Patricia McGovern, PhD, MPH

Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

Patricia McGovern

Contact Info

pmcg@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-7429

Office Address:
1112 Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 807 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, 1993

MPH, Public Health Nursing, University of Minnesota, 1984

BS, Nursing, University of Minnesota, 1976

Summary

My research applies the methods of health services research to occupational and environmental health policies that influence health protection and promotion with a focus on women of child-bearing age. 

Expertise

Physical, mental and social health outcomes, women and infants, occupational and environmental public health policy, community-based research, mixed methods research

Research

Research Funding Grants

  • 2015–2020, CDC Nat'l Inst for Occup Safety & Health, "Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety Training Grant," Deputy Director, Program Director, Occupational Health Services Research and Policy Program and Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program.
  • 2016-2015, Upper Midwest Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (UMASH), Pilot Research Project.“The Impact of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) on Worker Health and Family Well-being: Implications for Building Resilience,” Principal Investigator
  • 2016-2017, Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety (MCOHS) Training Grant, Pilot Projects Research Program, “Caring for Care-Givers: Testing the Impact of a Pilot Health Promotion Intervention,” Co-Principal Investigator
  • 2014–2019, NIH Nat'l Inst of Child Health/Human Dev, "Maternal Obesity, Breast Milk Composition, and Infant Growth," Co-Investigator

Publications

Selected Recent Publications

  • Graeve C, McGovern PM, Arnold S, Polovich M. "Testing an Intervention to Decrease Healthcare Workers' Exposure to Antineoplastic Agents," Oncology Nursing Society, Jan 2017
  • Coetzee DJ, McGovern PM, Rao R, Harnack LJ, Georgieff MK, Stepanov I. "Measuring the impact of manganese exposure on children's neurodevelopment: advances and research gaps in biomarker-based approaches," Environmental Health, Aug 2016
  • Dagher RK, McGovern PM, Schold JD, Randall XJ. "Determinants of breastfeeding initiation and cessation among employed mothers: a prospective cohort study," BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, July 2016
  • Jou J, Kozhimannil KB, Blewett LA, McGovern PM, Abraham JM. "Workplace Accommodations for Pregnant Employees: Associations With Women's Access to Health Insurance Coverage After Childbirth," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, June 2016
  • McGovern PM, Nachreiner NM, Holl JL, Halfon N, Dabelea D, Caulfield L, Cauley JA, Innocenti MS, Amsden L, Markovic N, Riddles M, Adams S. "The National Children's Study: Early Recruitment Outcomes Using the Direct Outreach Approach," Pediatrics, June 2016

Teaching

Teaching Areas

I direct the following programs: 

Courses

  • PubH 6105, Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
  • PubH 6151, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Seminar
  • PubH 6170, Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety