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Tuberculosis in the Workplace
torate in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She has conducted several research studies involving tuberculosis risk in both hospital-based and non-hospital-based health care workers, including funeral directors, emergency service employees, and most recently, correctional health care workers. She has special expertise in the area of tuberculin skin testing as well as in risk reduction methodologies, including a wide range of control measures (e.g., engineering, administrative, and work practice controls). Dr. Gershon is also a clinical microbiologist, with a master’s in medical microbiology.
DOUGLAS HORNICK, M.D., is Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa. He is board certified in internal medicine, with subspecialty board certification in both pulmonary and critical care medicine. His clinical and research interests focus on lung infections. He is director of the tuberculosis Chest Clinic as well as the adult Cystic Fibrosis Service at the University of Iowa. He serves as an advisor to the State Department of Health for tuberculosis-related issues and is the author of several review articles, web pages, and textbook chapters on tuberculosis. He has also served on the international consensus committee on nosocomial pneumonia, and the Microbiology, Tuberculosis and Pulmonary Infection Program committee for the American Thoracic Society.
PAMELA KELLNER, R.N., M.P.H., is the Director of the Program Development Unit for the New York City Department of Health Tuberculosis Control Program. She has also served as Deputy Director for Outreach Services, planning and providing administrative oversight for regulatory affairs, directly observed therapy, homeless services, and screening activities related to tuberculosis outbreaks and exposure incidents within large groups and special populations. She has worked as an employee health services administrator and has directed an on-site mental health program in a large urban homeless shelter.
JAMES MELIUS, M.D., Dr.P.H., is Director of the New York State Laborers’ Health and Safety Trust Fund and Director of Research for the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America. His work focuses on the development and promotion of health and safety programs in the construction industry. He is currently Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registries, a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and a past member of the Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculo-