David Hurtado is a social and behavioral scientist who examines social determinants of workers’ health. He researches modifiable occupational factors – including schedules, peer support and labor policies – that are linked with work-related illnesses such as depression, musculoskeletal disorders and non-communicable diseases. Most of Hurtado’s studies have been based on high-risk industries, especially in patient care. As a faculty member of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center – a Center of Excellence for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health – he designs and evaluates workplace interventions aimed at promoting and protecting occupational health and safety, following the Total Worker Health™ framework.
M.S., Harvard University, 2010
S.D., Harvard University, 2013
Awards and Honors
- 2013, undergraduate teaching distinction, Harvard University
- 2010, Cabot International Scholar, Harvard University
- 2010, Presidential Scholarship, Harvard University