While the EHS Leadership Council and its various working groups have developed many best practice documents over the years, the challenge for many campuses is finding expertise and/or resources to implement the programs.  And, although campuses do share resources with each other, it is usually in response to an emergency event and for a very limited duration.  The Centers of Excellence (CoE) program is intended to address this issue by being proactive in providing resources in advance and requiring a CoE to provide assistance to other campuses and system-wide leadership on their specific subject area. In general, CoE’s have the following characteristics or elements:

  • Collection of subject matter experts on a given subject/topic
  • Central repository for research and study materials
  • Clearinghouse of process, standards and policy design
  • Source of educational opportunities on the given subject/topic
  • Development and monitoring of success criteria for metrics/systems of measurement

View UC Centers of Excellence

Charles Borromeo, UCB

Dangerous Goods Shipping

Phone: (510) 642-0117


Sandra Conrrad, UCI

Integrated Safety Process Metrics

Phone: (949) 824-6982


Brent Cooley, UCSC

Safety in the Arts

Phone: (831) 459-1877


Janette de la Rosa Ducut, UCR

Training and Education

Phone: (951) 827-6303


Jim Gilson, UCB

Occupational Safety (OS)

Phone: (510) 643-9575


David Kang, UCI

Smart Labs

Phone: (949) 824-7574


Craig Merlic, UCLA

UC Center for Laboratory Safety

Phone: 3102068550


Kristin Parker, UCLAMC

Southern California Student Health & Counseling/Other Campus Clinical Operations Liability Risk

Phone: (310) 794-3500


Nancy Terry, UCSD

Learning Management System

Phone: (858) 822-3346