Spring 2024  –  Issue 4  Vol 2

Welcome to the CSOEMA Connection, a quarterly e-newsletter for members, associates, and friends of the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association.

President’s Insights
Around the States
OEM Images of the Month
OEM Clinical Practice Highlights
OEM Research Rounds
100th Annual 2024 CSOEMA Spring Seminar
Interview with John Kuhnlein, DO, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM
Member Highlights
ACOEM Update
Upcoming Events
Future CSOEMA Seminars Survey
Resident’s Corner
T-Shirts & Other SWAG
Seeking Volunteers
Support the CSOEMA Foundation
Job Listings

By Laura E. Breeher, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM

Dear CSOEMA Members and Colleagues,

As the promise of spring fills the air, I am delighted to welcome each of you to the Spring Issue of the CSOEMA Connection. Thank you to Dr. Will Wong, editor and founder of the CSOEMA Connection Newsletter, and the CSOEMA editorial team of Drs. Anitha Nimmagadda and Claudia Corwin for their work on this resource for our members. This edition holds special significance as we prepare to celebrate the milestone of our 100th Annual Spring Seminar, a testament to a century of dedication, innovation, and excellence in occupational and environmental medicine.

As we commemorate this significant milestone, I’m reminded of the rich legacy of the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association and the profound impact of Occupational Medicine on society. I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. John Kuhnlein as he is preparing his presentation for the Spring CSOEMA conference. I loved hearing about the gems he has uncovered in his research about historic leaders in OEM. To get a flavor of some of the things Dr. Kuhnlein has discovered, read his interview in this newsletter. I can’t wait to hear the full presentation at the upcoming conference.

In this edition of the CSOEMA Connection, you will find captivating articles, insights, and updates that reflect the depth and breadth of expertise within our community. From a review of toxic chemicals resulting from the East Palestine, OH train derailment to the health impacts of climate change, the articles reflect the broad span of knowledge we possess in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Don’t miss the figure on billion-dollar weather and climate disasters! Our journey over the past century is marked by countless achievements, groundbreaking research, and unwavering commitment to the health and safety of workers and communities. The collection of articles contained here helps keep our members up-to-date on current health risks to workers.

The In Memoriam section includes several of our Occupational Medicine colleagues and leaders who passed away in the last several years. Please take time to read about their legacies. I never had the opportunity to meet these physicians, but I have heard great things. In residency, I was fortunate to receive the J. Frederick Green Award in Occupational Medicine and am so happy to see Dr. J. Frederick Green and several other colleagues recognized for their contributions to CSOEMA and our field here in the CSOEMA Connection.

If you have not already registered for the 100th Annual CSOEMA Spring Seminar, to be held from March 7-9, 2024, in Lisle, IL, please take a moment to do that. Check with Susan Rittenhouse, Executive Director of CSOEMA if you’re not sure if you already registered. Knowing how many will attend in person and virtually helps us plan to have enough refreshments on site, so please register ASAP if you haven’t already. We have some special things incorporated into the Spring seminar that I do not want you to miss! Throughout the conference, we will look at the past and the future of Occupational Medicine practice, and I’m excited by the number of speakers and panel presenters we have. It will be great to hear from so many of our CSOEMA members. I’m so appreciative of the work of the conference planning committee, the speakers who have signed on, and all the CSOEMA members planning to participate. The conference agenda reflects the collaboration, expertise, and camaraderie at the core of CSOEMA, and I’m sure it will be a great event.

I look forward to welcoming you all to our historic 100th Annual Spring Seminar and catching up! Together, we have the power to shape the future of OEM and make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of workers and communities across the region.

See you soon,








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A neighborhood of Kherson, Ukraine, remains flooded on June 10, 2023, following the collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam days earlier. AP.  In pictures: The collapse of Ukraine’s Nova Kakhovka dam. The Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine collapsed on June 6, 2023, forcing more than 1,400 people to flee their homes and threatening vital water supplies as flooding inundated the region. CNN (June 12, 2023).
ACOEM (January 15, 2024): Devastating flooding caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine continues to cause “immense human suffering,” according to a special editorial in the January 2024 Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
“[S]ome hundreds of thousands of civilians…may face health problems for years to come, due to the environmental impact of the [dam] collapse,” according to the article by Marc Wilkenfeld, MD, of NYU Langone—Long Island Hospital and Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH, of UC Irvine Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
In June of 2023, the Kakhovka Dam was destroyed, causing at least 52 deaths and evacuation of more than 11,000 people in both Ukrainian- and Russian-controlled territory. “The dam’s destruction and the flooding that ensued have wreaked havoc on the Dnipro River plain, displacing thousands of families and leaving many more susceptible to contaminants that are still dispersing,” Drs. Wilkenfeld and Berenji write.
The authors discuss the devastating public health effects facing the “invisible victims” of the dam’s destruction, including exposure to sewage, industrial chemicals, mold, and spilled fuels. The researchers add, “The floodwaters have destroyed millions of hectares of farmland, which will ultimately lead to food shortages and price increases this winter.”
Drs. Wilkenfeld and Berenji call for immediate action by NATO, in conjunction with non-governmental organizations and international humanitarian agencies, to mitigate the spread of disease in areas affected by the flooding. They emphasize the urgent need to provide “clean, safe water for as long as needed.”
Other priorities including preparations for mold testing and remediation; education and prevention to address the risks of infectious disease and chemical exposures; and access to health care, including mobile clinics as well as mental health services to help displaced people to better process and cope with the traumatic events they faced.
“As fighting is now again intensifying along the Dnipro River, the people of Ukraine cannot yet know when peace will return to their country,” the authors conclude. “In the meantime, responding to the still-unfolding public health crisis in their midst will help spare some of the war’s future victims.”
The link to the editorial and CME test can be found here. Source: Wilkenfeld, Marc MD; Berenji, Manijeh MD, MPH. Poisoned Waters of War: Ukraine’s Invisible Victims. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 66(1):p 9-10, January 2024. | DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002977

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters.  The U.S. has sustained 376 weather and climate disasters since 1980, where overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (including CPI adjustment to 2023). The total cost of these 376 events exceeds $2.655 trillion.
In 2023, there were 28 confirmed weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect the United States. These events included one drought event, four flooding events, 19 severe storm events, two tropical cyclone events, one wildfire event, and one winter storm event. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 492 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted. The 1980–2023 annual average is 8.5 events (CPI-adjusted); the annual average for the most recent five years (2019–2023) is 20.4 events (CPI-adjusted).
Source:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (2024). https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/billions/, DOI: 10.25921/stkw-7w73

Xing, Weilong; Liang, Mengyuan; Gu, Wen; Wang, Zhen; Fan, Deling; Zhang, Bing; Sun, Shuai; Wang, Lei; Shi, Lili. Exposure to Perfluoroalkyl Substances and Hyperlipidemia Among Adults: Data From NHANES 2017–2018. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 66(2):105-110, February 2024.

Modji, Komi K.S.; McCoy, Katherine E.; Creswell, Paul D.; Morris, Collin R.; Tomasallo, Carrie D. Long COVID Among Wisconsin Workers in the Workers’ Compensation System: Associations With Sociodemographics, Vaccination, and Predominant Variant Period From March 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022.  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 66(2):e34-e41, February 2024.

Registration for the 100th Annual 2023 CSOEMA Spring Seminar is open. The Spring Seminar returns on March 7-9, 2024, in Lisle, IL, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle/Naperville. The Spring Seminar will be special as it will be the 100th Spring Seminar hosted by CSOEMA. Special events are planned to mark this special moment in our history.

Seminar Topics include:

View the Spring Seminar Agenda Here!

Additionally, if you are among the first 100 registrants for the 100th Annual 2023 Spring Seminar, and if 100 people register, you will be entered into a raffle drawing to win a FREE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. Yes, you heard that right: your conference registration fee will be waived if you are the winner of this drawing. So, bring a friend to the Spring Seminar! Attend the Spring Seminar with your colleagues!  Get the special group rate on your hotel reservation by registering for the conference through the CSOEMA website and by using the group code when making your lodging reservation. Visit the CSOEMA website to register for this event.

Interview with John Kuhnlein, DO, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM
Dr. John Kuhnlein has been delving into the history of CSOEMA in preparation for a special presentation during the 100th Spring Seminar celebration this March in Lisle. In the process, he discovered a treasure trove of information not only on the history of CSOEMA but also on the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the context of U.S. history.  We had the chance to sit down with Dr. Kuhnlein to ask questions about what he found in his research. 

Q.  Can you share some key discoveries or insights you gained while reviewing archival materials for the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (CSOEMA) history project?

A:  I’ve been struck by how many of the original leaders in our field came from CSOEMA territory; Alice Hamilton lived in Chicago for years before going part-time to Harvard; Dr. Harry Mock and Dr. Andrew Magee first discussed a national organization in Chicago; C.O. Sappington was from our area. Many of the initial national leaders came from what later became CSOEMA. The list goes on.

        One insight was how long it took to complete projects because everything had to be done by paper mail services. There was no email or Zoom like we have today, so projects moved more slowly as letters were exchanged.

        I’ve also been interested to find that in the early days of the 1920s and 1930s, particularly in the Midwest, the distances were more of an issue. There were concerns about having enough attendees at a proposed meeting in Milwaukee as it would be difficult to get people there for the meeting.

       In our early days, membership was much more selective.  Physicians had to apply for membership and meet strict criteria of experience and dedication to the profession before they were granted membership – and membership was by committee, even for the founding fathers of the American Association of Industrial Physicians and Surgeons (AAIPS was the first organization, later named the Industrial Medical Association and later ACOEM).

Q.  What specific challenges did you encounter during the archival research, and how did you overcome them?

A.   Much of the documentation we’ve found was in poor condition, making it difficult to scan digitally. It’s been challenging to organize the records so we can work with them.

Q.   Were there any unexpected or intriguing stories that emerged from the historical documents you examined?

A.    I was unaware that CSOEMA had a women’s auxiliary for more than a decade or that CSOEMA met at the Playboy club at one time.  Also, I just found out that Alice Hamilton’s correspondence created an FBI surveillance file on her, and they looked into ways to counteract her activities. You can’t make this stuff up.

Industrial Toxicology and Industrial Poisons; Image Credit: From the collection of the National Institute of Health

Q.   How did the historical context of CSOEMA shape the occupational and environmental medical landscape during the period covered by the project?

A.   CSOEMA members and leaders have been instrumental in leading the development of concepts like light duty work, industrial toxin investigation, survelllance physicals, in-plant medical departments, and other initiatives during times of peace and war.

Q.   Were there any particular individuals or events that stood out to you during the research, and how did they influence the development of the occupational and environmental medical field?

A.   Alice Hamilton, Harry Mock, Andrew Magee. C.O. Sappington in the early days. Later leaders such as Fred Green, Rennie Brisenden, Dan Conrad, Hester Hursh; and then Mark Roberts, Beth Baker, David Katz and Dan Samo; the line goes on to today when our young leaders are assuming leadership to move CSOEMA to the future, such as Laura Breeher, Zeke McKinney, Greg Couser, Ted Niemiec, Will Wong, and so many more. There are so many talented CSOEMA physicians who have been leaders in the past, now, and probably in the future within CSOEMA and ACOEM.

Q.   Can you discuss the importance of preserving and documenting the history of organizations like CSOEMA for future generations?

A.   One of the recurring themes I’ve seen is that Occupational Medicine physicians have been instrumental in identifying problems and that the responses from industry and government lag behind. The adage “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” is very true and reflected in the documents we’ve found.  We truly don’t know who we are now or what we could become in the future without knowing what challenges those who have come before us have overcome.

Q.   How did the archival material contribute to understanding the role of occupational and environmental medicine in addressing societal challenges?

A.   The work performed by Occupational Medicine physicians has pointed to the identification of significant medical problems such as phosphorus poisoning, and silicosis, and the development of preventive medicine programs in concert with other occupational health disciplines, such as safety and industrial hygiene professionals, have led to a greater understanding of the relationship of not only The Dangerous Trades as Alice Hamilton researched, but also how worker health is one of our greatest natural resources.  There is an interaction between worker health and clean water and air, the prevention of infectious disease, among other concerns. This information reinforces how our specialty has contributed to society in many ways.

Q.   What recommendations do you have for future ACOEM members or historians interested in delving into similar archival projects in the field of occupational and environmental medicine?

 A.   Patience. Good notes. Curiosity.

Dr. John Kuhnlein is Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine and a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Kuhnlein is a member of the Polk County Medical Society, the Iowa Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kuhnlein served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association and served as President of the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association in 2016–2017. Dr. Kuhnlein is currently the medical representative on the Worker’s Compensation Advisory Committee. During his career, Dr. Kuhnlein has worked with companies both large and small, from the examination room to the corporate boardroom. He served on the Iowa Task Force concerning the use of The Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment in Iowa. He founded Medix Occupational Health in 1998 and opened the Ankeny, Iowa, clinic in 2003.

Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act on December 29, 1970. In passing the Act, Congress declared its intent “to assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.”  The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency of the Department of Labor. OSHA was given the authority both to set and enforce workplace health and safety standards. The Act also created the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to review enforcement priorities, actions, and cases. The Act also established the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an independent research institute in the then Department of Health, Education & Welfare, now under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The OccTok podcast is produced by Enterprise Health to support the ACOEM Ambassador Program. Hosted by Jeff Donnell, each OccTok episode features occupational health professionals who share their stories about how they got into OEM, what they like most about the field, and what advice they have for medical professionals who are considering this career path. All episodes can be accessed on Podbean or Apple podcasts.

CSOEMA 2024 100th Spring Seminar (Register here)Lisle, ILMarch 7-9, 2024
AOHC 2024 (Register here)Orlando, FLMay 19-22, 2024

We are considering consolidating CSOEMA Seminars into one large annual conference.

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Help us plan for future CSOEMA conferences by taking the survey by clicking here, or go to https://vevox.app/#/m/152356924; or scan the QR code and enter Session ID: 152-356-924. The survey will remain active until March 2024.

In Memoriam

Gerald (Jerry) Grawey, MD, FACOEM (June 12, 1927 to March 2, 2020): Past President CSOEMA 1975-76, Past President of American Academy of Occupational Medicine 1982-83.  He was Corporate Medical Director for Caterpillar during his career.   

 Renolds Brissenden III, MD, FACOEM (March 11, 1938 to April 17, 2022): Past President CSOEMA 1979-80.  He served as ACOEM chair of the Board of Examiners for Fellowship. He also served as a member of the ACOEM Board of Directors, ACOEM House of Delegates, ACOEM Ergonomics Committee, and the ACOEM Council on International OEM, among other committees. He celebrated 50 years of membership in the college in 2020.

Paul Eggum MD, FACOEM, (May 2, 1934 to March 31, 2011): Past President CSOEMA 1981-82.  He was Corporate Medical Director of International Harvester (now Navistar) and was medical consultant to the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., Quaker Oats, and Jewel Company during his career. He was a member of the Medical Directors’ Forum, on the ACOEM board of directors, and president of the Medical Directors Club of Chicago.

Brock Weisenberger, MD, FACOEM(October 10, 1933 to April 12, 2019): Past President CSOEMA 1983-84.  During his career, he was Medical Director of the Cummins Engine Company and Corporate Medical Director of Abbott Laboratories

J. Frederick Green, MD, FACOEM (November 7, 1934 to July 30, 2020): Past President CSOEMA 1984-85; He served as Corporate Medical Director of John Deere for 25 years until his retirement in 2005. He served as ACOEM president from 1995 to 1996.

Mary Helen Hughes(August 1, 1940-July 7, 2021) Mary Helen is survived by her husband of 58 years, Thomas Hughes (Past President CSOEMA  2004-05). She is also survived by her two sons, Joseph (Melanie) Hughes and Michael (Shirley Reese-Hughes) Hughes, and her daughter Mary Therese (Donald) Findlay, and her seven grandchildren. She is also survived by three siblings: Francis (Mary) Busch of Arizona, Rose Ann Busch of Colorado, and Richard (Marilyn) Busch of Ohio.

Fern E. Asma, MD., 99, of Chicago, passed away Sept. 1, 2019. Devoted daughter of the late Ferdinand and Catherine Asma. Dr. Asma graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1946, held a private practice for 21 years, was a professor at several schools, the Assistant Medical Director at Illinois Bell Telephone Co. and the Director of Occupational Medicine at Parkside Medical Services Corp. She committed her life to helping others by instituting treatment programs, researching substance abuse issues, and creating the Fredinand Asma, MD, Family Medical Student Scholarship to support future physicians. She was the member to a litany of medical boards, having been the President of the American Medical Women’s Association.

We congratulate the Class of 2024 Senior Residents (PGY-3) in the Central States region in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (Health Partners) and Chicago, IL (UIC) as they complete their final year of OEM residency and prepare for their future careers in the field.

HealthPartners OEM Residency

Dr. Nathalee Belser pursued her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Auburn University Montgomery,  then completed a Master of Public Administration and post-baccalaureate course study in Healthcare administration.  After finishing medical school at Xavier School of Medicine, Nathalee completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke School of Medicine.  She completed her Transitional year residency at the University of Pennsylvania Healthcare System and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. In her spare time, Dr. Belser enjoys reading and tennis. 

Dr. Race Creeden attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City for undergrad and medical school as part of their 6-year BA/MD program. He was commissioned in the US Navy during medical school. He completed a transitional year internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, then completed Naval Flight Surgeon training at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL. He then served as a Flight Surgeon at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona for two years. His primary interests are aerospace medicine, hyperbaric medicine, and toxicology. After completing residency, he will return to a Navy command and finish his obligated time with the US Navy. Outside work, he enjoys staying fit, trying local breweries, hiking, range shooting, and hanging out with friends.

Dr. Dominik Dabrowski was born in Krakow, Poland, and grew up in Staten Island, NY. He pursued a Bachelor of Art and a Master of Art in Public Policy at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. He earned his MD from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Martin in the Dutch West Indies. Dr. Dabrowski continued his medical training at Louisiana State University for Anatomical and Clinical Pathology. His academic interests include workplace safety, immigrant health, public policy, and medical education. He enjoys exercising, especially in the outdoors, films, and spending time with family.

UIC OEM Residency

Dr. John Cooper graduated medical school from Washington University of Health and Sciences and did his intern year in Family Medicine at Louisiana State University in Alexandria, Louisiana.  He was recently the director of the Emergency Medicine department and was an emergency room physician at Jeff Davis Hospital in Hazlehurst, Georgia, before joining the UIC Occupational Medicine residency in July 2022.

Dr. Joel Fink graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumbert, North Carolina.  He practiced as a military physician in the Air Force for three years before joining the UIC Occupational Medicine residency in July 2022.

Dr. Fatima Zitouni graduated medical school in Algeria, then worked as primary care physician for 5 years. She moved to the United States in 2014. She completed her PGY1 in Internal Medicine at Weiss Memorial Hospital prior to joining the UIC Occupational Medicine program in July 2022.

The seven states represented by the Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association are home to two Occupational and Environmental Medicine residency programs. The HealthPartners Occupational Medicine Residency Program is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the University of Illinois at Chicago Occupational Medicine Residency Program is located in Chicago, Illinois. These programs aim to develop and train preventive medicine physicians in Public Health and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Please contact the residency program directors for more information or visit the websites below.

Kim Hargis, MD, MPH
Program Director, Occupational Medicine Residency Program
University of Illinois at Chicago
835 S. Wolcott, MC 684
Chicago, Illinois 60612
[email protected]
Phone: 312-996-6765 | Fax: 312-413-8485
Zeke J. McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, FACOEM
Program Director, HealthPartners Occupational Medicine Residency Program
HealthPartners West End Clinic
1665 Utica Ave. S., Ste. 100
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
[email protected]
Phone: 952-541-2607 | Fax: 952-541-2626

Order your CSOEMA T-shirts and other SWAG! (SWAG = Souvenirs, Wearables, and Gifts) Here’s your chance to own a wearable, functional, and collectible piece of CSOEMA SWAG!  The CSOEMA Store is open!  CSOEMA-branded items are available conveniently online to everyone. The CSOEMA Store offers clothing, drinkware, tote bags, and more. Items are available for purchase and shipping directly to your door. New designs and items will be added regularly.  Shop the online CSOEMA Store today! To access the online store, visit: https://www.bonfire.com/store/csoema/ 

As our regional component professional organization, CSOEMA operates through the support of members who contribute their time and leadership to make the organization successful. We always seek members to serve as Conference Co-Chairs, Board of Governors, and other committee members. Your participation lends your voice to the organization and gives back to the field of Occupational Medicine. Interested?  Let us know by sending an email to [email protected]

Don’t forget to support the CSOEM Foundation by making a charitable donation. The CSOEM Foundation supports CSOEMA by providing resident scholarships and other seminar-related expense support that would otherwise not be available. Donations made are tax-deductible and support the ongoing work of CSOEMA.

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CSOEMA Executive Committee

Laura Breeher, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM, President
Francine Katz, DO, MPH, FACOEM, President-Elect
Isabel Pereira, DO, MPH, MSA, Vice President
Malgorzata B. Hasek, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM, Secretary-Treasurer
William Wong, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, Immediate Past President

CSOEMA Governors

Marcus Rushing, MD, MS Maria Starchook-Moore MDGovernors at Large: 2021-2024
Chris Iverson, MD MBA, MPHGovernors at Large: 2022-2025
Corey Cronrath, DO, MPH, CPE Kodjo Bossou, MD, MPHGovernors at Large: 2023-2026
Paul Malak MD (MO) Linda Go MD (WI)State Governors: 2021-2024
Vacant (MN), Claudia Corwin, MD, MPH (IA)State Governors: 2022-2025
Ambica Nakhasi, MD (IL) Christopher Smelser, DO, MPH, FACOEM (IN)State Governors: 2023-2026
Dominic Dabrowski, MD MPH (Health Partners Residency, MN)Resident Governor: 2023-2024

CSOEMA Connection Editorial Staff

William Wong, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, Editor-in-Chief
Claudia Corwin, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Editor
Anitha Nimmagadda, MD, MPH, Editor

The CSOEMA Connection newsletter is the collaborative effort of CSOEMA members. It is a way for us to celebrate our members’ work, discuss important issues, and share information to support our mission. Allow your voice to be heard by contributing to this newsletter. If you have ideas for themes of future newsletter issues, have a tip for us about something (or someone) to feature, or just to let us know how we are doing, please reach out. Please send any contributions, questions, or comments to [email protected], or contact Susan Rittenhouse, CSOEMA Executive Director, at [email protected]