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Environmental & Occupational Health

Faculty in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health are involved in three of the Colorado School of Public Health's centers: Colorado Injury Control Research Center, High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and the NIOSH-funded Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC).  Learn more about these centers below or visit the Colorado School of Public Health' centers homepage​ to learn about other centers associated with the school. 

​Colorado Injury Control Research Center

The Colorado Injury Control Research Center (CICRC) is dedicated to reducing the occurrence, severity and adverse consequences of injuries in the Rocky Mountain Region through research, education and service. The CICRC emphasizes building community based partnerships, particularly among under-served populations such as Hispanics, Native Americans, and rural residents and their families.  The Center is located at Colorado State University and was established in 1995 as one of 12 national injury centers funded by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Director: Lorann Stallones, MPH, PhD

Website: Colorado Injury Control Research Center

​High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) is dedicated to the improvement of the occupational health, safety, and well-being of the residents of Colorado, the High Plains, and the Rocky Mountain Region.

Agriculture is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States based on NIOSH statistics. In a typical year, approximately 800 individuals lose their lives while working in U.S. agriculture. An additional 150,000 suffer debilitating injuries and illnesses, and a large number of deaths due to occupational disease go unreported. Alarmingly, large numbers of farm accidents involve children. All of these deaths and disabilities greatly affect the social and economic well-being of rural communities in the region. Because of these factors, there is a need for HICAHS.

HICAHS has served the agricultural population of PHS Region VIII (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota) for more than 10 years. The overarching goals of HICAHS are to reduce agricultural injury and illness through focused research, education, and intervention.

Director: Steve Reynolds, CIH

Website: High Plains Intermountain Cente​r for Agricultural Health and Safety​

​Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center

The Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) is one of 17 Education and Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (CDC/NIOSH). Spanning from the borders of Canada to Mexico, the MAP ERC will help to meet the occupational health education needs of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Five institutions – University of Colorado Denver (CU), Colorado State University (CSU), National Jewish
Medical and Research Center (NJMRC), Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) and the University of
New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM) —have come together to provide graduate training, continuing education and outreach in the seven-state region in the area of occupational and environmental health and safety. As a Center within the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), we share a commitment to training, research, continuing education, and outreach in the allied health fields with the University of Colorado, and Colorado State University.

Director: Lee Newman, MD

Website: Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center

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