Rosemary Sokas


Professor & Department Chair, Human Science, SOM Medical Educator Track -- Professor
Department Chair Department of Human Science


School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS)
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Rosemary Sokas is chair of the Department of Human Science at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of occupational and environmental medicine and public health. From a background of clinical practice in under-served communities, science and policy work in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and participatory research and educational programs engaging workers, community members, and practitioners and students in medicine, public health, nursing and community peer education, she has developed a research and career focus on occupational and environmental health for high risk, low-wage vulnerable populations. Her publications address the role primary care providers play in addressing the prevention needs of under-served working populations, and etiologic and intervention studies targeting hazards faced by construction workers, healthcare workers, immigrant day labor and home care workers, including the impact of contingent work and the need for supply chain and other policy interventions. Her interests include transdisciplinary collaboration and mixed-method approaches to addressing social justice concerns in the workplace and in the community.


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  • M.S. (1981) Harvard School of Public Health,
  • M. Occ. H. (1980) Harvard School of Public Health,
  • M.D. (1974) Boston University School of Medicine,