Research Activities

Residents have the opportunity to work with members of Duke epidemiology and UNC-Chapel Hill research faculty to develop research interests and master’s projects. Research opportunities are also available locally at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Resident Research Project

Each resident participates in one major research project as well as several minor research projects pertinent to the onsite practicum experience. The resident is expected to play a major part in the design, conduct, and evaluation of such projects. Projects at practicum sites include experiences in the programmatic approach to solving occupational health problems (including ergonomic problems, health promotion programs, and health hazard control). Trainees are expected to work closely with management, occupational nurses, industrial hygienists, ergonomics specialists, and safety personnel in carrying out such projects.