Lorraine is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health, where she directs the graduate program in Occupational Safety. She also serves as the Director for the UIC Center for Health Work, a NIOSH-funded Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health® The focus of the UIC Center is precarious work- understanding the scope of and working conditions associated with precarious work and developing multi-level intervention strategies to turn unhealthy work into healthy work.
Lorraine is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and have more than 25 years of experience in research, curriculum development, and teaching in occupational and environmental health. Her expertise is in the evaluation and control of hazards in the workplace and community.
Lorraine has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a master and doctoral degree in Environmental Science and Physiology, with a focus in industrial hygiene from Harvard University, School of Public Health.