Meet LDI Senior Fellow JUDITH MCKENZIE, MD, MPH

Meet LDI Senior Fellow JUDITH MCKENZIE, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine

Each year, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) hosts a special "Fall Kickoff" to introduce its newly-appointed Senior Fellows. Held on the Moelis Terrace of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, this year's event welcomed fifteen Penn health services researchers including Judith McKenzie:

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ISSUES
When she was a young girl growing up in Jamaica, Judith McKenzie was impressed with the role the local Public Health Department played in the town's daily life. Later she joined the Girl Scouts and became interested in medicine and ultimately went on to become a physician and Residency Program Director in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine. "I went to (Yale University) medical school and practiced at Bellevue with the working poor before I ever heard about occupational medicine," said McKenzie. "I looked into it, did a fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Occupational Medicine and here I am." She notes that Penn has the country's largest civilian occupational medicine residency program and is supported by National Institutes of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration grants.

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