Dr. Jeff Burgess
New assoc. dean of research for UA College of Public Health
Dr. Jeff Burgess, professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed associate dean for research.
Burgess is the former director of the community, environment and policy division.
His research focuses on improving the health of miners, firefighters and other first responders through reduction of injuries and hazardous exposures, and on improved treatment and evaluation of population-level exposures to arsenic in drinking water and diet.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Washington in 1988, Burgess first came to the University of Arizona for residency training in emergency medicine, followed by a fellowship in medical toxicology.
After completing a fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine in Seattle, he returned to the UA in 1997 as a faculty member in the Arizona Prevention Center, which later became the Zuckerman College.
He also earned a master’s degree in toxicology and industrial hygiene from the UA in 1993 and a master of public health degree from the University of Washington in 1996.
Burgess is the principal investigator for the Centers for Disease Control-funded Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center.
He is also a member of the Population Health and Health Outcomes Research Advisory Council for the Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences.
He participates in multiple university-wide health collaborations.