Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Lisa Maier, MD Division Chief

What do we do? We are a multidisciplinary team focused on the detection, treatment and prevention of pulmonary diseases that are primarily a result of occupational/environmental exposures. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with a broad range of occupational/environmental and granulomatous lung diseases.

We also work with employees, unions, industry, government and others to provide exposure assessment, medical surveillance, respirator fit programs and education to ultimately reduce and prevent occupational and environmental illnesses.

Why National Jewish Health? With more than 25 years of experience, our division is recognized internationally for its comprehensive clinical, research and educational programs in occupational and environmental lung diseases.

We have a number of research programs. Specifically, we define the clinical presentation of new and already known occupational and environmental lung diseases, their natural history and the exposures, as well as clinical, genetic and other risk factors and inflammatory/immunologic mechanisms that lead to these occupational/environmental and other granulomatous lung diseases.

Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Nurses & Medical Staff



World Association for Sarcoidosis & Other Granulomatous Diseases (WASOG) Clinic

WASOG SarcoidosisNational Jewish Health is recognized by the World Association for Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases (WASOG) as a WASOG Sarcoidosis Clinic. This designation provides formal recognition of our team’s commitment to meet the needs of sarcoidosis patients and efforts to keep abreast of the ongoing advances and findings in the space.



Our Division has research labs housing a number of investigators with diverse research interests addressing the role of exposure in disease pathogenesis. Learn about our research.

Beryllium BioBank
Designed to facilitate future beryllium disease research, biological specimens and associated clinical data from patients with chronic beryllium disease, beryllium sensitization, and those exposed to beryllium who are non-sensitized are available.



Learn about our OEM Residency Program.