Elisa Leon Carrasco, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Elisa Leon Carrasco, is a medical doctor with an expertise in public, and occupational health. She is currently the Deputy Manager of Research, and Development in Occupational Health in one of Chile’s largest health providers, the Mutual de Seguridad de la Cámara Chilena de la Construcción. Dr. Leon Carrasco was awarded the Irving J. Selikoff Scholarship in 1999 to support the establishment of a national system of epidemiological vigilance of fatal occupational accidents, the first of its kind in Chile. The System was in running full force by the year 2000. She worked with Steven Markowitz, M.D.

During her research, Dr. Carrasco also created a professional development course in industrial hygiene. The purpose of this course was to provide professional training in industrial hygiene to inspectors in the public health system. Dr. Carrasco’s additional research interests include cost determination of occupational accidents and diseases, occupational cancers, silicon and heavy metals as risk agents, risk and dosage assessment and defining sentinel events in occupational health.

Institutional Affiliation

Mutual de Seguridad de la Cámara Chilena de la Construccio

Mailing Address

Depto. de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud del Trabajo
Mutual de Seguridad de la Camara Chilena de la Construccion
Av. Libertador B O’Higgins 194
Torre C, Piso 3
Santiago
CHILE

E-mail Address

maleon@mutualseg.cl

Irving J. Selikoff Scholarship Project

Implementation of a National System of Epidemiological Vigilance of Fatal Occupational Accidents in Chile

The goal of this project is to design and implement a national system of epidemiological vigilance of fatal occupational injuries in order to have the information necessary to create efficient preventive interventions. The design and implementation priorities will be determined via a workshop attended by health and related professionals from all over the nation.