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users with a sub-specialty of: Occupational Health

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Juliana
MCN
MD

Juliana Simmons, MSPH, CHES, is thrilled to be serving as a Program Manager at MCN. Since joining MCN in 2014, Ms. Simmons has enjoyed coordinating various grant-funded programs focused on environmental health and worker health and safety. Most notably, she completed a NIOSH-funded research project exploring barriers to addressing occupational health in primary care. She currently plays a vital role on the Protecting Children When Parents Work project with the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, as well as on MCN’s Susan Harwood Training Grant, supported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Ms. Simmons has had the opportunity to represent MCN at various national conferences and webinars to raise awareness about the importance of environmental and occupational health in the context of improving health outcomes for mobile populations.

Ms. Simmons first became interested in migrant health during her undergraduate career at Salisbury University, when she had the opportunity to serve as an intern with MCN. After graduation, she moved to Baltimore to pursue a Master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, where she specialized in health communication and health education. During her time in graduate school, Ms. Simmons enjoyed working as a childhood safety educator and a domestic violence advocate, where she was able to hone her interests in injury and violence prevention. Ms. Simmons is a certified health education specialist and is also certified in public health.

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Rosemary
DC

Rosemary Sokas, MD, brings a background of clinical practice in underserved communities and science and policy work in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to participatory research and educational programs engaging workers, community members, practitioners, and students in medicine, public health, nursing, and community peer education. Her research focuses on occupational and environmental health among high-risk, low-wage vulnerable populations. Her publications address the role primary care providers play in addressing the prevention needs of underserved working populations, and etiologic and intervention studies targeting hazards faced by construction workers, health care workers, immigrant day laborers, and home care workers, including the impact of contingent work and the need for supply chain and other policy interventions. Her interests include transdisciplinary collaboration and mixed-method approaches to addressing social justice concerns in the workplace and in the community.

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Michael
Ca

Interested in agricultural health and safety issues since residency training in Salinas California; currently working as a consultant to California EPA, Department of Pesticide Regulation and frequently deal with health and safety issues affecting migrants.

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Judith
USA

Dr. Wold is the Director of the Farmworker Family Health program (FWFHP) for the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University. In its 20th year (2013), the FWFHP is an interprofessional, rural, cultural immersion service learning experience that provides health professionals students the opportunity to provide care to migrant farmworkers and their families. The FWFHP partners with the local farmworker clinic, farm owners, the health district and the local board of education among others to deliver care for two weeks each summer to approximately 1000 workers and their families. Dr. Wold has received the Carnegie/CASE Foundation 2012 Award as Georgia Professor of the Year and has taught Public Health Nursing for over 30 years.

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CHRISTINE

INTERESTED IN SHARING AND RECEIVING VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM YOUR NETWORK TO ASSIST US PROVIDE EFFIICENT MEDICAL SERVICES IN GHANA

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Patricia

Human rights advocate for 45 years; strong interest in worker advocacy, immigrant rights that include, but are not limited to, health and safety. Special experience with victims of human trafficking.

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Mike

Dr. Rowland is Medical Director of the Maine Migrant Health Program, and a fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Medicine as a Profession. He is board–certified in both Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine, and completed his training in Occupational and Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health in 2005. He has worked with migrant and seasonal farmworkers since 1987, in both eastern Washington and Maine, and is on the board of directors of the Migrant Clinicians Network. He is a frequent presenter at national occupational medicine and migrant health conferences.

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