Winnie Chin is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is based in the Center for Community-Based Research, Center for Work, Health, and Well-being, and the Healthy Buildings Program. Currently, she is conducting research with firefighters to identify priority best practices for exposure reduction and determine what factors in their environment may serve as barriers or facilitators to reducing harmful exposures.
Before arriving at DFCI and HSPH, Winnie spent eight years at the Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, assisting with participatory Total Worker Health® interventions that integrate health protection and health promotion in the healthcare and corrections sectors. Her doctoral research focused on exposure and process evaluation in healthcare intervention research. She specifically examined how the healthcare work environment contributes to care quality and how a participatory process could influence engagement levels within workplace health and safety teams. As part of her doctoral work, she evaluated the usability of a mobile app that tracked this participatory process.
Winnie received her Sc.D. in Work Environment, with a concentration in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She earned her M.S. and B.S. from the University of Connecticut in Health Promotion Sciences and Allied Health.