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The Lowell Center team helps companies and organizations find practical solutions to our most pressing problems. Six faculty and about 25 professional staff have training and expertise in such disciplines as:

  • Planning
  • Epidemiology
  • Process engineering
  • Pollution prevention and clean
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental science
  • Ergonomics
  • Organizational change
  • Environmental law
  • Work environment policy
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental management systems
  • Environmental health
  • Public health

... and more

The Lowell Center also forms partnerships with and draws upon the expertise of government officials, industry managers, private consultants, public interest groups, community groups, and faculty, staff, and students from throughout the University of Massachusetts Lowell and other universities.

We are affiliated with the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) and the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Both organizations have strong track records of developing high-quality technical and science policy tools, as well as creating educational programs appropriate for a range of audiences that can use them to make positive change. 

The Department of Work Environment is one of the nation’s leading research and teaching centers in occupational safety and health. It has an excellent international reputation and has attracted leading graduate students and visiting scholars from throughout the world Since 1996, the Department has been designated a Collaborating Center for Occupational Health of the Pan American Health Organization, which is the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). 

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) provides services and grant programs to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, energy, and water while enhancing the economic competitiveness of Massachusetts businesses. It was established by the Commonwealth in 1989 and has been awarded the Ford Foundation’s Innovation in Government Award.