Sharon L. Christ, PhD

 

  • MORG Role: Co-Investigator

 

 

  • Research Interests:

    • Structural equation modeling

    • Longitudinal modeling

    • Mixed effects (multilevel) modeling

    • Complex sample data estimation

    • Adolescent development and work life

 

  • Training: 

    • 2008, PhD Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    • 2004, MS Statistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    • 2002, MA Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    • 1994, BA Sociology/Political Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

  • Biography:

    • Dr. Christ has been a consultant statistician for the Miami Occupational Research Group (MORG) for 10 years. Her primary areas of research are statistical analyses, child development, and occupational health.  She provides expertise in data analyses, particularly structural equation modeling, to evaluate complex associations between occupational factors and worker health.

 

  • Relevant Selected Publications:

    • Ocasio MA, Fleming LE, Hollenbeck J, Fernandez CA, LeBlanc WG Lin J, Olano, HA, Caban AJ, Clarke TC, Kachan D, Christ SL, McCollister KE Arheart KL, Sestito JP Lee DJ. The Health of Young US Workers.  In Press: JOEM

    • Christ SL, Fleming, LE, Lee DJ, Muntaner C, Muennig, PA, Caban-Martinez, AJ. The effects of a psychosocial dimension of socioeconomic position on survival: occupational prestige and mortality among US working adults. Sociology of Health & Illness 2012. 34(7): 1103-17. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22443309

    • Arheart KL, Fleming LE, Lee DJ, LeBlanc WG, Caban-Martinez AJ, Ocasio MA, McCollister KE, Christ SL, Clarke T, Kachan D, Davila EP, Fernandez CA. Occupational vs Industry Sector Classification of the US workforce: Which approach is more strongly associated with worker health outcomes? Am J Ind Med. 2011 Oct;54(10):748-57.

    • Caban-Martinez AJ, Lee DJ, Fleming LE, Tancredi DJ, Arheart KL, LeBlanc WG, McCollister KE, Christ SL, Louie GH, Muennig PA. Arthritis, Occupational Class, and the Aging US Workforce. Am J Public Health. 2011 Sep;101(9):1729-34. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21778483

    • Caban Martinez A, Christ SL, Lee D, Fleming LE, Arheart K, McCollister KE, Muennig P. The Effects of Occupation and Health Behaviors on Functional Limitations among US Workers with Arthritis: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 February; 53(2): 196–203.

    • Caban-Martinez AJ, Lee DJ, Goodman E, Davila EP, Fleming LE, LeBlanc WG, Arheart KL, McCollister KE, Christ SL, Zimmerman FJ, Muntaner C, Hollenbeck JA. Health Indicators among Unemployed and Employed Young Adults. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Feb;53(2):196-203. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21270653

    • Kachan D, Fleming LE, LeBlanc WG, Goodman E, Arheart KL, Caban-Martinez AJ, Clarke TC, Ocasio MA, Christ S, Lee DJ.  Worker populations at risk for work-related injuries across the life course.  Am J Ind Med. 2011 Dec 13. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2217063

    • McCollister KE, Arheart KL, Lee DJ, Fleming LE, Davila EP, LeBlanc WG, Christ SL, Caban-Martinez AJ, West JP, Clark JE 3rd, Erard MJ. Declining Health Insurance Access among US Hispanic Workers: Not all Jobs are Created Equal. AJIM 2010;53(2):163-170. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19565629

    • Davila EP, Florez H, Fleming LE, Lee DJ, Goodman E, LeBlanc WG, Caban-Martinez AJ, Arheart KL, McCollister KE, Christ SL, Clark J, Clarke T. Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome among US Workers. Diabetes Care 2010;33 (11):2390-2395. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20585004

    • Davila EP, Christ SL, Caban-Martinez A, Lee DJ, Arheart KL, LeBlanc WG, McCollister KE, Clarke T, Zimmerman FJ, Goodman E, Muntaner C, Fleming LE. Young Adults, Mortality, and Employment. JOEM 2010;52(5):501-504. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20431416

    • Caban-Martinez AJ, Lee DJ, Davila EP, LeBlanc WG, Arheart KL, McCollister KE, Christ SL, Clarke T, Fleming LE. Sustained Low Influenza Vaccination Rates in US Healthcare Workers. Preventive Medicine 2010:50:210–212. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20079761

    • Kachan D, Fleming LE, LeBlanc WG, Goodman E, Arheart KL, Caban-Martinez AJ, Clarke TC, Ocasio MA, Christ S, Lee DJ.  Worker populations at risk for work-related injuries across the life course.  Am J Ind Med. 2011 Dec 13.