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SWCOEH Total Worker Health® trainee Rosandra Daywalker, MD, appointed to Society for Total Worker Health advisory panel

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2023 (Houston) -- Rosandra Daywalker, MD, a Total Worker Health® trainee at the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH), was selected as a founding member of the Society for Total Worker Health (S4TWH) and will serve on its inaugural Advisory Panel.   

Daywalker is a physician completing her PhD in Total Worker Health, the only graduate program in TWH in the nation. She completed her residency in Occupational & Environmental Medicine in 2021 through the SWCOEH at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Daywalker is the first TWH track doctoral student in the nation and was granted a competitive traineeship by the NIOSH-funded SWCOEH Educational and Research Center.

“I am thrilled to be a founding member of the Society for Total Worker Health and to serve on its inaugural Advisory Panel,” Daywalker said. “Being appointed as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) representative to the Advisory Panel is an honor, as I am simultaneously representing two amazing organizations that mean so much to me. I get to serve alongside other inspiring leaders and visionaries in the field, many of whom are my colleagues, friends, and mentors. It is a recognition of my expertise and leadership in OEM, as well as a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the development and advancement of the Society's mission and goals.”

In her role, Daywalker will serve as a liaison between the Society and other organizations and stakeholders, while providing guidance and support to the Society's leadership and membership.

“I am looking forward to all the ways we will advance our mission at S4TWH, which is ’To serve as a hub, a community, for sharing new and innovative ideas to expand TWH research, training, education, dissemination, and real-world solutions.’ I also would like to emphasize the importance of collaboration and partnerships in achieving the Society's vision. I believe that working together with other industry, professional, labor, and government agencies will advance an all-encompassing culture of health and safety, and ultimately improve the well-being of our society.”

"We are very proud of our students being recognized by others," said Dr. David Gimeno, PhD, SWCOEH Director and TWH Program Director. "Special achievements such as this appointment by Rosandra validate and reinforce the work we are doing at the SWCOEH in regard to training the new generation of occupational health and safety professionals, with a particular emphasis in TWH.” 

The SWCOEH provides graduate-level training opportunities for occupational and environmental health professionals through our industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental medicine, occupational epidemiology, and TWH.