• Dr. Karla Armenti joined the Institute in January 2016, bringing with her the New Hampshire Occupational Health Surveillance Program (NH OHSP), funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The NH OHSP, previously housed in the NH Division of Public Health Services, now finds its home in the Institute through a bona fide agent agreement with the State.

    Dr. Armenti has more than 30 years of experience in occupational safety and health with a focus on policy and public health. She has taught environmental and occupational health courses in the UNH Master of Public Health Program for over 15 years. In her work as Project Director of the NH OHSP and in teaching students, she stresses the social, political, and economic context within which occupational and environmental health function.

    Dr. Armenti is a leader in occupational health surveillance and participates on several national topic-specific NIOSH workgroups. Her work is presented at national public health conferences, including the American Public Health Association and the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists. She is an active member of the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC), tasked with providing advice on standards of scientific excellence, current needs in the field of occupational safety and health, and the applicability and dissemination of research findings.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Identifying Barriers and Supports to Breastfeeding in the Workplace Experienced by Mothers in the New Hampshire Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Utilizing the Total Worker Health Framework.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  16:E529. 2019
    2016 Elevated Bladder Cancer in Northern New England: The Role of Drinking Water and Arsenic.Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  108:djw099. 2016
    2016 Computer-based coding of free-text job descriptions to efficiently identify occupations in epidemiological studies.Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  73:417-424. 2016
    2016 Combining Decision Rules from Classification Tree Models and Expert Assessment to Estimate Occupational Exposure to Diesel Exhaust for a Case-Control Study.Annals of Occupational Hygiene.  60:467-478. 2016
    2015 Modification of Occupational Exposures on Bladder Cancer Risk by Common Genetic Polymorphisms.Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  107:djv223. 2015
    2015 Using hierarchical cluster models to systematically identify groups of jobs with similar occupational questionnaire response patterns to assist rule-based expert exposure assessment in population-based studies.Annals of Occupational Hygiene.  59:455-466. 2015
    2014 Identifying gender differences in reported occupational information from three US population-based case-control studies.Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  71:855-864. 2014
    2014 Developing estimates of frequency and intensity of exposure to three types of metalworking fluids in a population-based case-control study of bladder cancer.American Journal of Industrial Medicine.  57:915-927. 2014
    2014 Genome-wide interaction study of smoking and bladder cancer risk.Carcinogenesis.  35:1737-1744. 2014
    2014 Genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with bladder cancer risk.Human Molecular Genetics.  23:1387-1398. 2014
    2014 Estimation of the probability of exposure to machining fluids in a population-based case-control study.Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  11:757-770. 2014
    2011 Primary prevention for worker health and safety: cleaner production and toxics use reduction in MassachusettsJournal of Cleaner Production.  19:488-497. 2011
    2010 Improving the quality of industry and occupation data at a central cancer registry.American Journal of Industrial Medicine.  53:995-1001. 2010
    2010 Reliability of rapid reporting of cancers in New Hampshire.Journal of registry management.  37:107-111. 2010

    Teaching Activities

  • Field Study Taught course 2023
  • Field Study Taught course 2023
  • Field Study Taught course 2022
  • Environmental Health Taught course 2021
  • Work Env Policy & Hlth Workers Taught course 2021
  • Field Study Taught course 2021
  • Environmental Health Taught course 2020
  • Field Study Taught course 2020
  • Work Env Policy & Hlth Workers Taught course 2019
  • Work Env Policy & Hlth Workers Taught course 2015
  • Work Env Policy & Hlth Workers Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Karla Armenti