CHHS Senior Analyst Collaborates with Work & Health Research Center to Put Fatigue Issues in Focus

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Clark Lee, a Senior Law and Policy Analyst with the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), has accepted an invitation to partner with the Work and Health Research Center (WHRC) at the University of Maryland School of Nursing to study how fatigue affects workers in the health and public safety fields.

As a WHRC Associate Member, Mr. Lee will pursue opportunities for CHHS and WHRC to work together on sleepiness and fatigue management issues in the emergency response community. Mr. Lee will also work collaboratively with other members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore community on inter-disciplinary research, education, and advocacy efforts that address sleepiness and fatigue as a hazard to the health and safety of workers and the public.

“Mr. Lee’s strong background in the legal and policy implications of fatigue risk will strengthen our ability to accomplish our mission of improving the health and safety of workers by translating our science into the public health law arena,” said Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, WHRC Associate Director and associate professor at the School of Nursing.

“I am honored to join WHRC as an Associate Member, and I am very excited about the opportunity to work collaboratively with its other members on fatigue-related issues of interest and importance to CHHS’ clients in the emergency planning, response, and management communities,” Mr. Lee said.

Formerly a consultant to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA and a Governor’s Policy Fellow for the State of Maryland, Mr. Lee has significant research experience in the area of sleep, law, and public policy. Since joining CHHS in June 2009, Mr. Lee has worked to develop CHHS’s research and planning capabilities in the areas of sleepiness in and fatigue management for emergency responders. A native of Needham, Massachusetts, Mr. Lee received his AB in Neurobiology from Harvard College and his JD and Certificate in Health Law from the University of Maryland School of Law.

CHHS contact:
Nick Alexopulos
410-706-0914
nalex001@umaryland.edu

WHRC contact:
Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN
(410) 706-7647
lipscomb@son.umaryland.edu

About the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

The University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) is a non-profit consulting group and academic center committed to developing plans, policies, and strategies for government, corporate, and institutional clients to ensure the safety of citizens in the event of natural or man-made catastrophes.

About the University of Maryland School of Nursing Work and Health Research Center

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s first Center of Excellence, the Work and Health Research Center (WHRC) was established in 2005 to provide a forum for multidisciplinary faculty and students conducting research focused on the health and safety of working populations. WHRC’s overarching research theme is “organization of work” and its impact on health, with a focus on health and service sector workers; its mission is “Improving the health and safety of workers through research and translation, partnerships, action and public health policy.”

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