Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (OEE)

The Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (OEE) track is an interdisciplinary program involving Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences that prepares students with systematic knowledge, comprehensive skills and research experiences for investigating health impacts of exposures to hazards, substances and stressors in the environment where people live, work and socialize.

OEE professionals use a range of analytical tools to generate research that informs disease prevention and creates safer workplaces and work practices. Michigan’s Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology program is jointly based in the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and provides a wealth of expertise and specialty options for students at both the master’s and doctoral levels.


Occupational Epidemiologists study the distributions and causes of disease in workplaces. OEE professionals consider a diverse set of workplace exposures that may occur at factories, farmlands, construction and mining, restaurants, hospitals, and everything in between!

  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Airborne pollutants
  • Dusts
  • Noise
  • Stress
  • Repetitive motions
  • Extreme temperatures

year partnership with NIOSH

student graduates

Watch an informational video about the program


For more information:

Contact the OEE Director, Marie O’Neill (

Student Funding Opportunities

We receive funding support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.