B.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of Lima (Peru), 1992
M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 1999
Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
Maria Brunette, Ph.D., is an industrial and systems engineer working in the public health field. Her work focuses in applying human factors and socio-technical systems theory to the design of effective and culturally-relevant work & health systems with the goal of improving the physical, mental and social well-being of marginalized, resource-poor working communities. Dr. Brunette's expertise includes developing methods for measuring and improving quality of working life (QWL), thus reducing occupational health disparities. Her current studies engage resource-poor working populations including immigrants, low-wage, and hard-to-reach workers using primarily the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) mechanism.
Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Occupational Health