WELCOME TO:

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)
COEH is housed within the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the David Geffen School of Medicine
one of three centers created by 1978 legislation
which mandated the State of California establish education, research and service centers to protect people from work-related hazards
Epidemiology
Community Health Sciences
research, training, and service in an array of disciplines
Environmental Health Sciences
Occupational Nursing
Occupational-Environmental Medicine

Our mission is to address occupational and environmental health issues through advanced research, teaching, training opportunities and service to the Southern California community, achieving this through collaboration with its sister centers and local, state and national affiliates. 

News

Nov 15, 2017

Two years after the largest methane blowout in U.S. history, residents in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles are still in the dark about its long-term effects on their health.

Read More
Oct 14, 2017

The field of chemical regulation is experiencing a shift from risk-based approaches to preventative ones. Initiatives in the European Union (REACH) and California (Safer Consumer Products) are

Read More
Sep 5, 2017

Dr. Richard Jackson speaks with KCBS about how we can prevent damage from future disasters as we

Read More
May 18, 2017

An alliance of leading scientists, health professionals and children’s health advocates, known as Project TENDR, today issued a call for national goals

Read More

Upcoming Events

There are no featured upcoming events to display at this time

Recent Publications

Residential pesticide exposures in pregnancy and the risk of sporadic retinoblastoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. 
Omidakhsh N, Ganguly A, Bunin GR, von Ehrenstein OS, Ritz B, Heck JE.
American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2017 Jan 25.

Permeation of limonene through disposable nitrile gloves using a dextrous robot hand.
Banaee S, and Que Hee SS. 
Journal of Occupational Health. 2017 Jan 21. 

Maternal pre-pregnancy and gestational diabetes, obesity, gestational weight gain, and risk of cancer in young children: a population-based study in California.
Contreras ZA, Ritz B, Virk J, Cockburn M, Heck JE.
Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Oct;27(10):1273-85. doi: 10.1007/s10552-016-0807-5. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

Ambient Air Pollution and 16-Year Weight Change in African-American Women.
White LF, Jerrett M, Yu J, Marshall JD, Rosenberg L, Coogan PF.
Am J Prev Med. 2016 Oct;51(4):e99-e105. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.007. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

Differential respiratory health effects from the 2008 northern California wildfires: A spatiotemporal approach.
Reid CE, Jerrett M, Tager IB, Petersen ML, Mann JK, Balmes JR.
Environ Res. 2016 Oct;150:227-35. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

Effects of leisure-time and occupational physical activities on 20-year incidence of acute myocardial infarction: mediation and interaction.
Wang A, Arah OA, Kauhanen J, Krause N.
Scand J Work Environ Health. 2016 Sep 1;42(5):423-34. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3580. Epub 2016 Jul 1.

Safe Routes to Play? Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crashes Near Parks in Los Angeles.
Jerrett M, Su JG, MacLeod KE, Hanning C, Houston D, Wolch J.
Environ Res. 2016 Sep 27;151:742-755. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.029. [Epub ahead of print]

Gene-environment interactions linking air pollution and inflammation in Parkinson's disease.
Lee PC, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Lill CM, Bertram L, Sinsheimer JS, Hansen J, Ritz B.
Environ Res. 2016 Sep 15;151:713-720. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.09.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Shift work and 20-year incidence of acute myocardial infarction: results from the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study.
Wang A, Arah OA, Kauhanen J, Krause N.
Occup Environ Med. 2016 Sep;73(9):588-94. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2015-103245. Epub 2016 Mar 31.