NIOSH Education and Research Centers
A partnership of the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University, the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC) is one of only 18 such university-based occupational safety and health training programs in the United States.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (CDC/NIOSH), ERCs...
Conduct state-of-the-art research in worker safety and health;
Provide graduate-level academic programs and continuing education (CE) in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, and occupational medicine;
Develop control technologies, workplace interventions and other solutions designed to protect worker health and safety and avert injury-related costs to businesses and families.
NIOSH ERCs exist to provide an adequate supply of personnel qualified to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act) and to reduce the national burden of work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. CARERC is the only NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center dedicated exclusively to serving workers, employers and other stakeholders in 177 high-need counties in eastern Kentucky, east Tennessee, western North Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.
General correspondence may be addressed to
Christin Kane Research Project Manager 233 Bowman Hall University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40536 859-323-1278
Program-specific inquiries may be addressed to
Wayne T. Sanderson, PhD, CIH Director, Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health University of Kentucky College of Public Health 151 Washington Ave 355 Bowman Hall Lexington, Kentucky 40536 Phone: (859) 218-2227 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven R. Browning, PhD Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology 111 Washington Ave, Suite 209B University of Kentucky College of Public Health Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0003 Phone: (859) 218-2235 Email: email@example.com
Scotty Dunlap, EdD, CSP Associate Professor Safety Security and Emergency Management College of Justice and Safety 250 Stratton Bldg Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY 40475 Phone: (859) 622-7208 Email: Scotty.Dunlap@eku.edu