Researcher, Center for Studies in Workers Health and Human Ecology; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Preventive Medicine.
Education and Training
Fifteen years of occupational and environmental health projects support in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico: A report from Mount Sinai School of Medicine ITREOH program, 1995–2010†
Article first published online: 16 MAY 2012
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American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Special Issue: Research Contributions from the United States International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health Program: Part 2
Volume 56, Issue 1, pages 29–37, January 2013
How to Cite
Peres, F. and Claudio, L. (2013), Fifteen years of occupational and environmental health projects support in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico: A report from Mount Sinai School of Medicine ITREOH program, 1995–2010. Am. J. Ind. Med., 56: 29–37. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22066
Conflict of interest: The authors have no conflict of interest to disclosure regarding this paper submission.
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 16 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 APR 2012
- Fogarty International Center, NIH. Grant Number: 1 D43 TW000640
- occupational health;
- environmental health;
- Latin America;
- research capacity building;
- research training
The Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health created the International Training and Research Program in Occupational and Environmental Health (ITREOH program) in 1995 with the aim to train environmental and occupational health scientists in developing countries. Mount Sinai School of Medicine was a grantee of this program since its inception, partnering with research institutions in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. This article evaluates Mount Sinai's program in order to determine whether it has contributed to the specific research capacity needs of the international partners.
Information was obtained from: (a) international and regional scientific literature databases; (b) databases from the three participating countries; and (c) MSSM ITREOH Program Database.
Most of the research projects supported by the program were consistent with the themes found to be top priorities for the partner countries based on mortality/morbidity and research themes in the literature. Indirect effects of the training and the subsequent research projects completed by the trained fellows in the program included health policy changes and development of collaborative international projects.
International research training programs, such as the MSSM ITREOH, that strengthen scientific research capacity in occupational and environmental health in Latin America can make a significant impact on the most pressing health issues in the partner countries. Am. J. Ind. Med. 56:29–37, 2013. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.