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Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health

ERC Academic Programs
 

To meet the needs of national and regional safety and health professionals, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed the Education and Research Centers in 1977. The purpose of this program is to support NIOSH ERCs to address the burden of OSH in the United States by providing state-of-the-art interdisciplinary training for the next generation of OSH practitioners and researchers. ERCs play a significant role in preparing the future OSH workforce to respond to new challenges posed by the changing nature of work. These changes are the result of technological advances, globalization, new and emerging risks, occupational health disparities associated with the changing demographics of the US workforce, and a myriad of other factors.

NIOSH’s network of ERCs across the United States helps address these challenges and provide the next generation of OSH leadership to protect workers and ensure a healthier national workforce. The ERCs provide well-trained graduates to meet the demand for a professional OSH workforce for federal, state, and local government agencies; not-for-profit agencies; industry; academia; business; healthcare; and labor organizations. ERCs help meet our nation’s need for skilled, knowledgeable practitioners and researchers in OSH and enhance the diversity of the safety and health workforce. NIOSH currently funds 18 university-based Education and Research Centers. 
 

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Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Program
Director
Kirsten Koehler, PhD

Associate Professor, 
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Research: faculty page
Email: kkoehle1@jhu.edu
Phone: 410-955-7706
Room E6632

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program
Director
Brian Schwartz, MD, MPH 

Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Research: faculty page
Email: bschwar1@jhu.edu
Phone: 410-955-4158
Room W7041

Deputy Program Director
Aisha Rivera Margarin, MD, MS

Associate, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Email: ariver28@jhu.edu
Phone: 410-502-2336
Room W7513B

Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program
Director
Maureen A. F. Cadorette, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Research: faculty page 
Email: mcadore1@jhu.ed
Phone: 410-955-4587 
Room W7503A


Occupational Epidemiology and Biomarkers Program
Director
Paul Strickland, PhD

Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Research: faculty page 
Email: pstrickl1@jhu.edu
Phone: 410-955-4456

Room W7535

Occupational Injury Epidemiology Program
Director
Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH
 

Professor, Health Policy and Management
Research: faculty page 
Email: kpollac1@jhu.edu

Phone: 410-502-6272
Hampton House, Room 557