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John Meyer

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
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  • Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

  • Occupational Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Clinical Preventive Medicine
  • Comprehensive Treatment of Work-Related Hand and Arm Disorders
  • Experienced in Workers’ Compensation Reporting
  • Medical Screenings for Work-related Hazard Exposures
  • Medical-Legal Examinations and Testimony
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Occupational Toxicology
  • Work Fitness and Disability Integration
  • Work-Related Injury and Illness Treatment and Management


  • MD, Cornell University Medical College

  • Internship, OB-GYN
    NY Columbia Presbyterian Med. Ctr.

  • Residency, Surgery
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School

  • Residency, Occupational Medicine
    Boston University Medical Center


    John Meyer, MD, MPH, is the Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, and practices at the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Meyer’s research focuses on reproductive hazards and risks for low birth weight and prematurity, with a focus on using administrative datasets and longitudinal surveys to evaluate occupational risk factors, the psychosocial hazards of work, and health disparities in minority populations that may be mediated by work characteristics. Methodologically Dr. Meyer’s interests extend to the application of techniques of social epidemiology, longitudinal data analysis and multilevel modeling into the evaluation of work-related ill health. Other areas of research in which he have been involved include ongoing studies in indoor air and building environmental quality, and in the epidemiology of upper extremity disorders. Previously, Dr. Meyer served as Chief of the Section of Occupation and Environmental Health, Division of Public Health and Population Sciences, and Department of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Meyer also served as consulting medical director to the Connecticut Department of Transportation and to United Technologies-Otis Elevator Corporation, consulting physician to the CT State Department of Insurance, and Chair of the Connecticut State Medical Examining Board for Disability Retirement. At Connecticut he established a consultation service in occupational and environmental reproductive hazards for working pregnant women and those concerned with exposures prior to conception, and with assistance from the March of Dimes and the Connecticut Department of Public Health developed guidance documents on environmental reproductive hazards, including the nail salon and beauty industry, for pregnant women and their medical caregivers. Dr. Meyer currently performs impartial medical examinations for the NY State Workers’ Compensation Board. Dr. Meyer received his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College and his Masters in Public Health in environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Meyer completed his residency in surgery at the Beth Israel Hospital and in occupational medicine at the Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts.


  • 2003 - 2005
    BIRCWH Scholar
    University Of Connnecticut

  • 1998 -
    Rising Star Award
    American College of Preventive Medicine


Garza JL, Cavallari JM, Wakai S, Schenck P, Simcox N, Morse T, Meyer JD, Cherniack M. Traditional and environmentally preferable cleaning product exposure and health symptoms in custodians. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2015 Sep; 58(9).

Mutambudzi M, Meyer JD. Construction of early and midlife work trajectories in women and their association with birth weight. American Journal of Public Health 2014 Feb; 104 Suppl 1.

Meyer JD, Meyer JD, Warren N, Reisine S. Race-based job discrimination, disparities in job control, and their joint effects on health. American journal of industrial medicine 2014 May; 57(5).

Meyer JD, Warren N, Reisine S. Racial and ethnic disparities in low birth weight delivery associated with maternal occupational characteristics. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2010 Feb; 53(2).

Meyer JD, Nichols GH, Warren N, Reisine S. Maternal occupation and risk for low birth weight delivery: assessment using state birth registry data. Journal of Occup & Environ Medicine 2008 Mar; 50(3).

Meyer JD, Mutambudzi M, Warren N. Construction of life-course occupational trajectories: evidence for work as a mediator of racial disparities in hypertension. Journal of Occup & Environ Medicine 2012 Oct; 54(10).

Mutambudzi M, Meyer JD, Warren N, Reisine S. Effects of psychosocial characteristics of work on pregnancy outcomes: a critical review. Women & Health 2011 May; 51(3).

Meyer JD, Mutambudzi M. Association of occupational trajectories with alcohol use disorders in a longitudinal national survey. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014 Jul; 56(7).

Meyer JD, Warren N. Job control, substantive complexity, and risk for low birth weight and preterm delivery: an analysis from a state birth registry. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2007 Sep; 50(9).

Metersky ML, Bean SB, Meyer JD, Mutambudzi M, Brown-Elliott BA, Wechsler ME, Wallace RJ. Trombone player's lung: a probable new cause of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Chest 2010 Sep; 138(3).

Morse TF, Deloreto A, St Louis T, Meyer JD. Are employment shifts into non-manufacturing industries partially responsible for the decline in occupational injury rates?. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2009 Oct; 52(10).

Meyer JD, Cifuentes M, Warren N. Association of self-rated physical health and incident hypertension with O*NET factors: validation using a representative national survey. Journal of Occup & Environ Medicine 2011 Feb; 53(2).

D'Andrea DC, Meyer JD. Workers' compensation reform. Clinics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2004 May; 4(2).

Cherniack M, Morse TF, Brammer AJ, Lundstrom R, Meyer JD, Nilsson T, Peterson D, Toppila E, Warren N, Fu R, Bruneau H, Croteau M. Vibration exposure and disease in a shipyard: a 13-year revisit. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2004 Jun; 45(6).

Cherniack M, Brammer A, Meyer J, Morse T, Peterson D, Fu R. Skin temperature recovery from cold provocation in workers exposed to vibration: a longitudinal study. Occup & Environ Medicine 2003 Dec; 60(12).

Cherniack M, Brammer AJ, Lundstrom R, Meyer J, Morse TF, Nealy G, Nilsson T, Peterson D, Toppilla E, Warren N, Fu RW, Bruneau H. Segmental nerve conduction velocity in vibration-exposed shipyard workers. International archives of occupational and environmental health 2004 Apr; 77(3).

Shum KW, Meyer JD, Chen Y, Cherry N, Gawkrodger DJ. Occupational contact dermatitis to nickel: experience of the British dermatologists (EPIDERM) and occupational physicians (OPRA) surveillance schemes. Occup & Environ Medicine 2003 Dec; 60(12).

Adisesh A, Meyer JD, Cherry NM. Prognosis and work absence due to occupational contact dermatitis. Contact Dermatitis 2002 May; 46(5).

Simcox N, Morse T, Meyer JD, Cherniack M. .;.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Meyer during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

  • SEAK, Inc.

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Office Hours:
  • Monday 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Insurance Plans
  • 1199
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire BCBS PPO/POS/Traditional
  • Empire Blue Cross/ Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Group Health Insurance (GHI) - HMO
  • Group Health Insurance (GHI) - PPO
  • HIP Commercial
  • Healthfirst Mount Sinai Select
  • MagnaHealth
  • MultiPlan, Inc.
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Pomco
  • United Health Care Commercial
  • United Health Care Empire Plan
  • Workers' Compensation