Job opening at UCLA: Program Director of Continuing Education (CE) and Outreach

Director of Continuing Education (CE) and Outreach: Under the Director of the Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center (SCERC), the incumbent will serve as Program Director of Continuing Education (CE) and Outreach Programs of the ERC and as public relations resource and visible link between the SCERC and the occupational and environmental health community.

Apply at: Program Director of Continuing Education (CE) and Outreach

Job description: CHR Posting (27958) – Program Director (CE and Outreach)



Research Scientist I / II – Occupational Health Branch, California Department of Public Health

The Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OLPPP) in the Occupational Health Branch at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will soon be filling a Research Scientist (RS) I or II civil service position located in Richmond, California (SF Bay Area).

The position will support the Occupational Lead Registry, a public health surveillance database.

The RS series requirements changed in May 2018. Check the minimum qualifications here: http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/5576.aspx

Civil service jobs require a 2-step process: 1) apply to get on a CDPH civil service hiring list for a classification for which you are eligible; and 2) wait to be notified of vacancies for that classification, then apply for that specific job and the interview process conducted by the hiring supervisor.

To apply for the CDPH RS I or II list, see the Official Exam Bulletins:

If you are interested in this position, please contact Nina Townsend, CIH, MPH, CSP, Chief, Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, CDPH at nina.townsend@cdph.ca.gov or (510) 620-5763 and Susan Payne, MA, Chief Surveillance and Case Investigation Unit at susan.payne@cdph.ca.gov or (510) 620-5733.

Continuing Education, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Occupational Health Nursing, safety and health, Uncategorized

Pesticide Exposure & Health – Wednesday, June 20th in Oakland, CA


Join COEH-CE on Wednesday, June 20th, in Oakland, CA for a half-day course on Pesticide Exposure & Health: Protecting Agricultural Communities.

Agenda, Speakers, and more information here


About the Course:

Exposure to pesticides has been linked to a wide variety of short-term and long-term health effects. This course will explore the relationship between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease, residential proximity to insecticides and fumigants with neurodevelopment, and associations between insecticide exposure and neurodevelopment in children.

Learners will review findings from The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) study, a birth cohort study conducted in the agricultural Salinas Valley of California. Learners will also review case studies that demonstrate how state pesticide and labor laws and regulations are designed to prevent exposure to pesticides, and will identify areas of improvement to protect agricultural workers from pesticide exposure.


About the Instructors:

Anne Katten, MPH – Anne Katten is an industrial hygienist. She has worked with California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation for over 25 years. Her work includes analysis of pesticide illness episode investigations, pesticide risk assessments and regulatory proposals and advocating for improved enforcement and policy changes to reduce farmworkers exposure to pesticides and other work hazards. Earlier in her career she worked as a research assistant at a seed company.

Samuel Goldman, MD, MPH – Dr. Goldman received his medical degree from the University of Texas, Houston in 1987. He trained in Preventive Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and the Department of Neurology, and is an attending physician in the Environmental Medicine clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Goldman has published extensively on the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on environmental risk factors. Among these are pesticides, solvents, smoking and traumatic brain injury, and the interaction of these risk factors with genetic susceptibility factors.

Robert Gunier, PhD – Dr. Gunier is currently an assistant researcher at the Center for Environmental research and Children’s Health (CERCH) in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He received his MPH and PhD in environmental health sciences from UC Berkeley. Dr. Gunier has worked for 20 years conducting exposure assessment and epidemiological analyses for studies of children’s environmental health including birth outcomes, neurodevelopment, respiratory function and cancer. He previously worked at the California Department of Public Health in the Environmental Health Investigations Branch.

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Occupational Health

ALCOA Data and Research Workshop

May 22nd, 2018. 09:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Faculty Club, Heynes Room, UC Berkeley.  ALCOA Data and Research Workshop: Occupational Exposures, Long-term Health and Economic Outcomes in a Manufacturing Cohort (Alcoa, Inc.),  To further trans-disciplinary research collaboration and stimulate new research questions and policy discussions related to an aging workforce in the manufacturing sector, CEDA, together with the Stanford University Center for Policy Health Sciences, is organizing a one-day Data and Research Workshop highlighting a broad, longitudinal and linked catalog of data, including occupational exposure, health, medical claims, human resources, payroll, workplace safety and mortality information spanning over 20 years for a cohort of 230,000 manufacturing workers employed at the multinational aluminum manufacturing company Alcoa, Inc., and their spouses/dependents. The workshop will include an overview of the history of and output from this data, examples of cutting edge research utilizing the data, a hands-on introduction to the data portal and related issues in data use and linkage, andan opportunity to network with others interested in this population. Lunch and refreshments provided.  Participation is free and open to the public; advance registration required.

To register:  https://work-life-health-workshop.eventbrite.com.  You may also contact evasile@berkeley.edu.