SW Ag Center Faculty and Staff

Administration Vanessa Casanova, PhD David Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, ASP Kevin Moore, PhD Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, DrPH, FACOEM Amanda Wickman, MBA Kayla Shelton, MBA Nickie Warren, BBA Shelbie Powell, MPH Principal Investigators Jeffrey L. Levin, MD, DrPH, FACOEM Vijay Boggaram, PhD Ann Carruth, DSN, RN Vanessa Casanova, PhD Cheryl Cooper, DNS, RN David […]

Regional Advisory Committee

Francisco Cerda Francisco Cerda was appointed Texas State Monitor Advocate in Austin, Texas January 1998. As the State Monitor Advocate for Texas, Cerda is responsible for overseeing and ensuring migrant and seasonal farmworkers receive the same equitable services to those that are provided to non-MSFWs throughout the state of Texas. Cerda serves as Civil Rights […]

Current SW Ag Center Projects

Projects are awarded funding from NIOSH on a competitive basis. 2016-2021 PROJECTS Improving Crew Overboard Recovery for Commercial Fishing Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Levin, MD, DrPH; Cynthia Ball, DO This research project has three specific aims: Shrimp fishermen listening to educational presentation. Distribute crew overboard (COB) recovery slings to commercial shrimp fishing […]

COVID-19 Resources for Agricultural Workers

COVID-19 Basic Information Centers For Disease Control (CDC) World Health Organization (WHO) Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIH NIAID)  COVID-19 Resources for Ag Workers Logger Resources Logger Tailgate Training: COVID-19  Loggers: The Ultimate Social Distancers  CDC and OSHA Interim Guidance for Protecting Seafood Processing […]

Completed Projects

Migrant Adolescent Health Research Study Sharon Cooper, Ph.D. Project Collage Innovative Approaches to Worker Health Protection Among Shrimp Fishermen of the Gulf Coast Jeffrey Levin, M.D., M.S.P.H.  Project Collage Impact Fact Sheet Model Farmers Dissemination Project Deborah Helitzer, Sc. D. Project Collage Impact Fact Sheet Promoviendo Farmworkers’ Safety Roberta Ryder, Sylvia Partida, M.S. Project Collage […]

Awards & Recognition

Kevin Moore, EAC Member Kevin won the 2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ (ASABE) Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award for his Center-funded research on grain bin entrapment and rescue. Jennifer Conner, EAC Member  Jennifer won the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Community Partnership Award in 2016. Steve Shelton, EAC Member Steve […]

Archived Newsletters

Cultivation Cultivation is the newsletter that specifically highlights the activities and projects produced by the SW Ag Center. This is a great avenue for finding out about the latest partnership and/or scholarship opportunities! Summer 2016 Spring 2016 Winter 2016 Fall 2015 Summer 2015 Spring 2015 Winter 2015 Fall 2014 Summer 2014 Spring 2014 Winter 2014 […]

SWAGbites Newsletter

SWAGbites provides bite-size information about our current research, feasibility studies and outreach program. The bulletin will provide you information on how you can get involved and apply for funding. 2020 Winter Spring Summer Fall   2019 Winter Spring Summer Fall   2018 Winter Spring Summer Fall   2017 Winter Spring Summer Fall   2016 Winter […]

Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (SW Ag Center)

Mission and Principles Mission Statement The mission of the SW Ag Center is to improve the safety & health of agricultural, forestry & fishing workers. This is accomplished through research, intervention & education projects that build and leverage a network of strategic partners who represent the diversity of the workforce and range of agricultural production […]