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Jeffrey Levin, MD, MSPH
Professor and Chair; Program Director Occupational Medicine Residency; and Jesse Jones Distinguished Professor of Occupational Health Sciences
Department of Occupational Health Sciences
UT Health Science Center at Tyler
The ability to engage in training “the next generation” is both rewarding and a privilege that engenders humility.
I teach because I am passionate about the field of Occupational Medicine, a field that is an established specialty, but one about which there is little awareness of its importance to individual and population health. My passion for the field extends beyond my enjoyment of the diverse intellectual challenges that I encounter, but derives also from my recognition of its importance to society and the world of work, and my desire to attract students and help them mature into professionals of the discipline. I teach to recruit individuals to and build capacity in the field. Philosophically, my approach to educating students focuses on helping them with the skill of refining thinking in a way that questions can be generated and approaches developed to answer them.