As a follow-up to the 2003-2009 Buffalo Cardio-Metabolic Occupational Police Stress Study, this project will examine how job stress affects police officers over time and detail specific causes of stress.
Title: Stress and Subclinical Cardio-Metabolic Disease in
Police: A Longitudinal Study
Principal Investigator: John Violanti, PhD
Funding Agency: National Institute Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Period: 09/01/10 - 08/31/15
Abstract: Police work is one of the most stressful jobs in society, but little is known about the effects of this stress on an officer’s long-term health. The research will study how job stress affects officers over time and will provide information about specific causes of stress on police. The findings will be used to develop prevention programs for officers.