Dr. Benjamin C. Amick III
Associate Scientific Director and Senior Scientist,
Institute for Work & Health
Professor, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas – Houston, School of Public Health
Seminar Title: Population health interventions in the labour market: a view from Texas
Dr. Benjamin C. Amick III is associate scientific director and senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health.
He is also a professor of behavioral sciences and epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Amick completed his doctoral training at the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland in 1986.
Amick’s current research interests include the social epidemiology of work and health; labour markets and worksite intervention research; occupational health services; outcomes assessment and the measurement of work disability and productivity; ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders; the prevention of work-related illness and injury; and social inequalities and social change.
UBC is internationally recognized for its contributions to the creation of “Population Health” as an interdisciplinary field concerned with the powerful role of a host of non-medical determinants of health, development, and well-being across the life course, particularly social and economic factors. The Population Health Speakers Series aims to bring together faculty, students, practitioners and policymakers interested in these issues. The series will have a particular focus on the social sciences and their intersections with other disciplines within population health. Each monthly meeting will feature an invited scholar who is conducting cutting-edge research integrating innovative theoretical perspectives and/or developing novel methods for use in advancing population health science and improving practice and policy. The speaker's presentation and subsequent "brainstorming" dialogue with the audience will be aimed to appeal to a broad range of interests and have great potential for informing the ideas, research, and practices of faculty, students, and local agency representatives.
Cecil Green Coach House
Green College, UBC