Speakers 2017


John Boudreau

Dr. Boudreau is a professor and research director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations. He has authored more than 200 publications including “Lead the Work” and “Retooling HR.” He has received the Michael Losey Award from the Society for Human Resource Management, the Organizational Behavior New Concept Award and Human Resource Scholarly Contribution Award from the Academy of Management, and the Chairman’s Award from the International Association for Human Resources Information Management.


Lisa Brosseau

Dr. Brosseau is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she directs the Illinois Education and Research Center and co-directs a graduate industrial hygiene program. Her research interests include respiratory protection with a focus in healthcare settings and the design and delivery of workplace health and safety interventions in small businesses. She is an assistant editor for the BOHS Annals of Occupational Hygiene, on the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, and past chair of the ACGIH Board of Directors and TLVs for Chemical Substances Committee.


Peter Hasle

Peter Hasle is a professor at the Center for Industrial Production at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has authored numerous international journal articles, books, and book chapters. His research interests include organizational social capital, working environment programs, and small enterprises. He is currently working on a research project on occupational safety and health management in small enterprises in collaboration with research partners from nine European countries.


Tony LaMontagne

Professor Tony LaMontagne leads the Work, Health & Wellbeing Unit and directs the Centre for Population Health Research at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. His broad research interest is in developing scientific and public understanding of work as a social determinant of health, and translating this research into policy and practice to improve workplace and worker health. Currently, the Unit’s primary focus is on work and mental health — combining a range of etiologic and intervention research projects.


Luz Stella Marín

Dr. Marín is an assistant professor of safety sciences at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has participated in research that aimed to understand and address the disproportionate rate of injuries and illnesses among Hispanic workers, particularly construction workers. Her research interests focus on the evaluation of working conditions of vulnerable populations in the U.S. and Latin America. Specifically, the study of safety climate in hazardous jobs, the synergy between workplace safety prevention and health promotion, and the impact of workplace organizational and engineering interventions.


Knut Ringen

Dr. Knut Ringen is a consultant focusing on the environment, safety and health risk management, workers’ compensation, health insurance, and disease control. He created the Workers Institute for Safety and Health (1979); the Laborers Health & Safety Fund of North America (1987); and The Center for Construction Research and Training (1991). He served as chairman of the U.S. National Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and is currently vice president of the Construction Section of the International Social Security Association.


Glorian Sorensen

Dr. Sorensen is a professor of social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and director of the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She leads the Harvard Chan School Center for Work, Health and Well-being, a NIOSH Total Worker Health® Center of Excellence.  Her research focuses on integrated approaches to worker and worksite health and safety, and has included intervention studies across a range of industries. She also has ongoing worksite tobacco control research in India.


David Weil

Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert in public and labor market policy; regulation; industrial and labor relations; transparency policy; and supply-chain restructuring. He has written five books, including “The Fissured Workplace,” and has authored over 100 articles and chapters. Dr. Weil is the dean of the Heller School of Social Policy at Brandeis University and is the founder and co-director of the Transparency Policy Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Prior to joining Brandeis University, he served as the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. From April 2014 to January 2017, Weil served as the administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.