Esi W Nkyekyer

Clinical Instructor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Acting Assistant Professor, Medicine, General Internal Medicine (Primary department)

Dr. Nkyekyer received her MD from Yale University School of Medicine in 2010 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in 2013. She practiced Primary Care for 2 years before completing fellowship training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and an MPH in the Department of Environmental and Occupational health Sciences and at the University of Washington. Dr. Nkyekyer joined the faculty in the Departments of Medicine, and Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Medicine in 2017. She is the current Medical Director of the UW Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinical Service Program.

Contact Information

Box: 359739
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, Washington 98104
Tel: (206) 744-9377

Contact Information

University of Washington
Office: F 226B
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195


  • Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic at Harborview
  • Center of Occupational Health and Education at UW Medicine Harborview
  • UW Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency
  • Continuing Education Programs, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Prevention of occupational injury and disease. Occupational injury and disease management best practices. Return-to-work outcomes. Occupational and environmental health education.

Teaching interests

ENV_H 597 (Case Studies in Environmental and Occupational Health)

ENV_H 596 (Current Issues in Occupational and Environmental Medicine)


MD, Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 2010
MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, 2017


This is a project funded by a grant from the Medical Aid and Accident Fund (MA/AF) to develop an Online Occupational Diseases Course that offers instruction in a broad range of occupational disease topics, acquaints learners with diagnostic and treatment best practices, and introduces the healthcare providers to prevention strategies using the latest industrial hygiene techniques. The project is being conducted in collaboration with DEOHS’ Continuing Education Programs.

Selected Publications

Nkyekyer EW, Dannenberg A. Use and Effectiveness of Health Impact Assessment in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector in the United States, 2007 – 2016. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. (in Press)

Nkyekyer EW, Fulton-Kehoe D, Spector J, Franklin G. Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use Before Injury Among Workers in Washington State, 2012 - 2015. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Apr 17. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001346. [Epub ahead of print]

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