Judith McKenzie, MD, MPH

Judith McKenzie, MD, MPH


Professor, Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Judith Green McKenzie, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, FACPM is Professor, Division Chief, and Residency Program Director in the Department Emergency Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine where she is active in clinical practice, research, education, and administration. She is also a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, the Graduate Program in Public Health Studies and the Prevention Research Center. Dr. McKenzie graduated from Princeton University where she was awarded the Frederick Douglass Prize for leadership and scholarship. She went on to study medicine at Yale University School of Medicine where she was selected to be a Commonwealth Fellow. Dr. McKenzie completed her Internal Medicine training at New York University/Bellevue Hospital and her subsequent Occupational Medicine Fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health where she also earned her Masters of Public Health degree and completed 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 a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and became a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1993. She was honored by ACOEM, an international medical society, when it bestowed upon her its 2015 Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education or Research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 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 UPenn’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.

A fellow of ACOEM, Dr. Green-McKenzie has chaired and serves on several ACOEM committees. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is a reviewer for several journals including the Annals of Internal Medicine and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Appointed to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee (ACGME-RRC) for Preventive Medicine, she also serves on the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study sections and on its Board of Scientific Counselors. She currently serves on two National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Committees on Social Security (Consensus and Standing) as well as on the NAM Consensus Committee on Traumatic Brain injury in Veterans, and served on the American Board of Preventive Medicine Examination Committee.  Selected by the State Department she is part of the medical team providing care to US diplomats who have suffered concussion like symptoms while in service overseas. As author of numerous scientific publications focusing on outcomes in OEM, especially in the areas of graduate residency education, occupational exposures and injuries, and the cost of work disability. She also mentors residents publishing scholarly work. Her clinical work centers on wellness and prevention, disability management and injury care for worker populations, and environmental exposures. She is listed as one of America's top physicians.

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