Doctor of Philosophy, School of Public Health, Institute for Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Coursework included research methods, statistics, econometrics, health economics, health policy, organization and financing of health care; supporting coursework included occupational epidemiology and the epidemiology of health policy. Dissertation analyzed women's use of maternity leave benefits and identified the implications for time off work and maternal and infant health.
Master of Public Health, Program in Public Health Nursing, occupational health focus, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Coursework included environmental health, toxicology, occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, biometry, injury prevention, management, financial management, theory and practice of occupational/public health nursing.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Coursework included basic and behavioral sciences, nursing theory and practice.
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Director, Occupational Health Nursing, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
Chair (Interim), Public Health Nursing Major. Negotiated annual operating budget, space needs. Managed traineeship awards for fall, 1989.1984-1993
Instructor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health; Division of Environmental and Occupational Health and Program in Public Health Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Public Health Nursing Program and Director, Occupational Health Nursing, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. - See responsibilities identified in association with Assistant Professor position in addition to those noted below.
Served as invited, external reviewer to other NIOSH sponsored training programs (University of Cincinnati - 1989; University of Texas - 1989; University of North Carolina - 1991).
Performed academic service:
1) Participated on academic committees including faculty advisory committee (1993-present); student admissions (1992-1993); student comprehensive examinations (1989-1991); ad hoc APT (1989); PHN Leadership Conference (1986-1987); PHN Curriculum Committee (1987-1988).
2) Organized and led Division's Annual Retreat (1992) which culminated in a new governance structure for the Division.
Provided consultation regarding:
1) Occupational health program development/management to: 3M, Ramsey County Public Health Nursing Service, Group Health, Inc., Park-Nicollet Medical Center, Fred S. James Insurance Brokerage, Honeywell, Inc., and Waconia-Ridgeview Hospital.
2) Applied toxicological research services to: Craddock, McDowell and Crane, Inc.
3) Disability management program development to Airport Medical Clinic.
4) Parental and maternity leave policy issues for Honeywell, Inc.; Barna, Guzy, Hines and Giancola Law Offices
5) Health services audit for Honeywell, Inc.
Workers Compensation Management Corporation (WCM), Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Consultant. Participated in the development of a small business consulting firm to assess employers' needs, design and implement workers compensation cost containment strategies. Coordinated networks of health care providers to service employers. Developed health care referral systems. Marketed services. Trained management in workers compensation management strategies. Developed inservice education programs for WCM nurses.
FMC Corporation, Fridley, Minnesota.
Student Internship. Designed training plan and materials for employees and first line supervisors in compliance with Minnesota Worker Right to Know legislation.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation, Washington, D.C. Associate Project Director (February 1981 - February 1983). Assistant Project Director (February 1979 - February 1981).
1) Coordinated the development of a $300,000 project of seven learning modules addressing the attitudes, knowledge and skills relevant to shortage area practice for physicians-in-training. Negotiated the scope of development activity. Selected and provided technical assistance to authors including: definition of learning objectives, design of evaluations, coordination of module field tests. Provided project promotion at professional meetings.
2) Administered a national Nutrition and Preventive Medicine Task Force composed of 600 medical students. Assisted in developing policy papers and educational conferences. Coordinated publication of a newsletter. Supported the development of student leadership. Served as staff liaison to National Institute of Cancer, Association for Teachers of Preventive Medicine and American College of Preventive Medicine.
3) Administered the western and mid-Atlantic regions of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Preceptorship Program designed to prepare 550 medical students for practice in medically underserved communities. Coordinated student activities with regional offices of the NHSC, field preceptors and medical and dental faculty. Organized and led workshops addressing issues relevant to shortage area practice with a $30,000-$50,000 budget per conference.
4) Organized professional recruitment conferences of 60 participants each for the Indian Health Service. Worked with providers and residents of Indian Reservations across the country to develop program content and logistics with a budget of $50,000 per conference. Designed communication and recruitment strategies for providers. Supervised conference assistants.
Yellowstone City County Health Department, Billings, Montana. Public HealthNurse. (see below)
Scott County Human Services, Shakopee, Minnesota. Public Health Nurse.
Developed preventive health education programs for primary and secondary school systems. Provided individual and family interventions for health promotion, disease prevention and therapeutic treatment. Organized and implemented mass screenings for school children to identify and refer health abnormalities. Served as nursing representative to the district Health Systems Agency (HSA) and presented oral and written testimony on public health issues.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Foundation. Richlands, Virginia
Student Internship. Co-developed interdisciplinary health education projects to service the needs of Appalachian children in primary and secondary schools. Provided preventive and therapeutic public health nursing services to individuals and families.
Minnesota Public Health Association
Minnesota Coalition on Health Care Cost Containment
Minnesota Occupational Health Nursing Association
American Association of Occupational Health Nursing
American Public Health Association
B.S. Cum Laude
Sigma Theta Tau - National Honor Society for Nursing
Center for Health Services Research Fellowship
Golden Pen VII: Co-recipient for a national award for excellence in writing presented by Slack, Inc., publisher of the AAOHN Journal, 1989
Doctoral Dissertation Award, Agency for Health Care Policy Research, 1991