Linda Hawes Clever, M.D. (Co-Chair), is a specialist in internal medicine and occupational medicine. She attended undergraduate and medical school at Stanford University and did postdoctoral training at Stanford and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences; clinical professor of medicine at UCSF; associate dean for alumni affairs at the Stanford University School of Medicine; and founding chair and senior physician of the Division of Occupational Health at California Pacific Medical Center. She is also the founding president of RENEW, a not-for-profit aimed at helping devoted people maintain and regain enthusiasm, effectiveness, and purpose as they resolve the competing imperatives of work and life. Her husband is an internist as is their daughter, who is on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Clever served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees for 14 years and was editor of the Western Journal of Medicine; she also chaired the board of the public broadcasting station KQED. Dr. Clever speaks nationally and internationally and has many publications on topics including health promotion, occupational health, personal and institutional renewal, volunteerism, and leadership. Her book, The Fatigue Prescription: Four Ways to Renewing Your Energy, Health, and Life, was published in 2010.
M. E. Bonnie Rogers, Dr.P.H., COHN-S, LNCC, FAAN (Co-Chair), is an associate professor of nursing and public health and director of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center and the Occupational Health Nursing Program at the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill. Dr. Rogers received her diploma in nursing from the Washington Hospital Center
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D Committee Biographies Linda Hawes Clever, M.D. (Co-Chair), is a specialist in internal medi- cine and occupational medicine. She attended undergraduate and medical school at Stanford University and did postdoctoral training at Stanford and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences; clinical professor of medicine at UCSF; associate dean for alumni affairs at the Stanford University School of Medicine; and founding chair and senior physician of the Division of Occupational Health at California Pacific Medical Center. She is also the founding president of RENEW, a not-for-profit aimed at helping devoted people maintain and regain enthusiasm, effec- tiveness, and purpose as they resolve the competing imperatives of work and life. Her husband is an internist as is their daughter, who is on the fa- culty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Clever served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees for 14 years and was editor of the Western Journal of Medicine; she also chaired the board of the public broadcasting station KQED. Dr. Clever speaks nationally and internation- ally and has many publications on topics including health promotion, occupational health, personal and institutional renewal, volunteerism, and leadership. Her book, The Fatigue Prescription: Four Ways to Renewing Your Energy, Health, and Life, was published in 2010. M. E. Bonnie Rogers, Dr.P.H., COHN-S, LNCC, FAAN (Co-Chair), is an associate professor of nursing and public health and director of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center and the Occupational Health Nursing Program at the University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill. Dr. Rogers re- ceived her diploma in nursing from the Washington Hospital Center 57
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58 APPENDIX D School of Nursing, Washington, DC; her baccalaureate in nursing from George Mason University School of Nursing, Fairfax, Virginia; and her master of public health degree and doctorate in public health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Rogers was a visiting scholar at the Hasting Center in New York and is an ethics consultant. Dr. Rogers serves as chairperson of the NIOSH Na- tional Occupational Research Agenda Liaison Committee. She has served on numerous IOM committees including the IOM Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health. Dr. Rogers is past president of the American Association of Oc- cupational Health Nurses and the Association of Occupational and Envi- ronmental Clinics. She is currently Vice President of the International Commission on Occupational Health. Edie Alfano-Sobsey, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), is currently a public health epidemiologist with Wake County Human Services in North Carolina. She recently served as an industrial hygienist, epidemiologist, and team leader of the NC Public Health Regional Surveillance Team 4. In this position, she was successful in creating and leading new initiatives in public health preparedness. These include developing the environmental sampling protocol for bioterrorism agents used by North Carolina public health and first responders, implementing and evaluating respiratory pro- tection programs in health care agencies, developing and assisting with preparedness plans, creating training in epidemiology and outbreak in- vestigation for local health departments, and coordinating exercises to test local and state preparedness plans. Dr. Alfano-Sobsey’s other areas of expertise include infectious disease epidemiology, medical laboratory sciences (specializing in microbiology), and environmental health sciences, with peer-reviewed publications in these areas. She holds a doctor of philosophy in infectious disease epidemiology and a master of science in public health in environmental sciences, both from the Univer- sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a certified medical technologist and clinical laboratory scientist. Barbara DeBaun, R.N., M.S.N., CIC, has more than 30 years of expe- rience in the field of infection prevention and control. She is currently an improvement advisor for Cynosure Healthcare Consultants. Prior to this role she supported BEACON, the Bay Area Patient Safety Collaborative where she provided vision and leadership in the development, implemen- tation, and facilitation of performance improvement initiatives for the 38
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59 APPENDIX D participating medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, she was the director of patient safety and infection control at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Before that she directed the infection control programs at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Fran- cisco and the VA Hospital in the Bronx, New York. She is a certified infection control practitioner and holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Pace University in New York and a master of science degree in nursing from San Francisco State University. She is adjunct faculty at Dominican University California. She is an active member of the Asso- ciation for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Ms. DeBaun currently serves as the chair of the 2012 APIC Annual Con- ference Committee and is a member of the APIC Education Committee and the APIC Practice Guidance Council. She is the APIC liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. She has lectured nationally and interna- tionally on a variety of patient safety and infection control topics and has published more than a dozen articles and several book chapters. In 2008, she was selected as Infection Control Today’s Educator of the Year. Ms. DeBaun is a member of the IOM Standing Committee on Personal Pro- tective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health. Oisaeng Hong, Ph.D., R.N., is professor in the Department of Commu- nity Health Systems and director of the Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program at the Northern California Center for Occupa- tional and Environmental Health at UCSF. Her research focuses on the health and safety of workers with noise and chemical exposures and of underserved immigrant worker populations, with an emphasis on com- munity and workplace-based participatory health interventions. Dr. Hong is a recognized expert in the prevention occupational hearing loss through a multidisciplinary hearing protection intervention research funded by NIOSH, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Homeland Security. Her intervention research adapts the concept of tailoring to provide information most relevant to individual workers and incorporates internet and mobile phone applications for wide dissemina- tion in diverse worker populations. Dr. Hong’s sustained research has contributed to knowledge development, practice, and policy making na- tionally and internationally through scholarly publications and presenta- tions. Dr. Hong received her master of science in nursing from Yon Sei University (South Korea), her doctorate in nursing from the University of
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60 APPENDIX D Illinois at Chicago, and a postdoctoral fellowship in health promotion and risk reduction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Leslie M. Israel, D.O., M.P.H., FACOEM, is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She received her internship and residency training at Yale University and is board-certified in occupational medicine. Dr. Israel serves as the asso- ciate director of the University of California, Irvine, Occupational Medi- cine Residency Program and medical director for the University of California, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Occupa- tional and Environmental Medicine Clinic. In addition, she is working on several clinical research projects: Firefighter Occupational Exposures in collaboration with the Biomonitoring California Program, a NIOSH- funded Firefighter Obesity Study (FORWARD), and a review of work- ers’ compensation claims by firefighters for cardiac conditions. She serves as vice president of the Western Occupational Medicine Associa- tion (2011) and recently served as the chair for the National Occupation- al Medicine Residency Program Directors Group (May 1, 2010, to March 25, 2011). Dr. Israel is a member of the IOM Standing Committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health. James S. Johnson, Ph.D., CIH, QEP, has worked at the Lawrence Li- vermore National Laboratory (LLNL) since 1972. His position from November 2000 was section leader of the Chemical and Biological Safe- ty Section of the Safety Programs Division. Throughout his career at LLNL, Dr. Johnson has been involved with respiratory protection and personal protective equipment as the respiratory program administrator, research scientist, and division and section manager. He is an American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) fellow; a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment; a member of the NFPA Respiratory Protection Equipment Committee; past chair of the International Society for Respiratory Protection, Americas Section; secretariat chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z88 for Respiratory Protection; and a member and past chairman of the AIHA Respirator Committee. He is also a member of the AIHA Protective Clothing and Equipment Committee and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Task Force. Dr. Johnson retired from LLNL on July 1, 2006, and is now a part-time consultant. He has taught a one-
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61 APPENDIX D semester industrial hygiene class at Chabot-Las Positas Community College since 1982 and a variety of respiratory protection training classes. Dr. Johnson is a member of the IOM Standing Committee on Personal Pro- tective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health. Hernando R. Perez, Ph.D., M.P.H., CIH, is an assistant professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health. He received his master’s of public health in environmental and occupational health from Emory University and his Ph.D. in industrial hygiene from Purdue University. Dr. Perez is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and serves as director of the Drexel School of Public Health’s industrial hygiene consulting ser- vice. He is also certified in safety by the Board of Certified Safety Pro- fessionals. His research interests include environmental and occupational bioaerosol assessment, children’s environmental health, and housing and health. Dr. Perez served as consultant, facilitator, and report writer to the Mold Task Force of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He has also collaborated with both the Philadelphia Department of Health and the Philadelphia Housing Authority on their Housing and Urban Development– funded Healthy Homes Demonstration Projects. Additionally, he has served as a grant reviewer for internal proposals at NIOSH, as well as a senior grant reviewer for Round 12 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Lead Hazard Control Grant Program. Patricia Quinlan, M.P.H., CIH, is an industrial hygienist–senior spe- cialist in the School of Medicine at UCSF. She also holds an appoint- ment as a clinical professor of nursing at UCSF School of Nursing. Her job duties include research, teaching, clinical support work, and commu- nity service. Over the past 24 years she has been involved with a series of research projects whose purpose is to better understand the impact of work and the environment on health—specifically how various agents may affect the health of workers and members of the public. These stu- dies have included examining the neurotoxic effects of exposures to sol- vents and methanol and the pulmonary effects of exposure to agents such as aerosolized pentamidine and metal fumes. Other research has included evaluating workers’ exposures for a retrospective colon cancer study, a study of gradients of health in hospital workers, and occupational expo- sure assessment for several population-based case-control studies of Par- kinson’s disease and childhood leukemia. Her current research includes studies regarding the effects of environmental exposures on subjects with
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62 APPENDIX D asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Ms. Quinlan has served on several advisory committees for the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, including the 5155 Air Contaminants Committee and the general advisory commit- tee. She also is a member of the board of directors of Worksafe, a health and safety advocacy organization.