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Mark Russi, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus of Medicine

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Mark Russi, MD, MPH

Research Summary

My research activities as a clinician and educator in occupational and environmental medicine have revolved largely around workplace exposures and occupational illnesses of healthcare workers. In particular I have sought to apply a scholarly approach to developing national guidance for healthcare worker safety, and to teaching medical center-based occupational health practice. Leadership in this endeavor has been fostered by my work with the CDC which straddles an interface of medical center occupational health and infection control. In addition, I have pursued a separate and secondary agenda addressing cancers associated with occupational and environmental exposures.

Specialized Terms: Occupational and environmental epidemiology; Infectious disease epidemiology; Healthcare workers' health issues

Extensive Research Description

  • Development of Healthcare Worker Vaccination Guideline, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Development of Infection Control Guideline for Healthcare Personnel, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Use of active surveillance tool to estimate bloodborne pathogen incidence at a large academic medical center.


Research Interests

Environmental Health; Occupational Medicine; Occupational Health; Workplace

Selected Publications