Education and Research Center Academic Programs

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

The Occupational Medicine Core of the ERC is the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, an ACGME accredited training experience in Preventive Medicine. Residents in this program gain the qualifications to sit for board certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, earn an HSPH Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in environmental and occupational health, and practice their skills in a wide variety of settings, from medical facilities to industry sites. The ERC supports tuition and stipends for qualified trainees.

Occupational Epidemiology

The Occupational Epidemiology academic program provides training to Environmental Health doctoral students who wish to concentrate in one of the following areas: occupational health, occupational epidemiology, or environmental and occupational molecular epidemiology.

Occupational Hygiene

The two-year Master of Science in Occupational Hygiene program addresses assessment and control of chemical, physical, and microbiological hazards. Courses are structured to provide practical training in engineering design and testing of control systems and in advanced analytical procedures.

Targeted Research Training

The Targeted Research Training Fellowships are intended to promote interdisciplinary research training in occupational health and safety.

Continuing Education

The Center’s continuing education programs work to increase awareness of occupational safety and health issues.


This program looks to foster the development of regional occupational safety and health networks across New England.