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Timothy Morse, Ph.D.

Professor, Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6210
Phone: 860-679-4720
Fax: 860-679-1349

Tim Morse, Ph.D. coordinates training programs for workers, companies, and unions in ergonomics and occupational health and safety. He has over 20 years of worker education experience, beginning with his role as Associate Director of one of the original OSHA-funded New Directions Programs in Worker Education at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1978-1984.

He was Educational Coordinator for the Division of Worker Education of the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission, as well as a Senior Research Analyst in the Statistical Division. He develops an annual report on Occupational Disease for the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission as part of the occupational disease surveillance system.

Dr. Morse has directed and conducted hundreds of worker training programs and conferences on virtually every aspect of occupational health and safety. These include programs and training materials on ergonomics in the office, health care, and manufacturing settings, setting up occupational safety and health programs and committees, hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, TB, solvents, cutting oils, noise, OSHA standards and OSHA procedures, use of the internet for occupational health, indoor air quality, fibrous glass, confined space, and worker epidemiology.

He is currently co-Principal Investigator and study manager on an international NIOSH-funded grant studying the health effects of vibration from tools. Dr. Morse is a co-investigator on a new grant from the federal Agency on Health Care Quality that is analyzing organizational characteristics which impact worker health and safety, with subsequent impact on medical errors. He was co-Principal Investigator on a NIOSH-funded grant on Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD).

He has been appointed to a NIOSH expert panel on the ergonomics of hand tools. He is currently engaged in research on MSD among musicians, and the role of unions in the reporting of MSD.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.University of ConnecticutPSYCHOLOGY
M.A.University of ConnecticutSOCIOLOGY
Ph.D.University of ConnecticutSOCIAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Distinguished Service Award Connecticut Public Health Assn.
Certificate Of Appreciation, participation in National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Directors Award, “7-Up” Committee for improved patient liftingJohn Dempsey Hospital
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
Irving J. Selikoff Award for Professional ExcellenceCT Council for Occupational Safety and Health
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Chair-elect, Occupational Health Section, American Public Health Association. Professional/Scientific OrganizationChairExternalNational20092010
Chair-elect, Occupational Health Section, American Public Health Association. Professional/Scientific OrganizationChairExternalNational20092010
Executive Board, Connecticut Public Health Association Editorial BoardMemberExternalState20062009
Certified Professional Ergonomist Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2004
Special Emphasis Panel for Centers for Construction Safety and Health, NIOSH Advisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational20042004
Connecticut Council for Occupational Safety and Health (CTCOSH) Professional/Scientific OrganizationCo-ChairExternalState20022004
Admissions Committee, Master of Public Health (MPH) UCHC Education CommitteeChairUConn HealthUniversity2001
Governing Council, American Public Health Association (APHA) Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19992001
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Expert Panel on Ergonomic Concerns in the Evaluation, Selection, and Use of Manual Hand Tools in Construction. Advisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational19981999
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Expert Panel on Ergonomic Concerns in the Evaluation, Selection, and Use of Manual Hand Tools in Construction. Advisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational19981999
Hazardous Waste Worker Training Project (NIEHS), The New England Consortium, UMass-Lowell, Professional/Scientific OrganizationAdvisory BoardExternalRegional1996
Ergonomic Technology CenterProfessional/Scientific OrganizationVice PresidentUConn HealthLocal19931995
Planning Committee, Northeast States Occupational Disease Surveillance Conference Professional/Scientific OrganizationCo-ChairExternalRegional1993
Leadership group, Occupational Health and Safety Section, American Public Health Assn. Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1991
Social and economic costs of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, health effects of vibration, ergonomics of hand tools, epidemiology of occupational diseases, and training methods in health and safety

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