The Annual Anna Baetjer Lecture
Dr. Baetjer focused on the role of silica, coal and other dusts on respiratory infections; the effects of environmental temperature on susceptibility to toxic chemicals; and the relationship between cancer and industries that use chromium in their manufacturing processes. She was among the first scientists to identify the relationship between occupation and lung cancer, which made her a valuable consultant for the private sector and groups like the World Health Organization.
Dr. Baetjer established Hopkins' research and training program in environmental toxicology, one of the nation's first. It preceded by several years the federal government's recognition of the impact of the environment of health with the establishment of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
More about Dr. Anna Baetjer, a pioneer of occupational and environmental health.
April 15, 2019
Migration and Health: When Money and Goods Cross Borders Freely, But Workers Can’t
Rosie Sokas, MD, MOH, MSc
Professor, Department of Human Science
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies