John D Meyer

John D Meyer, MD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health

Specialty:

Occupational Medicine

John Meyer, MD, MPH, is the Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, and practices at the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. An NIH BIRCWH Scholar from 2003-5, Dr. Meyer continues research focusing on reproductive hazards and risks for low birth weight and prematurity, using administrative datasets and longitudinal surveys to evaluate occupational risk factors, the psychosocial hazards of work, and health disparities in minority populations that may be mediated by work. Dr. Meyer’s methodological interests are in techniques of social epidemiology, longitudinal data analysis and multilevel modeling in the evaluation of work-related ill health. Other areas of research in which he have been involved include studies in indoor air and building environmental quality, and in the epidemiology of upper extremity disorders.

Previous Experience
Previously, Dr. Meyer was Lecturer in Occupational Medicine at the University of Manchester (UK), Chief of the Section of Occupation and Environmental Health, at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, consulting medical director to the Connecticut Department of Transportation and Chair of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board for Disability Retirement. At UConn he established a consultation service in occupational and environmental reproductive hazards for working pregnant women and those concerned with exposures prior to conception, developing guidance documents for pregnant women and their medical caregivers on reproductive hazards at work, including the nail salon and beauty industry.

Dr. Meyer received his MD from the Cornell University Medical College and MPH in environmental health from the Boston University School of Public Health, and completed residency training in occupational medicine at the Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts.

Certifications

Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Asbestosis
  • Clinical Preventive Medicine
  • Comprehensive Treatment of Work-Related Hand and Arm Disorders
  • Experienced in Workers’ Compensation Reporting
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Lead Toxicity
  • Medical Screenings for Work-related Hazard Exposures
  • Medical-Legal Examinations and Testimony
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Occupational Toxicology
  • Work Fitness and Disability Integration
  • Work-Related Injury and Illness Treatment and Management

Education

MD, Cornell University Medical College

MPH, Boston University School of Public Health

Internship, OB-GYN, NY Columbia Presbyterian Med. Ctr.

Residency, Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School

Residency, Occupational Medicine, Boston University Medical Center

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