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Paul A. Landsbergis, PhD, EdD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Background and Expertise:

Dr. Landsbergis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. He holds a PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University and an EdD in Labor Studies from Rutgers University. He has extensive experience conducting research, teaching and public education on socioeconomic position, work organization, lean production, work stress, the changing nature of work, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, psychological disorders and musculoskeletal disorders, and on interventions to reduce job stress and improve worker health. He has led international study groups in conducting research and publishing on these topics. He also has expertise in the measurement of blood pressure while employees are working as a biological marker of job stress. 'While working" blood pressure measurements help to identify individuals with “masked hypertension” (who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease), a potentially large group of individuals with normal clinic blood pressure but elevated blood pressure while at work. Sources of stress at work are risk factors for masked hypertension. His related research and teaching interests include occupational health psychology, occupational health and safety, occupational epidemiology, ergonomics, social epidemiology and reducing health disparities. He is Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

Courses Taught:

  • EOHS 5202: Occupational Health
  • EOHS 5201: Introduction to Management, Policy and Law
  • EOHS 5307: Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • EOHS 5317: Disaster Preparedness and Vulnerable Populations
  • EOHS 7300: Advanced Topics in Occupational Health
  • EOHS 7203: Environmental Health Policy and Management Systems
  • EOHS 7206: Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology