Diane Rohlman, M.A., Ph.D

Center Director and Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Rohlman is Center Director and Co-PI of the Apprentice Project. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. She received her master’s and PhD in experimental psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Dr. Rohlman is also Director of the Agricultural Safety and Health Training Program in the University of Iowa’s Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety.

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Bradley A. Evanoff, MD, MPH
Associate Director

Dr. Evanoff, Associate Director of the Center, is the Richard A. and Elizabeth Henby Sutter Professor of Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Medicine, and Director of the Division of General Medical Sciences in the School of Medicine, and Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. His community-based studies have involved recruiting large populations of workers in challenging industries including healthcare and construction, and cooperating closely with labor unions, employers, and employees. 

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Jonathan A. Davis, PhD
Director of Pilot/Feasibility Projects Program

Dr. Davis is Director of the Pilot/Feasibility Projects Program. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational & Environmental Health.

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Shelly Campo, PhD
Outreach Director

Dr. Campo is the Director of Outreach. She is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research and teaching centers on health communication and social marketing. Her work focuses on how to encourage more informed decision making and to encourage healthy behaviors. Most of her work has focused on reducing risk through identifying and attempting to influence individual, family and health care provider variables that impact behaviors in a wide variety of populations, particularly those with health disparities.

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Laura Keniston, MHA
Outreach Coordinator

Laura is the Outreach Coordinator for the University of Iowa’s Healthier Workforce Center. She received her MHA from Des Moines University and BS in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She has worked with local employers, case managers, injured employees, and occupational health providers to facilitate return to work for individuals with work-related injuries. She developed and managed collaborative marketing campaigns for ergonomic and outreach programs throughout Southeast Iowa.


Michael Guhin
Creative Media Specialist

Michael is the Creative Media Specialist for the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest. He graduated with a BA in Cinema from the University of Iowa. Michael develops engaging videos and podcasts about health, safety, and well-being topics affecting workplaces today. He and the Outreach team work together to learn what employers are struggling with, and interview experts and employers who can best speak to the issues throughout Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.


Megan TePoel, MS
Center Coordinator

Megan is Coordinator for the Center. She received her MS in epidemiology from the University of Iowa and BS in biology from Luther College. She has served as project coordinator for occupational safety and health projects, including a safety and health training for supervisors of young agricultural workers and a nutrition training for construction apprentices.



Elizabeth Ablah, PhD, MPH
Co-Investigator, Outreach Core

Dr. Ablah received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from St. Olaf College, a Master of Public Health from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, and a Master and Doctorate in Community Psychology from Wichita State University. 

Dr. Ablah is a professor in the Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Her work interests include community-based participatory research, physical activity and healthy foods, the built environment, and worksite wellness. In particular, Dr. Ablah focuses on how policies, systems, and environments can foster cultures of health.


Karen Rehm
Co-Investigator, Outreach Core

Karen is the Wellness Services Consultant at Nebraska Safety Council. She joined their team in 2020, bringing 18+ years of experience. She specializes in developing outcome-based interventional programs and services that are designed to increase on the job safety and reduce work-related injuries, increase productivity, reduce absenteeism, and improve the bottom line.

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Annie Turner, CHES
Co-Investigator, Outreach Core

Annie (Fitzgerald) Turner is Director, Member Engagement and Communications, for the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition (BHC), a non-profit collaborative supporting over 70 leading employers in their efforts to improve the well-being of employees and enhance the quality and overall value of investments in health benefits. She is responsible for administering the BHC’s suite of health improvement resources, including worksite well-being campaign, professional certifications and trainings, and group purchasing opportunities. She is also dedicated to assessing health solutions and connecting employers with information to select the right vendor partner for their populations. Annie is certified as a Health Education Specialist and trainer for the CDC’s Work@Health program. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Community, Worksite, and Public Health from Truman State University. 


Beth Livingston, PhD, MBA
Principal Investigator, Supervising the Future of Remote Work

Dr. Beth A. Livingston is an Assistant Professor in Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. After receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, she spent 8 years at Cornell University in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations before moving to the Midwest. She is passionate about studying gender, stereotyping, discrimination, and the management of work and family. Her research has been highlighted in the New York Times, NPR, and the Harvard Business Review, and has been published in top academic journals. She has also done executive education, speaking engagements, and consulting for companies such as Accenture, John Deere, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and Allsteel.

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Ann Marie Dale, PhD, OTR/L
Principal Investigator, Refining Workplace Opioid Guidelines for Dissemination through a Social Marketing Approach

Dr. Dale is an assistant professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. She has used a variety of intervention methods for individuals and groups of workers in many industries including healthcare, construction, automotive, manufacturing, and service industries, to prevent or reduce the effects of physical exposures from work tasks.  She has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology with a focus on measurement and evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders.

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Jessica Williams, PhD
Principal Investigator, Understanding the Implementation of Total Worker Health in Rural Nursing Homes

My research agenda has two primary lines of inquiry: (1) assessing how organizational policies impact workers’ health and injury rates, and (2) how different levels of prevention can ameliorate or exacerbate health disparities. I employ conceptual models from a host of disciplines, including social epidemiology, health services, economics, and occupational health psychology. Using econometric methods, I provide empirically rigorous answers to how organizational policies in workplaces and communites can alter the social determinants of health.