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
Community Health Sciences
research, training, and service in an array of disciplines
Environmental Health Sciences
Occupational Nursing
Occupational-Environmental Medicine
Providing opportunities for students and the public to contribute to and connect with our work.

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 sister centers and local to international affiliates. 


Jun 16, 2020

Air pollution is one of the world’s top 10 health threats, and now scientists can enlist satellites, but also citizens and their devices to help fight it.

Annual Reviews President

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Jun 11, 2020

“The ports are an environmental justice issue,” says Yifang Zhu, an air pollution expert at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “The nearby communities are exposed to so many pollutants from

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May 31, 2020

“People think the outdoor air in cities is not that great, but usually the indoor air is worse” says Yifang Zhu, an air pollution researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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May 27, 2020

On May 5, 2020, Dr. Linda Delp of COEH and Director of UCLA LOSH, spoke with other leading public health voices in "FIELDING FOCS: Public Health in a Pandemic: COVID-1 & Vulnerable Populations

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May 20, 2020

Extended bike lanes and wider sidewalks are among solutions to keep car traffic down as people continue to avoid public transit

When cities put stay-at-home orders in place, traffic

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Recent Publications

The effect of exposure to long working hours on ischaemic heart disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury. 
Li, J., Pega, F., Ujita, Y., Brisson, C., Clays, E., Descatha, A., ... & Metzendorf, M. I. (2020). Environment International142, 105739.

Changes in the association between job decision latitude and work engagement at different levels of work experience: A 10-year longitudinal study. 
Heinrichs K., Angerer P, Li J., Loerbroks A., Weigl M., Müller A.. Work & Stress. 2019 Feb 12:1-6.

Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Indoor Air Quality and Health 
Li L.., Lin Y., Xia T., and Zhu Y. (2020) Annual Review of Public Health 41:1. 

Analysis of DNA methylation associates the cystine-glutamate antiporter SLC7A11 with risk of Parkinson's diesease.
Vallerga C.L., Zhang F., Fowdar J., McRae A.F., Qi T.,Nabais M.F., Zhang Q., Kassam I., Henders A.K., Wallace L., Montgomery G., Chuang Y., Horvath S., Ritz B., Halliday G., Hickie I., ... Gratten J. Nature Communication 11, 1238 (2020). 

Concepts and Social Variations of Disability in Working-Age Populations. 
Siegrist J., Li J. (2020) In: Bültmann U., Siegrist J. (eds) Handbook of Disability, Work and Health. Handbook Series in Occupational Health Sciences, vol 1. Springer, Cham

Effects Prenatal pesticide exposure and childhood leukemia- A California statewide case-control study. 
Park A.S., Ritz B., Yu F., Cockburn M., Heck J.E.International journal of hygiene and environmental health. (2020) May 1;226:113486.

Air pollution, noise exposure, and metabolic syndrome - A cohort study in elderly Mexican-Americans in Sacramento area. 
Yu Y., Paul K., Arah O.A., Mayeda E.R., Wu J., Lee E., Shih I.F., Su J., Jerrett M., Haan M., Ritz B. (2020) Environment international.

Glove permeation of chemicals: The state of the art of current practice, Part 1: Basics and the permeations standards. 
Banaee, S., & Que Hee, S. S. (2019). Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, 1-13.

Vascular Function and Serum Lipids in Women with Spontaneous Preterm Delivery and Term Controls. 
Minissian, M. B., Kilpatrick, S., Shufelt, C. L., Eastwood, J. A., Robbins, W., Sharma, K. J., ... & Doering, L. V. (2019).  Journal of Women's Health28(11), 1522-1528.

Mortality burdens in California due to air pollution attributable to local and nonlocal emissions. 
Wang T, Zhao B, Liou KN, Gu Y, Jiang Z, Song K, Su H, Jerrett M, Zhu Y. (2019) Environment international. 

E-cigarette aerosols induce unfolded protein response in normal human oral keratinocytes. 
Ji E.H., Elzakra N., Chen W., Cui L., Lee E.S., Sun B., Messadi D., Xia T., Zhu Y., Hu S. Journal of Cancer. 2019;10(27):6915.

Associations among particulate matter, hazardous air pollutants and methane emissions form the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility during the 2015 blowout. 
Garcia-Gonzales, D. A., Popoola, O., Bright, V. B., Paulson, S. E., Wang, Y., Jones, R. L., & Jerrett, M. (2019).  Environment International, 104855.

Association Between Reported Long Working Hours and History of Stroke in the CONSTANCES Cohort.
Fadel M, Sembajwe G, Gagliardi D, Pico F, Li J, Ozguler A, Siegrist J, Evanoff Ba, Baer M, Tsutsumi A, Iavicoli S, Leclerc A, Roquelaure Y, Descatha A. (2019) Stroke. Jul;50(7):1879-1882.

Exploring the interplay between job strain and different domains of physical activity on the incidence of coronary heart disease in adult men. 
Ferrario, M. M., Veronesi, G., Roncaioli, M., Holtermann, A., Krause, N., Clays, E., ... & Cohorts Collaborative Study in Northern Italy (CCSNI) Research Group. (2019). European journal of preventive cardiology, 2047487319852186.


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