Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Emily A. Spieler

Dr. Emily A. Spieler, Chair

Prof. Emily Spieler is the Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law at the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. A leading authority on employment law and social insurance systems, she served as commissioner of West Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Fund, and as the state’s first deputy attorney general for civil rights.

Dr. Les Boden

Dr. Les Boden

Dr. Les Boden is a professor of public health in the Department of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Boden, an economist, has served on several national committees in the U.S. for the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Dr. Ute Bultmann

Dr. Ute Bültmann

Dr. Ute Bültmann is a professor of work and health and the program leader of public health research in the Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine at the University of Groningen's Medical Centre in the Netherlands. She is also affiliated with the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Dr. Walter Eichendorf

Dr. Walter Eichendorf

Dr. Walter Eichendorf is the president of the German Road Safety Council (DVR) and the deputy director general of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). He has been involved with such international research projects as the European Year for Safety and Health at Work (1991-1993) and Germany’s Federation for Safety and Health Basi (1996-1998). Dr. Eichendorf is vice-president of both the research division and prevention culture division of the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

Prof. John Frank

Dr. John W. Frank

Dr. John Frank is director of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy. He also holds a chair in Public Health Research and Policy at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Frank has been a professor at the University of Toronto, the founding director of research at the Institute for Work & Health, and inaugural scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Population and Public Health.

Dr. Andrew Hale

Dr. Andrew Hale

Dr. Andrew Hale, a professor emeritus of safety science at Delft University in The Netherlands, is chair of the consultancy HASTAM in the United Kingdom, as well as an adjunct professor at the Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim, Norway. For 20 years, he was editor of the journal Safety Science.

Dr. Laura Punnett

Dr. Laura Punnett

Dr. Laura Punnett is co-director of the Center for Public Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, U.S.A. She is also a senior associate at the university's Center for Work and Women and one of the founders of the university's Department of Work Environment.

Dr. Maurits van Tulder

Dr. Maurits van Tulder

Dr. Maurits van Tulder is head of the Department of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at VU University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also director of musculoskeletal health research at the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research, coordinating editor of the Cochrane Back Review Group, and deputy editor of the European Spine Journal.

Dr. Gregory Wagner

Dr. Gregory R. Wagner

Dr. Wagner is an adjunct professor of environmental health in the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He is also senior advisor to the director of the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Thomas Wickizer

Dr. Thomas Wickizer

Dr. Thomas Wickizer is the Stephen F. Loebs Distinguished Professor of Health Services Management and Policy in the College of Public Health at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he is also chair of the Division of Health Services Management and Policy.