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Occupational & Environmental Medicine

The Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program (YOEMP) is dedicated to preventing occupational and environmental illness and injury through patient care, consultative activities, training, and research.
Carrie A. Redlich, M.D., M.P.H.
Program Director, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine
We provide clinical services at the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Yale New Haven Hospital and VA Connecticut Healthcare System for the evaluation and prevention of work-related and environmental illnesses and injuries.
In addition to our ACGME-accredited Occupational and Preventive Medicine Program, which offers fellowship training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, we provide educational opportunities in occupational and environmental medicine for medical and public health students, and medical residents and fellows.
Research areas include occupational asthma, health concerns among aging workers, noise-induced hearing loss, and seafarer health with the Yale Maritime Research Center. 
Our faculty includes physicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, industrial hygienists and lab scientists with expertise in a range of occupational and environmental health problems.
Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine has extensive experience providing consultative services to employers and private and public agencies. Our outbreak investigation teams include physicians, epidemiologists, and industrial hygienists and are capable of rapid response to emerging threats from occupational and environmental hazards. Our industrial hygiene consultations provide confidential, practical support to local industries and health agencies to help them assess and mitigate hazards. We also can provide assistance with protocol development for occupational health services related to specific exposures. Our legal consultations by board-certified physicians with legal experience may involve individual patients or groups of patients and can involve in person medical evaluations and/or medical record review.

The goal of the Yale Maritime Research Center is to understand the total worker experience in the maritime transport industry. This includes multiple domains, including health at work and at home. Seafarers come from diverse backgrounds and ship environments have various occupational and organizational structures. We seek to investigate all factors related to optimizing the work experience for this vital sector. This work will enable a safer and healthier work environment, to the mutual benefit of seafarers and ship owners.