Diana Ceballos, PhD, MS, CIH, was a Research Scientist and Instructor when implementing this Wikipedia project at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health. She was an Industrial Hygienist at NIOSH from 2010-2015. Currently, she is starting as an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. She is also a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Services Sector Council.
Choosing the right final project for a graduate level course can be a daunting responsibility for any instructor. Harvard Research Scientist and Instructor Dr. Diana Ceballos heard NIOSH researcher Dr. Thais Morata share details at a NORA conference about NIOSH’s collaboration with academia and Wikipedia to teach students science translation and knew it was a perfect match.
The history and motivation behind the efforts NIOSH is putting into expanding and improving occupational safety and health in Wikipedia was discussed in earlier NIOSH Science Blogs (May 19,2015 and July 25, 2018) and thru the NIOSH January 2017 eNews.