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Andrews John S. Jr.

E-mail: johnandrewsjr@msn.com

Since May 1998, Dr. John Andrews has been the Assistant Senior Vice President for Medical Center and Director, University Health Services at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is responsible for the University's compliance with environmental and radiation regulations, directing the employee and student health clinics, and evaluating workers with work-related injuries and illnesses.

Prior to working at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Andrews served for 20 years as a Commissioned Corps physician in the U.S. Public Health Service, both at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Occupational Medicine, and Board eligible in Infectious Disease. He has experience in the areas of biological agents, chemical agents, disasters, and public health programs.

While in the Public Health Service, Dr. Andrews assisted with smallpox irradication in Bangladesh and Somalia. He taught epidemiology in Egypt and Kuwait. While assigned to the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Dr. Andrews investigated cases of leprosy, polio, foodborne illness, and suspected environmental illnesses. While assigned to the Minnesota Department of Health he investigated anthrax in cattle; Western, Eastern, and California equine encephalitis; hepatitis; psittacosis, and numerous foodborne outbreaks.

During Dr. Andrews' Geographic Medicine fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation's "Great neglected Diseases Program," he carried out laboratory studies on giardia.

From 1985 - 1989, when he began working at the National Center for Environmental Health at the CDC, Dr. Andrews was involved with the investigation of adverse human health effects due to chemical exposures including dioxin and pesticides. When he worked for ATSDR from 1989 - 1998 as the Associate Administrator for Science, he was extensively involved the study of hazardous chemical wastes including a suspected radiation-associated brain cancer cluster, a suspected radiation-associated thyroid cancer, and numerous studies of persons living near hazardous waste sites.

His involvement in disasters and large public health field activities includes being on duty in the Boston City Hospital Emergency Room when an airliner crashed at the Logan airport in 1973; assessing the post-Hurricane Allen situation in Jamaica with Ministry of Health personnel in 1980; assessing the public health situation in Grenada during the U.S. interdiction in 1983; serving as Chief Public Health Officer for a 13-member PHS team responsible for preventing unnecessary illness and disease for 30,000 scouts and 50,00 visitors at the 1989 and 1993 National Scout Jamborees; being attached to the 352 Civil Affairs Command during the Gulf War to plan for the restoration of public health functions in Kuwait; leading an interagency work group to determine public health activities that the U.S. believed to be needed in Kuwait.

Dr. Andrews has served on the Risk Assessment Subcommittee of the Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources; the Commissioned Corps Readiness Force Board; Academic Advisory Council, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Selection Board for the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives; Chair of the Interagency Coordinating Committee for the National Human Exposure Survey; Committee on Ethics and Standards of Practice of the American College of Epidemiology; Los Alamos Cancer Study Steering Committee; Federal Interagency Task Force on Human Exposure. He is a faculty member of Emory University and Mercer University and he has a clinical appointment at the Emory Clinic. He has reviewed articles for the Archives of Environmental Health, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. He is a member of multiple professional organizations and a fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and Collegium Ramazzini.


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