OEH News

The latest news from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Student Cynthia Maharani awarded travel grant

Cynthia Febrina Maharani, a doctoral student in occupational and environmental health, has been awarded an AICEF 2022 Overseas Travel Grant. Published July 27, 2022

Zamba, Lehmler highlighted among UI researchers

UI researchers secured funding for 2,400 projects in fiscal year 2022. Several projects were highlighted, including two led by CPH faculty members Gideon Zamba and Hans-Joachim Lehmler. (UI OVPR) Published July 18, 2022

An international partnership focuses on safer farming

Gift Udoh, a Mandela Washington Fellowship alumna and entrepreneur, and Diane Rohlman, professor of occupational and environmental health, are collaborating on a Reciprocal Exchange to reduce pesticide exposure in rural Nigeria. Published July 12, 2022

Working through chaos: Iowa research details how the pandemic affected employee well-being

COVID-19 caused major disruptions in the professional and personal lives of millions of people. Researchers with the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest (HWC) are studying how the pandemic affected the work arrangements, health, and well-being of University of Iowa employees. Published June 6, 2022

Video: NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire

The Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest has recently released a new video describing the NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ), a new tool for employers to assess worker well-being. Published June 3, 2022

Peter Thorne named University of Iowa Distinguished Chair

Peter Thorne, professor of occupational and environmental health in the College of Public Health, has been named a recipient of the 2022 University of Iowa Distinguished Chair. The award is one of the highest bestowed on Iowa faculty. Published May 26, 2022

2022 CPH Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards presented

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni were honored at the annual CPH Awards & Recognition Presentation held May 4, 2022. See a list of the award recipients! Published May 4, 2022

IPRC training on childhood trauma featured in CDC Success Stories

The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center's training initiative on adverse childhood experiences is featured in a set of CDC "Success Stories" on training impact.  Published April 27, 2022

International student spotlight: Ya’u Adamu

Ya’u Adamu, a doctoral student in interdisciplinary human toxicology, discusses his research and experiences getting involved in campus activities as an international student. Published April 27, 2022

From the Front Row: Driving safety, automated vehicles, and public health with Dan McGehee

This week's episode focuses on driving safety and the work of the research team at the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at the University of Iowa. Ben's guest is Dr. Dan McGehee, UI professor and director of NADS. Published April 22, 2022