Who I am

The owner of the blog is Peggy Ann Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, SHRM-SCP, PLNC a consultant, nurse researcher, and contractor in occupational safety and health services. Peggy also coaches individuals through workplace bullying situations. Peggy received her doctorate from University of Cincinnati in 2015. She is a past NIOSH Education and Resource Grant recipient and American Nurses Foundation Scholar. She is a Founding Fellow with the U. S. Academy of Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse. She also is a past Graduate Nurse Intern to OSHA, Malcolm Baldrige Examiner (two cycles), and Senior Examiner with The Partnership for Excellence (three cycles).

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Twitter @PBerryRN

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Memberships I belong to:

  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Case Management Association
  • Midwestern Nursing Research Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Iota Chapter
  • Society of Human Resource Professionals
Community and Professional Activities:

  • League of Women Voters of Greater Dayton 2013 – present
  • University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing Graduate Student Association
  • American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter
  • Ohio Nurses Association
  • Ohio Safety and Health Convention
Professional Licensing and Certifications:

  • Ohio RN #181798
  • COHN-S #100139 (Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist)


Teaching and Presentation Experience:
  • Benchmarking and Added Value in Occupational Health Nursing, April, 2005
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2006, Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Blackboard

Professional Clinical Experience:

  • 1977 – 1978: Staff Nurse, Methodist Hospital of Dallas, cardiac intensive care and step-down unit
  • 1978 – 1979: Staff Nurse, evening charge, Barnes Hospital, neuro-medicine floor

Poster Presentations

  • Berry, P. A., James, D., Shadie, C., Prentiss, D., Ruckert, M., Waymack, D., Foreman, P., Dyer, F (2014). Trends and the Expanding Role of Occupational Health Nurse Practice in the United States. Poster presented at the AAOHN 2014 National Conference in Dallas, TX.
  • Berry, P. A., Gillespie, G. L., Fisher, B. S., Gates, D. M., Schafer, J. (2013, March). Novice Nurse Coping after Workplace Bullying. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Research Conference, Midwest Research Nursing Society in Chicago, IL.


Peer Reviewed Publications:
Peer Reviewed Publications: McCullagh, M., & Berry, P. A. (2015). A safe and healthful work environment: Development and testing of an undergraduate occupational health nursing
Internal Grants:
Internal Grants: 2010: T42/OH008432-05 Peggy Berry (PI) 2010 – 2011 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Health Pilot Research Project Training Program
External Grants:
External Grants: 2010: Nurses’ Educational Foundation, Inc. grant 2011: American Nursing Foundation: A mixed method analysis on nurse coping after workplace bullying Goal: Longitudinal study


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  • A free resource to bullied targets, LifeLine wants to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.