Linda Delp

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UCLA Adjunct Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

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BOX 951478, 10945 Le Conte Avenue, Ueberroth Bldg.
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Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Dr. Linda Delp, PhD, MPH, is the Director of UCLA-LOSH, the Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program. She has MPH and PhD degrees from the UCLA School of Public Health where she researched job stressors and satisfaction among home care workers and initiated the California Home Care Research Working Group.

Other research interests include occupational health disparities of women, teenage, low wage and immigrant workers; health and safety conditions facing workers in non-traditional and informal employment structures; the effectiveness of worker education and empowerment programs to change workplace and public policy; and the integration of occupational health and health promotion programs. She is particularly interested in advancing social justice initiatives by applying mixed research methods to community based participatory action research projects.

Dr. Delp was previously Western Region Director of Health and Safety for the Service Employees International Union. She has more than 20 years experience creating bilingual health and safety education and research programs for workers in the U.S. and Mexico and developing union and labor-management programs in a variety of industries ranging from manufacturing to meatpacking to health care. She teaches cross-disciplinary UCLA courses with graduate and undergraduate students from public health, urban planning and labor and workplace studies. Coursework includes community-based fieldwork/service learning projects such as the innovative Community Scholars course, “Green Buildings, Good Jobs, Safe Jobs: Social Justice Pathways to a Sustainable Los Angeles” which informed L.A. City green building retrofit policies through collaboration between university graduate students, labor, economic and environmental justice community groups. She has also developed other collaborativeprojects to promote sustainable jobs for workers, communities and the environment.

Dr. Delp is Principal Investigator of numerous contracts and grants including the five member Western Region Universities Consortium HazWaste/HazMat and Minority Worker Training Program, reaching workers and communities with education programs, workforce development and policy initiatives from Alaska to Mexico. She is Co-PI of the national Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP), mentoring students who are placed with unions, worker centers and community groups to experience occupational health from workers’ perspectives and who contribute to campaigns that improve the health and safety conditions of low wage and immigrant workers. She is Chair of the Occupational Health and Safety Section of the American Public Health Association.


A selected list of publications:

Baron Sherry L, Beard Sharon, Davis Letitia K, Delp Linda, Forst Linda, Kidd-Taylor Andrea, Liebman Amy K, Linnan Laura, Punnett Laura, Welch Laura S   Promoting integrated approaches to reducing health inequities among low-income workers: applying a social ecological framework American journal of industrial medicine, 2014; 57(5): 539-56.
Delp Linda, Wang Pin-Chieh   Musculoskeletal disorders among clerical workers in Los Angeles: a labor management approach American journal of industrial medicine, 2013; 56(9): 1072-81.
Delp Linda, Riley Kevin, Jacobs Sarah, Bush Diane, Kirkland Katherine, Denis Ingrid, London Matt, Harrison Robert   Shaping the future: ten years of the occupational health internship program New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2013; 23(2): 253-81.
Riley Kevin, Delp Linda, Cornelio Deogracia, Jacobs Sarah   From agricultural fields to urban asphalt: the role of worker education to promote California's heat illness prevention standard New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2012; 22(3): 297-323.
Delp Linda, Wallace Steven P, Geiger-Brown Jeanne, Muntaner Carles   Job stress and job satisfaction: home care workers in a consumer-directed model of care Health services research, 2010; 45(4): 922-40.
Delp Linda, Muntaner Carles   The political and economic context of home care work in California New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2010; 20(4): 441-64.
Delp Linda   Women's hidden work New solutions : a journal of environmental and occupational health policy : NS, 2010; 20(4): 415-9.
Delp Linda, Podolsky Laura, Aguilar Tomás   Risk Amid Recovery: Occupational Health and Safety of Latino Day Laborers in the Aftermath of the Gulf Coast Hurricanes Organization & environment, 2009; 22(4): 479-490.
Delp Linda, Brown Marianne, Domenzain Alejandra   Fostering youth leadership to address workplace and community environmental health issues: a university-school-community partnership Health promotion practice, 2005; 6(3): 270-85.
Delp Linda, Runyan Carol W, Brown Marianne, Bowling J Michael, Jahan Shamim Ara   Role of work permits in teen workers' experiences American journal of industrial medicine, 2002; 41(6): 477-82.

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