Leonor Cedillo is a scholar in the field of gender and occupational health and safety (OH&S) with extensive experience in two main fields: psychosocial hazards and chemical exposures. She received her doctorate in work environment studies from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She has developed a particular strength in making links between research and policy through her work in academia and public service and collaborations with NGOs, unions and international organizations. She works with quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and has experience in knowledge translation and development of policy briefs. She acquired extensive experience with internal migrant populations in Mexico, including women workers in assembly plants in northern Mexico and agricultural workers from Mexico’s indigenous communities. She is interested in mobile worker trajectories and health, and the development of workplace and work organization improvements.
She is currently collaborating as a research associate for the policy component of the On the Move Partnership, in analyzing a broad set of interviews from the perspective of OH&S and employment standards.
Cedillo L., Denman C. and Harlow S. D. “Gender, Work Environment and Health in the Maquila Industry” In: Sanín L.H., Cedillo, L. and Guevara, R. M. (eds.) Gender, Health and Work Environment (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. Chihuahua,, Mexico. 2011
Houtman I., Jettinghoff K. and Cedillo L. Raising awareness of stress at work in developing countries. A modern hazard in a traditional working environment. Advice to employers and worker representatives. Protecting Workers’ Health Series No. 6. WHO Geneve 2007. (English, Spanish, French and Japanese Editions) http://www.who.int/occupational_health/publications/pwh6/en/index.html)
Cedillo L.“Study of Psycho-social Work Factors among Women Workers in the Maquiladora Export Industry in Sonora, Mexico”. In:Juárez-García y Ramírez Páez (eds). Psycho-social Stress and Work (in Spanish). Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Ciudad de México. Mexico. 2005.
Denman, C.A., Cedillo L. and Harlow S.D. “Work and Health in Export Industries at National Borders” In: Heymann J. (ed). Global Inequalities at Work. Oxford University. U.K. 2003
Cedillo L., S.D. Harlow, R.A. Sanchez and M.D. Sanchez. Establishing Priorities for Occupational Health Research among Women Working in the Maquiladora Industry. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 1997. v. 3. 3:221 to 230