COEH webinars take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am PST. All webinars are approximately one hour in duration.
The goal of the COEH webinar series is to raise awareness about current issues of health and safety at work and to share updates on the latest research in occupational and environmental health within the community.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10:30am to 11:30am
Title: An Overview of Occupational Epidemiology and the Healthy Worker Effect
Speaker: Erika Garcia, PhD candidate in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley
In this webinar, Erika Garcia will provide an overview of occupational epidemiology and the Healthy Worker Effect.
On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:
Erika Garcia is a PhD candidate in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation research focuses on occupational epidemiology, utilizing data from the United Autoworker-General Motors study, which includes an occupational cohort of workers in automobile manufacturing. She has evaluated the Healthy Worker Survivor Effect in the cohort and is using the results in epidemiologic studies on exposure to metalworking fluids and cancer incidence. Prior to her doctoral studies, she earned a Master's in Public Health from UC Berkeley in 2011 and worked with the Environmental Research Group at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) until 2014. Ms. Garcia’s research experience during her time with CPIC includes work with nail salon workers in the San Francisco Bay Area and an assessment of the association between air pollutants and breast cancer in Californian women.
Webinars are available for Continuing Education credits
CE requires additional registration to complete payment and evaluation to receive credit. The cost for CE credit is $30 per webinar.
After you sign up for the free webinar through our provider ReadyTalk, click on the blue Register button to sign up for CE at the COEH-CE registration page.
You will need to remember your user name (email address) and password to return to COEH-CE after the webinar and complete the evaluation. Your certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you.
If you did not sign up for CE in advance after listening to the live webinar, you can click on the blue Register button and follow the instructions below to pay and to complete the evaluation.
Follow these instructions to access the webinar recordings and to claim CE credit:
You will be emailed a link to the recorded webinar after you are registered for this class. Please complete the evaluation included in the email you will receive.
A certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you (please ensure at time of registration that your email address is current).
ABIH – 1.0 contact hour per session. Please check ABIH website for more information
BRN - 1.0 Contact Hour, California Board of Registered Nurses per presentation.
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