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Cherniack Martin G.

E-mail: cherniack@uchc.edu

Dr. Martin Cherniack, MD, MPH, is a physician and professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut, and Visiting Lecturer at the Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health. He directs the Ergonomics Technology Center at UCONN. His prior affiliations include research positions at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) [1981-1984] and full time faculty positions in the Department of Medicine in the Yale School of Medicine (1986-1995) and at UCONN Medical School (1995-present). He has directed national research studies on musculoskeletal disease and hand-arm vibration research. He is also the former field director of the National Cancer Institute’s Chernobyl studies in the former Soviet Union. He has worked with the insurance industry and with the Connecticut Worker’s Compensation Commission over the past 10 years on disability research. He is currently the director of the international HAVIC consortium for controlling health effects from hand-arm vibration, and from 1987-1993 was study site director in New England of the national beta carotene (CARET) national intervention trial. He has developed and assessed instrumentation for field measurements of biomechanical exposure and physical response.

His current interests are in combining workplace health and safety approaches with risk reduction from broader individual health risks. This is centered around cross-disciplinary research and outreach that covers the area from application of laboratory research to personally based interventions. He is currently an ICOH (International Committee on Occupational Health) Secretary and Ramazzini Foundation Fellow.

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