Welcome to the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine’s website.
We were founded as the Department of Community Medicine, expanded in 1980 to become the Department of Environmental and Community Medicine, and are now known as the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. We have a diverse faculty of clinicians and scientists organized into four divisions: Exposure Science, Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine, Toxicology, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Our physicians attend in a clinic where we see patients with actual or perceived exposure to hazardous substances or conditions in the home, community or workplace environment.
We are proud of our teaching of Prevention and Evidence-based Medicine, including Epidemiology and Biostatistics, to first year medical students, as well as participation in multiple small group learning activities throughout M1 and M2, and fourth year clerkship electives. We offer a two year residency/fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Our faculty participate in several Rutgers University graduate programs related to environment and public health. Our research spans the gamut of environmental health threats including pesticides, solvents, toxic metals, air pollutants, weapons of mass destruction, and neurotoxicity. We have a particular focus on Environmental Justice Communities in New Jersey. All of our research and clinical activities, as well as department offices, are part of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) on the Busch campus. Additional information about individual faculty, programs, and divisions can be found at the EOHSI website: eohsi.rutgers.edu.