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Tim Morse, Ph.D., CPE

Professor Emeritus
Academic Office Location:
Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6210
Email: tmorse@uchc.edu

Tim Morse, Ph.D., CPE, is Professor Emeritus in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the the Department of Community Medicine. While mostly retired, he continues to produce an annual report on occupational illness in Connecticut for the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission. The report analyzes occupational illness based upon workers compensation and physician reports, as well as the CONN-OSHA survey of employers and looks at trends, distribution of reports by industry and town, and cause.

Dr. morse is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and continues to consult on ergonomics.

Before his retirement, Dr. Morse taught thousands of Connecticut workers about occupational health and safety under grants from the U.S. Department of Labor and while working as an educational coordinator at the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission.

His extensive research interests included ergonomics, safety and health committees, green cleaning, healthy workplaces, and epidemiology and involved research grants from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and other federal agencies. He pioneered the use of “capture-recapture” analysis in occupational settings to estimate unreported occupational illness. 

Dr. Morse taught students in the UConn Master of Public Health and Ph.D. programs including courses in occupational and environmental health policy, ergonomics, and epidemiology.

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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