Immune, Infectious and Dermal (IID) Cross-Sector Council

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The NORA Immune, Infectious, and Dermal Disease Prevention (IID) Cross-Sector Council brings together individuals and organizations with a shared interest in preventing work-related disease. Council members share information, form partnerships, and promote adoption and dissemination of solutions that work. Contact the Co-Chair or NORA Coordinator to volunteer.

Research Agenda
National Occupational Research Agenda for Immune, Infectious and Dermal Disease Prevention (IID)

The NORA IID Council identified research priorities for the third decade of NORA (2016-2026) in the National Occupational Research Agenda for IID. The agenda identifies six research objectives for the nation.

Research objectives for the nation:

  1. Investigate effects of recurring low-level occupational exposures on dermal, immune, and infectious diseases
  2. Investigate the contributions of skin exposure to the overall body burden of toxic substances
  3. Improve current skin exposure measurement methods
  4. Reduce the incidence and transmission of infectious disease in the workplace
  5. Reduce the incidence of allergic disease in the workplace
  6. Investigate autoimmune disease risk associated with occupational and environmental exposures
Cross-Sector Description

The IID cross-sector focuses on work-related

  • Immune diseases, such as contact dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and asthma
  • Infectious disease, such as influenza, norovirus, and legionella
  • Dermal diseases, which are caused by chemicals that enter the body through the skin and injure individual organs or groups of organs.

The NIOSH Immune, Infectious and Dermal Disease Prevention Program facilitates the work of the Council and coordinates NIOSH research in this cross-sector.