Craig Slatin

Craig Slatin

Craig Slatin is a professor in the Department of Community Health and Sustainability, College of Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell.  He is the Principal Investigator of The New England Consortium – an awardee of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program.  He has directed this hazardous waste worker/emergency responder health and safety training consortium since 1991. His research with the consortium has addressed the evaluation of worker health and safety training, and he has looked at the role of facility managers in establishing workplace health and safety program components and policies, as well as practices. More recently he has led the consortium to address the health and safety of workers who are engaged in extreme weather related disaster response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts.

Dr. Slatin’s research interests focus on the political economy of the work environment and of environmental health. His research has addressed worker health and safety training programs and healthcare worker health and safety issues, as well as health disparities among healthcare workers in hospitals and nursing homes (PI of a six-year study with a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health).  He is the editor of New Solutions, a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy and is the author of Environmental Unions: Labor and the Superfund, published in 2009 by Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.  Dr. Slatin’s internation work has included participation as a member of an international planning committee for annual symposia on Occupational and Environmental Health in Central and Eastern Europe, between 1992 – 2001. He had been a a co-investigator of a Fogarty GEO Heatlh-Hub grant supporting collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Dr. Slatin teaches undergraduate public health and environmental health students. He has been a member of a team that has developed and piloted occupational health disparities curriculum for undergraduate students, as part of a curriculum development effort that came out of the NIOSH-NIEHS National Conference on Occupational Health Disparities, where he was also a member of a white paper team. in 2015, Dr. Slatin was elected  to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.