Lee Newman

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Distinguished Professor
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Dr. Newman is a professor, physician and entrepreneur. He is recognized internationally for his research, teaching, and community engagement in the field of occupational and environmental health, worksite health promotion, health informatics, occupational lung disorders, and immunotoxicology.
He is a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health in the Colorado School of Public Health at the CU Anschutz Campus where he Directs the University's Center for Health, Work and Environment, a CDC Education and Training Center, and a CDC Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health®. He is also Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado.
Taking a Total Worker Health approach to integrating worksite health promotion and health protection, as recommended by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is a focus of Dr. Newman’s research, teaching, and consulting. It provides the framework through which Dr. Newman and his team are addressing global worker health issues such as the impact and mitigation of heat stress and other occupational hazards in the agricultural sectors of banana, palm oil, and sugar. He and his colleagues advise employers on how to improve worker health, reduce injuries, improve worker well-being and improve productivity. His Center is collaborating with the Center for Global Health at CU Anschutz to introduce Total Worker Health in Latin America.
Dr. Newman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Amherst College and his Masters of Arts degree in social psychology from Cornell University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He earned his MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, and pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver/National Jewish Health, including three years post-doctoral research in both immunology and occupational/environmental medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine. Dr. Newman has authored over 165 scientific research papers, more than 100 books, chapters, and monographs, and is a popular international lecturer. He has served as a consultant to government agencies (including OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, FDA, EPA, DOE, NIH), corporations, small and medium sized enterprises, labor groups, and community organizations in his career.