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Design, Behavioral, and Policy Changes to Improve Workplace Health

Description

Sitting too much is a risk factor for poor health outcomes like back pain, depression, diabetes, and even reduced lifespan. We spend a significant part of the workday sitting, especially now as remote work is the new normal. 

In this latest installment of the Advocate x Design Public Policy series, sedentary behavior epidemiologist Bethany Barone Gibbs, Ph.D. will review the scientific evidence that excessive occupational sitting is harmful and offer simple behavior changes that can reduce the risks. Interior designer Virginia Weida, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP, will apply lessons learned from science to improve workplace health and well-being taking into considerations that technology allows us to work from just about anywhere. These lessons learned from science and design can positively influence decisions on corporate policies, codes and standards, and overall public health policy. 

Moderated by Bryan Soukup, Esq., Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, ASID. 

Date and Time

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
8/4/2020

Location

Webinar

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Meet the Presenters

Bethany Barone Gibbs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Behavior

University of Pittsburgh

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Bethany Barone Gibbs, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibbs is an Associate Professor of Health and Human Development, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She trained in cardiovascular epidemiology and studies the prevention and treatment of obesity and cardiometabolic disease through healthy lifestyle behaviors. Her interests include population and intervention studies of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and eating habits as they relate to hypertension, subclinical cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. 

Virginia Weida, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP

President

Virginia Weida Designs LLC

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Virginia Weida, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP, WELL AP

Ms. Weida is an accomplished interior designer with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of Commercial Interior Design. She creates solutions with aesthetics to support the business culture, function, and practicality demanded by facility managers and building owners, as well as sustainable solutions to protect the environment. 

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