Occupational Health Strategies, Inc.
Kent W. Peterson, M.D., FACOEM
901 Preston Avenue, Suite 400
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-4491
TEL: (434) 977-3784
FAX: (434) 977-8570
Email: OHS@HealthySelf.org


Last updated: February 17, 2009

Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACOEM, FACPM, MRO

President, Occupational Health Strategies

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 

OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE:
 

Occupational Health Strategies, Inc.
Charlottesville, VA, 1984 to present.
 

PRESIDENT AND CEO. Part time Medical Director of The Federal Executive Institute and of Health Examinetics -> Continuum -> Exemplar -> Examinetics. Have served as medical director of American Standard Corporation, Greenstone Healthcare Solutions, Landmark Communications, Prodigy Services, Virginia Health Information Technology Associates and Senior Vice President, Institute for Health and Productivity Management.
 

CONSULTANT to many professional societies, healthcare providers, government agencies, and Fortune 200 companies including AON, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, BP Amoco, Burlington Northern Sante Fe, Campbell Soup, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Citgo, Conrail, Digital, Deloitte, DuPont, Exxon-Mobil, Equitable Life, General Motors, Hershey Foods, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Mayo Clinic, NIOSH, Norfolk-Southern, Owens-Corning, Pacific Bell, Pharmacia -> Pfizer, Philadelphia Electric, PhyCor, Schering Plough, SMS, Southern Bell, Union Pacific, US Naval Air Systems Command, US Dept. of Energy, United Rubberworkers -> United Steelworkers, University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University, Whole Health, World Bank.
 

International Business Machines Corporation
White Plains, NY, 1981-84.
 

CORPORATE MANAGER, PREVENTIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE. Responsible for world wide policies and programs of health promotion and disease prevention, including toxicology, epidemi¬ology, health screening, medical systems, health education, vital statistics and Environmental Chemical Occupational Evaluation System (ECHOES).

 

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE:
 

American College of Preventive Medicine
Washington, D.C., 1977-81
 

EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Responsible for policy, program development, and fiscal management; managed offices of graduate and continuing education, prevention policy, government relations, and research; principal investigator for numerous grants and contracts.

 

HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION:
 

Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Washington, D.C., 1974-77
 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR; headed Office of Academic Research. Principal Investigator of DHHS funded project to determine the appropriate health, behavioral, social sciences, and research components of graduate programs in health services administration.

 

MEDICAL COST CONTAINMENT:
 

Cost of Living Council
Washington, D.C., 1973-74.
 

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT; developed wage and price controls under the Economic Stabilization Program; staffed Cabinet-level Committee on Health, and the Health Industry Advisory Committee.

 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH:
 

U.S. Army Engineer Power Group
Fort Belvoir, VA, 1972-73.
 

MAJOR, MEDICAL CORPS. Medical Officer to world-wide network of nuclear power plants and other R&D efforts; provided direct occupational medical services; developed programs for radiation protection, hearing conservation, safety and biological monitoring.

 

HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT:
 

Office of the Surgeon General
Washington, D.C., 1971-72.
 

MEDICAL OFFICER & SYSTEMS ANALYST, Automated Military Outpatient System (AMOS) project, which developed computerized algorithms for triage, minor illness care and self care.

 

CONSUMER HEALTH EDUCATION:
 

University of Wisconsin
University Extension, Health Sciences Unit
Madison, WI, 1970-71
 

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, Consumer health education project, DHEW grant to develop interdisciplinary models for community health education through Cooperative and University Extension outreach systems; included study of health education in Western Europe and Scandinavia.



EDUCATION AND TRAINING
 

FELLOWSHIP:
 

The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Included graduate studies in economics, epidemiology, environmental health, and health services administration, 1975-77.

 

POSTGRADUATE:
 

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, graduate course work in industrial engineering, medical sociology, business administration, and adult education, 1970-71.
 

RESIDENCY:
 

University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, WI, Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine, 1968-71.

 

MEDICAL:
 

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, M.D., 1968.

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 1964-66.

 

UNDERGRADUATE:
 

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, B.A., chemistry, 1964.



AWARDS AND HONORS
 

ASSOCIATION:

President’s Award, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2004

Robert R. J. Hilker Award, Central States Occupational Medical Assoc., 1995.

Distinguished Service Award, American College of Preventive Medicine, 1981.

Society of Prospective Medicine, President's Award, 1992

 

CORPORATE:

IBM award for leadership in directing Employee Health and Safety Information System Study, 1982.

 

FEDERAL:

U.S. Cost of Living Council, Commendation Award, 1974.

 

MILITARY:

Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 1973.

 

TEACHING:

University Hospitals, Madison, WI, Internship Teaching Award, 1969.

 

ACADEMIC:

George Washington University, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellowship, 1975-77.

University of North Carolina, Honor Council, 1963; Phi Delta Epsilon, president, 1964.



CURRENT PROFESSIONAL DATA
 

MEDICAL LICENSURE:

Kentucky (initial), and 47 additional states as medical director of a nationwide health services organization

 

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Preventive Medicine

General Preventive Medicine, #0421, 1976.

Occupational Medicine, #21944, 1989.

 

OTHER CERTIFICATES:

Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC)

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children (TLC), Treasurer, 1999 - present

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Fellow, President 1996-97

American College of Preventive Medicine, Fellow, 1979

American Public Health Association, Fellow

International Society for the Study of Subtile Energies and Energy Medicine

Medical Review Office Certification Council, Vice Chair, 1979 - present

Metadocs, Founding Secretary-Treasurer, 1984-present

Society of Prospective Medicine, past Treasurer

The Ramazzini Society, 1989-present

Virginia College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Past President


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Federal Executive Institute, Senior Faculty, 1986-present

New York University School of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1985 - 2006

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine, 1979-1984

University of Wisconsin, Instructor, Dept.of Preventive Medicine, 1970-71.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Institute for Health and Productivity Management, Founder and Sr. VP, 1997 - 2001

Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children (TLC), Treasurer, 1999 - present

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, Vice Chair, 1995-98

Medical Review Officer Certification Council, Founding Treasurer, later Vice Chair, 1994 - present

Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Preventive Medicine Repr., 1978-86.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, 1980-86.

Medical Advisory Board, Medical Disability Advisor, Presley Reed, 1995 - present

Medical Advisory Board, Examinetics (previously Exemplar, previously Continuum Healthcare), Chairman, 1990 - present


ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

Grant peer review panels or advisory committees to "R&D" projects funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Heart, Blood & Lung Institute; Health Care Financing Administration; Bureau of Health Professions Education; Office of Disease Prevention/Health Promotion, DHHS; National Aeronautical and Space Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Transportation, John R. Hartford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Schering-Plough Corporation.


LISTED IN:

Who's Who in America since 1978, Who's Who in North America, Who’s Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Directory of Medical Specialists, New Directions in Medicine, Biographical Directory of Occupational Health and Safety Specialists.


PUBLICATIONS:

Author/editor of 12 books, over 100 scientific articles, chapters and other publications, and over 200 professional society presentations or study reports.


EDITORIAL:

Chairman, Board of Advisory, Employee Health and Productivity

Board of Editors: Disease Management

Board of Editors: MRO Update

Board of Advisors, The Medical Disability Advisor, 1st - 4th Editions

Peer Reviewer: Annals of Internal Medicine

Peer Reviewer: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Peer Reviewer: Preventive Medicine.



PERSONAL
 

Family

Wife - Patricia Meyer-Peterson

Children - Liesl Lynn Peterson, Owen Sonne Peterson, and Michael Fowler
 

Community

21st Century Healing Arts Foundation, President, 1998 - present

Charlottesville - Albemarle County Oratorio Society, 1985-90

Charlottesville Chamber Singers, 1988-90

Children of the Americas Foundation, President 1980-84

Family Services of Westchester, Board of Directors, 1983-85

Katonah (NY) Historic District Task Force, Chairman, 1984-85

Peterson Foundation, President, 1999 - present
 

Pastimes

Country antiques, nomadic textiles, choral music, mind- body-spirit, psychoneuroimmunology, and mountian fly fishing.