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Lora E. Fleming, MD, PhD, MPH, MS


  • MORG Role: Chair, MORG Advisory Board



  • Research Interests:

    • Occupational & Environmental Health

    • Oceans & Human Health

    • Epidemiology


  • Training: 

    • 1997, PhD, Epidemiology – Yale School of Medicine/Public Health

    • 1984, MD, MPH, Occupational & Environmental Medicine – Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health

    • 1979, MSc, History of Science – Imperial College, London University, England

    • 1978, AB, Hispanic Studies – Radcliffe College, Harvard University


  • Biography:

    • Professor Fleming serves as the Chair of the Miami Occupational Research Group (MORG) Advisory Board. She is a board certified occupational and environmental health physician and epidemiologist; she provides expertise, guidance and leadership to the MORG surveillance program. She is currently a Professor, Chair and Director of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health ( at the University of Exeter Medical School (UK). 


  • Relevant Selected Publications:

    • Ocasio MA, Fleming LE, Hollenbeck J, Fernandez CA, LeBlanc WG, Lin J, Caban Martinez AJ, Kachan D, Christ SL, Sestito JP, Lee DJ. The Health of Young US Workers. JOEM in press

    • Wyatt KM, Brand S, Ashby Pepper J, Abraham J, Fleming LE. Understanding how healthy workplaces are created: implications for developing an National Health Service healthy workplace programme. Int J Health Research in press

    • Tolbert D, McCollister KE, LeBlanc WG, Lee DJ, Fleming LE, Muennig PA. The Economic Burden of Disease by Industrial Sector & Gender: Differences in Quality-Adjusted Life Years and Associated Costs. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2014;57:757-763

    • Husk K, Godfrey C, Abraham J, Robertson A, Fleming LE. Barriers to and enablers of a workplace support website among SMEs. International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research 2014;2(3):64-75

    • Fleming LE, Haines A, Golding B, Kessel A, Cichowska A, Sabel CE, Depledge MH, Sarran C, Osborne N, Whitmore C, Bloomfield D. Data Mashups: Potential Contribution to Decision Support on Climate Change and Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2014;11:1725-1746

    • Caban Martinez, Lee DJ, Clarke TC, Davila E, Clark JD, Ocasio M, Fleming L. Self-Reported Joint and Back Pain among Construction Workers: A Pilot Workplace Musculoskeletal Assessment. Journal Musculoskeletal Research, 2010, 13(49)

    • Christ, S. L., Fleming, L. E., Lee, D. J., Muntaner, C., Muennig, P. A. and Caban-Martinez, A. J. (2012), The effects of a psychosocial dimension of socioeconomic position on survival: occupational prestige and mortality among US working adults. Sociology of Health & Illness. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01456.x

    • Lee DJ, Fleming LE, LeBlanc WG, Arheart KL, Ferraro KF, Pitt-Catsouphes M, Muntaner C, Fernandez CA, Caban-Martinez AJ, Davila EP, Bandiera FC, Lewis JE, Kachan D.. Health Status and Risk Indicator Trends of the Aging U.S. Healthcare Workforce. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Mar 22. [Epub ahead of print]

    • Kachan D, Lewis JE, Davila EP, Arheart KL, LeBlanc WG, Fleming LE, Caban Martinez AJ, Lee DJ.. Nutrient intake and adherence to dietary recommendations among US workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Jan;54(1):101-5.

    • Caban Martinez A, Clarke TC, Davila DP, Fleming LE, Lee DH. Application of Handheld Devices to Field Research among Underserved Construction Worker Populations. Environ Health. 2011 Apr 1;10:27


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