Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH is the recently retired Chief of the Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, where he was also the Medical Director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Live Well/Work Well program, which is a comprehensive, integrated health promotion, disease management and health protection program for Dartmouth-Hitchcock employees and their families. He has extensive experience as an occupational and environmental medical consultant in a wide range of economic sectors and maintained a clinical practice in occupational and environmental medicine for close to 40 years. As a preventive medicine specialist, trained in population health management, as well as individual clinical care, his work encompasses the design and deployment of a wide variety of services, programs, and environmental interventions to improve the health, safety and well-being of workers. He is a past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, as well as the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Dr. McLellan has written extensively and lectured throughout the nation and internationally on a range of issues related to occupational and environmental medicine. He has been the Principal Investigator of several grants related to occupational and environmental medicine and was a co-recipient of the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety’s NORA (National Occupational Research Agenda) award for innovative research. He is the recipient of numerous other awards including: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement award for “special contributions to the specialty of occupational and environmental medicine”, the NIOSH Total Worker Health® Founder’s Award for “exceptional leadership scholarship, and steadfastness in advancing the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program®”, the Harriet Hardy Award from the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine “for a physician who exemplifies the highest ideals of occupational and environmental medicine practice,” New Hampshire Public Health Association’s Roger Fossum award “for dedicated commitment and leadership in environmental and public health,” and a Commendation from the Governor of New Hampshire for his commitment to the community and the state
McLellan earned a BA from Yale College, an MD from Yale Medical School, and an MPH from the Yale School of Public Health.
Shaw WS, McLellan RK, Besen E, Namazi S, Nicholas MK, Dugan AG, Tveito TH
J Occup Rehabil|2022 Mar
Am J Ind Med|2020 Oct
Health Aff (Millwood)|2017 Feb 1
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
Berman MI, Buckey JC Jr, Hull JG, Linardatos E, Song SL, McLellan RK, Hegel MT
Behav Ther|2014 May
Environmental Health Sciences and Policy (elective)
In this course students explore major environmental and occupational health issues by applying basic tools of environmental science including epidemiologic methods, toxicology and risk assessment. Students examine the relationship between environmental and occupational exposures and human disease, emphasizing 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. Teaching tools include lectures, audiovisual media, case studies, guest experts, and assigned readings/exercises.