Research Showcase Keynote Presentation: "Community-Based Workplace Research: How to get involved with EPID@Work" - Drs. Kathy Sanderson, Deborah Scharf, Vicki Kristman

Event Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Senate Chambers

About the Presentation

Enhancing the Prevention of Injury and Disability @ Work (EPID@Work) is a research centre that focuses on increasing workplace health and safety.  This panel will present three current opportunities for employers, employees, students, and researchers to get involved with community-based research.  Come and join us to learn about new and exciting projects on mental health stigma, improving sleep for high risk workers, and an upcoming cohort study.                                                               


Photo of Dr. Kathy SandersonKathy Sanderson

Dr. Kathy Sanderson is an Associate Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour in the Faculty of Business Administration.  She is the Assistant Director and theme lead for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with EPID@Work Research Centre.  Kathy’s research focuses on reducing pain at work, in the areas of emotional abuse, newcomer welcoming, mental health stigma and employee retention in Northwestern Ontario.  She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Ontario) and provides employment-based crisis intervention services.


Photo of Dr. Deborah ScharfDeborah Scharf

Deborah Scharf, PhD (University of Pittsburgh, 2009) is a clinical and health psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology at Lakehead University. She is also the mental health lead for EPID@Work. Dr. Scharf's research includes studies of healthcare access for poor and underserved groups; behavioural health delivery systems; cannabis and tobacco use, treatment, and policy; behavioural healthcare services for injured workers, military personnel, and veterans; and innovations in in vivo electronic data capture. Dr. Scharf provides psychological services to injured workers in the community and trains graduate students to do the same.


Photo of Dr. Vicki KristmanVicki Kristman

Dr. Vicki Kristman is a Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Director and Senior Scientist of the EPID@Work Research Institute at Lakehead University. She holds a Lakehead University-Ontario Research Chair in Injury & Disability Prevention. She conducts research to better understand factors associated with health and disability in the workplace to develop and test interventions to improve the lives of workers.


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