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Paul A. Landsbergis PhD, MPH, EdD

Paul Landsbergis

Paul A. Landsbergis Ph.D., M.P.H., Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
School of Public Health
Room BSB 5-95
State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center
Box 43
450 Clarkson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(w) 718-270-1075
(fax) 718-221-5154
email: paul.landsbergis@downstate.edu


Center for Social Epidemiology Research Associate Paul Landsbergis, PhD, MPH recently accepted a faculty position (Associate Professor) at a new School of Public Health in New York City, at the State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center. He has joined Dr. Jeanne Stellman, who is chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Dr. Howard Berliner, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the new School. (September, 2008)

Paul Landsbergis worked on a variety of projects together with Center staff during 2010. First, he helped to publish a book chapter on job strain and cardiovascular disease for the second edition of the Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology. Second, he is in the process of working on several new manuscripts, including a meta-analysis of job strain and ambulatory blood pressure and a study of job strain and masked hypertension.

Third, he has reviewed manuscripts, conference presentations, testimony and grant proposals prepared by other Center staff, including manuscripts for the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and the International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health (Choi, first author); comments for submission to NIH on their draft strategic plan for research into obesity; posters for the 2010 ICOH Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors meeting in Amsterdam; papers for the 2010 Global Obesity Summit and the 2011 APA/NIOSH conference; the grant proposal to NIOSH on OCFA firefighters; and an article in the OCFA newsletter.

Fourth, he prepared materials for the syllabus of “Work and Health” (EHS M270/CHS 278 at UCLA) and taught one of the class sessions in May, and has prepared other Powerpoint slides for use by Center staff. Fifth, he was interviewed by aarp.org and health.com on a study on job strain and heart disease among women. Sixth, he presented at and moderated a meeting of the California Work and Health Study Group and a book party in Berkeley in May. Finally, he helped to publicize the book “Unhealthy Work” at a variety of conferences and meetings.


PUBLICATIONS

Books

Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Baker DB, eds: The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease. Occup Med 15(1), 2000. (table of contents)

Refereed Journal Articles

Landsbergis PA. Is air traffic control a stressful occupation? Labor Studies Journal 1986;11(2):117-134.

Landsbergis PA. Occupational stress faced by health care workers: A test of the job demands-control model. Journal of Organizational Behavior 1988;9:217-239.

Caplan R, Landsbergis PA, Greenberg M. AIDS and employment in New Jersey: Private employers and public policy. AIDS and Public Policy Journal 1989;4(3):152-158.

Gochfeld M, Campbell V, Landsbergis PA. Demography of the hazardous waste industry. Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews 1990;5(1):9-23.

Landsbergis PA, Caplan R, Greenberg M. AIDS and employment policies in New Jersey: The role of labor unions. AIDS and Public Policy Journal 1991;6(2):76-82.

Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Pieper CF, Schwartz J, Dietz D, Gerin W, Schlussel Y, Warren K, Pickering TG. The impact of anticipation of job loss on psychological distress and worksite blood pressure. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 1992;21:417-432.

Schnall PL, Schwartz J, Landsbergis PA, Warren K, Pickering T. The relationship between job strain, alcohol and ambulatory blood pressure. Hypertension 1992;19:488-494.

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Dietz D, Friedman R, Pickering TG. The patterning of psychological attributes and distress by job strain and social support in a sample of working men. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 1992;15:379-405.

Landsbergis PA, Schurman S, Israel B, Schnall PL, Hugentobler M, Cahill J, Baker D. Job stress and heart disease: Evidence and strategies for prevention. New Solutions 1993; 3(3):42-58.

Landsbergis PA, Cahill J. Labor union programs to reduce or prevent occupational stress in the United States. International Journal of Health Services 1994;24:105-129.

Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Baker D. Job strain and cardiovascular disease. Annual Review of Public Health 1994;15:381-411.

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Schwartz JE, Warren K, Pickering TG. The association of ambulatory blood pressure with alternative formulations of job strain. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 1994;20:349-63.

Landsbergis PA, Vivona-Vaughan E. Assessment of an organizational stress intervention in a public agency. Journal of Organizational Behavior 1995;16:29-48.

Landsbergis PA, Hatch M. Psychosocial workplace stress and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Epidemiology 1996;7:346-351.

Johanning E, Landsbergis PA, Geissler H, Karazmann R. Cardiovascular risk and back-disorder intervention study of mass transit operators. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 1996;2:79-87.

Johanning E, Biagini R, Hull D, Morey P, Jarvis B, Landsbergis PA. Health problems and immunological laboratory changes following exposure to toxigenic fungi (Stachybotrus chartarum) in a water-damaged office environment. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 1996;68:207-218.

Cahill J, Landsbergis PA. Job strain among post office mailhandlers. International Journal of Health Services 1996;26:731-750.

Pickering TG, Devereux RB, James GD; Gerin W, Landsbergis P, Schnall PL, Schwartz JE. Environmental influences on blood pressure and the role of job strain. Journal of Hypertension Supplement 1996;14(5):S179-85.

Schwartz JE, Pickering TG, Landsbergis PA. Work-related stress and blood pressure: Current theoretical models and considerations from a behavioral medicine perspective. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 1996;1:287-310.

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Dietz DK, Warren K, Pickering TG, Schwartz JE. Job strain and health behaviors: Results of a prospective study. American Journal of Health Promotion 1998;12(4):237-245. See Abstract

Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Belkic K, Warren K, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG. Findings in the Cornell University ambulatory blood pressure study. Homeostasis 1998;38:195-215.

Pickering TG, Devereux RB, James GD, Gerin W, Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Schwartz JE. Environmental influences on blood pressure and the role of job strain. Journal of Hypertension Supplement 1996;14(5):S179-S185.

Landsbergis PA, Adler PS, Babson S, Johnson J, Kaminski M, Lessin N, MacDuffie JP, Nishiyama, K, Parker S, Richardson C. Lean production and worker health: A discussion. New Solutions 1998;8(4):499-523.

Schnall PL, Schwartz JE, Landsbergis PA, Warren K, Pickering TG. A longitudinal study of job strain and ambulatory blood pressure: Results from a three-year follow-up. Psychosomatic Medicine 1998;60:697-706. See Abstract

Landsbergis PA, Cahill J, Schnall PL. The Impact of Lean Production and Related New Systems of Work Organization on Worker Health. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology 1999;4(2):108-130. See Article

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Warren K, Pickering TG, Schwartz JE. The effect of job strain on ambulatory blood pressure in men: Does it vary by socioeconomic status? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1999;896:414-416.

Johanning E, Landsbergis P, Gareis M, Yang CS, Olmsted E. Clinical experience and results of a sentinel health investigation related to indoor fungal exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives 1999;107(suppl 3):489-494.

Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Baker DB. Why the workplace and cardiovascular disease? In: Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Baker DB, eds: The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease. Occup Med 15(1):1-5, 2000. See Article

Belkic KL, Schnall PL, Savic C, Landsbergis PA. Multiple exposures: A model of total occupational burden. In: Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Baker DB, eds: The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease. Occup Med 15(1):94-98, 2000.

Belkic KL, Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Baker D. The workplace and cardiovascular health: Conclusions and thoughts for a future agenda. In: Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Baker DB, eds: The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease. Occup Med 15(1):307-322, 2000. See Article

Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Baker DB, Theorell T, Siegrist J, Peter R, Karasek R. Psychosocial factors: Review of the empirical data among men. In: Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Baker DB, eds: The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease. Occup Med 15(1):24-46, 2000.

Piligian G, Herbert R, Hearns M, Dropkin J, Landsbergis P, Cherniak M. Evaluation and management of chronic work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the distal upper extremity. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2000;37:75-93.

Mikkelsen A., Saksvik PØ, Landsbergis PA. The impact of a participatory organizational intervention on job stress in community health care institutions. Work and Stress 2000;14(2):156-170.

Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Schwartz JE, Gerber LM, Baker D, Pickering TG. Hypertension at the workplace – often an occult disease: The relevance and potential in Japan for work site surveillance? The Japanese Journal of Stress Sciences 2000;15(3).

Schnall PL, Schwartz JE, Landsbergis PA, Belkic KL, Pickering TG. Job Strain findings in the Cornell University Work Site Blood Pressure Study: A review. J. Tokyo Med. Univ. 2000;58(3): 367-376. See Abstract

Friedman R, Schwartz JE, Schnall PL, Pieper CF, Gerin W, Landsbergis PA, Pickering TG. Psychological Variables in Hypertension: Relationship to Casual or Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Men. Psychosomatic Medicine 2001;63(1):19-31. See Abstract

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Belkic K, Baker D, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG. Work stress and cardiovascular disease. Work: A Journal of Assessment and Prevention 2001;17:191-208.

Goldenhar LM, LaMontagne AD, Katz T, Heaney C, Landsbergis PA. The intervention research process in occupational safety and health: An overview from the NORA intervention effectiveness research team. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2001;43:616-622.

Rafferty Y, Friend R, Landsbergis PA. The association between job skill discretion, decision authority and burnout. Work and Stress 2001;15(1):73-85.

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Pickering TG, Schwartz, JE. Validity and reliability of a Work History Questionnaire derived from the Job Content Questionnaire. J Occup Environ Med. 2002;44:1037-1047. See Article

Johanning E, Fischer S, Christ E, Landsbergis PA..Whole-body vibration exposure study in U.S. railroad locomotives — An ergonomic risk assessment. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 2002;63(4):439-446.

Landsbergis PA. The changing organization of work and the safety and health of working people: A commentary. J Occup Environ Med. 2003;45:61-62. See Abstract

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Pickering TG, Warren K, Schwartz JE. Lower socioeconomic status among men in relation to the association between job strain and blood pressure. Scand J Work Environ Health 2003;29(3):206-215. See Abstract

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Pickering TG, Warren K, Schwartz JE. Life course exposure to job strain and ambulatory blood pressure among men. American Journal of Epidemiology 2003;107:998-1006. See Abstract

Landsbergis PA. Work Organization and CVD. New Solutions 2003;13(2):149-152.

Belkic KL, Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Baker D. Is job strain a major source of cardiovascular disease risk? A critical review of the empirical evidence, with a clinical perspective. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 2004;30(2):85-128. See article

Johanning E, Landsbergis P, Fisher S, Luhrman R. Back disorders and ergonomic survey among North American railroad engineers. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1899, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2004, pp. 145-155.

Van Vegchel N, deJonge J, Landsbergis PA. Occupational stress in (inter)action: the interplay between job demands and job resources. Journal of Organizational Behavior 2005;26:535-560.

LaMontagne AD, Keegel T, Louie AM, Ostry A, Landsbergis PA. A systematic review of the job-stress intervention evaluation literature, 1990-2005. Int J Occup Environ Health 2007;13(3):268-280. See article

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Schwartz JE, Baker D, Pickering TE. Work conditions and masked (hidden) hypertension – insights into the global epidemic of hypertension. SJWEH Suppl 2008;(6):41-51.

Book Chapters, Abstracts, Proceedings, Letters

Landsbergis PA. Occupational stress among nurses: New developments in theory and prevention. In Humphrey J, ed. Human Stress: Current Selected Research, Vol. 3. New York: AMC Press;1989:173-195.

Health and Safety in Small Industry: A Practical Guide for Managers. Division of Consumer Health Education, Department of Environmental and Community Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS. Chelsea, Michigan: Lewis Publishers;1989 (contributing editor).

Baker D, Schnall P, Landsbergis PA. Epidemiologic research on the association between occupational stress and cardiovascular disease. In: Araki S, ed. Behavioral Medicine: An Integrated Biobehavioral Approach to Health and Illness. New York: Elsevier;1992:103-13.

Landsbergis PA, Silverman B, Barrett C, Schnall PL. Union stress committees and stress reduction in blue- and white-collar workers in the United States. In: DiMartino V, ed. Conditions of Work Digest: Preventing Stress at Work. Geneva, Switzerland: International Labor Office;1992:144-151.

Landsbergis PA. Work organization, stress, and health in the United States. Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium on Environment and Occupational Health during Societal Transition in Central and Eastern Europe, June, 1992. Newton, MA: Management Sciences for Health;1993:282-287.

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Schwartz JE, Warren K, Pickering T. The relationship between job strain, race, gender and blood pressure. Proceedings of the Fourth National Forum on Cardiovascular Health, Pulmonary Disorders and Blood Resources, June 26-27, 1992. Bethesda, MD: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute;1993:120.

Landsbergis PA, Hatch M, Zhang H. Psychosocial workplace risk factors for pregnancy-induced hypertension. Paper presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research, Keystone, CO. American Journal of Epidemiology 1993;138:606.

Landsbergis PA. Risk assessment and epidemiology (letter). New Solutions 1993;4(1):31-32.

Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Schwartz JE, Pickering T. Job strain and hypertension (letter). American Journal of Public Health 1994;82(2):320-321.

Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Schwartz JE, Warren K, Pickering T. The relationship between job strain, ambulatory blood pressure and hypertension. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, September 23-25, 1992. Cincinnati, OH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 1994:594-9.

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Schwartz JE, Warren K, Pickering T. Job strain, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. In: Sauter SL, Murphy LR (eds.) Organizational Risk Factors for Job Stress. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association;1995:97-112.

Landsbergis PA. Guest Editorial Board Member. Theme Issue on Worksite Health Programs. Health Education Quarterly 1996;23.

Landsbergis PA, Schurman SJ, Israel BA, Schnall PL, Hugentobler MK, Cahill J, Baker D. Job stress and heart disease: Evidence and strategies for prevention. In: Work, Health and Environment: Old Problems, New Solutions New York: The Guilford Press, 1997.

Landsbergis PA, Cahill J, Schnall PL. New systems of work organization: Impacts on job characteristics and health. In: Confronting Change: Auto Labor and Lean Production in North America, Mexico, 1998.

Landsbergis PA. Case studies of air traffic controllers in the United States and Italy. Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety 1998;102.9.

Schurman SJ, Weil D, Landsbergis PA, Israel BA. The role of unions and collective bargaining in preventing work-related disability. In Thomason T, Burton JF, Hyatt DE (eds.) New Approaches to Disability in the Workplace (pp. 121-154). Madison, WI: Industrial Relations Research Association, 1998.

Johanning E, Landsbergis PA. Clinical findings related to indoor fungal exposure – review of clinic data of a specialty clinic. In Johanning E (Ed.) Bioaerosols, Fungi and Mycotoxins: Health Effects, Assessment, Prevention and Control (pp. 70-78), Albany, NY: Eastern New York Occupational and Environmental Health Center, 1999.

Landsbergis PA, Theorell T, Schwartz JE, Greiner BA, Krause N. Measurement of psychosocial workplace exposure variables. Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews 2000;15:163-188.

Baker R, Brockhaus A, Boucier D, Chapman L, Collins J, Goldenhar L, Heaney C, Katz T, Landsbergis P, Martonik J, Most I, Schneider S, Scharf T, Sinclair R. May 2000 supplement on preventing occupational injuries (letter). American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2001;20(4):308-309.

Belkic KL, Schnall PL, Landsbergis PA, Schwartz JE, Gerber LM, Baker D, Pickering TG. Hypertension at the workplace – an occult disease? The need for work site surveillance. In: Theorell T, ed: Everyday Biological Stress Mechanisms. Adv Psychosom Med; Basel, Karger, 22:116-138, 2001

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Baker D, Schwartz JE, Pickering TG. The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease: Relevance and Potential Role for Occupational Health Psychology. Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology. J Quick and L. Tetrick, eds. Washington DC, American Psychological Association, 2002.

Landsbergis P. Long work hours, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Cadernos Saúde Pública 2004; 20(6):1746-1748.

Wegman D, McGee J, eds. Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, National Research Council; 2004 (member of the Committee on the Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers).

Mikkelsen A, Ogaard T, Landsbergis PA. The effects of new dimensions of psychological job demands and job control on active learning and occupational health. Work and Stress 2005;19(2):153-175.

Collins S, Landsbergis P, Warren N, La Montagne AD. Stopping stress in its origins: Addressing working conditions. Hypertension May, 2007;49(5):e33.

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