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Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Education and Research Center (ERC)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates:

Upcoming Events

Stress and Burnout in Home Healthcare: Causes, Impact, and Prevention (Webinar)

Date: July 9, 2020, 3pm - 4pm

Summary: In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as an occupational phenomenon that influences employees’ mental and physical health. This webinar will provide home healthcare personnel an overview of stress and burnout in healthcare, their causes and impact, and strategies for treatment and prevention.

Course Goals:

  1. To provide home healthcare personnel state-of-the-art knowledge about occupational stress and burnout.
  2. To provide practical solutions/strategies for dealing with stress and burnout.

Learning Objective: At the conclusion of this one-hour lesson, students will be able to identify causes of stress and burnout in home healthcare.

Continuing Education: Application has been submitted for continuing education contact hours for nurses. Please contact Gordon Gillespie at 513.558.5236 to obtain information regarding approval status.

Register Here

Speakers: Clare L. Barratt, PhD; William H. O’Brien, PhD, ABPP; Claire E. Smith, MS

Bios: Clare Barratt is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University. Her program of research focuses on examining how individuals interact with their work environment, and how that impacts their health and well-being, attitudes, and workplace behavior.  She has extensive experience in occupational health psychology and has conducted prior studies on various aspects of psychological stress among different worker populations, including healthcare.

William O’Brien is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University. He is board certified in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, coordinates the Clinical Health Psychology Track and the Mindful Behavior Therapy and Psychophysiology Lab, and is the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Elmwood Healthcare Center in Green Springs, Ohio. Dr. O'Brien provides clinical services at regional medical and mental health facilities and has conducted extensive research evaluating stress and stress prevention in healthcare.

Claire Smith is a PhD candidate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University. Her research centers around stress and stress recovery at work and work-life balance.

21st Annual Pilot Research Project (PRP) Symposium

Date: October 1-2, 2020

Location: Virtual Symposium on Whova and WebEx

About: The Pilot Research Project symposium is part of the University of Cincinnati NIOSH Education and Research Center. Completed projects and project plans will be presented by 2019-20 & 2020-21 PRP awardees as well as a keynote presentation by Dr. Claire Caruso, Research Health Scientist at NIOSH/CDC. Dr. Caruso will be presenting on shift work and long work hours. All PRP awardee presentations and posters will be on various topics concerning occupational health and safety. This event is free and open to the public, please register in advance.

Register Here

Save the Dates

UC Student Section - American Society for Safety Professionals 

Fall and Spring meeting dates - student section meets first Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm in Rhodes 501

Fall 2020 TBD

Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences Seminars

Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences Wednesday Seminar Series here

Division of Epidemiology Seminar Series here

Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Seminar Series here

University of Michigan ERC

Webinars here

Seminar series here (not available live - if available videos are posted a few weeks after event)


NIOSH ERC Ergonomics and Industrial Hygiene Webinar Series here