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David Howe Wegman

David Howe Wegman, American health science educator, consultant. Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine. Recipient Alfred L. Frechette award Massachusetts Public Health Association, 1979, Harriet Hardy award New England College Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1994; Fulbright Senior fellow, 1998.

Background

  • Wegman, David Howe was born on March 13, 1940 in Baltimore. Son of Myron Ezra and Isabel (Howe) Wegman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1962. Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, 1966. Master of Science in Physiology, Harvard University, 1972.

    Career

    • Intern Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, 1966-1967. Medical epidemiologist, New York City Health Department National Communicable Disease Center, United States Public Health Service, 1967-1969. Director industrial health project Urban Planning Aid, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969-1971.

      Occupational hygiene physician Massachusetts Department Labor and Industry, Boston, 1972-1978. Assistant professor public health Harvard University, 1972-1977, associate professor public health, 1977-1983. Professor, director environmental occupational health science University of California at Los Angeles, 1983-1987.

      Professor, chair work environment College Engineering University Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1987—2003, dean School Health and Environment, since 2003. Member committee role of practicing physicians in occupational and environmental health Institute Medicine, 1987-1988, member committee to review health consequences during Persian Gulf War, 1994-1996, chair committee on health and safety implications of child labor, 1997-1998, member committee on gender differences in susceptibility to environmental factors, 1997-1998, member committee on musculoskeletal disorders and the workplace, 1999-2001, member planning meeting for study on changing dimensions of older American workers and their occupational health and safety needs, 1999, chair National Research Council committee on health and safety needs of older workers, 2002-2004, chair National Research Council Committee on Review of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Research Programs. Chair advisory committee on elimination of pneumoconiosis among coal mine workers Mine Safety and Health Administration, 1996.

      Member standards advisory committee on metal working fluids department labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1997-1999. Jameson Parkinson Memorial lecturer British Society Occpl. Medicine, 2003; chair framework committee National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health research National Research Council/Institute Medicine, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Preventive Medicine.

    Works

    • Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach
    • Workers and their families, employers, and society as a whole benefit when providers deliver the best quality of care to injured workers and when they know how to provide effective services for both prevention and fitness for duty and understand why, instead of just following regulations.
    • Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach
    • Workers and their families, employers, and society as a whole benefit when providers deliver the best quality of care to injured workers and when they know how to provide effective services for both prevention and fitness for duty and understand why, instead of just following regulations.
    • Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach
    • Workers and their families, employers, and society as a whole benefit when providers deliver the best quality of care to injured workers and when they know how to provide effective services for both prevention and fitness for duty and understand why, instead of just following regulations.

    Membership

    Advisory Board member Working Women, 1981-1985. Fellow American College Epidemiology, American College Preventive Medicine. Member American Public Health Association (panel environmental studies 1976-1978, executive board 1982, chairman occupational health and safety section 1976, governing council 1974-1980, 83-85, member science board since 2002, Alice Hamilton Lifetime Achievement award 2005),National Associate of National Academy, International Epidemiological Association (treasurer since 1999), International Commission Occupational Health (member executive board since 1996, chair science committee epidemiology in occupational health 1993-1996, secretary 1990-1993), American Conference Governmental Industrial Hygienists, American Occupational Medicine Association, American College Epidemiology, Society Epidemiological Research, Society Occupational and Environmental Health.

    Personality

    Interests

    Hiking, swimming, camping.

    Connections

    • Married Cynthia Heynen, June 18, 1962 (divorced August 1968). Married Peggy Nelson, June 7, 1969. Children: Jesse Howe, Marya Nelson.
    • father: Myron Ezra Wegman
    • mother: Isabel (Howe) Wegman
    • spouses: Cynthia Heynen
    • Peggy Nelson
    • children: Jesse Howe Wegman
    • Marya Nelson Wegman
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