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Kirsten Staggs Almberg, PhD '16, MS '12

Research Associate Professor

Director, Center for Healthy Work; Director of Research and Evaluation, Mining Education and Research Center

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences


Building & Room:

1055 SPHPI


1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-9477


Kirsten Almberg is an Research Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health.  She serves as the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Mining Education and Research (MinER) Center where she performs epidemiologic analyses of the drivers of resurgent coal workers' pneumoconiosis in the United States. She also serves as the Director for the UIC Center for Health Work, a NIOSH-funded Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health® The focus of the UIC Center is precarious work- understanding the scope of and working conditions associated with precarious work and developing multi-level intervention strategies to turn unhealthy work into healthy work.