Portland-born Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, was honored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), an international medical society, when it bestowed upon her its 2015 Kehoe Award for Excellence in Education or Research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The honor is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes an individual who has shown distinction in and made significant contributions to academic excellence or research in the disciplines of occupational medicine (OM), environmental medicine, and/or environmental health.
Dr. Green-McKenzie was recognized for her outstanding leadership as director of University of Pennsylvania’s OM Residency Program which has resulted in the development of a unique train-in-place program that is an innovative model for post-graduate medical education. Dr. Green-McKenzie is a contributing writer for
numerous scientific publications focusing on outcomes in OM. She also mentors residents publishing scholarly work.
She was born in Port Antonio Jamaica to Daniel and Pearline Green and graduated from Titchfield High School in 1977. She then emigrated to the US with her family and went on to attend Princeton University. She received her MD from Yale University School of Medicine and her MPH from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Green-McKenzie remains active with the Alumni Association of Titchfield High School, Inc. South Florida Chapter.
by Dave Rodney