Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT

  • Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT

Dr. Irving Selikoff Award Honoree

Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT, is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine’s Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  She received her undergraduate and MD degrees from the University of Maryland and her MPH from The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health where she also completed fellowship training in Occupational Medicine. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Toxicology. In addition to her academic postings, she was Chief Medical Officer of the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), a position she held for five years.  Dr. McDiarmid’s research interests include occupational and environmental determinants of cancer, second malignancy development in chemotherapy treated patients and the cancer risk of oncology workers. She maintains professional society affiliations as a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American Public Health Association and is a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, currently serving as its President.