NORA Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Other Chronic Disease Prevention (CRC) Cross-Sector Council

Council Members

The Council has several co-chairs — one co-chair from the NIOSH CRC Program along with a stakeholder co-chair representing each of the three main health outcome areas (cancer, adverse reproductive outcomes and cardiovascular disease). The NIOSH Program manager and assistant coordinator also help to facilitate the work of the Council. Members attend meetings and participate in workgroups. Contact the Co-chair or NORA Coordinator with questions or comments or to volunteer.

Current Members

Members Table
Name Organization
Laura Beane Freeman, PhD
Co-Chair for Cancer
National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute
Paul A. Landsbergis, PhD, EdD, MPH
Co-Chair for Cardiovascular Disease
SUNY Downstate School of Public Health
John D Meyer, MD, MPH
Co-Chair for Adverse Reproductive Health Effects
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Beth Whelan, PhD
Co-Chair, NIOSH Program Coordinator
Lauralynn Taylor McKernan, ScD, CIH
NIOSH Program Manager
Todd Stueckle, PhD
NIOSH Program Assistant Coordinator
Benjamin C. Amick III, PhD Florida International University
Jamie Becker Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America
Paul A. Demers, PhD Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Michael L. Eisenberg, MD Stanford University School of Medicine
Anna Fendley United Steelworkers
Erin N. Haynes, DrPH, MS University of Kentucky
Jeffery E. Hess, MD, MS General Motors
Mika Kivimäki, PhD, MA University College London
Jason Lang, MPH, MS CDC/National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Tina Lawson, PhD CDC/NIOSH
Jennita Reefhuis, PhD CDC/National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Mary Schubauer-Berigan, PhD International Agency for Research on Cancer
Emily Smith Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America
John M. Violanti, PhD University at Buffalo, SUNY
Lee Warner, PhD CDC/National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


A heartfelt thank you to past participants in the third decade of NORA for their contributions:

(Please note: Affiliations listed were current as of the time of participation but may no longer be accurate)

Members Table
Name Organization
Kurt Straif, MD, PhD, MPH International Agency for Research on Cancer
Teresa Schnorr, PhD CDC/NIOSH
Page last reviewed: May 26, 2017