W. Kent Anger

Profile Updated: September 30, 2016
W. Kent Anger
Residing In: Lake Oswego, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Billie Anger
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Occupation: Experimental Psychologist/University Professor
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• BA at Stephen F. Austin, MA at University of Wyoming, PhD at University of Maine (in experimental psychology)
• Married Billie in graduate school
• Scientist Director and Chief of Neurobehavioral Research Section at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); retired in 1989 as Scientist Director in Public Health Service (equivalent to captain in Navy)
• Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
• Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a NIOSH-funded center of excellence in Total Worker Health (2011-2016; re-funded for 2016-2021)
• Co-developed company to fund software development and commercialize software developed in my lab (NwETA.com)

Along the way:
• Co-developed World Health Organization (WHO) Neurobehavioral Core Test Battery (NCTB) and conducted cross-cultural assessment of NCTB in 10 countries
• Co-developed own neurotoxicology testing system (BARS) and computer-based training system (cTRAIN) to be effective with low- or no-literacy students (typically adults) learning to improve workplace health and safety
• Published over 90 articles in peer reviewed journals
• Conducted research on workplace issues such as:
o effects of chemical exposures (eg, pesticides) on learning, memory, coordination
o helping victims to minimize impact of domestic violence spillover to work
o work-life balance
o total worker health (wellbeing + safety)
o safety and skills at work
o training effectiveness in the workplace

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