Post-Graduate Training Opportunities in Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency List

The specialty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a unique and exciting field that encompasses many aspects of clinical medicine and public health.  Clinical work in the field calls on a breadth of medical knowledge to evaluate and treat a wide spectrum of medical conditions, including complex diseases and common injuries.  Residency training provides a range of skills in population and preventive medicine, epidemiology and disease surveillance, toxicology, biostatistics, and health services administration. Practicing occupational physicians are experts in legal aspects of medicine, such as evaluating causation, determining fitness for work, and applying health and safety regulations in the workplace.  They direct preventive programs that promote worker health and reduce workplace hazards. Their expertise as medical detectives is essential for investigating suspected clusters of work-related illness or outbreaks of environmental disease. Specialists in this field are often consulted by fellow practitioners, business leaders, and community organizations to assess occupational or environmental risks and to help interpret scientific evidence. At the core of all these activities, specialists in Occupational and Environmental Medicine are the public health officers of the workplace, championing the health and safety of workers, communities, and environments.  

The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recognized residency programs in Occupational Medicine are listed on this web site.  The web site is updated quarterly (last update September 2022).

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) through NIOSH

While most of the publicity for the EIS deals with their infectious disease work, there are great opportunities for occupational health professionals as well. EIS officers who choose to work with NIOSH can be involved in health hazard evaluations, surveillance, and epidemiologic field studies.

NIOSH currently has assignments for EIS officers in:

with the potential for travel to investigation sites throughout the US and occasionally abroad.

The program is open to physicians, dentists or RNs with MPH or equivalent degrees, professionals with doctoral-level degrees in health related fields (e.g. epidemiology, toxicology, biostatistics, etc.), and veterinarians with MPH or equivalent degrees.

These positions represent an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing an academic career. There is ample hands-on experience, as well as great potential for publication of findings from original public health and research investigations. Multiple opportunities also exist to work with colleagues in other government agencies such as EPA, DOE, OSHA, MSHA, and the state and local health departments. A number of EIS Officers have been able to obtain concurrent junior faculty appointments in NIOSH-affiliated university health sciences programs.

EIS Officers serve a two year assignment. The option is currently available for them to serve as either a member of Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service or as part of the federal civil service.

Application information can be found at the EIS web site at the CDC. For questions about the NIOSH programs, please contact Randall Nett, (EIS '07) at 304.285.6255

Occupational Medicine Residency Programs
Download the Residency Spreadsheet (September 2022)


US Army Occupational Medicine Residency Program

Web Address

Bert Lee, DO, MPH
Phone: 334-255-7409
Fax: 334-255-7936

Mailing Address
US Army Occupational Medicine Residency Program
US Army School of Aviation Medicine
301 Dustoff Street
Fort Rucker, AL 36362


Loma Linda University
Web address:
Akbar Sharip, MD, MPH
Lora Benzatyan

Phone: 909-558-4918
FAX: 909-558-4087
Mailing Address
Evan Hall, Suite 204
Loma Linda, CA 92350

University of  California Irvine 

Web Address

Alya Khan, MD, MS
Phone: 949-824-8641
Fax: 949-824-2345

Mailing Address
Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
University of California at Irvine
100 Theory Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92617

University of California-San Francisco
Paul Blanc, MD, MSPH
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH
Web Address

Mailing Address
Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
University of California at San Francisco
ZSFG Department of Medicine Box 0843
San Francisco, CA 94143


University of Colorado Denver/ Colorado School of Public Health

Web Address
Brian Williams, MD, MPH
Fax: 303-724-4620

Paul Ogden, MD, MSPH, MHSA


Yale Occupational Medicine Program

Web Address

Carrie Redlich, MD, MPH
Phone: 203-785-6434
Fax: 203-785-4197

Mailing Address
Yale Occ. & Env. Medicine Program
135 College Street, Suite 392
New Haven, CT 06511 


University of South Florida
Rachel Williams, MD, MSPH
Phone: 813-974-6634
Fax: 813-974-4986

Web Address

Mailing Address
University of South Florida
College of Public Health
13201 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, MDC 56
Tampa, FL 33612


University of Illinois at Chicago
Kim Hargis, MD, MPH
Phone: 312-996-5804
Fax: 312-413-8485

Web Address

Mailing Address
University of Illinois
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Program
835 South Wolcott, M/C 684
Chicago, IL 60612


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency
Aisha Rivera Margarin, MD, MS
Dottie Becraft

Web Address

Mailing Address
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency
615 N. Wolfe Street, Room WB602
Baltimore MD 21205
Phone: 410-955-3362
Fax: 410-614-1582

Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences

Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

Pamela Krahl, MD, MPH   email
Phone: 301-295-3718
Fax: 301-295-0335

Associate Program Director
John Downs, MD, MPH 
301-295-9773 Fax: 301-295-0335

Web Address

Mailing Address


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Stefanos Kales, MD, MPH or
Annie Rodriguez
Phone: 617-432-3327
Fax: 617-432-0219

Web Address

Mailing Address
Harvard School of Public Health
Occupational Health Program, Room I-1402
665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115



HealthPartners Occupational and Environmental Residency
Zeke McKinney, MD, MPH
Phone: 651-293-8284
FAX: 651-293-8195

Mailing Address
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program
HealthPartners St. Paul Clinic
205 S. Wabasha Street
St. Paul, MN 55107

Web Address medicine/index.html



Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Michael Pratt, MD, MPH
Phone 848-445-6093 (email inquiry preferred)
FAX  732-445-0130

Web Address

Mailing Address
University of Medicine & Dentistry: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
170 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
John Meyer, MD, MPH

Phone: 212-824-7011
Fax: 212-824-2331

Candace Tannis, MD, MPH
Administrator: Sultana Bracic

Web Address

Mailing Address
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Sultana Bracic
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
1 Gustave Levy Place, Box 1043
New York, NY 10029


Duke University
Dennis Darcey MD, MSPH
Carol Epling, MD, MPH
Phone: 919-941-0407
Fax: 919-941-9173

Web Address

Mailing Address
Division of Occ. & Env. Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Box 3834
Durham, NC 27710


University of Cincinnati Occupational Medicine
Victoria Wells Wulsin MD,DrPH

Andrew Freeman, MD, MSH

Web AddressPhone: 513-558-0038
Fax: 513-558-6272 

Mailing Address
University of Cincinnati
Center for Health Workplaces
Division of Environmental and Public Health Science
160 Panzeca Way, ML 0056
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056


University of Pennsylvania
Sajjad Savul, MD, MS 
Jamie Curran>
Phone: 215-349-5708
Fax: 215-662-4430

Web Address

Mailing Address
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Occupational Medicine-Silverstein Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283


Meharry Medical College
Bolonie Ogunde, MD
Phone: 615-327-6782
Fax: 615-327-6131

Web Address

Mailing Address
Occupational Medicine Residency Program
Dept. of Family and Community Medicine
1005 D.B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208


Texas Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
Dalia Nessim, MD, PhD, MPH
Phone: 903-877-5636

Web Address

Mailing Address
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
11937 US Highway 271
Tyler, TX 75708-3154

Sarah Lang, MHA
Program Coordinator
Phone:  903.877-1410
Fax: 903.877-5068

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
William (Brett) Perkison MD,MPH
George Delclos MD, MPH, PhD
Phone: 713-500-9465
Fax: 713-500-9442

Web Address

Mailing Address
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program
1200 Pressler St., RAS-1020
Houston, TX 77030


University of Utah
Eric Wood, MD, MPH
Rosie Ludlow
Phone: 801-581-3841
Fax: 801-585-3759

Web Address

Mailing Address
Rocky Mt. Ctr. for Occ.& Env. Health
University of Utah
391 Chipeta Way, Suite C
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


University of Washington
Debra Cherry, MD, MS

June Spector, MD, MPH
Phone: 206-744-9393
Fax: 206-744-9935

Web Address

Mailing Address
University of Washington Harborview Medical Center
Dept.of Medicine & Dept. of Environ. & Occup. Health Sciences
325 Ninth Ave., Box 359739
Seattle, WA 98104


West Virginia University Occupational Medicine
Chris Martin MD, MSc
Fax: 304-293-2629


Web Address

Mailing Address
West Virginia University
64 Medical Center Drive PO Box 9145
Morgantown, WV 26506-9145



University of Alberta
Quentin Durand-Moreau MD
Phone: 780-492-1366
Fax: 780-492-9677

Web Address

Mailing Address
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic
Univ. of Alberta, Dept of Medicine
13-103 Clinical Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2G3


Universit� de Montr�al Facult� de medicine
University of Montreal, Department of Medicine

Louis Patry, MD, FRCP, CSPQ, DEA
Phone: (514) 890-8000 ext 26373
Fax: (514) 412-7875

Web Address

Mailing address
Universit� de Montr�al Facult� de medicine
C.P 6128, Succursale Centre-ville)
Montr�al, PQ H3C 3J7


University of Toronto Occupational Medicine Residency
Aaron Thompson, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Phone: 416-864-5074 416-864-5421

Web Address

Mailing Address
St. Michael's Hospital, Dept of Occupational and Environmental Heath
30 Bond St. 4th Floor, Shuter Wing
Toronto, ON M5B 1W8