Work’s Shifting Landscape: How Irregular Schedules Impact Health

Free Webinar on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 12 – 1 PM (Pacific)

Work’s Shifting Landscape: How Irregular Schedules Impact Health

With Jacqueline ferguson, PhD Candidate
Environmental Health Science, UC Berkeley SPH

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About the Webinar:

Shift work can be attractive to workers due to flexible scheduling and increased wages. However, these benefits may come at a cost to workers’ health. In this webinar, Jacqueline Ferguson, a PhD candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley, will provide an overview of her research on how an increase in irregular work schedules is impacting worker health. This presentation will include methods used to define and measure shift work, examples from her research examining recent night and rotational work exposure, and the risk of incident hypertension in aluminum manufacturing workers.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the state of current shift work research
  • Define different types of shift work
  • Describe best practices for measuring shift work exposure
  • Review current hypotheses about how shift work impacts health

About the Speaker:

Jacqueline Ferguson is a PhD candidate in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation involves developing quantitative metrics of shift work to estimate the association between exposure to rotational shift work and risk factors of metabolic disorders in an aluminum manufacturers cohort. Prior to her doctoral studies, Jacqueline earned a Master of Health Science in Environmental Health Sciences as well as a certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Education Program (BRN Provider # 12983) has approved this webinar for 1.0 contact hours.