Recent Graduates

Sophia Chiu, MD, MPH, MA, MSc

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jonathon Fields, MD, MPH, MBA

Staff Physician, Allen Occupational Health
Medical Director, John Deere
UnityPoint at Work, LLC, in Waterloo, Iowa

Alina Walasek, MD, MPH

Staff Physician for Kaiser, California

Brenda Buikema, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
University of Iowa, College of Public Health

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Iowa offers its residents a wide breadth of clinical and research experiences. The instructors are very knowledgeable and truly interested in teaching.

Nazee Jabbari, MD, MPH

Staff Physician
Allen Occupational Health
Waterloo, IA

I chose Iowa because of the caliber of the program and clinical instructors. Because of my training, I was able to secure my top job choice.

Erin J. Kennedy, MD, MPH

Department Chair

Tri State Occupational Medicine Clinic
Dubuque, IA

I am an Iowa native and graduated from UI College of Medicine in 2006. As a physician with small children, I knew that my family would benefit from the cultural influences of the Midwest. Occ Med training programs were hard to come by. I knew that UI had a very good reputation in terms of its training programs, particularly its OM program that is able to boast of a nearly 100% first-try pass rate on OM Boards. For me, it was a no brainer to return to UI to complete residency.