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

Marie Anne Rosemberg

Associate Professor
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 & Inequities
  • 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

  • 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)
  • Chemically & Environmentally Safe Nail Salons: Empowering Workers through Education (Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute Catalyst, 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

  • 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 of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (FAAOHN), class of 2021
  • Distinguished Alumni Award of 2021, University at Buffalo State of New York, School of Nursing
  • 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

  • Evans-Agnew, R., Boutain, D., & Rosemberg, M-A.S. (In press). Emancipatory Photovoice: A primer. Health Promotion Practice.

  • Jun, J., & Rosemberg, M-A. S. (In press). I Am a Nurse, Not a Martyr: Qualitative Investigation of Nurses' Experiences During Onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.

  • Rosemberg, M-A.S., & Gallagher, S. (In press). Infected vs. affected: Gender disparity and the service industry workforce during COVID-19. Workplace Health & Safety.

  • Rosemberg, M-A. S., Granner, J., Li, W., Adams, M., & Militzer, M. (In Press). Intervention needs among hotel employees and managers. Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Li, Y., Rosemberg M-A.S (2020). The Promise of Allostatic Load Rests Upon Strategic Operationalization, Scoring, and Targeted Interventions. Psychoneuroendocrinology.

  • 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.

  • Rosemberg, M-A. S. (2020). Health and safety considerations for hotel cleaners during Covid-19. Occupational Medicine, 70(3), 214-215.

  • Rosemberg, M-A. S., Granner, J., Li, Y., & Seng, J. S. (2020). A scoping review of interventions targeting allostatic load. Stress, 1-10.

  • 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.

  • Rosemberg, M-A.S. Jun, J., & Jones, L. (2020). Employee Health and Blood Pressure Outcomes by Job Family. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine62(3), 232-236.

  • Li, Y., Rosemberg, M-A.S., Dalton, V., Lee, S., & Seng, J. (2019). Exploring the optimal allostatic load scoring method in women of reproductive age. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (11), 2548-2558.

  • 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.

  • Rosemberg, M-A.S., Boutain, D., & Tsai, J, H-C. (2019). Occupational health research beyond the work setting: Inclusive inquiry with ethnic minority and immigrant workers. Ethnicity & Health.  1-13.

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