Dr. Benjamin C. Amick III is a senior scientist for the Institute for Work & Health. He previously held the position of scientific director of the institute from 2007-2013. He has been affiliated with the Institute since 1996 as an adjunct scientist and 2002 as a member of the scientific staff.
He has served as co-investigator on multiple projects at the Institute. He is a professor of Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health. He completed his PhD in social epidemiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and a postdoctoral fellowship in chronic disease epidemiology at Yale University. His research focuses on how to build healthy labour markets through an understanding of how to change policy, organizations, work conditions and the design of occupational health services.