John D Meyer

John D Meyer, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health


Occupational Medicine

John Meyer, MD, MPH, is Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and serves as Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine. Dr. Meyer is Director of the NIOSH-funded New York-New Jersey Education and Research Center as well the Occupational Medicine Residency Program. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and a Director of the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

An NIH BIRCWH Scholar from 2003-5, Dr. Meyer continues a research and clinical focus on work-related reproductive hazards and occupational risks in pregnancy.  He practices at the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at Icahn Mount Sinai, with clinical interest in work hazards to pregnancy, hand-arm disorders, heavy metal exposures, and asbestos disease.  His research interests also encompass the psychosocial hazards of work, and health disparities in minority populations that may be mediated by work. Dr. Meyer’s methodological interests are in techniques of social epidemiology, longitudinal data analysis and multilevel modeling in the evaluation of work-related ill health. Other areas of research in which he has been involved include studies in indoor air and building environmental quality, and in the epidemiology of upper extremity disorders.

Previous Experience
Previously, Dr. Meyer was Lecturer in Occupational Medicine at the University of Manchester (UK), Chief of the Section of Occupation and Environmental Health at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, consulting medical director to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, and Chair of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board for Disability Retirement. At UConn he established a consultation service in occupational and environmental reproductive hazards for working pregnant women and those concerned with exposures prior to conception, developing guidance documents for pregnant women and their medical caregivers on reproductive hazards at work, including the nail salon and beauty industry.

Dr. Meyer received his MD from the Cornell University Medical College in NYC, and his MPH in environmental health from the Boston University School of Public Health, and completed residency training in occupational medicine at the Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts.


Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Asbestosis
  • Clinical Preventive Medicine
  • Lead Toxicity
  • Mercury Toxicity
  • Occupational Respiratory Medicine
  • Occupational Toxicology


MD, New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College

MPH, Boston University School of Public Health

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

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