Unversity Massachusetts/Harvard School of Public Health
Dr. Pransky is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a Visiting Lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health. He founded the Center for Disability Research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute in 1999, and currently works with Liberty as a Scientific Advisor. His research has focused on scientific and practical investigations of disability prevention strategies, optimal treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, and work disability in older workers. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and has delivered numerous keynote addresses at international conferences. He received the NIOSH Innovative Research Award in 2008, the American College of Occupational Medicine’s Keogh Award for Academic Excellence in 2009, the Royal Society of Medicine’s Osler Medal in 2011, and the ACOEM Health Excellence Award in 2015. Dr. Pransky received his M.D. from Tufts School of Medicine, a MS in occupational health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and completed a fellowship in health services research and policy at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. He co-founded and chaired the Work Disability Prevention Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health and is a senior editor for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.
The workforce is changing, rapidly, in profound and fundamental ways. We are witnessing a shift from traditional employment to gig jobs, erosion of in-person retail, entrance of much smarter and disruptive technology, and increasing chronic illness, debt and income inequality, despite a relative labor shortage that will likely persist for years. These changes will require […]