Winnie Chin is a postdoctoral research fellow for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). She is based in the Center for Community-Based Research, Center for Work, Health, and Well-being, and the Healthy Buildings Program. Currently, Winnie’s research aims to examine health risks associated with physical, psychosocial, and organizational hazards in firefighters’ work environment.
Prior to arriving at DFCI and HSPH, Winnie spent eight years at the Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) assisting with participatory Total Worker Health® interventions that integrate health protection and health promotion in the healthcare and corrections sectors. Winnie’s doctoral research focused on exposure and process evaluation in healthcare intervention research; more specifically, the contribution of healthcare work environment factors on care quality and an evaluation of a participatory intervention process that seeks to provide healthcare workers with stronger skills in resolving health and safety issues. While completing this work, she also led the development and usability testing of a mobile app that collects process metrics for this intervention.
Winnie received her Sc.D. in Work Environment with a focus on Occupational Ergonomics and Safety from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She earned her M.S. and B.S. from the University of Connecticut in Allied Health, with a focus on Health Promotion Sciences and with a minor in Psychology.