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Carine Sakr, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor Adjunct

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Carine Sakr, MD, MPH

Extensive Research Description

Dr Sakr conducted research on workers with specific exposures and tried to evaluate whether their occupational exposures resulted in adverse health effects. She studied a group of employees who were exposed to biopersistant chemicals and evaluated the effects of their exposure on health parameters (lipids, liver enzymes, etc) and other endpoints such as ischemic heart disease and mortality. She also evaluated a cluster of adverse pregancy outcomes among a group of Aluminum Smelter workers.

She evaluated low back pain in a cohort of Veterans who were deployed in the Gulf War.

She worked on multiple initiatives to improve health and safety of healthcare workers at VA CT (improving flu immunization among employees, decreasing rates of work-related injuries, etc).

She is interested in the health and safety of healthcare professionals. 


Research Interests

Occupational Groups; Occupational Medicine; Personnel, Hospital; Veterans; Occupational Exposure; Low Back Pain; Environmental Medicine

Public Health Interests

Occupational Health

Selected Publications