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Occupational Health Services

Occupational Health plans, develops, and helps implement the Veterans Health Administration’s overall goals and strategic objectives for occupational health, prevention, and safety programs for employees. We provide advice, interpretation, and implementation of policies and programs related to occupational safety and health programs in support of regulatory and professional standards.


Occupational Health consists of several programs and two centers.




Key staff members are:

  • Jennifer Lipkowitz-Eaton, M.D., M.P.H. – Director, Surveillance and Analytics
  • Pamela Hirsch, RN, M.Ed., M.S. – Director, Employee Occupational Health
  • Lynn Van Male, Ph.D. – Director, Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Tony Hilton, DrPH, RN, MSN, FNP, CRRN – Program Manager, Safe Patient Handling and Mobility.

Contact Occupational Health.