Worker Training Program
- Demia S. Wright, M.P.H.
Public Health Educator
- Tel 984-287-3341
- P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop K3-14Durham, N.C. 27709
Ms. Wright is a Public Health Educator in the Worker Training Program (WTP) of the Division of Extramural Research and Training at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. As a Public Health Educator, Ms. Wright administers cooperative agreements for the WTP, supporting grantees that provide occupational safety and health training for workers who are or may be engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation, and emergency response. Ms. Wright serves as the program contact for the NIEHS/Department of Energy Nuclear Worker Training Program, which provides health and safety training for workers across the nuclear weapons complex. She also provides health education expertise to the program, in the areas of communications, program evaluation, and adult learning.
Prior to her current role, she was a Health Education Specialist with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. At the CDC, she worked on program evaluation for the Prevention Research Centers Program, and on translation of research to practice for the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, both in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She also completed a six-week detail in the Emergency Operations Center for the 2014 Ebola Response, on the Health Promotion Team in the Joint Information Center.
Ms. Wright holds a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University (Medford, MA) and a Masters of Public Health in Health Education and Promotion from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). She also holds a certificate in Teaching Adult Learners from University of California San Diego Extension.
Areas of Specialty