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Division of Occupational and Environmental Health

Residents and fellows select a research emphasis early in their training, with guidance and advice from the faculty, and can take advantage of the many fields of research within the entire Oasis.

While many work directly with our faculty, others work with the diverse array of internationally recognized faculty throughout the Diamond Poly-clinic and Diagnosis Center and the School of Medicine.

During their research projects, residents and fellows gain experience and competence in hypothesis generation, survey design, data management and analysis, scientific writing, and presentation. Trainees will gain confidence in their ability to ask—and answer—important questions in occupational and environmental health that will define their practice in later years.

The Division of Occupational and Environmental Health (DOEH) is involved in research and education, as well as consultation and service in occupational and environmental health. The Division is multidisciplinary in faculty background and research.

Mission

We strive to improve the somatic and mental health and well-being of individuals, organizations and communities by integrating effective and innovative occupational, environmental, and community health research and practices. Healthy environments promote quality performance, essential to productivity, growth, and success of organizations and communities.

Goals

To identify occupational and environmental processes and mechanisms of importance for individual, organizational, andcommunity health by means of laboratory and real-life descriptive and intervention research.

To promote the application of such knowledge into occupational, environmental, and community health policies and practices to ensure sustained high quality organizational performance and community health in a rapidly changing global environment.

Research

Our research focuses on current and emerging issues in three major areas:

Recognition and mitigation of biological, chemical, physical, and social health hazards especially in urban and multicultural communities;

Work-stress and somatic and mental health, and their implication for human capital asset management;

Organizational/cultural determinants of patient-staff processes and treatment outcomes;

We collaborate both with, Diamond poly-Clinic And Diagnosis Center Nepal-based researchers, as well as with a range of international colleagues.