This program prepares researchers to meet the demand for more rigorous evaluation of workplace policies and programs designed to reduce the nation’s burden of occupational illness and injury and to protect and promote the well-being of the American workforce.
The Occupational Health Services Research and Policy (OHSRP) training program is an innovative collaboration between the Division of Environmental Health Sciences and the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health.
- Interdisciplinary: Our program provides a unique interdisciplinary approach that integrates the science of occupational health and injury prevention with issues and methods of health services research and policy.
- Funding: We are one of two occupational health services research academic programs nationwide funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide student traineeships.
- Research focus: The School of Public Health has a strong research reputation and supportive faculty providing many opportunities for research training and mentoring.
- Collaborative university: The University of Minnesota provides expertise and learning opportunities in other schools across campus such as the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Carlson School of Management, as well as University-wide interdisciplinary units such as the Minnesota Population Center and Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change.
- Cross-institutional opportunities: We collaborate with faculty and students at the University of Washington–Seattle and their Occupational Health Services Research doctoral program on activities such as a distance-based journal club and participation at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (the primary professional society for individuals in health services research and policy).