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Jennifer L. Garza, ScD

Assistant Professor
Academic Office Location:

UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
B.S.University of ConnecticutBiomedical Engineering
Ph.D.Harvard School of Public HealthErgonomics and Safety

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Pre-K Scholar Career Development Award ProgramConnecticut Convergence Institute
Nominated, PREMUS 2013 Best Paper AwardPREMUS
Certificate of Distinction in TeachingDerek Bok Center
FellowshipAmerican Society for Safety Engineers
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor FraternityTau Beta Pi
Mortar Board Honor SocietyMortar Board Honor Society
New England Scholar (2005, 2006)University of Connecticut
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American Journal of Industrial MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Applied ErgonomicsProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, and Return to Work
    William S Shaw, Alicia Dugan, Jennifer L Garza APA Occupational Health Psychology Handbook


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
An improved physical testing protocol for measuring muscle strength, fatigue, and cardiorespiratory fitness in UConn-SAMTalkSturbridge Symposium2019Sturbridge, MA
Ergonomics in UltrasoundLecture2019UConn Health
Trends in Occupational Health - CrowdsourcingTalkDivision of Occupational and Environmental Medicine2019UConn Health
Office ErgonomicsTalkMassachusetts Department of Public Health2019Webinar
Examination of protocols used to assess musculoskeletal health among workersPosterAmerican Public Health Association2019Philadelpha, PA
Differences in observed physical exposures among female and male manufacturing workers.PosterAmerican Public Health Association2019Philadelpha, PA
Go Green Cleaning! A Training Intervention for CustodiansTalkNational Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Services Sector Council2019Webinar
Evaluating the feasibility of using a Fitbit to assess work activityTalkConnecticut Convergence Institute2019Farmington, CT
Occupational activity, job exposures, health, and musculoskeletal pain in a cohort of manufacturing workers (Garza JL, UConn-SAM Team)TalkSturbridge Symposium2019Sturbridge, MA
Sex differences in the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among custodiansTalkCT Valley Chapter of ASSE/AIHA Regional Meeting2017Meriden CT
An update on the use of sit-stand workstations and other interventionsTalkCT Valley Chapter of ASSE/AIHA Regional Meeting2017Meriden CT
Variation in torso, head, neck, and shoulder postures during computer vs. non-computer interactions during office work. (Garza JL, Dennerlein JT, PROOF Team)TalkPREMUS2016Toronto, Canada
Musculoskeletal symptoms and physical exposures of dental hygiene students during transition into practice: a 2 year prospective cohort study. (Garza JL, Dussetschleger J, Cherniack M.)TalkPREMUS2016Toronto, Canada
Reliability of using observations when assessing different posture variables. (Garza JL, Mathiassen SE, Heiden M.)TalkPREMUS2016Toronto, Canada
Informing interventions to protect and promote the health of custodiansTalkCPH-NEW Research to Practice Forum2016Storrs CT
Research on biomechanics and musculoskeletal disordersTalkUniversity of Connecticut Physical Therapy Program Guest Lecture2015Storrs CT
Factors associated with change in body mass index and body fat percentage in manufacturing workers across different ages.PosterThe Obesity Society Conference2015Los Angeles, CA
Motivators and Barriers to the Use of Personal Protective Equipment Among CustodiansPosterAPHA2015Chicago, IL
Demographic, Health-Related, and Work-Related Factors Associated with Body Mass Index Among Manufacturing Workers in Different Age GroupsPosterAPHA2015Chicago, IL
Exposure prediction modeling – challenges and opportunities for occupational health.TalkSturbridge Symposium2015Sturbridge, MA
Time course of heart rate variability response to PM2.5 exposure from secondhand smoke.TalkFlight Attendant’s Medical Research Institute Symposium2015Miami FL
Factors associated with body mass index among manufacturing workers across different ages.TalkSturbridge Symposium2015Sturbridge, MA
New tools for the assessment of office workers’ muscle activity, posture, and force exposures during computer use, and their applicationsTalkUniversity of Gavle Dept. of Occupational and Public Health Guest Lecture2014Gavle Sweden
The effect of workplace psychosocial factors on heart rate variability decreases over a workdayTalkUConn Dept. of Industrial and Occupational Psychology Guest Lecture2014Storrs CT
New tools for the assessment of workplace physical exposures, and their applicationsTalkUConn Health Div. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Seminar Series2014Farmington CT
Investigating pathways between environmental exposures and health outcomesTalkYale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Seminar Series2014New Haven, CT