Jin Qin 2010 – 2013


The Third LMRIS-UML Postdoctoral Fellow was Jin Qin

 Email: jqin@cdc.gov


Current Position: Epidemiologist, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


On the postdoctoral experience:

“I benefited greatly from the UMass Lowell–Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety (LMRIS) postdoctoral program. The program provided me an excellent and unique opportunity to transition from a freshly minted doctoral student to an independent researcher in the field of occupational health. A visiting scholar at LMRIS once told me that this is a “luxury” postdoc position and I totally agree with him. LMRIS had teams of talented researchers, skilled technical support staff, and state-of-the-art research equipment and laboratories. I led a project examining the effect of aging on upper extremity biomechanical responses in a repetitive manual work, and we published the results from this study in four peer-reviewed journal articles. What is unique about our training was the collaboration with an academic institute, and we had mentors and resources at both places to help us grow as a scientist. At UMass Lowell, I participated in research activities at Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, and investigated workplace factors associated with filing of workers’ compensation claims among nursing home workers. I authored/coauthored two peer-reviewed publications with colleagues from UMass Lowell. It was at UMass Lowell that I learned about the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and applied for it. The professors provided tremendous support in my application. I was selected into this competitive fellowship which lead to an exciting and rewarding career path in public health. I am forever grateful for the opportunity and experience I had with the UMass Lowell–LMRIS postdoc program and to everyone I worked with that helped and supported me as a young scientist.”

Publications resulting from the postdoctoral experience:

Qin, J., Lin, J. H., Buchholz, B., & Xu, X. (2014). Shoulder muscle fatigue development in young and older female adults during a repetitive manual task. Ergonomics, 57(8), 1201-1212.

Qin, J., Lin, J. H., Faber, G. S., Buchholz, B., & Xu, X. (2014). Upper extremity kinematic and kinetic adaptations during a fatiguing repetitive task. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 24(3), 404-411.

Qin, J., Kurowski, A., Gore, R., & Punnett, L. (2014). The impact of workplace factors on filing of workers’ compensation claims among nursing home workers. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 15, 29.

Qin, J., Trudeau, M., Buchholz, B., Katz, J. N., Xu, X., & Dennerlein, J. T. (2014). Joint contribution to fingertip movement during a number entry task: an application of Jacobian matrix. J Appl Biomech, 30(2), 338-342.

Xu, X., Qin, J., Catena, R. D., Faber, G. S., & Lin, J. H. (2013). Effect of aging on inter-joint synergies during machine-paced assembly tasks. Exp Brain Res, 231(2), 249-256.

Xu, X., Qin, J., Zhang, T., Lin, J.H. (2014). The effect of age on the hand movement time during machine-paced assembly tasks for female workers. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 44(1):148–152.

Cifuentes, M., Qin, J., Fulmer, S., & Bello, A. (2015). Facilitators and barriers to using treadmill workstations under real working conditions: a qualitative study in female office workers. Am J Health Promot, 30(2), 93-100.