Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center
T42 OH009229 (Newman) 07/01/15-06/30/25 | National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The major goal of the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) is to train future leaders in the field of occupational health and safety. The MAP ERC trains in five disciplines: industrial hygiene, occupational ergonomics and safety, occupational health physics, occupational health psychology, and occupational and environmental medicine. Additional goals include the promotion of pilot research relevant to the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), community outreach, and continuing education.
Center for Health, Work & Environment (Total Worker Health® Center)
U19 OH011227 (Newman) 09/01/16-08/31/21 | CDC/NIOSH
The major goal of this center is to conduct interdisciplinary research on interventions in the field of occupational health, safety, and well-being with the NIOSH Office of Total Worker Health and five other national Centers of Excellence. The center includes a planning core; a randomized controlled trial, Small + Safe + Well, testing a field intervention for impact on organizational behavior change and worker health and safety in small enterprises; and an outreach core that includes dissemination of research findings, development of professional education, and an academic Certificate in Total Worker Health program.
National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP)
DE-FC01-05EH04022 (Newman) 02/01/20-01/31/25 | Department of Energy and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
The major goal of this project is to determine the health consequences of exposure to toxic and radioactive materials encountered by former U.S. Department of Energy workers.
Longitudinal study of Total Worker Health among small enterprises
K01 OH011726 (Schwatka) 07/01/19-06/30/22 | CDC/NIOSH
The goal of this career development award is to simultaneously provide additional training in Total Worker Health, business, and longitudinal data analysis as well as contribute to an understanding of how small business organizational support for Total Worker Health programming impacts worker health, safety, and wellbeing outcomes.
Health Links Small Employer DPP Engagement
19 FHLA 112678 (Tenney) 09/30/18-06/29/21 | Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
This project serves to gather feedback and input from stakeholders representing small and mid-sized businesses from different sectors across Colorado on barriers and facilitators to implement diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention and management programs. P42 ES030990
Metals and Metal Mixtures: Cognitive Aging, Remediation and Exposure Sources (MEMCARE)
NIH (Lu) 02/01/2020 – 01/31/2025 | Harvard School of Public Health
The objective of the study is to understand the level of exposure to heavy metals known to be associated with drainage from mines under Superfund.
Tobacco Program Evaluation (STEPP)
CDPHE (Levinson) 7/1/2005 – 6/30/2021 | Colorado Epidemiology & Program Evaluation Group
This continuously renewed and restated interagency contractual relationship extends a project originally awarded as a competitive R01-equivalent grant from the University of Colorado Tobacco Research Program (completed; see section below). The current scope of work, renewed seven times to date, supports design and implementation of population surveillance studies and evaluations of tobacco control and chronic disease prevention programs.
Maternal Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic in Drinking Water and Adverse Birth
Outcomes in Rural Colorado
R21 ES028416 (James) 06/01/2018 – 05/31/2021 | NIH
This project explores the association between maternal exposure to inorganic arsenic in drinking water and the risk for adverse birth outcomes in the San Luis Valley, Colorado, a community with low to moderate (< 100 µg/L) levels between the years of 1990-2018. Specific outcomes include congenital heart defects, spontaneous abortions and miscarriages, low birth weight, and infant mortality. We will also explore the interaction of maternal diabetes mellitus and infant gender. The study will address gaps in understanding of the embryotoxicity and etiology of inorganic arsenic on adverse birth outcomes and can aid in preventive efforts to limit arsenic exposure since primary exposure sources are well recognized.
IPA: Educational Campaign for Emergency Responders and drug exposure
We are working with NIOSH to evaluate emergency responder knowledge of illicit drug exposure and develop a unified educational campaign to improve compliance with guidance.
IPA: Protective Equipment for first responders exposed to illicit hazardous drugs
We are working with NIOSH to interpret guidance for appropriate personal protective equipment for first responders exposed to illicit hazardous drugs and to update a web-based tool for those purchased personal protective equipment.