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Advisory Board

The OHSRP board meets at least annually, and provides critical input in all facts of OHSRP program development.


OHSRP Advisory Board Members (2010-2011):

Jean Burris, RN, MPH

Alden Hoffman, P.E., CIH

James Koskan

William Lohman, MD

Andy Nelson, MHA

Allan Williams, MPH, PhD



Jean Burris, RN, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist
Corporate Occupational Medicine
3M Medical Department
3M Center, Building 220-3W-05
St. Paul, MN  55144-1000

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Alden Hoffman, P.E., CIH

Minnesota Department of Labor and Energy
443 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN  55155-4307

Since 2001 Alden has been the industrial hygiene manager for Minnesota OSHA Compliance. He began his career as an industrial hygiene field investigator for ten years and has been with Minnesota OSHA for 30 years. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. Alden received his Professional Engineering license in 1986 and is certified in Comprehensive Practice by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene since 1987.

Alden serves on the Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health Services Research & Policy Program Advisory Boards at the University of Minnesota and the Occupational Medicine Residency Advisory Committee at Health Partners.


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James Koskan
Corporate Director, Risk Control
19001 Lake Dr. E.
Chanhassen, MN 55317

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William Lohman, MD

William Lohman, MD
Medical Consultant, Legal Servcies
MN Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155

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Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson, MHA
Executive Director, HealthPartners Research Foundation
8100 34th Ave. South
Mail Stop 2302G
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1524

Andrew F. Nelson is Executive Director of the HealthPartners Research Foundation and Vice President of HealthPartners. Mr. Nelson has provided leadership for this nonprofit, medical/health care research organization since 1990. He also serves as a corporate officer for HealthPartners, Inc. HealthPartners is an integrated health delivery system servicing over one-million people in Minnesota. HealthPartners Research Foundation conducts over two hundred laboratory, clinical and health services research projects annually, through 120 full-time staff, 29 full-time career researchers, joined by more than 45 clinical researchers conducting a broad array of basic, clinical, and health services research.

Prior to the HealthPartners Research Foundation position, he was executive director of the Day Community Program at the University of Minnesota’s day-treatment program for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed adolescents. He has led or participated in numerous grants and contracts, authored or contributed to many publications and presentations.

Mr. Nelson is a founding member of the HMO Research Network, 16 research organizations providing public domain research involving over 12 million people served by our sponsored health care delivery organizations. He serves on a wide range of professional and community Boards.

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Allan Williams

Allan Williams, MPH, PhD
Director, Center for Occupational Health & Safety
Assistant Section Manager, Chronic Disease & Environmental Epidemiology
Minnesota Department of Health
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 220
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

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