Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

Judith Green McKenzie, MD, MPH

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Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Program Director, Occupational Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Lead Physician, Occupational Medicine Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis institute, University of Pennsylvania
Division Chief, Occupational Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Member, Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics,, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Ground Floor Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 2156624220
Education:
A.B. (Biology (Minor in History of Science))
Princeton University , 1983.
M.D. (Medicine)
Yale University School of Medicine, 1987.
M.P.H. (Public Health, Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology Research Track)
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine , New York University Medical Center, 1987-1988.
Resident, Internal Medicine , New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, 1988-1990.
Fellow, Occupational and Environmental Medicine , Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1995-1997.
Epidemiology/Quantitative Research Track Certificate of Concentration , Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1995-1997.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine , 1993.
American Board of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine , 1999.
(Recertification)American Board of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine , 2009.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. McKenzie graduated from Princeton University where she was awarded the Frederick Douglass Prize for leadership and scholarship and went on to study medicine at Yale University School of Medicine where she was selected to be a Commonwealth Fellow. After completing her Internal Medicine training at New York University/Bellevue Hospital she continued at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health with her Occupational Medicine Fellowship, Masters of Public Health degree and the Epidemiology Research Track. She was a recipient of one of the first resident research awards given at the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) national meeting. Dr. McKenzie is the author of over 100 scientific publications. Her research focuses on Occupational and Environmental Medicine Outcomes and Employee Health, especially in the areas of graduate residency education, occupational exposures and injuries, the cost of work disability and resiliency, wellness and prevention. She also mentors residents publishing scholarly work. A member of the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a reviewer for several journals she serves or has served on the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study sections, on its Board of Scientific Counselors and on several National Academy of Science and Medicine (NASEM) Committees.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Trained in both Occupational/Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine and listed as one of America's top physicians, Dr. McKenzie's clinical work centers on employee health, wellness and prevention, injury care and disability management for worker populations, and the evaluation and treatment of environmental exposures. She manages the health and wellness of worker populations and individual employees, evaluates and treats Occupational and Environmental Illnesses and Injuries, conducts Independent Medical Examinations, provides Expert Witness and Causation Reports, designs and executes surveillance programs, and serves as a regional and national consultant on Occupational, Environmental and Toxicology Cases.

Description of Other Expertise

Teaching - Dr. McKenzie is Program Director for the largest civilian Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) program in the US, which has trained 7.5% of new diplomates of the American Board of Preventive Medicine-Occupational Medicine over the past decade. She was honored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), an international medical society, when it bestowed upon her its 2015 Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education or Research in OEM, a lifetime achievement award recognizing an individual who has shown distinction in and made significant contributions to academic excellence or research in the disciplines of occupational medicine (OM), environmental medicine, and/or environmental health. She was recognized in particular for her work and accomplishments as a distinguished educator, specifically for her outstanding leadership as Director of University of Pennsylvania's OEM Residency Program, which has resulted in the development of a unique train-in-place program, an innovative model of post-graduate medical education. Trained in both Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine, she is an appointee to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee (ACGME-RRC) for Preventive Medicine.

Selected Publications

Volberding, P.A., Aranda, M.P., Dennerlein, J.T., Dixon, L., Heinemann, A.W., Houtenville, A.J., Johnson, K.L., Kornblau, B.L., Marion, P.J., McGurk, S., Green-McKenzie, J., Sanchez, J.I., Shattuck, P., Stevenson, L.W., Wallace, R.B.: Functional Assessment for Adults with Disabilities. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academies Press. May 2019 Notes: Selected to Sub-Committee that briefed Congress and Social Security on the study findings.

Blazer, D.G., Bazarian, J., Bogner, J., Corrigan, J.D., Engel, C.C., Fink, M.E., Fitzpatrick, A.L., Gill, J.M., Green-McKenzie, J., Hoffman, J.M., Krull, H., Lewis, R.J., Manley, G.T., Rutherford, G.W., Zumsteg, J.M. : Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academies Press. April 2019 Notes: Committee on the Review of the Department of Veterans Affairs Examinations for Traumatic Brain Injury

Newcomb R, Frasso R, Breeeher L, Molella R, Cruz P, Green-McKenzie J: Medical Surveillance for Hazardous Drugs: A Qualitative Assessment of Current Practices. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 60(6): 521-527, June 2018.

Green-McKenzie J: The Healthy Worker Effect: Then and Now. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 59(3), March 2017.

Green McKenzie J, Emmett E: Characteristics and Outcomes of an Innovative Train-in-Place Residency Program. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 9(5): 634-639, October 2017 Notes:

Green-McKenzie J, McCarthy R, Shofer F: Characterization of Occupational Blood and Body Fluid Exposures beyond the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. British Medical Journal 17(5): 226-232, May 2016 Notes: Doi: 10.1177-1755177416645339.

Saberi P, Propert KJ, Powers M, Emmett E, McKenzie J : Field Survey of Health Perception and Complaints of Pennsylvania Residents in the Marcellus Shale Region. International Journal of Environmental Research Public Health 11(6): 6517-27, June 2014 Notes: Mentored Resident Research; Funded by Pilot Grant from Center of Excellence for Environmental Toxicology

Cloeren M, Gean C, Kesler D, Green-McKenzie J, Taylor M, Upfal M, Hodgson M, Adamo P, Harber P, McLellan R.: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's Occupational and Environmental Medicine Competencies-2014: ACOEM OEM Competencies Task Force. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 56(5): e21-e40, May 2014.

Green-McKenzie J, Parkerson J, Bernacki E: A comparison of workers compensation costs for two cohorts of workers before and after managed care. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 40(6): 568-572, June 1998.

McCarthy R, Shofer F, Green-McKenzie J: Outcomes of a Heat Stress Awareness Program in Outdoor Municipal Workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine May 2019 Notes: ACOEM used study results used to support expert testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protection in support of the proposed OSHA Heat Standard

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