C.A., Singh-Manoux, A.,  Amieva, H., Goldberg, M., Zins, M., & Berr, C. Time may not fully attenuate solvent-associated cognitive deficits in highly-exposed workers. Neurology. (In Press).
  30. Dutra, LM, Williams, DR, Gupta, J., Kawachi, I., & Okechukwu, CA. Human rights violations and smoking status among South African adults enrolled in the South Africa Stress and Health (SASH) study. Social Science and Medicine. (In Press).
  31. Dutra, L.M., Williams, DR, Kawachi, I., Okechukwu, C.A. Racial and nonracial discrimination and smoking status among South African adults ten years after apartheid. Tobacco Control. (Accepted).

Book Chapters and Monographs

  1. Okechukwu, C.A, & Lipscomb, J. A. Immigrant workers in nursing home and home health care. In Barron, S. (Ed.), Special Populations at Risk /Immigrant Workers. NIOSH/CDC. 2004
  2. Lipscomb, J. A. & Okechukwu, C.A. Workplace violence: An occupational hazard, not “part of the job.” In Encyclopedia for Nursing Research (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing Company, New York. 2006
  3. Lipscomb, J. A. & Okechukwu, C.A. Workplace violence. In Encyclopedia for Nursing Research (3rd ed.). Springer Publishing Company, New York. (In Press).
  4. McCllelan, D., Okechukwu, C.A., & Sorensen, G. Occupation, the work environment, and tobacco-related health disparities. NCI Tobacco Control Monograph: A Social Ecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco Related Health Disparities. (In Press).
  5. Okechukwu CA, Davison KK, Emmons K. Changing Health Behaviors in a Social Context. In: Social Epidemiology (2nd ed.). Berkman L, Kawachi I, Glymour M, eds. New York: Oxford University Press; (In Press).
  6.  Kossek, E. E.,  Moen, P., Wipfli B., Hammer, L. , Kelly, E., Anger, K.,  Olson, R., Thompson, R., Okechukwu, C., Burke, L., Karuntzos, G.,  Brockwood. K.  The Work, Family & Health Network Intervention: Core Elements and Customization for Diverse Occupational Health Contexts.  In: Occupational Health Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Formulating Research Needs and Directions,  Frederick Leong, Donald Eggerth, Daisy Chang, Michael Flynn, Kevin Ford, & Ruben Martinez, Editors.  APA: Washington: D.C. (In press).