Former SWCOEH trainee receives NIOSH 2013 Early Career Scientist Award

Dr. Cammie Chaumont Menéndez
Dr. Cammie Chaumont Menéndez

University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) alumna and former Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) trainee Dr. Cammie Chaumont Menéndez received the 2013 Early Career Scientist Award from The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Chaumont Menéndez is currently working for NIOSH as an epidemiologist in the Division of Safety Research in Morgantown, West Virginia. She earned her PhD from UTSPH in 2007 and completed her doctoral research as a NIOSH Occupational Injury Prevention trainee.

Her research focuses on ergonomics and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, workplace violence, and disparities in occupational injuries. Chaumont Menéndez’s work in ergonomics and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders has been cited extensively. She guest-edited a special 2012 issue of Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation (Work) focusing on workplace violence, and preliminary results of her evaluation of workplace violence interventions in the retail and taxicab industries have been well received by taxi industry regulators.

Chaumont Menéndez will use the monetary award from NIOSH to develop, in collaboration with leading taxicab industry regulators and safety professionals, a card that provides tips on workplace violence prevention and safe driving.