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Paul Landsbergis

  • ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
  • ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine
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Education

  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

  • Ed.D, Rutgers University
    Labor Studies

  • Ph.D., Columbia University
    Epidemiology

  • M.A., New York University
    Psychology

  • M.P.H, Columbia University
    Epidemiology

Biography

    Dr. Landsbergis combines a research focus on occupational stress and health with expertise in education and training on occupational safety and health and occupational stress. With graduate training in psychology, labor studies and epidemiology, Dr. Landsbergis came to Mt. Sinai in 2000 after a decade of work at Cornell University Medical College on the only long-term prospective study of job strain and ambulatory blood pressure.

    Dr. Landsbergis is principal investigator of several research projects that examine the potential impact of work organization on a variety of health outcomes, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and psychological disorders. He is also the epidemiologist for the Mt. Sinai Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

    Dr. Landsbergis is a member of the International Board of the Job Content Questionnaire, a member of the National Research Council??s Committee on the Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers, and a co-editor of the first textbook on ?"The Workplace and Cardiovascular Disease?". With colleagues at UCLA and UC Irvine, he developed and taught new courses on Occupational Health Psychology and Occupational Cardiology, and helped to develop a website on occupational stress and social epidemiology: www.workhealth.org. Dr. Landsbergis was co-chair of the 4th International Conference on the Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases, sponsored by the International Congress of Occupational Health (ICOH), Los Angeles, California, March 9-11, 2005: www.coeh.uci.edu/ICOH/.

Awards

  • 2002 - 2004
    Member, Committee on the Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers
    National Research Council

  • 1996 - Present
    Member, NORA Intervention Effectiveness Research Team
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC

  • 1990 - 1993
    Graduate Traineeship
    U.S. Public Health Service

Research

The epidemiologic study of occupational stress, work organization, psychosocial factors, socioeconomic status, cardiovascular disease and the changing nature of work ?" including current trends such as downsizing, outsourcing, restructuring, part-time and temporary work, and increasing work hours and job demands.

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The measurement of blood pressure while employees are working as a biological marker of stress. ?"While working?" blood pressure measurements help to identify individuals with hidden workplace hypertension, a potentially large group of individuals with normal clinic blood pressure but elevated work blood pressure.

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Other research interests include occupational health psychology, occupational health and safety, occupational epidemiology, ergonomics, social epidemiology and health disparities.

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Publications

Schnall PS, Belkic K, Landsbergis PA, Baker D, editors. The workplace and cardiovascular disease. Philadelphia, Hanley and Belfus; 2000.

Goldenhar LM, Lamontagne AD, Katz T, Heaney C, Landsbergis PA. The intervention research process in occupational safety and health: an overview from the National Occupational Research Agenda Intervention Effectiveness Research team. J Occup Environ Med 2001 Jul; 43(7): 616-22.

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

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Belkic KL, Baker D, Schwartz J, Pickering TG. Work stressors and cardiovascular disease. Work 2001; 17(3): 191-208.

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 Nov; 44(11): 1037-47.

Landsbergis PA, Schnall PL, Pickering TG, Warren K, Schwartz JE. Life course exposure to job strain and ambulatory blood pressure among men. Am J Epidemiol 2003; 157(11): 998-1006.

Landsbergis PA. The changing organization of work and the safety and health of working people. J Occup Environ Med 2003 Jan; 45(1): 61-72.

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 Jun; 29(3): 206-15.

Landsbergis PA. The changing organization of work and the safety and health of working people. J Occup Environ Med 2003 Jan; 45(1): 61-72.

Belkic K, Landsbergis PA, Schnall P, Baker D. Is job strain a major source of cardiovascular disease risk? . Scand J Work Environ Health 2004; 30(2): 85-128.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr.Landsbergis is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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