Dr. Glenn Pransky

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Glenn Pransky is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a visiting lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts/Lowell. He is also a senior editor for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation.

Pransky founded and directed the Center for Disability Research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety from 1999 to 2017. His research group conducted scientific investigations on disability prevention strategies, enhancing recovery in musculoskeletal disorders, work disability in older workers, and methods to achieve safe and sustained return to work. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, he directed the Occupational and Environmental Health Program at the University of Massachusetts, overseeing research activities and training in occupational health. In 1995, he was a visiting scholar at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research in Washington, DC, focusing on health services research.

Pransky has produced more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters, and frequently presents at international scientific conferences. He received the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Innovative Research Award in 2008, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)’s Keogh Award for Academic Excellence in 2009, the Royal Society of Medicine’s Osler Medal in 2011, and the ACOEM Health Excellence Award in 2015. He is an active member of ACOEM and the National Academy of Social Insurance, as well as the co-founder and past chair of the Work Disability Prevention Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health.

Pransky received his MD from Tufts School of Medicine and his MSc in occupational health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is board-certified in occupational medicine and internal medicine.

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