Robert McLellan’s clinical work ranges from the care of patients with complicated work-related spine injuries, to assessment and management of toxic exposures, to complex fitness for duty evaluations, to delivering medical-legal services essential to the workers compensation and disability assessment process. As a preventive medicine specialist, trained in population health management as well as individual clinical care, his work as an OEM practitioner encompasses the design and deployment of a wide variety of services and environmental interventions to improve the health and safety of the workforce of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and other employers.
McLellan provides national leadership and conducts research in several contemporary issues in occupational and environmental medicine including: improving the quality of occupational health care, engaging occupational medicine in emergency preparedness and response, advancing the epidemiology of work-related injury and illness, integrating occupational health protection with health promotion and disease management, collecting occupational health data in electronic medical records, identifying the role of occupational medicine in accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.
McLellan earned a BA from Yale College, a MD from Yale Medical School, and a MPH from the Yale School of Public Health.
Loeppke RR, Hohn T, Baase C, Bunn WB, Burton WN, Eisenberg BS, Ennis T, Fabius R, Hawkins RJ, Hudson TW, Hymel PA, Konicki D, Larson P, McLellan RK, Roberts MA, Usrey C, Wallace JA, Yarborough CM, Siuba J
J Occup Environ Med|2015 May
Environmental Health Science and Policy (SHORT COURSE)
This course engages students in the exploration of major environmental and occupational health issues through application of the basic tools of environmental science including epidemiologic methods, toxicology and risk assessment. Participants will examine the relationship between environmental and occupational exposures and human disease with emphasis on the interface of science and policy, the role of regulatory agencies and environmental risk communication. Topics include air and water quality, hazardous waste, radiation, heavy metals, food safety, environmental pathogens, and clinical occupational medicine. Faculty use a variety of teaching tools including lectures, audiovisual media, case studies, guest experts, and assigned readings/exercises. As a culminating project, students will author an environmental policy white paper based on a synthesis of scientific evidence.
Required for MPH
Prerequisites: PH 139 (or equivalent introductory epidemiology/biostatistics course) and PH 100 or approval of the instructor.