Nurse Scholar Program Instructors

Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Nurse Scholar Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor, Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network

Presentation Topics: Heat Related Illnesses, Respiratory Protection Equipment, Behavioral Health, Women Working in Agriculture, Ergonomics


Ann Carruth, RN, MSN, DNS
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Professor of Nursing
Southeastern Louisiana University

Presentation Topic: Innovations in Worker Health Protection among Fishermen


Rupali Das, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Senior Vice President, California Medical Director, Zenith Insurance Company, and Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Presentation Topic: The Opioid Crisis: Evolution, Impact on Workers, Mitigation Strategies


Kelley J. Donham, MS, DVM, DACVPM
Consultant in Agricultural Medicine and the Rural Health Clinic of Eastern Iowa

Presentation Topic: Zoonosis: Infectious diseases we share with animals in the farm environment


Sarah Hunt, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Sanford Center for Digestive Health

Presentation Topic: Respiratory Health of Agricultural Producers in Clinical Practice


Barbara C. Lee, RN, MSN, PhD
Director and Senior Research Scientist, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Health Systems, and Director, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Presentation Topic: Safeguarding Children Who Live and Work on Farms: A Clinician's Guide


Linda A. McCauley, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN
Dean and Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University

Presentation Topic: Chemical Exposures and Health Effects in Agricultural Communities


Marjorie McCullagh, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN
Professor and Occupational Health Nursing Program Director, University of Michigan School of Nursing

Presentation Topic: Increasing the Use of Hearing Protection Among Farmers: Best Practices


Athena Ramos, PhD, MBA, MS, CPM
Community Health Program Manager/Instructor, Center for Reducing Health Disparities/Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Presentation Topic: Health and Well-being of Immigrant and Migrant Farmworkers


Deborah B. Reed, MSPH, PhD, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing and Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Kentucky

Presentation Topic: Health and Safety Issues of the Aging Farmer