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Martin G. Cherniack, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
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Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6210
Phone: 800-535-6232
B.A.Yale CollegeRussian
M.D.Stanford University Medical CenterMedicine
MPHUniversity of California School of Public HealthPublic Health

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipUniversity of CaliforniaCancer and Epidemiology Fellowship
InternshipSan Francisco General Hospital

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Irving J. Selikoff AwardConnecticut Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
American Industrial Hygiene Association Award for Book “Hawk’s Nest” American Industrial Hygiene Association
Weatherford Book Award, Berea, Kentucky for Book “Hawk’s Nest”
Phi Beta Kappa
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Promoting Enduring Peace: Executive CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2002
Appointed member of International Standards Organization (ISO) Committee on Human Responses to Vibration – ISO TC 108/SC4. Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2001
Appointee, American National Standards Institute (ANS) Committee on Exposure to Human Vibration S3 39. Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
American National Standards Institute: Committee on Exposure to Human VibrationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationAppointeeExternalNational2001
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Steering CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration: US Steering CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2001
University of Connecticut Health Center: Signature Program Long-term Planning CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity20002000
University of Connecticut Health Center: Training Program in Human Rights (Master’s Program)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2000
University of Connecticut Health Center: Muscular Skeletal Disease Signature Program Planning CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity2000
University of Connecticut Health Center: Department of Orthopedics Review CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity19991999
National Academy of Sciences: Panel on Cumulative TraumaProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19982000
Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Department of Labor Advisory Panel on ErgonomicsAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational19982000
Physicians for Social Responsibility: Scientific Advisory CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPhysicians Task ForceExternalNational1998
University of Connecticut Health Center: Rehabilitation Services Advisory CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberUConn HealthUniversity19981999
University of Connecticut Health Center: Masters of Public Health Admissions CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalUniversity19981998
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19961993
Biomedical Engineering Alliance of Central ConnecticutProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState1996
Joint Commission for Radiation Effects Research: Department of EnergyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationSenior Advisor on human radiation studies in the Russian FederationExternalInternational19951995
United States Agency for International Development: Central European Environmental Health ProjectProfessional/Scientific OrganizationSenior ConsultantExternalNational19951995
National Cancer Institute Chernobyl thyroid cancer project in BelarusProfessional/Scientific OrganizationField DirectorExternalNational19951995
United States Peace Corps: Environmental HealthProfessional/Scientific OrganizationConsultantExternalNational19952001
Advisor to Environmental Information Projects in the Former Soviet UnionProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFYI FellowExternalNational19941995
World Health Organization: Health Promotion and Occupational HealthProfessional/Scientific OrganizationConsultantExternalInternational19941994
National Cancer Institute: Advisory Group on post-Chernobyl Radiation Related Thyroid Cancer in Belarus and UkraineAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational19931994
Stockholm Workshop Committee on hand-arm vibrationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational19931993
Yale University Council on Soviet and East European StudiesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalUniversity19932002
Yale University Environmental CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalUniversity19931995
Ramazzini Fellow-the Ramazzini Society is an appointed fellowship limited to a select group of international scientists in Occupational and Environmental Health. Professional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalInternational1992
National Academy of SciencesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationSenior AdvisorExternalInternational19921994
Yale University Interdisciplinary Working Group on Central Europe and the Newly Independent StatesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairpersonExternalUniversity19921993
Physicians for Social ResponsibilitiesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1991
National Academy of Sciences Advisory Panel: Restructuring the Eastern European Chemical IndustryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19911992
American National Standards Institute: Ad Hoc Committee on hand-arm vibrationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19911999
First American Medical Advisory Commission to Czechoslovakia, Aponsored by White House and Charter 77Advisory CommitteePanel MemberExternalNational19901991
Congressional Office of Technology Assessment: Advisory Group on “Genetic Testing in the Workplace”Professional/Scientific OrganizationPanel MemberExternalNational19881991
American College of Occupational and Environmental MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1986
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health RespiratorAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational19841985
Promoting Enduring Peace: Connecticut-International peace and environmental groupProfessional/Scientific OrganizationPresidentExternalInternational19832002
Ohio River Valley Committee on Occupational Safety and HealthProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState19831983
American Public Health AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1982

Journal Articles


  • Office Ergonomics
  • Cherniack, M.G. The Hawks Nest Incident: America's Worst Industrial Disaster

Book Chapters

  • Identification of Ergonomic-Related Hazards in an Industrial Sample Using the National Occupational Exposure Survey.
    Biersner, RJ; Winn, FJ International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE 1998 Jan;4(3):299-316
  • Characterizing Exposure to Hand-Transmitted Impacts
    Brammer, A.J., Peterson, D.R., Cherniack, M.G. X2001 Exposure Assessment In Epidemiology and Practice 290-292
  • Design of the Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET) for Chemoprevention of Cancer in Populations at High Risk: Heavy Smokers and Asbestos-Exposed Workers
    Grizzle, J., Omenn, G.S., Goodman, G., Thornquist, M., Rosenstock, L., Barnhart, S., Balmes, J., Cherniack, M., Cone, J., Cullen, M., Glass, A., Keough, J., Meyskens, F., Valanis, B. Chemoimmuno Prevention Cancer 167-176
  • Implementing Programs and Policies for a Healthy Workforce
    Cherniack, M., Punnett, L. Occupational Health Recognizing and Preventing Work-Related Disease and Injury
  • Nonacute Musculoskeletal Disorders: Then and Now
    Cherniack, M.G. Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Prevention, Evaluation and Treatment
  • Occupational Disorders of the Upper Extremity
    Cherniack, M. Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Russia and the Territories of the Former Soviet Union
    Donnay, A., Cherniack, M., Hopkins, A. A Global Guidebook to Nuclear Weapons Production and Its Health and Environmental Effects
  • The Translation of Chemically-Related Diseases: the Doctor and the Engineer
    Cherniack, M. Developing Clean Industry and the Environment
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
    Cherniack, M. Textbook of Clinical Occupational and Environemntal Medicine 508-546
  • Vibration
    Cherniack, M. Occupatonal Medicine Secrets 157-162
  • Vibration and Dental Instruments
    Cherniack, M.G. Ergonomics and the Dental Case Worker 129-142


  • A Method for Quantifying the Biodynamics of Complex Human Movement: An Application to Computer Keyboard Typing
    Peterson, D.R., Cherniack, M.G. International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB)
  • Active Headsets: Influence of Control Structure on Communication Signals and Noise Reduction
    Brammer, A.J., Crabtree, R.J., Peterson, D.R., Cherniack, M.G., Gullapalli, S. ACTIVE 2004 1-10
  • Criteria for case definitions for upper limb and lower back disorders caused by mechanical vibration.
    Bovenzi, M La Medicina del lavoro 98(2):98-110
  • Design of the Beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET) for Chemoprevention of Cancer in Populations at High Risk: Heavy Smokers and Asbestos-Exposed Workers
    Grizzle, J., Omenn, G., Goodman, G., Thornquist, M., Rosenstock, L., Barnhart, S., Balmes, J., Cherniack, M., Cullen, M., Glass, J., Keogh, J., Valanis, B. Proceedings at the 1st International Conference on Chemo- Immuno Prevention of Cancer 167-1752
  • Intelligibility in Active Communication Headsets
    Brammer, A.J., Crabtree, R.J., Peterson, D.R., Cherniack, M.G., ICBEN 2003 58-64
  • Laboratory Investigation of Tactile Perception and Simulated Power Tool Operation: Applications for Injury Biomechanics
    Peterson, D.R., Brammer, A.J., Cherniack, M.G. Proc. of the 12th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB)

Conference Papers



  • Texaco and its consultants.
    Breilh, Jaime; Branco Jefer, Castelo; Castelman, Barry I; Cherniack, Martin; Christiani, David C; Cicolella, André; Cifuentes, Enrique; Clapp, Richard; Cole, Donald C; Corn, Morton; De Ben, Stella; Diaz, Rafael; Egilman, David; Finkelstein, Yoram; Franco, Giuliano; Frank, Arthur L; Friedman, Lee; Gassert, Thomas H; Gochfeld, Michael; Greenberg, Morris; Hansen, Eva S; Hay, Alastair; Hogstedt, Christer; Huff, James; Joshi, Tushar Kant; Kriebel, David; Laborde, Amalia; LaDou, Joseph; Levenstein, Charles; Levin, Stephen M; Loewenson, Rene; Mikheev, Mikhail; Montenegro, Raul; Naidoo, Rajen; Ozonoff, David; Partanen, Timo; Pendito, Raquel Irene; Povey, George; Richter, Elihu D; Robbins, Anthony; Rodrigues Corrèa Filho, Heleno; Rosenman, Kenneth D; Samuels, Sheldon W; Sousa, Santana Vilma; Schwartz, Brian S; Siqueira, C Eduardo; Soskolne, Colin L; Spiegel, Jerry; Stephens, Carolyn; Mansoureh, Tajik; Takaro, Tim K; Teitelbaum, Daniel Thau; Tickner, Joel A; Tomatis, Lorenzo; Victora, Cesar; Waltner-Toews, David; Wedeen, Richard P; Wegman, David H; Wesseling, Catharina; Wing, Steven; Yassi, Annalee International journal of occupational and environmental health 2005 Jan;11(2):217-20


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Assessing Musculoskeletal Health in the Aging WorkforceTalkCPWR, NIOSH, NIA, Aging Workforce2009Washington, DC
Three Interventions for Workplace Health: R2P Strategies and Participatory MethodologiesTalkInternational Conference on Occupational Stress and Health2008Washington, DC
Evaluating Management ReadinessTalkInternational Conference on Occupational Stress and Health2008Washington, DC
Influence of Change in Work Practices on Vibrotactile Perception: Preliminary Analysis of a Prospective Study of Forestry WorkersTalk2nd North American HAVS conference2008Chicago, Illinois
Workplace Interventions and Changing Patterns of Cardiovascular DiseaseTalkAnnual Ramazzini Days2007Carpi, Italy
Diagnosing and Managing Vibration White Finger: Lessons from Recent StudiesTalkPreventing Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders2007San Francisco, California
MSD Consortium: Exposure Response Relationships in Vibration Exposed Cohorts:Hand-Arm Vibration International Consortium (HAVIC)TalkPREMUS2007Boston, Massachusetts
Prevention and Healthcare Insurance: New Paradigms for ReimbursementTalkWorkLife 2007: Protecting and Promoting Worker Health2007Bethesda, Maryland
Conceptual Frame Work for A Participatory Worksite Ergonomics and Health Promotion ProgramTalkWorkLife 2007: Protecting and Promoting Worker Health2007Bethesda, Maryland
A Participatory Approach to Worksite Health Promotion ProgramTalkWorkLife 2007: Protecting and Promoting Worker Health2007Bethesda, Maryland
Humanitarian Emergencies and AccountabilityPanel DiscussionUCONN-Storrs2003Storrs, Connecticut
A Revisit of a Shipyard Characterized by High Levels of Vibration-Induced DiseaseLectureUCONN Health Center2003Farmington, Connecticut
A 13 Year Re-Investigation of Upper Extremity Disease in a Connecticut Workplace: The Fallacies of LongitudeLectureHarvard School of Public Health2003Boston, Massachusetts
Soft Tissues and Soft Diagnoses: Why Pain or Dysfunction Doesn't Always Correspond with Objective TestsLectureAlbert Schweitzer Foundation Lecture2003Cambridge, Massachusetts
The OSHA Ergonomics ProgramTalkConnecticut Business and Industry Association Special Seminar2001Cromwell, Connecticut
Civil War, Humanitarian Controls, and Public HealthTalkCarnegie Endowment, John Jay College of Criminal Justice2001New York, New York
Medical Problems of Performing ArtistsTalkNew York University Performing Arts Program2001New York, New York
Clinical Management of Hand Arm Vibration SyndromeTalkInternational Handarm Vibration Conference2001Nancy, France
Sensory Deficits and Motor Function in Dental Hygienists Using High Frequency Ultrasound HandpiecesTalkSturbridge Symposium2001
Clinical Neurology in Occupational MedicineTalkAmerican Occupational Medicine Association2000Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Proposed OSHA Ergonomics StandardTalkYale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program2000New Haven, Connecticut
Hand-Arm Vibration in the WorkplaceTalkNational State of the Art Workshop2000Monterey, Mexico
Health Effects of Hand-Transmitted VibrationTalkAmerican Occupational Medicine Association2000San Antonio, Texas
Vibration Related Diseases and Rheumatologic DiagnosesTalkAustralian Rheumatologic Society2000Adelaide, Australia
The OSHA Ergonomic Program StandardTalkWorksafe, Australia2000Adelaide, Australia
Hand-arm Vibration: Current ResearchTalkOccupational Medicine Society of Australia2000Adelaide, Australia
Vibration Exposure and Small Fiber Nerve DysfunctionTalkBEACON Sympoisum in Biomedical Engineering2000Farmington, Connecticut
Oscillatory and Impact VibrationTalkYale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program1999New Haven, Connecticut
Quantitative Sensory Abnormalities and Hand FunctionTalkHospital for Special Services1999New York, New York
Methods and Approaches to Disability ResearchTalkGaylord Hospital1998Wallingford, Connecticut
Low Back Disease Effects of InterventionTalkYale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program grand rounds1998New Haven, Connecticut
Office ErgonomicsTalkAmerican Occupational Medicine Association1998Washington, DC
Intervention ResearchTalkAmerican Occupational Medicine Association1998Washington, DC
Environmental Pollution and the Management of Pediatric AsthmaTalkEnvironmental Health Project in the Russian Federation1998Cherepovets, Russia
Thyroid Cancer in the United States and the BRAVO TestsTalkYale School of Epidemiology and Public Health1997New Haven, Connecticut
Environmental Epidemiology in the Russian FederationTalkWorld Bank1997Moscow, Russia
Environmental Health Risk Assessment in the Developing WorldTalkPeace Corps Medical Officers1997Izmir, Turkey
Demographics and Environmental Health in the former Soviet UnionTalkHarvard School of Public Health1996Boston, Massachusetts
Ergonomic Risk FactorsTalkConnecticut Society of Safety Engineers1996Farmington, Connecticut
A Cross-Sectional Survey of the Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome in Pneumatic Tool UsersTalkYale Medical School1992New Haven, Connecticut
Clinical Neurologic Assessment of Symptomatic Shipyard WorkersTalkInternational Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration1989Kanazawa, Japan
Alice Hamilton and the Historical Investigation of Occupational Raynaud's PhenomenonTalk1989
The Gauley Bridge EpisodeTalkAPHA1984
The Hawk's Nest IncidentTalkEIS Conference1983