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Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health

Academic Programs

To meet the needs of national and regional safety and health professionals, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed the Educational Resource Centers in 1977.  NIOSH currently funds 18 university-based Education and Research Centers (ERC). 

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Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Program
Peter S.J. Lees, PhD, CIH - Program Director
E-Mail: plees1@jhu.edu 
Office: 410-955-3009

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program
Francesca Litow, MD, MPH - Program Co-Director
E-Mail: flitow1@jhu.edu  
Office: 
410-502-2336

Brian Schwartz, MD, MPH - Program Co-Director
E-Mail: bschwar1@jhu.edu 
Office: 410-955-4158 


Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program
Sheila Fitzgerald, PhD, RN-C - Program Director
E-Mail: sfitzge1@jhu.edu 
Office: 410-955-4082


Biomarkers of Occupational Exposure and Susceptibility Program
Paul Strickland, PhD - Program Director
E-Mail: pstrickl1@jhu.edu 
Office: 410-955-4456


Occupational Injury Epidemiology Program
Keshia Pollack, PhD - Program Director
E-Mail: kpollac1@jhu.edu 
Office: 410-502-6272