Pouran Faghri, MD, MS, FACSM

Dr. Pouran Faghri is the HWC Dissemination and Implementation Director and a Research Associate with the Center for Social Epidemiology. Presently, she is also a Full Adjunct Professor within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Fielding School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles. Professor Faghri is a member of COEH at UCLA and is on the Executive Committee of the NIOSH Southern California Education and Research Center. Before joining UCLA, she was a full Professor at the University of Connecticut and Director of the University of Connecticut Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion.

Professor Faghri’s HWC role benefits from her expertise in occupational health and safety and exposure hazards (physical and psychological) evaluation at the workplace. Over the years, she has developed and evaluated multiple cost-effective models for integrating health and safety interventions with workplace injury prevention and occupational ergonomics for health protection. These intervention models address physical and psychosocial risk factors at the workplace, especially in high-stress workplaces with strong emphasis on employee involvement and participation. She was the Co-PI (Storrs) and team leader for health promotion and injury prevention strategies for the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW), a NIOSH Center of Excellence for “Total Worker Health®.

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