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Sheila Fitzgerald, PhD

Director, Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program, NIOSH, Educational and Research Center

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Environmental Health Sciences

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 Room W7503A
Baltimore , Maryland


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PhD , Johns Hopkins University , 1988
MSN , University of Pennsylvania


Longitudinal study of the working adolescent and young adult—job stress and factors that contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. Factors that influence return to work following the diagnosis of a chronic disease. Women and work. Workplace violence.

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Sigma Theta Tau

Maryland Occupational Health Nurse of the Year.

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Award (AMTA)

Johns Hopkins University Diversity Leadership Council (Appointed by President William R. Brody)

Diversity Recognition Award (The Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council and President William R. Brody)

Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Fellowship in Prima­ry Care.

  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Adolescents and young working adults
  • Occupational stress
  • Cardiovascular disease Risk
  • Return to work
  • Workplace violence
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Fitzmaurice C, Kanarak N, Fitzgerald ST. Primary Prevention Behaviors among Working Age U.S. Adults With and Without Disabilities, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2003. Submitted.

  • Cavanaugh CE, Campbell JC, La Flair L, Kub J, Agnew J, Fitzgerald S, Bolyard R, Fowler B, Deaton J, Messing J. “Patterns of Violence Exposure Among Female Nurses: A Latent Class Analysis.” Submitted.

  • Yeo, T. P., Hruban, R., Brune, K., Fitzgerald, S., & Yeo, C. (2009). Assessment of gene-environment interaction in cases of familial pancreatic cancer compared to cases of sporadic pancreatic cancer. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 13(8), 1487-1494.

  • deCastro AB, Curbow BA, Agnew J, Haythornthwaite JA, & Fitzgerald ST. (2006) Measuring emotional labor among young workers: Refinement of the emotions at work scale. AAOHN Journal. 53(7), 297-305.

  • McFadden DE, Kub J, Fitzgerald ST. (2006). Occupational health hazards to first responders from clandestine methamphetamine labs. Journal of Addictions Nursing. 17(3); 169-173.