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7th GIFTS International Symposium

Professor Nic Ward, Director of CHSC, will be presenting on the role of culture and the safe system approach to…

Seeking article submissions for special edition traffic safety journal

Wes Kumfer (UNC), Shelly Baldwin (WTSC), and Nic Ward (MSU, director Center for Health and Safety Culture) are looking for…

Traffic safety culture and prosocial driver behavior for safer vehicle-bicyclist interactions

Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., Jay Otto, M.S., and Kari Finley, Ph.D., with the Center for Health and Safety Culture along with…

The Culture of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis and Alcohol in Washington State

Jay Otto, M.S., Nicholas Ward, Ph.D., and Kari Finley, Ph.D., with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana…

We are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant.

The Center for Health and Safety (CHSC) at Montana State University studies health and safety culture in organizations and communities. CHSC is affiliated with the graduate program in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE). CHSC has a funded Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position available for qualified students interested in research about behavior change models for health and safety. The annual stipend for the GRA position is approximately $25,000. Students applying to the graduate program will automatically be considered for this GRA.  Students from all relevant disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For additional questions about this opportunity with CHSC, please contact Professor Nicholas John Ward

The Center for Health and Safety Culture (formerly MOST of Us®) is an interdisciplinary center serving communities and organizations through research, training, and support services to cultivate healthy and safe cultures. The Center is dedicated to applying research to develop sustainable solutions to complex social problems. Our Positive Culture Framework (PCF) provides a process to guide researchers, practitioners, and community leaders to improve health and safety.

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