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Linda M Frazier, MD, MPH

Linda Frazier, M.D., MPH is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Frazier also serves as Director of Research for the Women’s Research Institute and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Frazier was the lead investigator of a major epidemiologic analysis completed for the US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children’s Health Protection, that resulted in a textbook-length report entitled “Environmental Health and Human Development.” Dr. Frazier is also Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Frazier is the lead editor of a medical textbook, “Reproductive Hazards of the Workplace” (1998, John Wiley & Sons), which is the only textbook currently in print in the US that provides in-depth toxicological information about numerous chemicals that are hazardous to reproduction and fetal development as well as strategies for reducing these hazards and communicating effectively with workers and the public about reproductive and developmental risks. She is the author of many scientific articles and book chapters related to health effects of industrial and environmental chemicals. Dr. Frazier has directed a national curriculum project in occupational and environmental health while at Duke University, called “Educating Physicians in Occupational Health and the Environment” which was funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Dr. Frazier has lectured on topics related to occupational and environmental reproductive hazards at major health policy meetings, including the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the United States Navy, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health, the American Occupational Health Nursing Association and the Teratology Society. Dr. Frazier is a peer reviewer at several scientific and medical journals, including: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Journal of Agromedicine and others. She has also contributed textbook chapters on the influence of hazardous exposures on development of birth defects and reproductive disorders, and how to prevent occupational and environmental health problems. Because of her expertise, she was recruited by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to serve during 2003-2006 on their research policy group: the Reproductive Health Research Committee of the National Occupational Health Research Agenda project. She also served for 5 years as a member of the Threshold Limit Values (TLV) committee of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. Dr. Frazier received her degree in medicine from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Frazier completed a fellowship in occupational medicine at Duke University Medical School, and received her MPH in epidemiology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.