Nicholas Reul, MPH, MD

Clinical Instructor, Medicine (Primary department)
Clinical Instructor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Dr. Reul is the Associate Medical Director for Occupational Disease at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. A board-certified occupational and environmental medicine physician, Dr. Reul is committed to working in the public interest to translate known science into effective public health and workers’ compensation policies and guidelines. He supports the development and implementation of evidence-oriented solutions that improve quality, reduce harm, and improve the cost-effectiveness of healthcare for injured workers.

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Research Interests

  • Occupational disease epidemiology
  • Public Policy
  • Occupational and Environmental Health

Teaching interests

Occupational Disease, Public Policy, Occupational and Environmental Health


MD, Medicine, State University of New York (Stony Brook), 2008
MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Washington, 2012
BSc, Geology-Biology, Brown University, 2004
Selected Publications

Reul, N., W Li, LG Gallagher, RM Ray, ME Romano, DL Gao, DB Thomas, S Vedal, H Checkoway. Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Female Textile Workers in Shanghai, China, Exposed to Metals, Solvents, Chemicals, and Endotoxin: Follow-Up to a Nested Case-Cohort Study. JOEM 58 (2) 195-199. February 2016. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000596.

Spector, JT. and N Reul§. Promoting Early, Safe Return to Work in Injured Employees: A Randomized Trial of a Supervisor Training Intervention in a Healthcare Setting. J Occup Rehabil Epub ahead of print, 2016 Feb 16. DOI 10.1007/s10926-016-9633-6.

Reul, N. Introduction to Evidence-Based Decision Making in a Public Workers’ Compensation Agency. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 26 (2015) 435-443. August 2015.

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