Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Judy Arnetz, PhD, MPH, PT, is a professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College and her PT, BS in Ergonomics, MPH, and PhD degrees from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Dr. Arnetz joined Michigan State University in September of 2015 after 10 years on the faculty of Wayne State University’s Department of Family Medicine. Her research focuses on how the health and safety of healthcare workers impacts the quality of patient care. She has conducted numerous studies on workplace violence towards healthcare workers, including several large-scale intervention studies in both hospitals and long-term care facilities. Dr. Arnetz also studies the effects of patient-centered care on the work situation of physicians and nurses, as well as on treatment outcomes. Her work has focused on patients with myocardial infarction and chronic disorders, including rheumatic diseases, diabetes, and mental health conditions associated with interpersonal violence and trauma.


  • 1. Arnetz J, Hamblin L, Russell J, Upfal MJ, Luborsky M, Janisse J, Essenmacher L. Preventing patient-to-worker violence in hospitals: outcome of a randomized controlled intervention. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2016, in press.
  • 2. DiZazzo-Miller R,* Pociask F, Bertran E, Fritz H, Abbas M, Tarakji S, Lysack C, Jaber L, Arnetz J. Diabetes is devastating and insulin is a death sentence: provider perspectives of diabetes self-management in Arab American patients. Clinical Diabetes, 2016, in press. *Junior faculty under direct guidance of J. Arnetz
  • 3. McGonagle A,* Essenmacher L, Hamblin L, Luborsky M, Upfal M, Arnetz J. Management commitment to safety, teamwork, and hospital worker injuries. Journal of Hospital Administration, 5(6): 46-52, 2016. *Junior faculty under direct guidance of J. Arnetz
  • 4. Fritz H, DiZazzo-Miller R, Bertran EA, Pociask FD, Tarakji S, Arnetz J,* Lysack CL, Jaber LA. Diabetes self-management among Arab Americans: Patient and provider perspectives. BMC International Health and Human Rights 16:22, 2016. * Contributed to study design, analysis, and manuscript preparation
  • 5. Wright AM, Aldhalimi A, Lumley MA, Jamil H, Pole N, Arnetz JE,* Arnetz BB. Unemployment in Iraqi refugees: the interaction of pre and post-displacement trauma. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 2016; in press. * Contributed to study design, analysis, and manuscript preparation
  • 6. Jamil HJ, Fakhoury M, Yamin JB, Arnetz JE,* Arnetz BB. Determinants of employment among well-educated refugees before and after the 2007 U.S. economic recession. Letters in Health and Biological Sciences; 1(1):1-6, 2016. *Contributed to study design, analysis, and manuscript preparation


  • 1. Arnetz B, Arnetz J,* Lewalski P, Przyklenk K. Work enjoyment in emergency medicine residents: Association with organizational climate and near misses in patient care. International Conference on Physician Health, Boston, MA, September 18-10, 2016. *Contributed to study design, data analysis, and abstract preparation
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