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Lorraine M Conroy, ScD, CIH

Professor

Director, Center for Healthy Work; Co-director, Occupational Safety Program

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Contact

Building & Room:

1055 SPHPI

Address:

1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-7469

About

Lorraine Conroy is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health, where she directs the graduate program in Occupational Safety.  She 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.  She is also the co-Director of the Occupational Safety Program and Director of the Pilot Projects Research Training Program in the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center.

Dr. Conroy is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and have more than 25 years of experience in research, curriculum development, and teaching in occupational and environmental health. Her expertise is in the evaluation and control of hazards in the workplace and community.

Dr. Conroy has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master and doctoral degree in Environmental Science and Physiology, with a focus in industrial hygiene from Harvard University, School of Public Health.

Selected Grants

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, UIC Center for Healthy Work, Principal Investigator/Center Director

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center Training Grant, Co-investigator/Program Director

Professional Leadership

Interim Dean, 2017; Senior Associate Dean, 2012-2017, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Chicago, IL

Director, Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center, 1999-2015, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Chicago, IL

Member, Work Design and Well-Being NORA Council, 2018-present, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Member, Safety and Occupational Health Study Section, 2008-2011, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Notable Honors

2013-2014, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellow, Drexel University

1998, Public Health Honor Society, Delta Omega, Lambda Chapter

1996, Golden Apple Award for Teaching, UIC School of Public Health

Education

Sc.D. Environmental Science and Physiology, March 1988
Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Concentration: Industrial Hygiene
Dissertation: Capture Efficiency of Flanged Slot Hoods

Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston, MA
M.S. Environmental Health Sciences, June 1984
Concentrations: Industrial Hygiene, Air Pollution

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Cum Laude, May 1981
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Licensures and Certifications

Professional Certification: Certified in Comprehensive Practice, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, #5500

Selected Presentations

  1. Keynote Presentation: Trends in Demographics and Work Arrangements, National Occupational Injury Research Symposium, Morgantown, WV, October 16, 2018.
  2. Conroy, L.M., Holloway, A., Chrushfeld, M., Velonis, A., Casteneda, D., Merrick, N., Zoheri, S., Velazquez, M., Castaneda, Y., Berumen, T., Pereda, P., Forst, L., Pratap, P., Rospenda, K., Hebert-Beirne, J.: Concept Mapping to Understand How Work Impacts Health at the Community Level. American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 12, 2018.
  3. Chiappone, A., Terpin, D., Conroy, L.M.: Lead Exposure to UIC Police at the Indoor Firing Range, Abstract and poster presentation, American Society of Safety Engineers Safety 2018, San Antonio, TX, June 2018.  Awarded best poster presentation.
  4. Conroy, L.M., Berumen, T., Zoheri, S., Castaneda, Y., Pereda, P.Holloway, A., Chrushfeld, M., Velonis, A., Casteneda, D., Gonzalez, S., Velazquez, M., , Forst, L., Pratap, P., Rospenda, K., Hebert-Beirne, J.: A Community-based Approach to Total Worker Health. Abstract and presentation, 2nd International Symposium on Total Worker Health, Bethesda, MD, May 10, 2018.
  5. Pre-symposium workshop titled, Meeting the Challenge of Engagement in Participatory Total Worker Health Initiatives (with J. Hebert-Beirne, T. Berumen, E. Fisher, A. Yankalev), 2nd International Symposium on Total Worker Health, Bethesda, MD, May 8, 2018
  6. Plenary session presentation:  TWH Intervention Strategies: What Works for the Centers of Excellence?, 2nd International Symposium on Total Worker Health, Bethesda, MD, May 8, 2018
  7. Opening Remarks, UIC Minority Health Conference: Systems of Power, Disrupting the Repetition of History, Chicago, IL, March 4, 2017.