Mark Russi, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health); Director, Occupational Health Services, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: General Internal Medicine | Occupational Health & Environmental Medicine Program

School of Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Russi is a professor of medicine at the Yale Medical School. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1984, was a Fulbright Scholar, earned his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco, and his public health degree from Yale. He completed both internal medicine residency and occupational and environmental medicine fellowship at Yale, joining the faculty in 1993. He is interested in the occupational medicine of healthcare workers and is active nationally in both guidance development and educational programs to enhance the safety of medical centers. Dr. Russi teaches in several courses at Yale, attends on the internal medicine inpatient service, and directs Occupational Health Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Education & Training

MPH Yale University (1993)
MD University of California/San Francisco (1989)
BA Dartmouth College (1984)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1992, recertified: 2012)
Board Certification AB of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine (1994)

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) (2007)

Professional Service

  • ACOEM Council of Scientific Advisers (2009 - 2011) Member

  • CDC/HICPAC Working Group (2008 - 2011) Part of a Working Group to develop comprehensive infection control guideline for healthcare workers.

  • ACOEM Medical Center Occupational Health (MCOH) Section (2008 - 2011) MCOH is ACOEM's national organization for medical center-based occupational medicine physicians.

  • ACOEM Council on Scientific Affairs (2008 - 2010) Council on Scientific Affairs

  • ACOEM Organizing Committee, AOHC 2009 (2008 - 2009) Member

  • CDC/ACIP Working Group (2007 - 2011) Part of Working Group to develop comprehensive set of recommendations for healthcare worker immunizations.

  • International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) (2007) Seventh International Conference on Occupational Health for Healthcare Workers, October 2007. Organized and oversaw the scientific program for the 5-day international meeting.

  • CDC/ACIP Working Group (2005 - 2007) Part of a Working Groups to develop recommendation for pertussis vaccination of healthcare workers. Drafted implementation document.

  • CDC Sharps Working Group (2005 - 2007) Member

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2004) Healthcare Surveillance Subcommittee, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2003) February 3, 2003 meeting Addressing respiratory protection of healthcare workers caring for smallpox vaccines, smallpox patients, pneumonic plague patients.

  • HICPAC/CDC (2003 - Present) Liason representing occupational medicine, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

  • ACOEM (2002 - 2011) Director

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2001 - 2002) Atlanta meetings on Nov. 18, 2001 January 7, 2002 and May 29, 2002 about bio-terrorism.

  • ACOEM (1997 - 2011) ACOEM national meeting

  • National Center for Integrated Civilian-Military Domestic Disaster Medical Response Joint project of the United States Northern Command, and the Yale-New Haven Health System Office of Emergency Preparedness.

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Contact Info

Mark Russi, MD, MPH
Patient Care Location
Yale Occupational & Environmental Medicine135 College Street, Ste 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Internal MedicinePO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056