Lyndsay is a researcher at the Center for Health, Work & Environment and Instructor in the department of Environmental & Occupational Health. She currently serves as the project manager for the Center's international Total Worker Health® (TWH) research and practice initiatives, which are aimed to evaluate and improve the health, safety and well-being of workers in Latin America. She is currently working on two NIH-funded studies to examine the environmental, occupational and community risk factors for chronic kidney disease of unknown cause (CKDu) in sugarcane workers in Guatemala. She is also a co-founding member of the CHWE’s Climate, Work & Health Initiative and a current DrPH student in the department of Environmental & Occupational Health. Prior to her work at the CHWE, Lyndsay was part of the Center for Global Health where she coordinated community health and clinical education projects in the Trifinio region of southwest Guatemala.
Areas of Expertise
- International TWH
- Agricultural worker health
- Climate change and health
- Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu)
Education, Licensure & Certifications
- MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health, 2013
- Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, Alumni Member, 2017
- EHOH 6634 Spectrum of Professions Protecting and Promoting Worker Health
- NIH/NIEHS, R01: Particulate exposure and kidney health. Date Range: March 2021- February 2026. Program manager
- CDC/NIOSH Center of Excellence for TWH, Pilot Project: Individual and household determinants of renal insufficiency among agricultural workers: A Total Worker Health Approach. Date Range: September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023. Principal Investigator.
Publications and Presentations
- Krisher L, Butler-Dawson J, Schlosser K, Asensio C, Sinibaldi E, Yoder H, Dexter L, Dally M, Pilloni D, Cruz A, Jaramillo D, Newman LS. Body Composition, Anemia, and Kidney Function among Guatemalan Sugarcane Workers. Nutrients. 2021 Nov 02; 13(11). PMID: 34836182
- Butler-Dawson J, Krisher L, Dally M, James KA, Johnson RJ, Jaramillo D, Yoder H, Johnson EC, Pilloni D, Asensio C, Cruz A, Newman LS. Sugarcane Workweek Study: Risk Factors for Daily Changes in Creatinine. Kidney Int Rep. 2021 Sep; 6(9):2404-2414. PMID: 34514201.
- Jaramillo D, Krisher L, Schwatka NV, Tenney L, Fisher GG, Clancy RL, Shore E, Asensio C, Tetreau S, Castrillo ME, Amenabar I, Cruz A, Pilloni D, Zamora ME, Butler-Dawson J, Dally M, Newman LS. International Total Worker Health: Applicability to Agribusiness in Latin America. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 02 25; 18(5). PMID: 33668716
- Krisher L, Butler-Dawson J, Yoder H, Pilloni D, Dally M, Johnson EC, Jaramillo D, Cruz A, Asensio C, Newman LS. Electrolyte Beverage Intake to Promote Hydration and Maintain Kidney Function in Guatemalan Sugarcane Workers Laboring in Hot Conditions. J Occup Environ Med. 2020 12; 62(12):e696-e703. PMID: 33003044
- Sorensen CJ, Krisher L, Butler-Dawson J, Dally M, Dexter L, Asensio C, Cruz A, Newman LS. Workplace Screening Identifies Clinically Significant and Potentially Reversible Kidney Injury in Heat-Exposed Sugarcane Workers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 11 18; 17(22). PMID: 33218070.