Marie-Anne Sanon Rosemberg, Ph.D., MN, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN

Associate Professor
Director, Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) Program
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Room 4158 NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: 734-647-0146
Fax: 734-763-0681
Marie-Anne Sanon Rosemberg is accepting new PhD students.


  • Occupational Health Disparities & Occupational Justice
  • Worker & Immigrant Health
  • Biological & Behavior Responses to Stressors
  • Chronic Disease Outcomes
  • Socioegological Stressors

Dr. Rosemberg’s program of  research focuses on addressing occupational health disparities and inequities among youth and adult working populations at risk for or experiencing one or multiple chronic conditions.

Her unique contribution addresses the significant gap in science related to mitigating socioecological stressors (work and non-work) and remediating the associated pathophysiologic (e.g. Allostatic Load) and maladaptive behavioral responses, and tertiary outcomes (i.e. chronic diseases) among vulnerable workers. Her work has clinical impact for public health, occupational and environmental health, and nursing to mitigate loss preventions among workers and organizations.

Dr. Rosemberg uses innovative qualitative and quantitative approaches to understand the mechanisms through which socioecological stressors affect physical, mental, and behavioral responses among at-risks workers. Dr. Rosemberg’s work cuts across various industries (e.g. hospitality and nail) and worker groups in the US workforce including women, youth, low-wage, immigrant, and service workers.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • R03-Non-Standard Work Arrangements and Health Outcomes Among Hotel Housekeepers. Centers for Disease Control-National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC-NIOSH), PI
  • R03-COVID-19 and Nail Salon Workers: Taking Stock of the Pandemic's Impact on Occupational Health and Safety. Centers for Disease Control-National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC-NIOSH), PI
  • R01-Racial inequalities in sleep deficiencies: The role of stress in the workplace. National Institutes of Health-National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH-NIMHD), CO-I
  • Supplement-The Home Safe Study: Testing the feasibility of a respondent-driven sampling strategy among dementia home care workers. National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging(NIH-NIA), CO-I
  • University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Engineering Educational Research Center (CDC-NIOSH- Center PI: Nitzel) OHN Director
  • Chemically & Environmentally Safe Nail Salons: Empowering Workers through Education (Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute Catalyst, PI)
  • Strengthening Sustainable Community Partnerships to Address Poor Mental Health and Substance Misuse Among Workers in Michigan During Covid-19 and Beyond. (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, PI)


Dr. Rosemberg teaches both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her courses are anchored within a DEI perspective as she welcomes and encourages diversity of thoughts, experiences, knowledge, and background. With an interactive student-centered approach Dr. Rosemberg uses innovative methods and resources to facilitate learning and encourages student to critically thinkg about the value they assign to what they are learning and application to real life all the while addressing core course objectives. Examples of innovative interactive platforms Dr. Rosemberg uses in her courses include: Wiki, Wakelet, Perusual, Canvas, Case Study Analysis, and Videos. Example courses that Dr. Rosemberg teaches include: Population Health (N480-Undergraduate); Descision Science in Complex Systems (N681- Graduate); and  Issues in Occupational Health Nursing (N572- Graduate). Dr. Rosemberg mentors undergraduate students in the U-M Undergradutate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) and UMSN’s honors program. She also mentors DNP and Ph.D. students.

Affiliations / Service

  • Central Region Director, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ Board of Directors, 2022-present
  • Chair, Phase 2 of NORA’s agenda on Chronic Disease objective subgroup, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Health Work Design (HWD), 2021-present
  • Member, CDC-NIOSH- Contingent workgroup
  • Associate Editor, Current Topics, Workplace Health & Safety journal, 2021- present
  • Co-Chair, Health of Diverse Populations RIIG Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2021-2022
  • Co-Chair, UMSN Culture Champions, 2020-2021
  • Member, Ph.D. Admission Committee, UMSN, 2020-2021
  • Vice-Chair for Research, University of Michigan School of Nursing, Systems, Populations, and Leadership department- 2018-2020

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2023
  • Fellow, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 2021
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University at Buffalo State of New York, School of Nursing, 2021
  • Visiting Scholar. Colorado School of Public Health, Center for Health Work and Environment, Winter 2022
  • Visiting Scholar. SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Brooklyn, NY, Fall 2019
  • 1st place poster winner at the American Association for Occupational Health Nursing (AAOHN) conference, Reno Nevaday, 2018


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, NIH-T32- University of Michigan, Ann Abor, MI, 2015
  • Ph.D., University of Washington Seattle, Seattle, WA, 2012
  • MN, University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, 2010
  • BSN, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, 2006

Publication Highlights

  • Polick, C., Harris-Gersten, M. L.,   Dennis, P.A., Noonan, D. Hastings, S., Calhoun, P., Rosemberg, M-A.S. & Stoddard, S. A. (2024) Allostatic Load, Morbidity, and Mortality Among Older Adults: A multi-wave analysis from the National Health and Aging Trends Study. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: 10.1177/07334648241230010, PMID: 38299792.

  • Rosemberg, M. A. S., & Menger-Ogle, L. M. (2023). A New Resource to Protect Temporary Workers. Workplace Health & Safety, 71(3), 152-152. DOI: 10.1177/21650799221147169. PMID: 36869719

  • **Le, A. B., **Rosemberg, M. A. S., Sturgis, A. C., & Siracuse, B. M. (2022). Licensure and citations among nail salons in Michigan from 2017 to 2021: A cross‐sectional study of an overlooked and vulnerable industry. Health Science Reports, 5(4), e730. doi: 10.1002/hsr2.730. PMID: 35873405

  • Rosemberg, M-A.S., Li, Y., & Shaw, C., (2022). Immigration-related stressors and health outcomes among low-wage immigrant hotel workers: A pilot study. Public Health Nursing, 39 (5), 1123-1127 DOI:10.1111/phn.13086. PubMed PMID: 35502562

  • Rosemberg, M-A.S., Adams, M., Polick, C., Ratliff, H., Li, W., & Jun, J. (2022) Service Workers’ Experience and Perceptions of Workplace Protective Measures During the Onset of COVID-19. Workplace Health & Safety. doi: 10.1177/21650799221101001. PMCID: PMC9988610.

  • Ward. L., Le., A., Shannon C., & Rosemberg, M-A.S. (2022). Interventions targeting health and wellbeing among nail salon workers: A scoping review. Annals of Work Exposure and Health. 1-11 PMID: 35348600.

  • Evans-Agnew, R., Boutain, D., & Rosemberg, M-A.S. (2022). Emancipatory Photovoice: A primer. Health Promotion Practice 23 (2), 211-220. PMID: 35285313.

  • Rosemberg, M-A. S., Granner, J., Li, W., Adams, M., & Militzer, M. (2022). Intervention needs among hotel employees and managers. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation. 1-9 PubMed PMID: 35253670

  • Rosemberg, M-A.S., & Gallagher, S. (2022). Infected vs. affected: Gender disparity and the service industry workforce during COVID-19. Workplace Health & Safety 70 (1), p 50. PMID: 35037512.

  • Dang, J., Le, A., & Rosemberg, M-A.S (2021). Perceived Work Exposures and Expressed Intervention Needs Among Michigan Nail Salon Workers. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s00420-021-01719-6. PMID: 34052870;

  • Rosemberg, M-A. S., Adams, M., Polick, C., Li, W. V., Dang, J., & Tsai, J. H. C. (2021). COVID-19 and mental health of food retail, food service, and hospitality workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 1-19. doi: 10.1080/15459624.2021.1901905. PMID: 33861938

  • Li, Y., Rosemberg M-A.S (2020). The Promise of Allostatic Load Rests Upon Strategic Operationalization, Scoring, and Targeted Interventions. Psychoneuroendocrinology. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.104877. PMID: 33008646.

  • Adams, M., Li., W., Saylor, K., & Rosemberg, M-A.S. (2020). Interventions to promote hotel workers’ health: a scoping review. American Journal of Industrial Medicine (12): 1095-1103. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23190. PMID: 33026678.

  • Rosemberg, M-A. S., Granner, J., Li, Y., & Seng, J. S. (2020). A scoping review of interventions targeting allostatic load. Stress, 1-10.  doi: 10.1080/10253890.2020.1784136. PubMed PMID: 32602798

  • Lin, N., Rosemberg, M-A. S., Li, W., Meza‐Wilson, E., Godwin, C., & Batterman, S. (2020). Occupational Exposure and Health Risks of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) of Hotel Housekeepers. Indoor Air. 31(1), 26-39. doi: 10.1111/ina.12709. PMID: 3260990

  • Rosemberg, M-A.S., Li, Yang., McConnell, D., McCullagh, M., & Seng, J. (2019). Stressors, allostatic load, and health outcomes among women hotel housekeepers: A pilot study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 16(3), 206-217. doi: 10.1080/15459624.2018.1563303. PMID: 30615593

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