Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Director of Strategic Health Initiatives and Innovation, OEM (2018 - Present)
  • Associate Medical Director, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (2019 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Certificate, UCSF Medical Center: University of California, San Francisco, Training in Clinical Research
  • Residency, UCSF Medical Center: University of California, San Francisco
  • MPH, University of California, Berkeley, Environmental Health Sciences, Healthcare Management
  • Residency, University of Virginia Medical Center
  • Internship, University of Pennsylvania Health System, General Surgery
  • Medical Education, Trinity College

All Publications

  • Asthma phenotypes, associated comorbidities, and long-term symptoms in COVID-19 European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Eggert, L. E., He, Z., Collins, W., Lee, A. S., Nadeau, K., Chinthrajah, R. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1111/all.14972

  • Microgravity Effects on the Lungs and Respiratory System in Space. UCSF annual conference in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Murphy, C., Puri, R., Grenon, M. 2017
  • CME lecture: Systematic Approach to Solvent Toxicity UCSF Annual conference: Toxic Substances in the Workplace and Environment Puri, R. 2016
  • Asymmetrical hearing loss in active duty military flyers. UCSF OEM annual conference Murphy, C., Puri, R., Rittberg, C., Nast, J. 2016
  • Global perspectives of emerging occupational and environmental lung diseases CURRENT OPINION IN PULMONARY MEDICINE Moitra, S., Puri, R., Paul, D., Huang, Y. T. 2015; 21 (2): 114-120


    New technologies continue to be introduced into the workplace and the environment. These novel technologies also bring in new hazards leading to evolving patterns of established occupational and environmental diseases, as well as novel conditions never before encountered.Many of these emerging conditions have appeared in media outlets or in the literature as case reports. These sentinel cases often serve as a warning sign for subsequent outbreaks. This review will discuss environmental and occupational lung diseases and exposures from a global perspective. These diseases and exposures include environmental exposure to asbestos and lung diseases, accelerated silicosis in sandblasting jean workers, coal worker's pneumoconiosis in surface coal miners, health effects of indoor air pollution from burning of biomass fuels and exposures to heavy metals and potential health effects from hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Other emerging conditions are also discussed, including smog in developing countries, sand storms in Asia and the Middle East and respiratory illnesses from nanoparticles and man-made fibres.Clinicians must remain vigilant for potential occupational and environmental exposures, especially when evaluating patients with unusual and unique presentation, so that occupational and environmental risk factors may be identified, and monitoring and preventive measures can be implemented early.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000136

    View details for Web of Science ID 000349201500002

    View details for PubMedID 25575364

  • Cerebrovascular dissections: Rare entity, and its relevance to Occupational Medicine. Cardiovascular Health and Disease: UCSF OEM Annual conference Puri, R., McLaughlin, E., Khafagy, A. 2015
  • Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO) Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Puri, R., Kahn, L., Swee, W., Sabri, S., Angle, J., Matsumoto, A. 2009
  • Multimodality Imaging of Osteomyelitis in the Setting of Joint Replacement. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Lee, P., Puri, R., Schweitzer, M. 2005
  • The Use of Flow Imaging as an Adjunct to Technetium-99m-Tc- Fanolesomab. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Puri, R., Guilford, J., Schweitzer, M., Mechlin, M. 2005
  • Sudden loss of mobility and undetected fracture in older people. Irish Journal of Medical Science Puri, R., Quinn, B., McConaghy, D., O’Neill, D. 2001; 170 (1)
  • Trinity Student Medical Journal (TSMJ) Puri, R., et al University of Dublin. 2001
  • Non-compliance? The pursuit for concordance. Trinity Student Medical Journal (TSMJ) Puri, R. 2000
  • Antisense Inhibition of Human Colon Cancer Cell Lines Substratum Adhesion with a Phosphothioated 18-mer Oligonucleotide. Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Herz, D., Han, Y., Narayan, D., Pei, D., Puri, R., Ravikumar, T. 1995