Academic, Research, and Professional Staff

Our faculty and staff has an excellent reputation for treating occupational illness, as well as utilizing cutting-edge research. Our team is also highly involved in the education of our next generation of occupational and environmental medicine specialists. The following members of the department focus on research in the field of occupational and environmental issues. Many are also UConn Health educators.


Anthony J. Brammer, Ph.D.

Paul Bureau, M.S., C.I.H.

Jennifer M. Cavallari, Sc.D., C.I.H.

Martin G. Cherniack, M.D., M.P.H.

Alicia G. Dugan, Ph.D.

Lenworth R. Ellis, M.D.

Ann M. Ferris, Ph.D., R.D.

Jenny L. Garza, Sc.D.

Insoo Kim, Ph.D.

Erin L. Mead-Morse, Ph.D.

Sara T. Wakai, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Mark Buchanan, M.D.

Michael Erdil, M.D., FACOEM

Timothy Morse, Ph.D., C.P.E.

Paula Schenck, M.P.H.

Research and Professional Staff

Our professional staff includes public health professionals with experience in community and environmental health issues.

Matthew Brennan, M.P.H.
Phone: 860-679-2110

Janet Caldwell-Cover, M.A.
Phone: 860-679-6389

Kate Hayden, M.P.H.
Phone: 860-679-8946

Miriam Muniz
Executive Assistant
Phone: 860-679-4096

Thomas Varghese, MSIE, CPE, CIE
Phone: 860-679-4564

Tammy Wojtusik
Administrative Program Coordinator
Phone: 860-679-2760