Susan Reutman

Susan R Reutman

Director, Occupational Health Nursing Graduate Program

Professional Summary

I serve as Assistant Professor and Director of the Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) MSN Program at the University of Cincinnati (UC). In this role, I have led the conversion from an in-class, local program to an online, national program, while also developing and teaching new OHN MSN course content. I also developed the OHN Program Core section of the University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center’s grant proposal which was subsequently awarded multi-year NIOSH funding for faculty effort and trainee stipends. I also developed and taught advanced statistical courses (i.e., bivariate, multivariable, and multivariate methods course series) while serving as an advisor to three PhD Candidates in the Nursing PhD Program. Prior to this role, I worked at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as the only epidemiologist within two Divisions in collaboration with colleagues from multiple disciplines. I was also previously a Research Associate in UC’s Dept. of Environmental Health. Research projects in which I have been involved have spanned studies of respiratory effects of workers exposure to ceramic fibers to reproductive effects of bicycling. As a NIOSH Project Officer, I studied the respiratory health of nail salon workers. Cited publications I have coauthored demonstrate a history of transdisciplinary collaboration and inclusion of women and minorities in research. My current research focus is motivating increases in physical activity at the community level.

Education

PhD, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2001 (Epidemiology)

MPH, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1990 (Public Health Nursing (Sub-specialty: Epidemiology))

Nursing Diploma, Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Cincinnati, OH, 1980 (Nursing)

BSN, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 1987 (Nursing)

Positions and Work Experience

03-17-2014 -To Present OHN Graduate Program Director & Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

08-2004 -03-2014 Epidemiologist:, Associate Service Fellow, Bio-monitoring and Health Assessment Branch, Division of Applied Research and Technology (2004-2007); Senior Service Fellow, Bio-monitoring and Health Assessment Branch, Division of Applied Research and Technology (2007-4/2010); Senior Service Fellow, Division of Compensation and Analysis (4/2010-2/2014) , National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), US Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCDC, Cincinnati, OH

2002 -2004 Epidemiologist, FellowAmerican Teachers of Preventive Medicine Fellow at NIOSH, American Teachers of Preventive Medicine Fellow , NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH

2002 -2002 Epidemiologist, Contactor, Tri-S at NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH

1991 -2002 Research Associate:, Jr. Research Associate (1991-1994); Research Associate (1994-2002), University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Enviromental Health, College of Medicine, Cincinati, OH

1990 -1991 Home Health Nurse, Pediatric Nursing Care, Cincinnati, OH

1988 -1990 Staff Nurse, Newborn Critical Care, University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

1987 -1988 Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, St Francis - St George Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1985 -1988 Staff Nurse, Newborn Intensive Care Unit / Obstetrical P.R.N. Pool, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1984 -1985 Staff/Charge Nurse, Adolescent Psychiatry, Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1981 -1984 Public Health Nurse, Wayne County Health Dept., Richmond, IN

1980 -1981 Staff/Charge Nurse, Pediatric Unit, Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, IN

1987 -1988 Undergraduate Research Assistant, “Cooling Blanket Study”, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

1988 -1989 Graduate Assistant, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

1989 -1989 Graduate Intern, Communicable Disease Branch, North Carolina Department of Human Resources, Raleigh, NC

Research and Practice Interests

I am an occupational health nurse researcher and occupational health epidemiologist.  My current research phenomenon of interest concerns physical activity levels in the workplace and community. 

In collaboration with UC Education and Research Center students and faculty, my secondary research focus is on the occupational exposures and risks that attend work in home health settings and among vulnerable worker populations.

My past research focused on biomarkers of exposures and disease among occupational groups.  Pulmonary and reproductive health outcomes were characteristic of my past work.

Research Support

Grant: #NIOSH 2T42OH008432-11 Investigators:Tiina Reponen (PI) et al. 07-01-2016 -06-30-2021 NIOSH Education and Research Center Role:Collaborator TBD Active Type:Grant Level:Regional

Grant: #NIOSH 2T42OH008432-10 (2013 Supplement, OHN Program: NIOSH 3T42OH008432-09S1) Investigators:Tiina Reponen (PI) et al. 07-01-2005 -06-30-2016 NIOSH Education and Research Center, ERC Cincinnati (2013 Supplement: "Occupational Health Nursing Training Program") Role:Collaborator 238,509 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #Seed Grant Investigators:Reutman, Susan 01-01-2019 -12-31-2019 Association for Applied Sport Psychology A Pilot Comparision of Fitbit and ActivPAL Step Monitors Role:PI $459.90 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Complete List of Published Work in My NCBI: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1bWHbV_pU63kN/bibliography/48546501/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Puhala E, Lemasters G, Smith L, Talaska G, Simpson S, Joyce J, Trinh K, Lu J. (1997. )Jet Fuel Exposure in the United States Air Force .Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, ,12 (9 ),606-610

Lockey J, Levin L, Lemasters G, McKay R, Rice C, Hansen K, Papes D, Simpson S, Medvedovic M (1998. )Longitudinal Estimates of Pulmonary Function in Refractory Ceramic Fiber Manufacturing Workers .American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, ,157 ,1226-1233

McKay R, Levin L, Lockey J, Lemasters G, Medvedovic M, Papes D (1999. )Weight Change and Lung Function: Implications for Workplace Surveillance Studies .JOEM, ,41 (7 ),596-604

Gormley LB, Lemasters GK, Simpson SR, Yiin J (2000. )Menstrual Disorders and Occupation Stress and Racial Factors among Military Personnel .JOEM, ,42 (9 ),871-881

Lawson CC, Lemasters MK, LeMasters GK, Reutman SR, Rice CH, Lockey JE (2001. )Reliability and validity of Chest Radiograph Surveillance Programs .Chest, ,120 (1 ),64-68

Lockey JE, LeMasters GK, Levin L, Rice C, Yiin J, Reutman S, Papes D (2002. )A Longitudinal Study of Chest Radiographic Changes of Workers in the Refractory Ceramic Fiber Industry .Chest, ,121 ,2044-2051

Reutman SR, LeMasters GK, Kesner J, Lockey J, Shukla R, Knecht E, Krieg E, Burroughs E (2002. )“Urinary Reproductive Hormone Level Differences between African American and Caucasian Women of Reproductive Age” .Fertility and Sterility, ,78 (2 ),383-391

Reutman SR, LeMasters GK, Knecht EA, Shukla R, Lockey JE, Burroughs GE, Kesner JS (2002. )Evidence of Reproductive Endocrine Effects in Women with Occupational Fuel and Solvent Exposures .Environmental Health Perspectives, ,110 (8 ),805-811

Guess MK, Connell KA, Schrader SM, Reutman SR, Wang A, Lacombe JA, Toennis C, Lowe B, Melman A, Mikhail MS (2006. )Genital sensation and sexual function in female bicyclists and runners: are your feet safer than your seat? .Journal of Sexual Medicine, ,3 (6 ),1018-1027

Reutman SR, Rohs AM, Clark JC, Johnson BC, Sammons DL, Toennis CA, Robertson SA, Mackenzie BA, Lockey JE (2009. )Pilot respiratory health assessment of nail technicians: symptoms, lung function, and airway inflammation .Am J Ind Med, ,52 (11 ),868-875

Guess MK, Partin SN, Schrader S, Lowe B, Lacombe J, Reutman S, Wang A, Toennis C, Melman A, Mikhail M, Connell KA (2011. )Women’s bike seats: a pressing matter for competitive cyclists .J Sex Med, ,8 (11 ),3144-3153

Moorman WJ, Reutman SR, Shaw PB, Blade LM, Marlow D, Vesper H, Clark JC, and Schrader SM (2012. )Occupational exposure to acrylamide in closed system production plants: air levels and biomonitoring .J Toxicol Environ Health A, ,75 ,100-112

Partin SN, Connell KA, Schrader SM, LaCombe J, Lowe B, Sweeney A, Reutman S, Wang A, Toennis C, Melman A, Mikhail M, Guess MK (2012. )The bar sinister: does handlebar level damage the pelvic floor in female cyclists? .J Sex Med, ,9 (5 ),1367-1373

Frank, Evan; Ishau, Simileoluwa; Maier, Andrew; Reutman, Susan; Reichard, John F (2019. )An occupational exposure limit (OEL) approach to protect home healthcare workers exposed to common nebulized drugs.Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, ,106 ,251-261

Reutman, Susan; Lewis, Renee (2019. )A Move-A-Thon Event: A Workplace Demonstration of a Proposed Alternative Strategy to Incentivize Workers to Engage in Physical Activity.Workplace health & safety, ,67 (4 ),153-158

Wu, Bingbing; Varner, Kendra; Dahm, Matthew M; Reutman, Susan; Davis, Kermit G (2019. )Work-related injuries within a large urban public school system in the Mid-Western United States.Work (Reading, Mass.), ,62 (3 ),373-382

Book Chapter

Reutman SR, Lemasters GK (2007 )Evaluation of occupational exposures and effects on male and female reproduction Environmental and Occupational Medicine .(pp. 143-167).New York, NY,Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Schrader SM, Reutman SR, and Marlow KL (2015 )Assessing the reproductive health of men with occupational exposures. In: Mattison DR, ed. Computational Methods for Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology. Philadelphia, PA: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group,

Reutman SR & Meadows JW (2013 )Effects on the female reproductive system. In: Carpenter DO [ed]. Effects of Persistent and Bioactive Organic Pollutants on Human Health. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley-Blackwell

Sonntag D, Jederberg W, Lemasters G, Simpson S, Still K. (2003 )Military personnel. In: Greenberg MI, Hamilton RJ & Phillips SD, eds. Occupational, Industrial and Environmental Toxicology. Mosby-Year Book, Inc.: Chicago

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Reutman, SR et al. (2015. )Research Panelist: Sedentary work, the silent hazard: A systematic review of the evidence base on workplace interventions to reduce this health threat .2015 Annual American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Boston, MA. Conference. .Level:National

Reutman, SR (2015. )Closing remarks: Ebola vigilance for regional preparedness planners .UC Education and Research Center Topical Workshop, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Regional

Reutman SR, Talaska G, Newman N, et al. (2015. )Presentation Discussion Panelist .UC ERC 16th Annual 2015 Pilot Research Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Regional

Reutman, SR (2008. )Preliminary findings from the Manicurist Study .BHAB Science Day, NIOSH, CDC, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Local

Reutman, SR (2002. )Feasibility of a Reproductive Health Study of Workers Potentially Exposed to Acrylamide .BHAB Retreat, NIOSH, CDC, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Local

Simpson, SR; Lemasters GK (2000. )Internal dose of benzene, xylene, toluene & fuel components and effects on reproductive hormones in women .Contributed paper presentation at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiological Research, Level:National

York K. & Reutman R. (2017. )Integrating Primary Care into the Workplace: An Occupational Health Nurse Opportunity .University of Ulsan Department of Nursing 10-Year Anniversary Conference, Ulsan, South Korea. Conference. .Level:International

Poster Presentations

Reutman SR, B’Hymer C, Clark JC, Meadows JW (2011. )Evaluation of manicurist and Nail Technician Solvent Exposure by Means of Urinary Metabolites Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry .NIOSH, CDC Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference, Cincinnati, OH. .Level:National

MacKenzie BA, Biagini RE, Johnson BC, Moorman W, Robertson SA, Reutman S, Sammons DL, Smith JP, Striley CA, Snawder JE (2009. )Comparison of multiple methods for monitoring tobacco smoke exposure .American Society of Clinical Laboratorians, Level:National

Exploration of the relationship of genotype and smoking to acrylamide and glycidamide adduct levels (2007. )Exploration of the relationship of genotype and smoking to acrylamide and glycidamide adduct levels .NIOSH, CDC Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference, Cincinnati, OH. .Level:National

Reutman SR, Butler MA, Vesper H, Moorman WJ, Toennis C, Clark JC. (2006. )Impact of genetic variation in acrylamide metabolism on hemoglobin adduct levels .Society of Toxicology 46th Annual Meeting, Level:National

Reutman SR, Lemasters GK, Kesner JS, Krieg EF, Knecht EA, Shukla R, Lockey JE. (2001. )Differences in urinary reproductive hormone levels between African American and Caucasian women of reproductive age .International Congress of Epidemiology, Toronto, Canada. .Level:International

Lewis, R. & Reutman, S.R. (2017. )Move A Thon, a physical activity incentive project .American Association of Occupational Health Nurses 2017 National Conference, New Orleans, LA. .

Honors and Awards

2008 -2008 Special Act Group Award “Manicurists’ Exposure, Health, & Exposure Interventions” NORA project.

2008 -2008 Special Act Group Award “Reproductive Health in Worker Exposed to Acrylamide and its Congeners” project.

2006 -2006 International Society Women’s Sexual Health Annual Meeting New Investigator Award paper presentation entitled “Genital sensation and sexual function in female bicyclists and runners: are your feet safer than your seat?”. Marsha K. Guess, Kathleen A. Connell, Steven M. Schrader, Susan R. Reutman, Andrea Wang, Julie A. Lacombe, Christine Toennis, Brian Lowe, Arnold Melman, Magdy S. Mikhail.

2009 -2015 NIOSH (NORA, Intramural) Direct Reading Monitors for Antineoplastic Drug Detection” Goal: Develop portable, near real time, direct reading instruments to measure surface contamination by antineoplastic drugs Role: Co-investigator

2002 -2010 NIOSH (Intramural) Potential Reproductive and Neurological Effects of Exposure to Acrylamide Goal: Characterize potential reproductive and neurological effects of exposure to acrylamide Role: Co-investigator

2005 -2009 NIOSH (NORA, Intramural) Manicurists’ Exposure, Health, & Exposure Interventions Goal: Pilot study to explore exposures and health of nail technicians Role: Principle Investigator (AKA, Project Officer)

2004 -2008 NIOSH (Intramural) Pilot Study of Acryamide Dose among Workers” Funded by NIOSH. Goal: Pilot study to explore acrylamide air and internal dose levels among acrylamide manufacturing workers Role: Co-investigator

2003 -2006 NIOSH (Intramural) Women’s Reproductive Health and Bicycling: Are Saddle Pressure and Cycling Duration Occupational Hazards? Goal: Study of prolonged bicycle saddle pressure effects on genitalia in women Role: Co-investigator

1996 -1999 DAMD17-96-2-6015 Female Reproductive Effects of Exposure to Jet Fuel at U.S. Air Force Bases Goal: Addressed if women experienced menstrual symptoms and hormone change related to their workplace from fuel or other occupational exposures Role: PhD Dissertation

1995 -1996 DAMD17-95-1-5048 A Feasibility Study of Female Active Duty Military Personnel and Exposure to Jet Fuel Goal: Determine feasibility of a prospective investigation of female AF military and civilian personnel for potential adverse reproductive health effects associated with jet fuel exposure Role: Co-investigator

2014 -2015 Health Nursing Training Program, CDC/National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, # 3T42OH008432-09S1. Reponen T. (PI) et al. Role: Co-Investigator, OHN Core PI. Funded: $581,312 Status:Recipient Type:Grant

2016 -2021 ERC Competitive Renewal. CDC/National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, # T42‐OH008432‐11. Reponen T. (PI) et al. Role: Co‐Investigator, OHN Core PI. Funded: $8,902,965 Status:Recipient Type:Grant

2020 - 2021. An Improvised Worker Respiratory Protection Evaluation. Special Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Pilot Grant Program. UC Office of Research and the Dean’s Office of Research, College of Medicine. Role: Principal Investigator. Funded: $25,000. Grant Recipient.

2018 -2019 A pilot comparison of Fitbit and ActivPALstep monitors. Reutman S. Association for Applied Sports Psychology, Role: Principal Investigator. Funded: $459 Status:Recipient

Service

University of Cincinnati College of nursing (PhD program committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2014 -To Present

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (MSN program committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2014 -To Present

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (Leadership Council )Member Type:University/College Service 2014 -To Present

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing (Co-Chair (2015-16) Doctoral Preliminary Exam Comittee )Type:University/College Service Level:College 2014 -2017

Education and Research Center (NIOSH-Funded) (University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center Occupational Health Nursing External Advisory Board )Member Type:Other Educational Service Level:Local 2014 -To Present

Education and Research Center (NIOSH-Funded) (University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center Directors Internal Advisory Board )Member Type:Other Educational Service Level:Local 2014 -To Present

Education and Research Center (NIOSH-Funded) (National Occupational Health Nursing Education and Research Center Directors )Member Type:Other Educational Service Level:Local 2014 -To Present

Education and Research Center (NIOSH-Funded) (Pilot Research Proposal Steering Committee )Member Type:Other Educational Service 2015 -2016

Education and Research Center (NIOSH-Funded) (Grant Proposal Reviewer, Pilot Research Project Proposals, University of Cincinnati ERC Pilot Research Grant Program )Member Type:Other Educational Service Level:Local 2015 -2017

Emergency Life Squad (Volunteer EMT )Type:Other Level:Public 1981 -1982

CDC Emergency Operations Center, Joint Information Center (Volunteer Surge Staff for 2009 H1N1 Influenza Response )Member Type:Other Level:Regional 2009 -2009

Center for Disease (NIOSH Health Promotion Committee )Member Type:Other Level:National 2011 -2014

UC Center for Environmental Genetics Community Outreach and (Advisory Board )Member Type:Other Level:College 2015 -To Present

University of Cincinnati ERC (Online Continuing Education Collaborative Proposal )Reviewer Type:Grant Panel Level:College 2017

Post Graduate Training and Education

2010-2014 Program in Advanced Statistical Studies (PASS), Statistics.com, ,Online

1991, 1997 Graduate Summer Sessions in Epidemiology and Genetic Epidemiology , University of Michigan, ,Ann Arbor, MI

Courses Taught

Adv Multi Analysis II Level:Graduate

Adv Mult Analysis I Level:Graduate

Adv Multi Analysis II Level:Graduate

Independent Study Level:Graduate

Independent Study Level:Graduate

Independent Study Level:Graduate

Theoretical Basis Level:Graduate

Applied Statistical Analysis Level:Graduate

-NPHD-9030 PROPOSAL SEMINAR Level:Graduate

-ANCH-8050 OHN PRACTICUM I Level:Graduate

Applied Multivariate Analysis Level:Graduate

-NURS-8072 INDEPENDENT STUDY Level:Graduate

-NURS-8072 INDEPENDENT STUDY Level:Graduate

Applied Multivariable Analysis Level:Graduate

Applied Statistical Analysis Level:Graduate

-ANCH-8042 OH & SAF PROGRAMS Level:Graduate

-ANCH-8054 LDR & HR MGT IN OH Level:Graduate

-ANCH-8040 OCC/ENV DIS & INJ Level:Graduate

Independent Study Level:Graduate

Research and Best Evidence for Clinical Reasoning Level:Graduate

Applied Statistical Analysis Level:Graduate

Proposal Seminar Level:Graduate

Dissertation Seminar Level:Graduate

Dissertation Seminar Level:Graduate

Occupational Health, Hygiene and Safety Workshop II, Level:Graduate

Dissertation Level:Graduate

Dissertation Level:Graduate

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Procter Hall
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0038
susan.reutman@uc.edu