Worker Health Research
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides technical assistance to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other government agencies by performing specialized worker health research to assess the health of workers and other populations. Statistical methods, epidemiologic research and hazard assessments are core ORISE worker health research competencies.
Because information technology is an integral part of the epidemiologic research process, ORISE also capitalizes on its benefits by organizing worker health research data into manageable databases. By providing DOE and the scientific community
with accessible information on the long-term health outcomes of occupational exposures, ORISE is helping improve the standards for protecting the health of current
and former workers.
Our specific worker health research capabilities include:
ORISE now offers training to help customers understand and explain critical, salient points found in key epidemiological studies and data trends.
ORISE performs statistical modeling and analysis to better understand occupational and worker health outcomes.
ORISE assesses both chemical and radiation exposures, and conducts both internal and external radiation dose assessments.
Through the Center for Epidemiologic Research (CER), ORISE provides the DOE with both long-term and short-term studies of health problems at its facilities.
The Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource makes deidentified DOE active and former worker data from occupational and environmental health studies available for research and teaching.