Lorraine Cameron, MPH, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University

Former Senior Environmental Epidemiologist, Michigan Dept. Health and Human Services;
Former Manager, Epidemiology and Surveillance Section, Division of Environmental Health,Michigan Dept. of Community Health;
Former Senior Research Epidemiologist; Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cincinnati, OH;
Former Commander, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Lorraine “Lorri” Cameron, MPH, PhD is an experienced environmental epidemiologist with an interest in the practical application of surveillance and epidemiology to solve public health problems.  Her expertise is in the areas of climate change and health, environmental and occupational health, surveillance methods, and intervention assessment.  After doctoral and postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins, Lorri spent ten years as an EIS Officer and Epidemiologist at CDC/NIOSH where she gained expertise in field survey methods and analysis, and managed multi-state surveillance programs of pesticide poisonings and farm family and farmworker health.  Lorri joined the Division of Environmental Health at the Michigan Department of Community Health in 1998 as a manager as well as Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Michigan Long-Term PBB Study. She also helped build programs in surveillance of traumatic injuries, occupational health, and substance abuse/overdose.  In 2010 she became PI of the CDC-funded Michigan Climate and Health Adaptation Plan and over the next decade led state public health efforts to address the climate change emergency.

When she arrived in Michigan in 1998, Lorri also joined our department as adjunct, and has worked with faculty and students over the years, both from our department and other schools and programs.  She brings to our department her broad experience in state and federal environmental public health.