Vision, Mission, and Strategic Objectives


  • To understand and prevent occupational disease


  • To link researchers from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives to study occupational exposures, mechanisms, and disease.
  • To work with workplace parties, providers, and policy makers to disseminate and apply findings in a useful way.
  • To conduct and encourage research that makes a difference.


  • To build our research programs and to conduct research in occupational disease through a coordinated, strategic approach which will address primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
  • To build research capacity through mentoring and training students, fellows, and junior faculty; connecting system partners; and building our research infrastructure and resources.
  • To build our knowledge network of occupational disease researchers, and to effectively link with workplace, organizational, provider and community partners.