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Joseph P Zanoni

Joseph Zanoni

Research Assistant Professor

Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

556 Sphw, M/c 922
1603 W. Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612

Academic Background

Ph.D., Univ of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
     Curriculum and Instruction
MHRIR, U of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 1986
     Labor Relations
B.S., U of Wisconsin Madison, 1980
     Education: Special Education

Research Interests

Community based participatory research, qualitative research methods including critical discourse analysis, focus group approaches, narrative analysis, and case studies, intervention effectiveness with home care workers, immigrant participants of workers'

Teaching Interests

Teaching, learning and curriculum.


Confronting inequity: Participatory education impacting health at work. Zanoni, J. (2013). Journal Of Critical Thought and Praxis 2(1), 18-39.

More than training: Community-based participatory research to reduce injuries among hispanic construction workers. Forst, L., Ahonen, E., Zanoni, J., Holloway-Beth, A., Oschner, M., Kimmel, L., Martino, C., Rodriguez, E., Kader, A., Ringholm, E. and Sokas, R. (2013). American Journal of Industrial Medicine. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22187

Medical Interpretation for Immigrant Workers, Forst, L., Masters, D., Zanoni, J., Avila, S., & Miller, A. (2012). New Solutions, 22(1), 37-50.

Community funds of knowledge for health and curriculum. Zanoni, J., Rucinski, D., Flores, J., Perez, I., Gomez, G., Davis, R., Jones, R. (2011). Journal of Latinos and Education, 10(1), 43-58.

Youth violence prevention curriculum evaluation: Outcomes of a Cook County, Illinois community based partnership. Zanoni, J., Avila, S., Murray, L., Guzman, A., Levine, D., & Joseph, K. (2011). International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 31(2), 171-186.

An approach to assessing data quality in a area-probability survey using CBPR. Ruciski, D., Davis, R., Gomez, G., Flores, J., Perez, I., Zanoni, J. (2011). Health Promotion Practice, 12(5), 704-712.

Zanoni, J. (2008). Antonio Gramsci and funds of knowledge: Organic ethnographers of knowledge in workers centers. International Gramsci Journal, 1, 1-35.

Zanoni, J. (2008). Dialogue and hegemony: Sociolinguistic analysis of charlas for critique and praxis. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, 13(1), 39-58.

Zanoni, J., Kauffman, K., McPhaul, K., Nickels, L., Hayden, M., Glassman, M., Vega, L., Sokas, R., Lipscomb, J. (2007). Personal care assistants and blood exposure in the home environment: Focus group findings. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action, 1(2), 125-131.

Cho, C., Oliva, J., Sweitzer, E., Nevarez, J., Zanoni, J., Sokas, R. (2007). An Interfaith workers center approach to workplace rights: Implications for workplace safety and health. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 49(3), 275-281.

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