Research & Publications
Dr Sakr conducted research on workers with specific exposures and tried to evaluate whether their occupational exposures resulted in adverse health effects. She studied a group of employees who were exposed to biopersistant chemicals and evaluated the effects of their exposure on health parameters (lipids, liver enzymes, etc) and other endpoints such as ischemic heart disease and mortality. She also evaluated a cluster of adverse pregancy outcomes among a group of Aluminum Smelter workers.
Currently she is evaluating low back pain in a cohort of Veterans who were deployed in the Gulf War.
She is also working on multiple initiatives to improve health and safety of healthcare workers at VA CT (improving flu immunization among employees, decreasing rates of work-related injuries, etc).
Specialized Terms: Health and safety of Healthcare workers; Low back pain in OEF/OIF Veterans
Occupational Groups; Occupational Medicine; Veterans; Occupational Exposure; Low Back Pain; Environmental Medicine
Public Health Interests