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Patricia McGovern, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N.



Associate Professor and Co-Director
Center for Violence Prevention and Control
University of Minnesota
School of Public Health
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health
Box 807, 420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
(612) 625-7429


Academic Preparation | Academic and Professional Positions
Professional Associations and Awards | Publications | Research Grants and Support
Teaching Experience | Presentations

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

1986-1993
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.

1983-1984
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.

1972-1976
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Coursework included basic and behavioral sciences, nursing theory and practice.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

1994-present
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.
1989-summer
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.

February-September 1984
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.

July 1984
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.

February 1979 - February 1983
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.

January 1977 - January 1979
Yellowstone City County Health Department, Billings, Montana. Public HealthNurse. (see below)

September 1976-- January 1977
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.

April-June 1976
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.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AWARDS

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

PUBLICATIONS (Asterisk indicates refereed publications)

*McGovern P, Kochevar L, Lohman W, Zaidman B, Gerberich SG, Nyman J, and Findorff-Dennis, M. The cost of work-related assaults in Minnesota. In review, Health Services Research, 1998.

*McGovern P, Gerberich SG, Kochevar L, Nachreiner N, and Wingert D. A survey of community-based violence prevention and control efforts in Minnesota. Journal of Public Health Policy, 19(2): 219-231, 1998.

*Ferrara, K., McGovern, P., Bertsche, P. An assessment of ergonomic education resources, AAOHN Journal, 45(12):625-634, 1997.

McGovern P., Kochevar L., Vesley, D., Gerson, R. Laboratory workers' compliance with universal precautions, Laboratory Medicine, 28 (11):725-730, 1997.

*Olson D., McGovern, P., Kochevar, L. Form follows function, occupational health nursing as a member of the management team. AAOHN Journal, 45(4): 161-169, 1997.

McGovern, P., Dowd, B., Gjerdingen, D., Moscovice, I., Kochevar, L. and Lohman, B. Time off work and the postpartum health of employed women. Medical Care, 35(5):507-521, 1997.

*McGovern, P., Cossi D. Work and family: policy and program options affecting occupational health, AAOHN Journal, 44(8): 408-418, 1996.

McGovern P, Cossi D. AAOHN Advisory: (1996). The Family Medical Leave Act. AAOHN, 43(10):508A.

*Gjerdingen D, McGovern P, Chaloner K, Street H. (1995). Women's postpartum maternity benefits and work experience. Family Medicine, 27: 592-598.

*Mike D, McGovern P, Kochevar L, Roberts C. (1994). Role function and mental health in postpartum working women. AAOHN, 42(5): 214-229.

*Roberts C, McGovern P. (1993). Working mothers and infant care: a review of the literature. AAOHN, 41(11): 541-546.

*Gjerdingen D, Froberg D, Chaloner K, McGovern P. (1993). Changes in women's physical health during the first postpartum year. Archives of Family Medicine, 2:227-283.

*Burris J, McGovern P. (1993) Mass colorectal screening: choosing an effective strategy. AAOHN, 41(4): 186-191.

*Kopfer A, McGovern P. (1993) Transmission of HIV via a needlestick injury: practice recommendations and research implications. AAOHN, 41(8): 374-381.

*Astrup S, McGovern P, Kochevar L. (1992) The relationship between wellness participation and health care benefit utilization. Employee Benefits Quarterly, 8:41-54).

*Conbere P, McGovern P, Kochevar L, Widtfeldt A. (1992) Measuring satisfaction with medical case management: a quality improvement tool. AAOHN, 40:333-341.

*Siebenaler M, McGovern P. (1992) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: priorities for prevention. AAOHN, 40(2): 62-72.

*Guzik V, McGovern P, Kochevar L. (1992) Role function and job satisfaction among occupational health nurses employed in the health care industry. AAOHN, 40:521-530.

*Reynolds J, McGovern P, Kochevar L, Olson D, Hibbs B. (1991) An Analysis of Minnesota workplace and drug testing policy and procedures. AAOHN Journal, 39(11): 523-532.

*McGovern P, Gjerdingen D, Froberg D. (1992) The parental leave debate: Implications for policy relevant research. Women and Health, 18(1): 97-119.

*Siebenaler MJ, McGovern P. (1991) Shiftwork: Consequences and considerations. AAOHN Journal, 39(12): 558-567.

*McGovern P. (1990) Managing Health Care Costs: The First Step. AAOHN Update Series, 4(1), Skillman, NJ: Continuing Professional Education Center (CPEC).

*McGovern P. (1989) Maternity and parental leave policy. AAOHN Journal, 37(1): 18-23.

Reynolds J, McGovern P. (1988) Employee drug tests. Minnesota Business Views, September: 12-14. (Portions of this paper were presented by J. Reynolds and B. Hibbs, Minnesota Chamber, Seminar on Employee Assistance Programs, Minneapolis, MN, 1987).

*Bey J, McGovern P, Foley M. (1988) Nursing and management perceptions of the roles and functions of occupational health nurses. AAOHN Journal. 36(2): 61-70. (Portions of this paper were presented by J. Bey and M. Foley, Annual Occupational Health Conference, New Orleans, LA, 1988).

McGovern P, Segal M. (1987) Minnesota parental leave weighs social reform against costs. Business and Health, 5(2): 42-43. (Portions of this paper were presented by M. Segal, Wingspread Conference, "Parental Leave and Child Care: Setting a Research and Policy Agenda." Women's Studies Research Center, University of Wisconsin - Madison and the Johnson Foundation, Milwaukee, WI, 1988).

*McGovern P, Gerberich S, Garrard J, Austin M. (1987) An analysis of the differences between lost-time and non lost-time work-related injuries. Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing, 35(7): 302-309.

*Deede B, McGovern P. (1987) Low back problems: Etiology and prevention. Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing, 35(8): 341-347. (Portions of this paper were presented by D. Olson and C. Cato, Annual Occupational Health Conference, New Orleans, LA, 1988.)

*McGovern P. (1985) Toward prevention and control of back injuries. Occupational Health Nursing Journal, 33(4): 180-184. (Portions of this paper were presented by D. Olson and C. Cato, Annual Occupational Health Conference, New Orleans, LA, 1988.)

*McGovern P, Richard E, Christensen M, Froberg D, Abanobi C. (1985) Roles and functions of master's-prepared occupational health nurses, part I. Occupational Health Nursing Journal, 33(8): 407-413.

*Christensen M, Froberg D, Richard E, McGovern P, Abanobi C. (1985) Roles and functions of master's-prepared occupational health nurses, part II. Occupational Health Nursing Journal, 33(9): 453-459. (Portions of this paper and Part I, above, were presented by M. Christensen, Poster Presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.)

RESEARCH/GRANTS AND SUPPORT

1993-1994
Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (Project Director of Occupational Health Nurse Training Component). Funding/support: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

1991-1994
"The Use of Parental Leave Policy: Women and Infants at Risk," McGovern P, Principal Investigator. Funding/support: Emma B. Howe Foundation.

1991-1993
"Parental Leave Policies and Maternal and Infant Health," McGovern P, Principal Investigator. Funding/support: Agency for Health Care Policy Research, Doctoral Dissertation Award.

1990-1991
"Evaluation of an EAP Program," Dexter C, MPH Candidate (advisee), McGovern P, Kochevar L. Funding/support: Waconia Ridgeview Hospital Business Health Services.

1989-1990
"Sick Child Care Assessment by Day Care Providers," Lindgren G, MPH Candidate (advisee), McGovern P, Kochevar L. Funding/support: Waconia Ridgeview Hospital Business Health Services.

1989-1990
"Measurement of Patient Satisfaction with Medical Case Management," Conbere P, MPH Candidate (advisee), McGovern P, Kochevar L. Funding/support: Honeywell, Inc.

1988-1990
"An Analysis of the Relationship between Wellness Participation and Health Care Benefit Utilization," Astrup S (advisee), McGovern P, Kochevar L. Funding/support: United Power Association.

1987-1989
"An Analysis of Minnesota Workplace Drug Testing Policy and Procedures," Reynolds J (advisee), McGovern P, Kochevar L, Olson D, Hibbs B. Funding/support: Minnesota Chamber Foundation.

1987-1989
"Health Hazards in the Ceramics Business," Hughes J, MPH Candidate (advisee), McGovern P. Funding/support: Minnesota Craft Council.

1986-1988
"Nursing and Management Perceptions of the Roles and Functions of Occupational Health Nurses," J Bey, MPH, P. McGovern, MPH, M Foley, MSN. Funding/support: Honeywell, Inc.

1984-1985
"An Analysis of the National Employment Patterns, Roles and Functions of Master's-prepared Occupational Health Nurses," P McGovern, MPH, E Richard, MS, M Christensen, MPH, D Froberg, PhD, C Abanobi, PhD. Funding/support: Biomedical Research Support Grant.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Winter 1994
Course: Environmental Health Seminar (PubH 5159), University of Minnesota. Coordinate multi-disciplinary, division-wide student seminar and evaluate student presentations.

Spring 1986-1991
Course: Instructor for Political Process in Public Health (PubH 5165),
University of Minnesota. Results of 1991 course evaluations: 100% of students evaluate my teaching as "excellent" or "very good"; 89% rated the class as "excellent" or "very good"; 100% evaluated the information gained from the class as applicable to their future work.

Summer 1985-present
Course: Instructor for Employee Health Programs (PubH 5-166), University of Minnesota. Results of 1991 course evaluations: 100% of students rated: my teaching as "excellent"; the course as "excellent" or "very good" and applicable to their future work.

Fall 1985-1988
Co-instructor: Introduction to Public Health Nursing (PubH 5-509), University of Minnesota

Fall 1985, 1984
Course: Instructor for Theory and Practice of Occupational Health Nursing (PubH 5-590), University of Minnesota

Fall 1985, 1984
Continuing Education Course: Instructor and Co-coordinator for Comprehensive Occupational Health Nursing Review, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety

Spring 1985
Course: Co-instructor for Occupational Health Field Trips (PubH 5-218), University of Minnesota

1984-present
Advising: Academic and research advisor to public/occupational health graduate students (PubH 5150), University of Minnesota.

1984-present
Advised and arranged practicum sites in occupational health settings for a 3 credit administrative experience; co-direct with Dr. William Lohman, Acting Director, Occupational Medicine Residency Program, a 1 credit internship at St. Paul Ramsey Clinic Occupational Medicine Services (PubH 5154), University of Minnesota.

1990-present
Co-course director: Business and Management Skills for the Occupational Health Nurse; 5 day continuing education class sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

1990-present
Course planning faculty: Annual Symposium for Occupational Health Nurses, 5 day, multi course, continuing education program sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

1990-present
Course planning faculty: Hospital Employee Health and Safety; 2 day, interdisciplinary continuing education course sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

PRESENTATIONS

February 1994
McGovern P. Health Care Reform and Implications for Occupational Health and Safety. Invited presentation for continuing education credits, 2 day course. "Employee Health and Safety in Health Care Settings," sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, St. Paul, MN. (50 minutes, 25 occupational health and safety professionals).

November 1993
McGovern P. Parental Leave Policies in Minnesota and Implications for Time Off Work and Maternal and Infant Health. Invited research presentation, Institute for Health Services Research and Policy (60 minutes, 40-45 students and faculty).

November 1993
McGovern P. The Family Medical Leave Act: Implications for Employers and Employees. Invited Presentation. Northwest Airlines (1 1/2 hours, 25 health, benefits and payroll personnel).

September 1993
McGovern P. Parental Leave and Maternal Time Off Work and Infant Health. Research Presentation. Parental Leave Policy Workshop funded by Emma B. Howe Memorial Foundation (60 minutes, 44 employers, health providers, health and disability insurance representatives, state legislators and community representatives).

October 1991 -present
McGovern P. The Political Process in EOH: What Have We Learned from AIDS? Invited lecture (PubH 5156, Environmental Health Survey), School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Primary Instructor, Donald Vesley, PhD. (50 minutes, 22-30 graduate students)

October 1990-present
McGovern P. The Role of Occupational Health Nurse in Health Care Cost Management. Invited presentation at the continuing education course, "Business and Management Skills for the Occupational Health Nurse," Annual Occupational Health Nursing Symposium, sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, St. Paul, MN (2 hours, 8-15 occupational health nurses)

February 1991-present
McGovern P and Leister E. Models of Occupational Health and Safety Programs. Invited presentation for continuing education credits, 2 day course, "Hospital Risk Assessment," sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, St. Paul, MN. (50 minutes, 40 occupational health and safety professionals)

May 1992
McGovern P. Family and Work Issues, and Effective Communication Skills for the OHN. Invited presentation for Honeywell, Inc. national inservice, Washington, DC (3 hours, 12 occupational health nurses)

February 1992
McGovern P. Occupational Health and Safety for Public Health Professionals. Invited lecture for PubH 5301, Personal and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of MN. Primary Instructor, Ed Ehrlinger, MD (63 baccalaureate health science students)

June 1991
McGovern P. Disease Prevention Initiatives and Health Care Cost Management in Occupational Health. Invited presentation for Honeywell's annual national inservice education, Bloomington, MN (3 hours, 35 occupational health nurses and health promotion specialists)

October 1990
McGovern P. Managing the Cost and Quality of Occupational Health Nursing Services. Keynote address, 1990 Annual Occupational Health Nursing Symposium sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, St. Paul, MN. (45 minutes, 46 occupational health nurses)

September, 1989, 1990
McGovern P and Ayers J. Finding the Forest for the Trees: Frameworks for Occupational Health and Safety. Invited presentation for graduate and continuing education credit (PubH 5219), Annual Graduate Institute, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (50 minutes, 85-103 occupational health and safety graduate students and professionals)

June 1989
McGovern P. Cost Consciousness in Occupational Health Nursing. Invited presentation for continuing education credit. Joint Environmental, Health and Safety and Health Management Conference, Honeywell, Inc., Bloomington, Minnesota. (2 hours, 33 occupational health nurses)

September 1988
McGovern P. Parental Leave Policy in Minnesota: An Analysis of the Issues. Presentation: Wingspread Conference, "Parental Leave and Child Care: Setting a Research and Policy Agenda." Women's Studies Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Johnson Foundation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

March, 1988
McGovern P and Ayers L. The American Family: An Endangered Species - Can Family Policy Make a Difference? Invited presentation for continuing education credit. Minnesota Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 1988 Annual Educational Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Fall, Winter, Spring, 1986-1989
McGovern P. Introduction to Occupational Health, Guest Lecture, Concepts of Health, N5-614 (M Weisensee, Assistant Professor), University of 1986-1989 Minnesota.

September 1986-1990
McGovern P. Disability Management and Workers' Compensation System, and Health Care Cost Management, Guest Lecture, Theory and Practice of Occupational Health Nursing, PubH 5-590 (D Olson, Instructor), University of Minnesota and invited presentation for graduate and continuing education credit at the Annual Graduate Institute, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. (3 hours, 8-15 students)

Fall 1986-present
McGovern P. Corporate Health Care Cost Management, Guest Lecture,
Introduction to Occupational Health Nursing, PubH 5-590 (D Olson, Instructor), University of Minnesota and Invited Presentation for graduate and continuing education credit, Annual Graduate Institute and the Comprehensive Occupational Health Nursing Review, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

Summer 1986
McGovern P, Melius J. Director, Division of Surveillance Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH. People at Risk in the Workplace, Invited Presentation for Continuing Nursing Education Credit, National Public Health Nursing Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota.

Winter 1986, 1985
McGovern P. The Role of the Workers Compensation System in the Prevention and Control of Occupational Injuries, Guest Lecture, Injury Prevention, PubH 5-594 (S. Gerberich, Assistant Professor), University of Minnesota.

Fall 1984-present
McGovern P. Enforcement as a Public Health Intervention: A Case Study of the
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor, Introduction to Public Health Nursing, PubH 5-509 (M. Salmon, Associate Professor and others), University of Minnesota.

Fall 1985
McGovern P. An Analysis of Lost-time vs. Non Lost-time Injuries. Poster Presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Spring 1985
McGovern P and Christensen M. Leadership Roles in Occupational Health Nursing: Education and Management, Guest Lecture, Leadership in Public Health Nursing (J Berkseth, Assistant Professor), University of Minnesota.

Spring 1985
McGovern P. Workers' Compensation: A Management Approach to Working Within the System, guest lecture in Workers Compensation Continuing Education course, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

Spring 1985
McGovern P and Christensen M. The Roles and Functions of Master's-Prepared Occupational Health Nurses, guest lecture, School of Public Health Research Seminar.

Spring 1985
McGovern P. Occupational Health Nursing, Guest Lecture, Community Health Nursing (M. Morio, Assistant Professor), Gustavus Adolphus College.

Winter 1985
McGovern P. The Role of the Occupational Health Nursing Program in the Prevention of Occupational Health Problems, Guest Lecture, Minnesota Public Health Association Grand Rounds, St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center.

Fall 1984
McGovern P. Injury Prevention Theory, Guest Lecture, Theory and Practice of Occupational Health Nursing, PubH5590 (E. Richard, Associate Professor), University of Minnesota.

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