Welcome to the Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology (EOME) Program

David Christiani

Program Chair, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program

Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Harvard Education and Research Center; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital


About the Program

The Environmental & Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program (EOME) aims to investigate and prevent health risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards. We achieve this by conducting original research and providing outstanding professional education.

The EOME faculty are considered pioneers in the national and international community, paving the way for research and education in the environmental and occupational health field. Program Director, Dr. David Christiani, has set this standard through his research, which includes ground-breaking international studies as well as innovative work on cancer and respiratory disease in the United States. The program has recruited and cultivated a talented faculty whose expertise in environmental epidemiology has been at the forefront in the study of reproductive, perinatal, neurological and respiratory diseases.

Program Goals

  1. Provide scientific basis for prudent decisions in environmental and occupational health standards.
  2. Offer competitive Masters and Doctoral tracks to educate aspiring specialists in occupational and environmental medicine and in environmental and occupational epidemiology.
  3. Inspire clinical and public health practice through research.
  4. Develop future faculty through post-doctoral training opportunities.