Dr. Ben Amick

Senior Scientist
PhD, Social Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University
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Dr. Benjamin C. Amick III is a senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health. He is also chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University in Miami.

Amick completed his doctoral training in social epidemiology at the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland in 1986. He completed his post-doctoral training at Yale University School of Public Health in chronic disease epidemiology.

His current research interests include organizational change and injury prevention, the development of leading indicators to manage system and organizational improvement, the role of unions in occupational health and safety, labour markets and health over the life course, sustainable employment for workers with cancer, and the development and evaluation of OHS policies and practices for workplace violence prevention.

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“I’m passionate about integrating organizational sciences, ergonomics and epidemiology to understand the role of labour markets in health, illness and disease in society. I’m interested in partnering with our prevention and policy partners to build labour markets that promote health and create a competitive advantage.” – Dr. Ben Amick


Dorland HF, Abma FI, Van Zon SKR, Stewart RE, Amick B, Ranchor AV, Roelen CAM, Bultmann U. Fatigue and depressive symptoms improve but remain negatively related to work functioning over 18 months after return to work in cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2018 [Epub ahead of print].. doi:10.1007/s11764-018-0676-x.
Cullen KL, Irvin E, Collie A, Clay F, Gensby U, Jennings PA, Hogg-Johnson S, Kristman V, Laberge M, McKenzie D, Newnam S, Palagyi A, Ruseckaite R, Sheppard DM, Shourie S, Steenstra I, Van Eerd D, Amick B. Effectiveness of workplace interventions in return-to-work for musculoskeletal, pain-related and mental health conditions: an update of the evidence and messages for practitioners. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2018;28(1):1–15. doi:10.1007/s10926-016-9690-x.
Walker TJ, Tullar JM, Diamond PM, Kohl HW, Amick B. Validity and reliability of the 8-item work limitations questionnaire. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2017;27(4):576-583. doi:10.1007/s10926-016-9687-5.
Dorland HF, Abma FI, Roelen CAM, Stewart RE, Amick B, Ranchor AV, Bultmann U. Work functioning trajectories in cancer patients: results from the longitudinal Work Life after Cancer (WOLICA) study. International Journal of Cancer. 2017;141(9):1751-1762. doi:10.1002/ijc.30876.
Abma FI, Bultmann U, Amick B, Arends I, Dorland HF, Flach PA, van der Klink JJ, van de Ven HA, Bjorner JB. The work role functioning questionnaire v2.0 showed consistent factor structure across six working samples. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2017 [epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s10926-017-9722-1.