Podcast with Dr. Timothy Dignam: Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH
The Editor’s Podcast with Dr. Lloyd F. Novick will appear with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and will offer a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others.
In this episode of the Editor’s Podcast, Dr. Novick speaks with Dr. Timothy Dignam at the CDC about a new Lead Poisoning Prevention supplement published this month in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
Tim Dignam, PhD, MPH works for the Centers for Disease Control in the National Center for Environmental Health in the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice. He presently works as Division Deputy Associate Director for Science. During January-December 2018, Dr. Dignam served as Acting Chief of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Section. Prior to working at the Division level, he worked as an epidemiologist in the Child Lead Poisoning Prevention Program from 2000-2014. Dr. Dignam has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles on the topic of lead exposure and child health. Before CDC, he worked as an epidemiologist at ATSDR (1998-2000) and the Georgia Department of Public Health 1994-1998.
Dr. Dignam earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from Emory University; and a Doctor of Philosophy in epidemiology from University of Alabama, Birmingham. His dissertation topic assessed the association of prenatal blood lead exposure and hearing response among infants.
Read more in the new Lead Poisoning Prevention supplement issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice:
- Lead Poisoning Prevention: The Unfinished Agenda
- Control of Lead Sources in the United States, 1970-2017: Public Health Progress and Current Challenges to Eliminating Lead Exposure
- Lead Elimination for the 21st Century
- CDC’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: A Long-standing Responsibility and Commitment to Protect Children From Lead Exposure
- The Flint Water Crisis: A Coordinated Public Health Emergency Response and Recovery Initiative
- Childhood Lead Poisoning: A Perpetual Environmental Justice Issue?
- Identifying and Chronicling Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Achievements With “Success Stories”
Lloyd F. Novick, MD, MPH is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Public Health at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Previously, he was chair of this Department. He has served as the Commissioner of Health and Secretary for Human Services of Vermont, Director of Health Services for Arizona, and Director of the Office of Public Health for New York State. Previous academic positions include Professor and Director of the Preventive Medicine Program for SUNY Upstate Medical University, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology at the University of Albany School of Public Health, and Clinical Professor and Director of the Teaching Program in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. He is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Follow him on Twitter. [Full bio.]