3054.0 Occupational Health Disparities Institute: Defining and Describing Disparities in Occupational Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session will begin with an overview/discussion of occupational health disparities and the Occupational Health Disparities Institute's contribution to advancing the understanding of these disparities. Three papers will then be presented, highlighting the diversity of current work to define and describe occupational health disparities. The goal of this session will be to begin a discussion of the conceptualization of occupational health disparities that will also inform future OHDI planning and initiatives.
Session Objectives: Explain the concept of 'occupational health disparities' and some challenges in defining the field of study/practice. Describe several conceptualizations of occupational health disparities, including those related to immigrant status and work arrangements.
Kerry Souza, ScD, MPH

8:45 AM
Occupational health disparities in the U.S. hotel industry
Pamela Vossenas, MPH, Susan N. Buchanan, MD, MPH, Niklas Krause, MD, PhD, Joan Moriarty, MS, Eric Frumin, MA, Jo Anna Shimek, MS, Frank E. Mirer, PhD, Peter Orris, MD, MPH and Laura Punnett, ScD
9:05 AM
Discord and social context in exposure assessment methods: Self-reports and expert ratings from the United for Health Study
Grace Sembajwe, ScD, MSc, Margaret M. Quinn, ScD, CIH, David Kriebel, ScD, Anne Stoddard, ScD, Nancy Krieger, PhD and Elizabeth Barbeau, ScD
9:20 AM
Precarious employment and mental health in salaried workers in Spain: A new scale of employment precariousness
Alejandra Vives, MD, MPH, Montserrat Ferrer, Marcelo Amable, PhD, Clara Llorens, Salvador Moncada, PhD, Carles Muntaner, MD, PhD, Fernando G. Benavides, MD, PhD and Joan Benach, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)