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William S. Shaw, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
B.S.Pennsylvania State UniversityEngineering
Ph.D.San Diego State University/University of California, San DiegoClinical Psychology

Post-Graduate Training
Predoctoral PracticumSan Diego State UniversityClinical Psychology, Atypical Disorders Clinic
Predoctoral PracticumUniversity of CaliforniaClinical Psychology, Psychiatry Consultation/Liaison Service
Predoctoral PracticumCenter for Social ServicesClinical Psychology, San Diego County AIDS Response Program
InternshipUniversity of Maryland at BaltimoreClinical Psychology
FellowshipGeorgetown UniversityOccupational Health Psychology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Honorary doctoral degreeOrebro University, Sweden
Meredith LecturerWorkers’ Compensation Board of Alberta
3rd Place, Best Paper CompetitionPREMUS (Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Keynote Lecturer, 2009 Annual ConferenceSouth Australian Work Cover Authority
Bradney W. Norington Keynote AddressAustralasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
NORA Innovative Research Award for Worker Health and SafetyNational Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Research Travel Award From the Scan/Design by Inger and Jens Brun Foundation to Facilitate Collaborative Pain Research Between the U.S. and ScandinaviaInternational Association for the Study of Pain
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Center for Health, Work and Environment, Colorado School of Public HealthAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational2016
Scandinavian Journal of PainEditorial BoardEditorExternalInternational2016
Occupational Health JournalEditorial BoardEditorial Board MemberExternalInternational2016
Safety and Occupational Health Study Section, CDC/DHHSStudy SectionChairExternalNational20152018
ICOH Scientific Committee on Work Disability, Prevention and Integration, International Commission on Occupational HealthOtherSecretaryExternalInternational2015
Stay-At-Work/Return-To-Work (SAW/RTW) Working Group, US DOL, Office of Disability and Employment (ODEP)OtherMemberExternalNational20142017
Journal of Occupational Health PsychologyEditorial BoardEditorial Board MemberExternalInternational2010
BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersEditorial BoardAssociate EditorExternalInternational20102014
Journal of Occupational RehabilitationEditorial BoardSenior Associate EditorExternalInternational2007

Journal Articles

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Employer practices and policies to manage and prevent disabilityPlenary LectureEuropean Union of Medicine in Assurance and Social Security2018Maastricht, The Netherlands
Emerging models of care: Stepped, stratified, or matched care?Panel DiscussionNational Academy of Medicine2018Washington, DC
Challenges in designing organizational and system-level interventions to prevent work disabilityLectureInstitute for Work & Health2018Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Opioids in the workplace: What role can we play?Panel DiscussionNortheast Occupational Health Network (NEON)2018Chester, CT
Opioid prescribing and pain management in Workers' Compensation (Guest lecture series)LectureYale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program2018New Haven, CT
Low back pain and disability (Medicine Grand Rounds)LectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2018Farmington, CT
Opioids, pain management, and work disability: Recent policy recommendations (Occupational Medicine Colloquium Series)LectureUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2018Farmington, CT
A supervisor training program for work disability prevention: Preliminary results from a cluster randomized controlled trialTalkCanadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH)2018Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Validation of the Work Assessment Triage Tool (WATT) for selecting rehabilitation interventions for injured workersTalkSociety of Back Pain Research2018Groningen, The Netherlands
Low back pain in health care workers: a growing focus on secondary preventionTalkInternational Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH)2018Dublin, Ireland
Supervisor and worker perspectives on workplace factors and job accommodations for mental health disorders in the workplace.PosterInternational Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH)2018Dublin, Ireland