- Occupational Medicine Workshops and Webinars
Photos of DOE Headquarters - The Forrestal Building
The Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar is a joint effort between the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) and the Department of Energy (DOE). This event brings together, among others, DOE Occupational Medicine professionals in order to
- 1. provide training on matters relevant to practitioners within the Department
- 2. enable those who attend in person to engage in valuable discussions with both colleagues from other DOE sites and personnel from DOE Headquarters whose functions include policy development, interpretation, revision, and assistance.
The Occupational Medicine Workshop and Webinar format has been developed to provide training by recognized DOE professionals regarding traditional services associated with DOE Occupational Medicine Programs. In addition, training by both DOE and non-DOE subject matter experts has been incorporated to address more specialized or emerging services associated with DOE Occupational Medicine Programs. Lastly, discussions or "roundtables" have been incorporated to support consensus building and the development of best practices where appropriate.
Workshops and Webinars
Michael Ardaiz, MD, MPH, CPH
Chief Medical Officer
1000 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-8758 (phone)
Claudia Beach, RN, BA, COHN-S
Occupational Health Nurse
19901 Germantown Rd.
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 903-9826 (phone)
Dr. Jamie Stalker, Site Medical Director at ANL.
Dr. Joe Falco, Site Medical Director at BNL, addressing group (2nd to last EFCOG)
Counselor Christopher Kuczinski of EEOC addressing the Site Medical Directors at a BNL Workshop
A surgical demonstration by the staff of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center and Training Site (REAC/TS) includes use of protective shielding in a surgical setting to protect medical staff from radiological contamination when responding to radiological events. (Digital Archive No 1001356)
Dr. Peter Lichty, Site Medical Director at LBNL, leading a health promotional activity at LBNL.
The CMO touring a wind turbine research facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Denver, CO with Michael Stewart, Sr. Safety Specialist I (center) and Deb McCoy, R.N., BSN, COHN-S, Occupational Health Administrator (right).
Dr. John Sloan, Site Medical Director of the Office of Secure Transportation, participating in field exercises.
Dr. Peter Lichty, Site Medical Director at LBNL, leading an influenza immunization campaign at LBNL.
Dr. Joe Falco, Site Medical Director at BNL.
Dr. Rick Sauerman, Site Medical Director at SNL, with emergency medical staff at SNL.
Sally Gadola, Occupational Nurse Health Specialist at ORNL.
Dr. Al Wiley, Director of REAC/TS, demonstrating the REAC/TS role in Federal response to radiological emergencies.
Dr. Jamie Stalker, Site Medical Director at ANL, critiquing emergency medical services during an exercise at ANL.
Michael Ardaiz, MD, MPH, CPH
Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Office of Health, Safety and Security
Dr. Michael Ardaiz has served as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) within the Department of Energyís Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS) since 2008. He has practiced Occupational Medicine in the public sector since 1998 on behalf of multiple agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). He has received training in such environments as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Office of Occupational Medicine (OOM), the Department of Health and Human Servicesí (DHHS) Federal Occupational Health (FOH) Office of Employability.
He is graduated from the Occupational & Environmental Medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins University and has been board-certified in both Occupational & Environmental Medicine (OEM) and Internal Medicine (IM). He has also served as a reviewer of manuscripts for the Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (JOEM) and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Douglas B. Trout, MD, MHS
Associate Director for Science, NIOSH Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies.
Masters degree in Industrial Hygiene - Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (Masters of Health Science-1985).
Medical school - University of Pennsylvania (MD-1989).
Residencies and Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
Medical officer at CDCís National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) since 1992.
Stephen L. Sugarman, MS CHP
Health Physics Project Manager, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
He is responsible for responding to calls for radiation emergency assistance and performing radiation dose assessments as part of medical response. Mr. Sugarman develops educational materials and teaches REAC/TSí specialized continuing medical education courses. Mr. Sugarman is a Certified Health Physicist and holds a masterís degree in safety education and service from the University of Tennessee. He is also master-level certified by the Board of Certified Hazard Control Management. He is an active member of the Health Physics Society and serves as a peer reviewer for the organizationís journal.
Albert Wiley, MD PhD
Medical and Technical Director of Radiation Emergency Medicine Programs, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
With overall responsibility for the medical care, continuing medical education courses and research conducted by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site. REAC/TS is a U.S. Department of Energy facility managed by ORAU. With more than 40 years of medical experience in radiation oncology and nuclear medicine, Wiley is a leading authority in these fields. He has served as medical faculty at several universities, notably with dual appointments in some cases to the universityís department of physics. Previously, he spent more than 20 years serving on the medical staff and faculty at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center, retiring as an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He served as the medical director of the U.S. Navel Radiological Defense Lab in San Francisco, Calif. and is a member of the U.S. Navy Retired Reserve. He has served nationally and internationally as a consultant and as the U.S. medical representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has consulted at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department of State, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the World Health Organization. He has given invited presentations to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee staff on biodosimetry and has addressed the National Academy of Medicine on medical aspects of nuclear detonations.
Deanna Suskovich, CSSMBB
Certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and Lean Management
Is a Certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and Lean Management who previously worked for over 10 years with Johnson Controls, Inc. as a Black Belt Sales Engineer for the Systems & Services division and ultimately the Healthcare Solutions Group where she found herself drawn to identifying areas of inefficiency and waste with her healthcare clients. Since 2005, she has worked through the Ancerra Corporation to bring solutions Healthcare, as well as A/E and Construction clients.
Deanna has been working with front-line improvement teams, mid-level managers and Senior Leaders to apply Lean and Six Sigma concepts on the implementation of improvement projects as well as coaching, guiding and mentoring healthcare organizations on their journey to becoming a high reliability organization. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs is among her clients and is a Consultant & Instructor at International Society for Six Sigma Certifications.
Morgan Edwinson, MS
Sandia National Labs
Morgan Edwinson has a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus Health Studies, and an Undergraduate Degree in Patient Services and Relations.
Ms. Edwinson was hired to Sandia National Labs, California to design and launch their preventive health programs, which include a full fitness facility. Over the past 10 years Morgan has led the Preventive Health Team to launch a full of array of successful health and wellness programs designed to keep employees active and reduce targeted health risks.
Most Recently, sheís been collaborating with other Health and Productivity Management professionals in the DOE Complex to develop best practice standards as well as jointly participate in activities and programs such as the Active For Life Labs Challenge.
In addition, she collaborated with Lawrence Livermore Labs to pilot onsite Farmerís Markets aimed at encouraging local, healthy eating. The events were highly successful and the program will be expanded for 2012.
Jodi Jacobsen, PhD MSW
Assistant Professor, The University of Maryland, School of Social Work
Dr. Jodi Jacobson is an assistant professor at The University of Maryland, School of Social Work. She is Chair of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) sub-specialization and the Financial Social Work Initiative. Dr. Jacobson earned her MSW and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland. Dr. Jacobsonís research focuses on workplace health and well-being, with attention to the relationships between worker health, productivity and safety.
She evaluates the effectiveness of, and studies workforce development issues related to, programs designed to support working families. These include EAPs, workplace crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, work/life programs and financial capability programs. Dr. Jacobson has published her work in leading professional journals and presented at national conferences.
Jacqueline D. Rogers, MS
Industrial Hygienist, Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy
Ms. Rogers has worked at DOE for the past 22 years, prior to that she worked at the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Ms. Rogers develops rules, policy, guidance documents, and provides technical clarification for 10 CFR 850, 851, 707 and various other hazardous substances found at DOE sites and operations.
Ms. Rogers has an M.S. degree in Regulatory Biology from the University of Connecticut.
Isaf Al-Nabulsi, PhD, MS
Office of Worker Screening and Compensation Support
Dr. Isaf Al-Nabulsi is with the Office of Worker Screening and Compensation Support (HS-14) within DOE Office of Health and Safety, Office of Health, Safety and Security. Dr. Al-Nabulsi has more than 25 years of experience in radiation sciences. She received her Masters of Science degree in Radiation Biology from the Georgetown University and her Ph.D. in biomedicinal chemistry from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
She previously worked for the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) where she served as a Program Manager for a congressionally mandated board, Veterans Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction. She previously held a Senior Program Officer/Study Director with the Board on Radiation Effects Research at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences where she directed twelve studies, six of which were congressionally mandated studies such as, Review of the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program, and Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident.
Peter V. O'Connell, MS CHP
Health Physicist, Office of Worker Protection Policy and Programs
His work involves developing guidance and policy on radiation protection issues, including DOE's occupational radiation protection regulation (10 CFR 835) and the associated technical standards. Mr. Peter O'Connell is a Certified Health Physicist. He earned a Master of Science in Radiological Sciences and Protection in 1986 from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. His past experience includes: Reactor Health Physics Inspector for NRC - Region I, and positions as Radiological Engineer and Health Physics Technician.
Manager, Y-12 National Security Complex
Mr. Barton graduated in 1975 from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Since 1977, he has worked at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12). Mr. Bartonís first 20 years at Y-12 were in the Finance organization, helping to administer an annual operating budget of roughly $800M. In 1997, he became involved in the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for Y-12 and, as a result of that assignment, moved to the Information Technology (IT) organization.
He currently serves as the Manager over several IT sections responsible for Manufacturing Support, Product Data Management, Security Systems, and work for other federal agencies. In this role, Charlie is responsible for business development related to the Electronic Medical Business Operations System (EMBOS). In support of this effort, he has been instrumental in bringing together a partnership that includes Healthcare Technology Partners (commercial license holder for EMBOS), Terremark (an internet hosting partner recently acquired by Verizon), and a consortium of colleges and universities with an interest in the development and use of electronic health record systems for both Computer Science and Medical curricula.
While serving at Y-12, Mr. Barton has received two Defense Programs Awards of Excellence from the Department of Energy for contributions in both Finance and Information Technology as well as numerous corporate awards for individual and team contributions to the support the of the Y-12 mission.
Russ Reynolds, PhD
Lead Staff Psychologist, Y-12 Occupational Health Services
Dr. Russ Reynolds since 2001 has served as the Lead Staff Psychologist for Y-12 Occupational Health Services. He has 20 publications including invited chapters and juried research articles. He has received more than$ 1.4 million in federally or foundation funded research. Todayís presentation provides an interim report on an ongoing study funded by HS.53, entitled Predictors of Emerging Risk and Integrity Lapses.
This study is a preliminary investigation of the validity of the psychological evaluation component of the Human Reliability Program. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with focus on Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, from Ohio University in 1987. He has worked in academic, both general medical and psychiatric hospital settings, and in private practice.
Neil S. Hibler, PhD, ABPP
Consultant, Federal and local law enforcement and security agencies
Doctor Hibler is a consultant to federal and local law enforcement and security agencies, as well as agencies such as DOE which are serviced through Federal Occupational Health (FOH), directing a network of psychologists across the nation to serve the needs of our government. He was previously a special agent and counterintelligence officer in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations for 24 years, having spent most that time as that agency's command clinical psychologist.
His last dozen years he also consulted on the Intelligence Community staff, designing, implementing and directing Project Slammer, the Intelligence Community's espionage research program. He is board certified in clinical psychology and additionally, in the science of human reliability.
Cindy M. Lawton, PT, OCS
Physical Therapist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cindy M. Lawton, PT has earned a bachelorís degree in biology and a Masterís Degree in Physical Therapy from Stanford University before accumulating over 25 years of clinical orthopedic experience. She has performed well over 300 ergonomic assessments of offices, non-office operations, and gloveboxes at LANL and has provided ergonomic training to several hundred glovebox workers.
She was the lead in the development of the new Hexarmor over-glove that reduces the risk of glovebox glove punctures and she is presently collaborating with the University of New Mexico orthopedic hand surgeons to design a new glovebox glove. She has published in several peer review journals and recently through the American Glovebox Society published the guideline for glovebox ergonomics. This year, she was honored by receiving the individual distinguished performance award at LANL and has been nominated by her peers the last two years for the NNSA safety professional of the year award.
Atkinson Longmire, MD
Occupational Physician, Office of Occupational Medicine in the Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management - OSHA
Dr Longmire holds a medical degree and has completed post-doctorate medical training at Walter Reed Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received medical board certification and practiced emergency medicine, clinical pharmacology, and occupational medicine. For the past twelve years he has been employed as an occupational physician in the Office of Occupational Medicine in the Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management at the National Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Smitty Chandler, MD, MPH, MS
Occupational Medicine Director, Jefferson Laboratory
Dr. Smitty Chandler has been the site Occupational Medicine Director at Jefferson Laboratory, or JLab, in Newport News Virginia since 1988. JLab's primary mission is to study quarks and gluons by use of a continuous electron beam accelerator. Smitty serves JLab half time. Most of his other Occupational Medicine responsibilities involve medical direction of an employee health service for a health system that employs 24,000 people.
Peter D. Lichty, MD MOH FACOEM
Occupational Medicine Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Peter Lichty is the Occupational Medical Director for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This multidisciplinary Department of Energy laboratory run by the University of California is one of the largest employers in the East Bay, with over 8,000 employees and visiting scientists. His academic training includes a master's degree in occupational health from Harvard, a medical degree from USC and a degree in biology from UC San Diego.
Peter began his preventive medicine career as a member of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service, assigned to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. He went on to work for IBM and later became a full-time consultant in occupational medicine, providing services in the oil, sugar, chemical, retail and other industries. He is board-certified in Occupational Medicine.
At Berkeley Laboratory, Peter has responsibility for Health Services, Disability Management, and the Human Subjects Protection Program.
This page was last updated on March 15, 2013