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Occupational & Environmental Medicine Training Program

Preceptor Faculty

Margit L. Bleecker, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology (COEN), Baltimore, Maryland
COEN specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders related to neurotoxic exposures and ergonomic stressors (repetitive strain injuries).

Patricia Bray, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine, OSHA
The Office of Occupational Medicine provides medical, toxicologic and epidemiologic support for a wide range of OSHA activities. These include the Standards development process, assistance to OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers in the field, work on OSHA publications for workers, employees, the public, and other Federal agencies; and training through the Occupational Medicine Elective.

Patrick Morrison 
Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine; Jim Brinkley - Director of Occupational Health and Safety; Ron McGraw - Occupational Health and Safety Assistant
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) represents 274,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in the U.S. and Canada. The IAFF's Department of Occupational Health and Safety is dedicated to providing fire fighters and emergency medical responders with the most current information on how the work environment affects their health.

Melissa Frisch, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Safety and Employee Health, University of Maryland Medical Center
Interests include public safety medicine; institutional bioterrorism preparedness; medical surveillance; and medical center occupational safety and health.

Stella Hines, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Occupational Health Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interests include occupational lung diseases (including asbestos-related lung disease; silicosis; black lung; chronic beryllium disease; occupational asthma; reactive airways dysfunction syndrome; occupational COPD; and bronchiolitis obliterans); longitudinal pulmonary function analysis; health effects of nanomaterials; heavy metal toxicity; public health and policy; and critical care medicine

Robert Lavin, MD
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Division, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland Medical Center
Director, Chronic Pain Management Service, VA Maryland Health Care System
Interests as a physiatrist include neurological and musculoskeletal issues of occupational medicine, orthopaedic rehabilitation, spinal injection procedures, electrodiagnosis, and pain management. He primarily sees patients with neck, back, and neuropathic pain, and musculoskeletal (repetitive use) syndromes.

Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH
Professor and Director, Occupational Health Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interests include healthcare workers, metals and clinical toxicology, occupational reproductive toxicants, occupational exposure to hazardous drugs, and depleted uranium toxicity.

Kathleen Fagan, MD, MPH
Director, Occupational Medicine Elective, Office of Occupational Medicine, OSHA
The Office of Occupational Medicine provides medical, toxicologic and epidemiologic support for a wide range of OSHA activities. These include the Standards development process, assistance to OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers in the field, work on OSHA publications for workers, employees, the public, and other Federal agencies; and training through the Occupational Medicine Elective.