We address policies, programs and practices that combine protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention to improve worker well-being. Studies address a range of topics including health behaviors and employee productivity, physical and emotional health benefits of reducing prolonged sitting at work, and the use of measurement tools aimed at integrating employee safety and health

Faculty Position
  • Anderson, Paul J. II, MD, HP OEM Regional Occupational Medicine Director
  • Bovard, Ralph S., MD, Program Director, Occupational Medicine Residency
  • Doss, Manoj A., OEM Core Faculty 2020 -
  • Funk, Edwin, MD, OEM Core Faculty
  • Kirkhorn, Steve, Emertius Faculty
  • McKinney, Zeke, MD, MHI, MPH, Research Investigator
  • Sellman, Jonathan S., MD, MPH, EE Health Medical Director
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Automated vs. manual coding of neuroimaging reports via natural language processing, using the international classification of diseases, tenth revision
    Heliyon. 2024
  • Detection of a clavicular osteolytic lesion associated with work injury
    American Journal of Medicine. 2023
  • Health care utilization: finding the right balance [cover story]
    Minn Physician. 2023
  • Prolonged disability following re-exposure after complete recovery from aerotoxic syndrome: a case report
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023
  • Comparing pharmacist-led telehealth care and clinic-based care for uncontrolled high blood pressure: the Hyperlink 3 pragmatic cluster-randomized trial
    Hypertension (Dallas, Tex.. 2022
  • Comparison of explanatory and pragmatic design choices in a cluster-randomized hypertension trial: effects on enrollment, participant characteristics, and adherence
    Trials. 2022
  • Introducing mass communications strategies to medical students: a novel short session for fourth-year students
    Academic Medicine. 2022
  • Law enforcement violence in the black community: a catalyst for clinician engagement in social justice
    American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2022
  • Using advanced racial and ethnic identity demographics to improve surveillance of work-related conditions in an occupational clinic setting
    American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2022
  • A mini-epidemic of suspected contact dermatitis to Delta Airlines uniforms
    Dermatitis. 2021
  • Building capacity for integrated occupational safety, health, and well-being initiatives using guidelines for Total Worker Health® approaches
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2021
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness of firefighters: initial results of a multi-phased study
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2021
  • Shots in shops: dispelling COVID-19 misinformation in underrepresented communities
    ACOEM (American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine) Quarterly. 2021
  • COVID-19 trials protect human rights
    Minnesota Spokesman Recorder. 2020
  • Design of a pragmatic cluster-randomized trial comparing telehealth care and best practice clinic-based care for uncontrolled high blood pressure
    Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2020
  • Institutional racism in medicine: from institutional to personal
    Minn Physician. 2020
  • Occupational medicine clinical practice data reveal increased injury rates among Hispanic workers
    American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2019
  • Relationship of activity patterns to acute mountain sickness in south pole workers
    International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019
  • Blockchain technology: a data framework to improve validity, trust, and accountability of information exchange in health professions education
    Academic Medicine. 2018
  • An uncommon mechanism for work-related total achilles tendon rupture
  • An uncommon mechanism of work-related partial-thickness triceps tear
  • Case report: initially missed diagnosis of quadriceps partial tendon rupture
  • Health status and health behaviors among citizen endurance Nordic skiers in the United States
    BMC Research Notes. 2017
  • Occupational medicine considerations in the management of low back pain injuries
    MetroDoctors. 2017
  • Remarkable case of uncorrected type IC tricuspid atresia with adaptive pulmonary trunk dilatation to allow prolonged survival: case report and CT fly-through
  • The merits of MIIC: Minnesota's immunization information system excels at population health surveillance
    Minnesota Medicine. 2017
  • Use of clinical decision support to increase premedication regimen homogeneity
    Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2017
  • A survey of social support for exercise and its relationship to health behaviours and health status among endurance Nordic skiers
    BMJ open. 2016
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis critical care pathway implementation: incorporation into EMR significantly decreases length of stay
    Endocrine Practice. 2016
  • Diagnostic delay and antibiotic overuse in acute pulmonary blastomycosis
    Open forum infectious diseases. 2016
  • Measurement tools for integrated worker health protection and promotion: lessons learned from the SafeWell Project
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2016
  • Utility and significance of gadolinium-based contrast enhancement in posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
    AJNR: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2016
  • Electronic medical record-based performance improvement project to document and reduce excessive cardiac troponin testing
    Clinical Chemistry. 2015
  • Improving red blood cell orders, utilization, and management with point-of-care clinical decision support
    Transfusion. 2015
  • Incidence and symptoms of high altitude illness in south pole workers: Antarctic Study of Altitude Physiology (ASAP)
    Clinical Medicine Insights: Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine. 2011
  • ACSM clinician profile
    Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2008
  • Biliary liver flukes (Opisthorchiasis and Clonorchiasis) in immigrants in the United States: often subtle and diagnosed years after arrival
    Journal of Travel Medicine. 2004
  • Editorial Article
  • Get a doctor to avoid going to the doctor
    MinnesotaSpokesmanRecorder.  2022
  • Bearing bad news: walking with patients [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  104. 2021
  • Black MN doctors on COVID-19 vaccine: 'the benefits outweigh the risks'
    MinnesotaSpokesmanRecorder.  2021
  • Combating fear of the unknown in healthcare worker COVID vaccination [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  104. 2021
  • Invest in tobacco prevention to improve health, ease health disparities [editorial]
    MinnPost.  2021
  • Shifting the culture of working while ill [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  104. 2021
  • Sickle cell trait: an unsound cause of death [editorial]
    Lancet (London, England).  398. 2021
  • To protect Black lives, ban menthol tobacco products [editorial]
  • Toward the quadruple aim: caring for oneself [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  104. 2021
  • Which COVID-19 vaccine to choose [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  104. 2021
  • Community partnership in clinical research [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  103. 2020
  • Engaging the community, one physician at a time [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  103. 2020
  • Pursuing justice for our black patients and communities [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  103. 2020
  • The anxiety of underrepresentation [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  103. 2020
  • The challenges of team-based care [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  103. 2020
  • The importance of patient trust [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  103. 2020
  • Maintaining a culture of humanism in medicine [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  102. 2019
  • Mind the gap: where quality measures fall down [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  102. 2019
  • Overcoming identity differences to meet the needs of the medically underserved [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  102. 2019
  • Patients simply want to be heard [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  102. 2019
  • Proceeding carefully with medical cannabis [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  102. 2019
  • The problem(s) with board exams [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  102. 2019
  • Looking to the future [editorial]
    Minnesota Medicine.  101. 2018
  • Cardiac troponin testing is overused after the rule-in or rule-out of myocardial infarction [editorial]
    Clinical Chemistry.  61. 2015
  • Chapter
  • Wilderness orthopaedics
    Wilderness medicine. 2012
  • Conference Poster
  • Understanding COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among firefighters: application of the Health Belief Model [poster]
  • Initial phase results of Firefighter Cardiorespiratory Fitness Pilot Study [poster]
  • Analytic evaluation of immunization overutilization rates in Minnesota [poster]
  • The composition of a contemporary occupational medicine practice [poster]
  • The composition of a contemporary occupational medicine practice [poster]
  • DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) critical care pathway [poster]
  • Effects of taconite mining silica and respirable dust exposure on an inflammatory DNA adduct biomarker, M1dG [poster]
  • Effects of taconite mining silica and respirable dust exposure on an inflammatory DNA adduct biomarker, M1dG [poster]
  • Improving packed red blood cell orders, utilization, and management with point-of-care clinical decision support [poster]
  • The use of electronic health record alerts to improve postoperative hand therapy protocol compliance following peripheral nerve repair [poster]
  • The use of order-based CDS alerting to increase the homogeneity of premedication regimens in patients with known contrast allergies [poster]
  • Usage and engagement of a collaborative Wiki for occupational and environmental medicine residents [poster]
  • Usage and engagement of a collaborative Wiki for occupational and environmental medicine residents [poster]
  • Improving packed red blood cell orders, utilization, and management with point-of-care clinical decision support [poster]
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