Marjorie McCullagh, Ph.D., RN, APHN-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAAN

Director, Occupational Health Nursing Program, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership, School of Nursing

Dr. McCullagh is experienced in teaching nursing at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in both didactic and clinical settings. Her methods accommodate learners from a wide range of learning styles, and include a high level of student-teacher interaction. Dr. McCullagh employs a variety of teaching-learning methods, including case study analyses, videos, gaming, and web-based technologies in both face-to-face and distance learning formats. Course teaching focuses on public health nursing (e.g., Health Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation), core graduate nursing curriculum (e.g., nursing theory in advanced practice), and specialty-focused (e.g., issues in occupational health nursing). Workers are exposed to a variety of toxic materials and substances as part of their work. These exposures are prevalent in America, and result in heavy social and economic burdens on families and communities. There are few programs to control these exposures, and fewer yet have been tested. The aim of Dr. Marjorie McCullagh’s program of research is to promote health among workers by eliminating work-related toxic exposures. This work is primarily focused on toxic noise exposure and its multiple negative health effects among farm operators and farm and rural youth. 

She has worked to understand how farmers and workers get information about their health and safety and developed and validated instruments to measure hearing protector use and related attitutes. In doing so, she has developed successful strategies for high subject enrollment and retention, and established strong interdisciplinary partnership in efforts to address important health issues. These include work with such fields as sociology, health communications and behavior, audiology, agronomy, web design, social work, demography, and applied statistics.  
Dr. McCullagh also serves a director of The University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering (COHSE), which is a NIOSH Education and Research Center (ERC)