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D. Gary Rischitelli, M.D., J.D., M.P.H

Assistant Scientist, CROET
REMOVED per PHPM 2-3-2014

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Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of occupational and environmental epidemiology, injury prevention, toxicology, occupational health services research and the ethical, legal and social issues surrounding the delivery of occupational health services.

My current research activities include a study of geographic variation in the utilization of spinal surgery within Oregon, the investigation and prevention of occupational fatalities in Oregon, and modeling the occupational transmission of infectious diseases.

My areas of clinical interest are occupational infectious diseases, clinical toxicology and disability evaluation. In addition to my research and clinical activities, I teach courses in environmental health, law and science, and public health law.


Gary Rischitelli received a BA in Biology with Highest Honors from Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA in 1983; an MD from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX in 1987; a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI in 1994; and a JD from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR in 1994. Dr. Rischitelli completed an internship at Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR in 1987-88, and a residency in occupational medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore, MD in 1995-96.

Dr. Rischitelli is Board Certified in both Occupational Medicine and Medical Toxicology by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and is the Chairperson of the ACOEM Committee on Ethical Practice in Occupational Medicine and the Associate Chair of the Board of Fellowship Examiners. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Occupational Physician Scholarship Fund and a former member of the Board of The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.



Selected Publications

Rischitelli G, Nygren P, Bougatsos C, Freeman M, and Helfand M. Screening for Elevated Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: An Updated Summary of Evidence for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Pediatrics. 2006;118:e1867-95.

Young M, Rischitelli DG. Occupational risks and risk perception among Latino adolescents. McGill J Med 2006;9(1):49-53.

Rischitelli DG, Berman F, McCauley LA. Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the 21st Century: The New Frontier in Genetics and Health. AAOHN Journal. 2005;53(12):522-8.

Rischitelli DG, Lasarev M, McCauley LA. Career risk of HCV infection among U.S. public safety and healthcare workers. J Occup Environ Med 2005;47(11):1174-81.

Schwartz BS, Rischitelli G, Hu H. The future of environmental medicine in Environmental Health Perspectives: where should we be headed? Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Sep;113(9):A574-6.

Rischitelli DG. Dermatitis In A Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Facility. Contact Dermatitis. 2005 Feb;52(2):78-81.

Rischitelli DG, Berman F, McCauley LA. Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the 21st Century: The New Frontier in Genetics and Health. AAOHN Journal. (In Press)

Rischitelli DG. The Iatroepidemic [reply]. Am J Prev Med 2004; 26(5):461.

Rischitelli DG. The Iatroepidemic [letter]. Am J Prev Med 2003; 25(3):272.

McCauley LA. Rischitelli DG. Salazar MK. Hepatitis C among public safety workers-assessment of risk and strategies for prevention. AAOHN Journal. 51(8):333-5, 2003 Aug.

Hung R, Shelton S, Rischitelli G. Risk factors for tuberculosis conversion in a state prison. McGill J Med 2003;7(1):26-31.

Rischitelli DG. Chevron USA, Inc. v. Echazabal [letter]. J Occup Environ Med 2003;45(7):667.

McCauley LA, Lasarev M, Sticker D, Rischitelli DG, Spencer PS. Illness experience of Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to chemical warfare agents. Am J Prev Med 2002;23(3):200-206.

Rischitelli DG, Karbowicz S. The safety and efficacy of controlled-release oxycodone: a systematic review. Pharmacotherapy 2002;22(7):898-904.

Rischitelli DG, McCauley LA, Lambert WE. Hepatitis C in Urban Public Safety Workers [letter]. J Occup Environ Med 2002;44(3):223-34.

Rischitelli DG, McCauley LA, Lambert WE, Lasarev M, Mahoney E. Hepatitis C in urban and rural public safety workers. J Occup Environ Med 2002;44(6):568-573.

McCauley LA, Rischitelli DG, Lambert WE, Lasarev M, Sticker DL, Spencer PS. Symptoms of Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to organophosphate chemical warfare agents at Khamisiyah, Iraq. Intl J Occup Environ Health 2001;7(2):79-89.

Rischitelli DG, Harris JE, McCauley LA, Gershon RM, Guidotti T. The risk of acquiring hepatitis B or C among public safety workers: A systematic review. Am J Prev Med 2001;20(4):299-306.

Rischitelli DG. State licensing laws and the interstate practice of occupational medicine. J Occup Environ Med 1999;41(10):911-919.

Rischitelli DG. A workers' compensation primer. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 1999;83:614-617.

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