Manuel Cifuentes

Manuel headManuel Cifuentes was the The First LMRIS-UML Postdoctoral Fellow, serving from 2006 to 2008


Current Position: Associate Professor Public Health program, School of Health Sciences at Regis College.


On the postdoctoral experience:

“The postdoc fellowship helped me to learn what were my scientific strengths and distinct abilities while interacting with colleagues in a kind of protected environment. I was able to try clothes, hats, shoes, and combine those I believed were the most useful for my future career paths.”

Publications resulting from the postdoctoral experience:

Webster BS, Cifuentes M. Relationship of early magnetic resonance imaging for work-related acute low back pain with disability and medical utilization outcomes. J Occup Environ Med. 2010 Sep;52(9):900-7. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181ef7e53. PubMed PMID: 20798647.

Cifuentes M, Webster B, Genevay S, Pransky G. The course of opioid prescribing for a new episode of disabling low back pain: opioid features and dose escalation. Pain. 2010 Oct;151(1):22-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.04.012. PubMed PMID: 20705393.

Cifuentes M, Boyer J, Lombardi DA, Punnett L. Use of O*NET as a job exposure matrix: A literature review. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Sep;53(9):898-914. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20846. Review. PubMed PMID: 20698022.

Sembajwe G, Cifuentes M, Tak SW, Kriebel D, Gore R, Punnett L. National income, self-reported wheezing and asthma diagnosis from the World Health Survey. Eur Respir J. 2010 Feb;35(2):279-86. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00027509. PubMed PMID: 19741032.

Boyer J, Galizzi M, Cifuentes M, d’Errico A, Gore R, Punnett L, Slatin C; Promoting Healthy Safe Employment (PHASE) in Healthcare Team. Ergonomic and socioeconomic risk factors for hospital workers’ compensation injury claims. Am J Ind Med. 2009 Jul;52(7):551-62. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20702. PubMed PMID: 19479820.

Young AE, Cifuentes M, Wasiak R, Webster BS. Urban-rural differences in work disability following occupational injury: are they related to differences in healthcare utilization? J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Feb;51(2):204-12. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181917d8e. PubMed PMID: 19209042.

Webster BS, Cifuentes M, Verma S, Pransky G. Geographic variation in opioid prescribing for acute, work-related, low back pain and associated factors: a multilevel analysis. Am J Ind Med. 2009 Feb;52(2):162-71. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20655. PubMed PMID: 19016267.

Cifuentes M, Sembajwe G, Tak S, Gore R, Kriebel D, Punnett L. The association of major depressive episodes with income inequality and the human development index. Soc Sci Med. 2008 Aug;67(4):529-39. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.04.003. PubMed PMID: 18524442.

Cifuentes M, Boyer J, Gore R, d’Errico A, Scollin P, Tessler J, Lerner D, Kriebel D, Punnett L, Slatin C; PHASE in Healthcare Research Team. Job strain predicts survey response in healthcare industry workers. Am J Ind Med. 2008 Apr;51(4):281-9. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20561. PubMed PMID: 18247321.

Cifuentes M, Boyer J, Gore R, d’Errico A, Tessler J, Scollin P, Lerner D, Kriebel D, Punnett L, Slatin C; PHASE in Healthcare Research Team. Inter-method agreement between O*NET and survey measures of psychosocial exposure among healthcare industry employees. Am J Ind Med. 2007 Jul;50(7):545-53. PubMed PMID: 17557294.