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Faculty

Core Faculty

Aisha Rivera Margarin, MD, MS

Program Director, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency

Faculty Associate, Environmental Health and Engineering

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

arivera28@jhu.edu

Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera is bilingual and board certified in occupational and general preventive medicine. As Program Director, she is responsible for organizing training and educational experiences, evaluating and mentoring residents and maintaining the residency's ACGME accreditation through a number of reporting and administrative tasks. She serves as a Medical Advisor to the International Association of Fire Fighters through a longstanding relationship between the union and the residency program and is the course director for the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering's Clinical Occupational and Environmental Toxicology Course. As of February 2019, she oversees the growing premed focus area for the Master of Health Sciences offered by the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. Outside of JHSPH, she maintains various professional relationships including working as a per diem physician with Concentra where she was most recently providing medical director and providing oversight for an onsite clinic, is a credentialed Clinical Peer Reviewer for several private companies, and has been assisting the NYC MTA with reviewing their practices in response to COVID-19 pandemic. ​

Her professional interests include: mentoring students and residents, medical education, firefighter health and safety, healthcare worker health, exploring the link between workplace culture and worker well-being, systems thinking, women in the workplace, vulnerable populations, work as a social determinant of health, workplace policies that promote healthy families, and international occupational health. She is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and serves on the Presidential Taskforce to Increase OEM Visibility. Her hobbies and interests include dedicating time to faith, family, and friends; eating good food; hearing good comedy; listening to podcasts and Audible books and music; traveling; home décor; and keeping up with current events/news.

Brian S. Schwartz, MD, MS

Deputy Program Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

bschwar1@jhu.edu; Office: 410-955-4130

Dr. Brian Schwartz is a professor, physician, and environmental epidemiologist investigating a broad range of environmental exposures and diseases, from specific toxicants like lead and other metals, to newer concerns such as the environmental health consequences of climate change, food production, and unconventional natural gas development. Much of his research is part of his work as Director of the Environmental Health Institute at the Geisinger Center for Health Research in Danville, PA. There he has become increasingly interested in using electronic health records for “big data” epidemiology. He and his team have ongoing or developing studies of the built environment and obesity, with particular emphasis on the land use, local food, local physical activity, and social environments; the public health impacts of Marcellus shale development in Pennsylvania; the community health effects of animal feeding operations, including the risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); the built environment, abandoned coal mine lands, and diabetes mellitus progression; the contribution of abandoned mine lands to community health and contextual effects; and evaluating the public health risks of energy scarcity and changing energy choices. As the co-director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Health, we are developing courses and research related to these areas.

He is the principal investigator for a number of grants including the surveillance program of former workers of Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico. Each resident typically has an opportunity to travel and participate in surveillance exams of former workers of Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories during their residency experience.

Virginia Weaver, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Medical Officer & Lead Physician, OSHA Occupational Medicine Resident and Graduate Nurse Internship Rotations

Vweaver1@jhu.edu

Dr. Virginia Weaver is a Medical Officer in the Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing in the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. She is the lead physician for the occupational medicine resident and graduate nurse internship programs. She also provides medical support for enforcement and the OSHA medical examination program. She remains an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (part-time) having been on the faculty since completing the occupational medicine residency and a post-doctoral research fellowship there in 1993. She directed the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency from 2006 until 2014.

Dr. Weaver’s research focuses on biological monitoring and occupational and environmental kidney disease, including the current epidemic of CKD of unknown cause in Central America, Sri Lanka, India and elsewhere. Her public health activities focus on occupational health risks for fire fighters and international occupational health. She was a member of the World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee from 2011-2016 and participated in the determination of cancers that would be compensable under the program. She has served on national research review and advisory panels for the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Michael Sauri, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Occupational Health Consultants

Faculty Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

msauri@ohcmd.com

Dr. Michael Sauri is the Medical Director of Occupational Health Consultants which services over 130 biomedical research laboratories in the Washington metropolitan area. He serves as a Tropical Medicine consultant in his Travel Advisory and Immunization Clinic. He received his Medical Degree from Loyola University and his Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM) from Tulane University. Dr. Sauri is boarded in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, General Internal Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He received Infectious Diseases Fellowship training in the US Navy and is a specialist in Medical Toxicology. He has authored numerous articles in Chemical/Biological Warfare, Refugee/Displaced Populations, Tropical Diseases, and AIDS. As a medical officer in the USAF and US Army, he was the first physician to be awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal. He is a Lt Col and active pilot in the Civil Air Patrol and serves as their Mid-Atlantic Region Health Service Officer. Dr. Sauri has been selected eleven times in the biannual Washingtonian Physician Poll as one of the Top Physicians in Infectious Diseases, as well as, in Internal Medicine in Washington metropolitan area.

A list of additional faculty and preceptors can be found at the residency website:

http://www.jhsph.edu/omr/Faculty.html

 

Preceptor Faculty

Margit L. Bleecker, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology (COEN), Baltimore, Maryland
COEN specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders related to neurotoxic exposures and ergonomic stressors (repetitive strain injuries).

Hung K. Cheung, MD, MPH
President and Founder of Cogency Medical
Hung Cheung, MD, MPH, has led hundreds of environmental and toxicological investigations, protecting thousands of occupants and saving organizations millions of dollars. A former Maryland State Medical Director and current Fellow of the American College and Environmental Medicine, he is nationally-recognized as an expert in Respiratory Environmental Medicine, Plant and Indoor Environmental Quality, Risk Communication and Medical Advisory Services. Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, he holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and has a medical degree from the University of Maryland. Cheung currently serves on the Advisory Panel for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences for their summer institute and Board of Directors for Healthy Housing Solutions, Inc.

Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Occupational Health Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Clinical and research interests include the care of patients with work-related or environmental-related illness and the biopsychosocioeconomic risk factors for prolonged work disability, the content and quality of physician/patient communication, return-to-work and workers’ compensation policy , and clinical education. She leads a long-term national task force addressing the quality of care in workers’ compensation, by focusing on changing the paradigm for documenting and coding clinical encounters to focus on functional outcomes and risk for prolonged disability.

Sacha H. Gutierrez, MD, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Occupational Health Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Sacha Gutierrez, MD, MS, graduated from Princeton University with a degree in chemistry. She completed medical school at the New Jersey Medical School and then served 3 years on active duty as an Army flight surgeon. Her time in service included one tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Sacha completed her residency training in occupational medicine at University of Texas at Tyler while also earning a Master’s degree in Environmental Medicine at Stephen F. Austin State University. Previous to joining the staff at FDA in January 2016, Gutierrez worked for the US Army as a disability evaluation physician for five years and then moved on to manage a 24 hour urgent care and occupational health clinic for Concentra, a national healthcare company. Gutierrez lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband Patrick, 2 daughters, Alivia and Estelle, aged 11 and 8, their dog Winter, their leopard gecko Autumn, and four chickens.

Aatif Hayat, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Mercy Business Health and Employee Services
Aatif Hayat, MD, MPH, provides comprehensive care and consultation for a number of employer health programs in the area.

Stella Hines, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Occupational Health Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interests include occupational lung diseases (including asbestos-related lung disease; silicosis; black lung; chronic beryllium disease; occupational asthma; reactive airways dysfunction syndrome; occupational COPD; and bronchiolitis obliterans); longitudinal pulmonary function analysis; health effects of nanomaterials; heavy metal toxicity; public health and policy; and critical care medicine

Michael Hodgson, MD, MPH
Director, Office of Occupational Medicine, OSHA
Michael Hodgson has a MPH from the University of Pittsburg School of Public Health and a MD from Johann Wofgand von Goethe University. Hodgson served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Service Officer in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corp, Associate Professor at both the University of Pittsburgh and University of Connecticut Schools of Public Health, and in various high level positions in NIOSH, the VA and currently at OSHA. He has long-standing experience in occupational and environmental medicine and health, such as, 1) health care occupational health systems design (violence prevention, ergonomics, sharps injury, general safety), 2) buildings and bioaerosols (outbreak investigations, litigation support) and 3) chronic disease and the environment..

Robert Lavin, MD
Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation Division, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland Medical Center
Director, Chronic Pain Management Service, VA Maryland Health Care System
Interests as a physiatrist include neurological and musculoskeletal issues of occupational medicine, orthopaedic rehabilitation, spinal injection procedures, electrodiagnosis, and pain management. He primarily sees patients with neck, back, and neuropathic pain, and musculoskeletal (repetitive use) syndromes.

Olusola Malomo, MD, MPH
Medical Director, DC Police and Fire Clinic
Olusola Malomo, MD, MPH, oversees provision of occupational and preventive medical services to the District's more than 6,000 police officers, fire fighters, US Park Police officers and U.S. Secret Service agents.

Stephan Mann MD, MPH​
Medical Director, Corporate Occupational Health Solutions
Stephan Mann, MD, MPH, is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine and Family Practice, and is a certified Medical Review Officer, Independent Medical Examiner and Aviation Medical Examiner. He has practiced medicine for over 30 years and has 20 years of experience in Occupational Medicine.

Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH
Professor and Director, Occupational Health Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interests include healthcare workers, metals and clinical toxicology, occupational reproductive toxicants, occupational exposure to hazardous drugs, and depleted uranium toxicity.

Ron McGraw
Occupational Health and Safety Assistant
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) represents 274,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in the U.S. and Canada. The IAFF's Department of Occupational Health and Safety is dedicated to providing fire fighters and emergency medical responders with the most current information on how the work environment affects their health.

Noah Raizman, MD, MFA
Hand, Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
Noah Raizman, MD, MPH, is a practicing hand and upper extremity surgeon with a strong interest in Independent Medical Evaluations and managing occupational injuries. He is a member of the AMA Guides Editorial Panel and a hand and upper extremity surgeon at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Washington, D.C. and is on the faculty at George Washington University. Raizman speaks nationally on Impairment Rating and has chaired and taught multiple courses for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) on worker’s compensation and impairment rating utilizing multiple versions of the AMA Guides. He also serves as chair of the Evidence Based Practice Committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and is a member of the Evidence Based Quality and Value Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Michael Sauri, MD, MPH​
Medical Director, Occupational Health Consultants
Michael Sauri, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director of Occupational Health Consultants which services over 130 biomedical research laboratories in the Washington metropolitan area. He serves as a Tropical Medicine consultant in his Travel Advisory and Immunization Clinic. He received his Medical Degree from Loyola University and his Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM) from Tulane University. Dr. Sauri is boarded in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, General Internal Medicine, Tropical Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He received Infectious Diseases Fellowship training in the US Navy and is a specialist in Medical Toxicology. He has authored numerous articles in Chemical/Biological Warfare, Refugee/Displaced Populations, Tropical Diseases, and AIDS. As a medical officer in the USAF and US Army, he was the first physician to be awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal. He is a Lt Col and active pilot in the Civil Air Patrol and serves as their Mid-Atlantic Region Health Service Officer. Dr. Sauri has been selected eleven times in the biannual Washingtonian Physician Poll as one of the Top Physicians in Infectious Diseases, as well as, in Internal Medicine in Washington metropolitan area