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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.


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


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


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 hygiene 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, Boston, 1972-1977;associate professor public health, Harvard University, Boston, 1977-1983;professor, director environmental occupational health science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1983-1987;professor, chair work environmental College Engineering, University Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts, since 1987. Chairman Occupational Health China Exchange Advisory Committee, 1982-1987. Chair Occupational Health and Safety Work group, Department of Health, Education and Welfare secretary's Conference on Preventing Disease/Promoting Health, Objectives for the Nation, 1979, General Motors/United Auto Workers Occupation Health Advisory Board, 1982-1994, Epidemiology Review Board DuPont Corporation, since 1990.

Member board science counselors National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1988-1991. Member science advisory board environmental health effects committee Environmental Protection Agency, 1991-1994, chairman subcommittee on research Mass.Cancer Registry. Member of advisory board Massachusetts Coalition Occupational Safety and Health, 1981-1985, TLV Committee American Conference Governmental Industrial Hygienists, 1976-1979, sub-committee Occupational Cancer, National Cancer Institute, 1981-1982, task force Occupational Lung Disease, National Heart Lung Blood Institute, 1977, task force Occupational Respiratory Disease ALSOH, 1976, task group on Surveillance, National Institute Occupational Safety and Health, 1976-1977, study section National Institute Occupational Safety and Health, 1980-1983, board sci.advisors subcommittee on Individual Worker Notification, National Institute Occupational Safety and Health, 1985, task force III Research Needs in Environmental Health, 1984, special commission to evaluate extent of use of asbestosin public buildings, Commonwealth Massachusetts, 1977-1983.

Monograph reviewer National Research Council,1984-1985. Site visitor for center grant proposal National Institute Environmental Health Sciences, 1985. Evaluator asbestos liability, unites states department Justice.

Committee member vinyl chloride standard, generic carcinogen standard, assessto medical records standard, unites states department Labor. Consultant Beacon Management, Boston Gas Company, Chemical Manufacturers Association, Cincinnati Center Labor Council, W.R. Grace Company, McGill University School Occupational Health, UNOCAL Medical Surveillance Program, B.C. Research Foundation. Advisory board Harvard University Medical School health letter, 1980-1985.

Advisory panel Health Effects of Air Pollution, Rand Corporation, 1983-1987. Principal investigator General Electric Company, 1978-1991, United States BoraxCorp., 1985-1991, National Lime Association, 1988-1991.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, swimming, camping.


Married Cynthia Heynen, June 18, 1962 (divorced August 1968). Married Peggy Nelson, June 7, 1969. Children: Jesse Howe, Marya Nelson.