Virtual seminar to discuss job-related stress, cardiovascular disease in policing

In this free event, four expert panelists discuss how the stress of policing impacts cardiovascular health

By Police1 Staff 

NEW YORK — Later this month, four expert panelists will take part in a free, virtual seminar to talk about the physical effects that job-related stress has on police officers. Specifically, the event will look at cardiovascular disease trends among police officers and other first responders. 

Hosted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the webinar breaks down data from the Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress (BCOPS) Study. The guest speakers will each present their research related to the BCOPS Study. 

Those guest speakers and topics include: 

  • John Violanti, Ph.D., on “Police Stress and Health: The BCOPS Project” and “Making it Better: Police Health and Well-Being” 

  • Samantha M. Riedy, Ph.D., on “Modeling Sleep and Fatigue in Law Enforcement” 

  • Michael E. Andrew, Ph.D., on “Correlates of Changes in Blood Vessel Function Over 7 Years” and “Police Work Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors” 

  • James Burch, MS, Ph.D., on “Shift Work Impacts and Adaptation in BCOPS Police Officers” 

Each presentation will take 10 minutes, followed by a 30-minute live Q&A session. 

The webinar will take place on Friday, Nov. 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Register here

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