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Mark R. Cullen M.D.


Dr. Mark R. Cullen is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health as well as the Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition his faculty post at Yale, Dr. Cullen also serves in a consulting capacity and has established cooperative research collaborations between the private sector and academic institutions.

Dr. Cullen completed his undergraduate degree in 1971, receiving his A.B. from Harvard University. Following his studies at Harvard, Dr. Cullen enrolled in the Yale University School of Medicine, completing his studies in 1976. He participated in a cooperative residency program in internal medicine at the Yale-New Hospital and was board certified in internal medicine in 1980. He then joined the Yale faculty as assistant professor and became board certified in preventative medicine in 1986.

Dr. Cullen’s professional and clinical interests are predominantly focused in the realm of occupational and environmental disease. His research has included extensive study of the relationship between asbestos and cancer, chronic beryllium disease, and occupational injury.

Dr. Cullen’s extensive research into the field of occupational disease has earned him the distinction of being one of the world’s leading experts on mesothelioma, a cancer known only to be caused by asbestos exposure. Dr. Cullen has served on several committees at the Institute of Medicine and is a member of several professional organizations, including the MacArthur Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health.

  • Yale University School of Medicine. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.