Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch

Tee Lamont Guidotti, M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Tee Guidotti is an international consultant in occupational and environmental health, often working through a sole proprietorship called Occupational + Environmental Health & Medicine. He divides his time roughly evenly among consulting (problem analysis and solving), medicolegal expert services, medical services and communications (writing, editing, speaking). He lives in the Washington DC area.


Dr Guidotti is a physician, licensed to practice medicine in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and California, and registered in Ontario. He holds medical specialty credentials in Canada (FRCPC in occupational medicine), the US (board certification in occupational medicine and pulmonary medicine) and the UK (FFOM). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. He also holds the Qualified Environmental Practitioner (Air Pollution) credential from the Institute for Professional Environmental Practice (unusual for a physician).


Dr. Guidotti had a 30-year academic career in teaching in medicine and public health, research, and medical and professional practice of medicine before stepping down as a department chair in 2008 and taking early retirement in 2009 from the George Washington University in order to launch a second career in consulting. He has worked primarily since then in North America, the Middle East, and Australia.


In 2015, he returned to academia for six months as Fulbright Visiting Chair at the University of Ottawa, in the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy.


For three decades, Dr. Guidotti was a tenured Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at various institutions. He retired in 2009 after ten years from The George Washington University, where he had been Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services and Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; he also held cross-appointments in epidemiology, health policy and pulmonary medicine. For 14 years before that, he founded and served as head of the Occupational Health Program at the University of Alberta in the Department of Public Health Sciences, where he created Canada’s first Royal College-approved training program in occupational medicine and built a strong academic research team in occupational and environmental health. He began his career and served four years as a professor and founding director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health at the then-new Graduate School of Public Health at the San Diego State University, during which he also held an adjunct appointment at the UC San Diego.


Dr. Guidotti trained in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and occupational medicine at Johns Hopkins and earned his MPH (masters of public health) there and trained in research at the National Institutes of Health. He attended medical school at the University of California at San Diego and earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at the University of Southern California. Dr. Guidotti hold medical specialty credentials in Canada (FRCPC in occupational medicine), the US (board certification in occupational medicine, pulmonary medicine, internal medicine) and the UK (FFOM). He is licensed to practice medicine in three US states and Ontario. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. He trained at Johns Hopkins after completing medical school at the University of California at San Diego and an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Southern California.


Dr. Guidotti has served as international President of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. In his own field, he has served as President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. He has held offices and board positions in many organizations since. He has also served on IOM committees and served on and chaired other high-level task forces.


Dr. Guidotti has received numerous other honors and awards, mostly in his professional field. Perhaps more importantly, the projects and organizations he has built have themselves received numerous provincial, national or international awards and recognition, and there is a research award named for him at the University of Alberta. In 2013, he received the William S. Knudsen Award for Lifetime Achievement in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the highest award in the field. He received meritorious service awards from the International Commission of Occupational Health and the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada. He was named a Killam Annual Professor at the University of Alberta. He twice received the Jean Spencer Felton Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and has received awards for contributions to occupational health in the state of California, in Canada and in the province of Alberta. He is a Fellow “by distinction” of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (Royal College of Physicians of London), the Royal Society of Medicine, ACOEM, the American College of Physicians, and the Energy Institute (London; this is very unusual for a physician). He is a Lifetime Member of Sigma Xi, and was elected to Delta Omega (public health honor society) and various medical organizations and academies.


Communication is an important part of Dr. Guidotti’s professional activity. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, the oldest continuously-published journal in the field in North America. He is the author or a principal co-author of over 200 full-length papers, including 60 original research papers, and numerous reviews, book chapters, teaching articles, and discussion papers. He has published about as many short-form pieces, as editorials, columns, and features on professional topics. Dr. Guidotti has edited and coauthored several important books in his field. Particularly noteworthy, he wrote The Praeger Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2010), a leading comprehensive textbook in the field, in 3 volumes. His most recent solo-authored work was Health and Sustainability (Oxford University Press, 2015).


Dr Guidotti’s main professional interests include: strategic planning on issues of health and sustainability, business continuity and emergency management at the enterprise level, and environmental and economic sustainability. In occupational health, Dr. Guidotti has a special interest in occupational health services management, inhalational toxicology and occupational lung disease, occupational health and hazards of firefighters and other first responders and the oil and gas industry, including the toxicology of hydrogen sulfide and other sulfides. He has special interests in: air quality, especially the oxides of nitrogen and air toxics; ecosystem and human health; risk science, with special interests in community risk perception, “risk anticipation” and trans-cultural risk communication; and child health and the environment.


Dr. Guidotti is a frequent invited lecturer, guest speaker and visiting faculty. In addition to the United States and Canada, he has worked or is working on projects or assignments in Turkey, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Zambia, Mexico, China, and with UN agencies.


This bio may not be used without permission from Dr. Guidotti. Under no circumstances may this bio or any adaptation thereof be used in proposals, business representations, editorial board descriptions, faculty descriptions or any other use without Dr. Guidotti’s written permission. Posting of this bio online does not constitute permission to use or an application for any purpose.