Save the Date: December Dean's Colloquium to feature speakers from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Mark your calendars for the next School of Public Health Dean's Colloquium, which will feature two speakers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Chia-Chia Chang and Dr. L. Casey Chosewood.

  • Presentation title (tentative): Total Worker Health® Strategies for the Future of Work
  • Date: Dec. 2
  • Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Location: HSC 1905 Auditorium

Chia-Chia Chang, MBA, MPH is a Coordinator in the NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health® and the NIOSH Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Cross-Sector Program. She leads collaborations to share research and identify promising practices for advancing worker safety, health and well-being, and she guided the development of a worker well-being framework and the NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ). Her previous work in the NIOSH Office of the Director includes leading enrollment and outreach for the World Trade Center Health Program and serving as liaison to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). Prior to joining NIOSH, she worked on disability policy at the Social Security Administration.

Dr. L. Casey Chosewood is currently the Director of the Office for Total Worker Health®, and Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives at NIOSH. In this role, he promotes the protection and improvement of the safety, health and well-being of workers through research, intervention development, and partnerships. Since 2018, he has also coordinated NIOSH’s work addressing the nation’s drug overdose epidemic and its broader mental health crisis. He co-leads the NIOSH cross-sector dedicated to Healthy Work Design and Wellbeing. From 2004 to 2009, he served as the Director of the CDC Office of Health and Safety, which served the 15,000 members of the CDC workforce. Previous work included serving as the Medical Director of CDC’s three occupational health clinics and as the Medical Director of the tech manufacturing company, Lucent Technologies.