Monash Public Health Seminar: Defining Precarious Work | Professor Noah Seixas, University of Washington

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Event Details

7 December 2017 at 12:00 pm – 7 December 2017 at 1:00 pm
Conference Room 2, Ground Floor, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
Open to:
Medicine, Nursing, Health Science; Public lectures; Seminars & Workshops


Noah Seixas is Professor of Exposure Sciences at the University of Washington, School of Public Health. Dr Seixas received an MS in Industrial Hygiene at Harvard School of Public Health in 1982. After working for public health agencies in New Jersey for four years, Dr Seixas returned to school at the University of Michigan, earning a PhD in Industrial Health in 1990, writing a dissertation on obstructive lung disease among coal miners and exploiting the large exposure database on coal dust exposures from the Mine Safety and Health Administration compliance activities. These activities were part of the growing recognition of exposure assessment as a crucial component of effective occupational epidemiology.

Dr Seixas was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in 1993 where he developed a teaching and research program on exposure assessment techniques, studying silica, noise, organic dusts and welding fume, among other risks, as part of several epidemiologic studies. In recent years, he has redirected his focus to address the needs of immigrant, minority and women workers, and exploring the future of occupational health research and practice with respect to work organization and precarious work. 

In 2013 Dr Seixas was appointed as the Chief Editor of the Annals of Occupational Hygiene, recently renamed the Annals of Work Exposures and Health. He also serves as Director of the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, serving the Pacific Northwest region of the US.

Associate Professor Anita Wluka
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Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine