UA’s Dr. Esther Sternberg and Dr. Casey Lindberg Presenters at CDC Webinar, ‘Physical Work Environments and Individual Health Outcomes,’ Feb. 28

DATE/TIME:  WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28, 11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M. Mountain Standard Time (1:30 – 3 P.M. Eastern Time), including time for questions and answers

WEBINAR INFORMATION:

1-866-767-8347, participant code: 94403934. To join the meeting: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/r7csfsxc5yt/ (For additional information, please contact Emily Hays, email lmn9@cdc.gov

TUCSON, Ariz. – Esther Sternberg, MD, founding research director for the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and founding director of the UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing (UAIPW), and Casey Lindberg, PhD, MArch, postdoctoral research associate with UAIPW, will be among six presenters at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webinar “Physical Work Environments and Individual Health Outcomes,” on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11:30 a.m. MST (1:30 p.m. ET). The webinar is free and open to the public.

The UAIPW has teamed with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to carry out research providing GSA the data needed to develop best practices and policies to optimize workplace design for health.

Drs. Sternberg and Lindberg join a panel led by Kevin Kampschroer, chief sustainability officer and director, Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings, GSA; and including GSA’s Brian Gilligan and Bryan Steverson, high performance building experts; and Mariana G. Figueiro, PhD, director, Lighting Research Center, and professor of architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

For session topics, please see the flyer at http://opa.uahs.arizona.edu/sites/opa.uahs.arizona.edu/files/2.28.2018_subflyer_final.pdf

Webinar information: 1-866-767-8347, participant code: 94403934. To join the meeting: https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/r7csfsxc5yt/ (For additional information, please contact Emily Hays, email lmn9@cdc.gov

The webinar is part of the CDC’s Design For Health series which explores mechanisms to optimize the built environment for health.

About Drs. Sternberg and Lindberg

Dr. Sternberg also holds joint appointments as UA professor of medicine and professor of psychology. She joined the UA after serving 26 years in the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program as senior scientist and section chief of neuroendocrine immunology and behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health. Her best-selling books, Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being and The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions, are scientifically based and seek answers to the complexities of stress, place, healing and wellness.

Dr. Lindberg has a doctorate in experimental psychology from Stanford University and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado. His research includes how the built environment affects human health, wellbeing and performance. He particularly is interested in design solutions for the dissimilar effects the built environment has on people due to individual differences.

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn)