CURRICULUM VITAE

DORAN CHRISTENSEN, D.O.

DORAN CHRISTENSEN, D.O.

Work Phone: 865-576-3131

Experience

Dr. Christensen graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery (COMS) in Des Moines Iowa and later did his training in Emergency Medicine and Aerospace Medicine in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force respectively. He has served in the U.S. Army in the 1960's, the U.S. Navy in the 70's and the U.S. Air Force in the 80's. He has practiced Emergency Medicine and Occupational Medicine for over 30 years. He became the Medical Director at the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) in 1992 and joined REAC/TS as a Staff Physician in 2004.

2004 September-present: Associate Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) for the u.s. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge TN.

Provides assistance and primary back-up for the Director of REAC/TS activities for the u.s. Department of Energy (DOE) related to:

  • Program Management -Provides leadership, management, guidance and technical support for RERDA, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site (REAC/TS), Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Nuclear Incident Response Team (NIRT) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for response to radiological emergencies; managing and reviewing technical work; and providing assistance in support of DOE, WHO, DHS, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (It\EA) in the areas of medical response to radiol~gical emergencies; continuing medical education and accreditation and development of supporting regional and national readiness exercises and training materials
  • Program Development -Develops new funding sources and expanded work through understanding customer needs, conceptualizing potential solutions, promoting creative thinking in funding opportunities, teaming with other units where appropriate and developing proposals.

Directs administrative and organizational matters related to:

  • Financial Management: Manages allocation and expenditure of financial resources to meet program goals and objectives to include preparing and managing multi-million dollar budgets to ensure that program expenditures are within budget and are allowable costs
  • Human Resource Management: Ensures that programs develop needed technical expertise to meet current and future customer needs and that staff performance meets or exceeds customer expectations by conveying direction to staff, monitoring staff performance, establishing staff career development expectations and effective delegation of authority

2004 May-August: Staff Physician, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), as above, Oak Ridge TN.

  • Participated in 24/7 availability of medical services on and off-site as needed to support the REACjTS mission for the U.s. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Participated as a member of the REAC/TS teaching faculty in on and off-site continuing medical education courses
  • Served as liaison with u.s. Department of Defense (DOD) elements for planning and conduct of nuclear weapons exercises
  • Served as liaison with the u.s. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) elements for response to radiation / contamination events and / or exercises
  • Provided medical and toxicological expertise in occupational and environmental health and safety

1992-2004: Medical Director, Fluor Fernald, Inc., and Site Occupational Medical Director (SOMD), Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP). Medical Director for the prime contractor at a U.s. Department of Energy decontamination / demolition, environmental remediation / restoration site of over 1000 acres and over 2000 workers. Directed staff of 14 including 2 physicians, 4 occupational health nurses, x-ray, laboratory, and others.

    Direction of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Program and information systems support.
  • Design, development and implementation of an Occupational Health Information System (OHIS) to support a Human Health Surveillance System for multiple hazardous exposures including asbestos, heavy metals, beryllium, ionizing radiation, radioactive contamination, other nuclear / biologic / chemical hazards, and others.
  • Design, development and implementation of a Performance Improvement project for medical services.
  • Involved with operations and Integrated Safety Management (ISM) system for hazard assessments and risk analysis.
  • Refinement of a macroergonomics approach to match work with workers to prevent injuries and illnesses.
  • Evaluation of injured and ill workers for fitness-for-duty to perform various kinds of hazardous duties.
  • Design and development of a Job / Task / Hazard Analysis (JTHA) tool for practicat use in the field.
  • Direct Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and coordination of Emergency Response (ER) activities with Medical plus Fire & Safety personnel.
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO) for substance abuse prevention programs.

1982-2004: Medical Director, The Consortium for Environmental & Occupational Safety & Health. Directed staff of as many as 14 physicians and 3 occupational health nurses plus ancillary staff on as needed basis for industry.

  • Provide consulting services to businesses and industries in occupational safety & health, industrial hygiene, drug/alcohol testing programs, Workers' Compensation claims management, health beneAts utilization control, nuclear / biologic / chemical human health hazards and others.
  • Clients have included Baker Concrete, Baker Construction, RiskTech, Joseph E. Seagrams and Sons, Aurora (II'J) Casket, Fluor Fernald Inc, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Mercy Hospital Fairfield OH, the u.s. Postal Service, Ford Motor Company, Kahn's Meats, and others.
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME).
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO) for substance abuse prevention programs.
  • Case Management of workers' compensation claims.

1980-1982: Staff Physician, Tenneco Corporation/Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News VA, an 1800 acre facility with 25,000 employees involved in nuclear and conventional shipbuilding and repair.

  • Occupational medical services with 250 visits per day. Emergency Medical System (EMS) services management.
  • Human Health Surveillance evaluations for 18,000 production workers with multiple exposures, including asbestos, lead, other heavy metals, radiation, noise, etc.
  • Evaluation of injured and ill workers for fitness-for-duty to perform various kinds of hazardous duties.
  • 1976-1999: Emergency Medicine, Hospital-based practice in U.S. Navy; Chesapeake and Portsmouth VA; Hamilton OH. (Interrupted by personal injuries and surgeries in 1993 -now resolved.)

    1976-1978: U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Portsmouth VA Naval Medical Center.

    • Design, development and implementation of medical services for military and civilian personnel.
    • Triage and treatment algorithms development for clinical service providing >40,000 clinic visits per year.
    • Triage and treatment algorithms development for health services for military and civilian personnel.
    • Hazardous materials surveillance programs development for military and civilian workers.
    • Emergency medicine including nuclear / biologic / chemical human hazards.
    • Education

      Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits up-to-date.
      1992-2004: Course work for Master of Public Health (tvIPH) degree, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI
      1991: Aviation Medicine, School of Aerospace Medicine, U.s. Air Force, San Antonio TX
      1980: Occupational Medicine Mini-Residency, College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.
      1978: Radiology Mini-Residency, U.s. Naval Regional Medical Center, Norfolk VA.
      1976: Rotating Internship, U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia PA.
      1975: Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines lA.
      1970-71: Graduate studies, Physiology/Zoology, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA.
      1970: Bachelor of Arts (B.A,) degree, University of Iowa, Iowa City lA.

      Special Activities

      2004-2006: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Preceptor for IAEA Fellows. Directed formal 6-week educational programs for international physicians including a Burn Surgeon from Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004), a Hospitalists from Qatar (2005) and an Occupational Medicine specialist from Egypt (2006).

      Academic Appointments and Activities

      Volunteer Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health, 1993-present: Preceptor for over three dozen post-graduate physicians in academic and clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM). Oversight of special projects by students on a variety of topics including: Occupational Medicine in the nuclear remediation Industry; process history and human health surveillance; integration of process databases as a basis for human health surveillance. Design of a teaching module for the occupational medicine residency and occupational health personnel pertaining the nuclear industry -power generation, transportation and environmental remediation; database integration in occupational health. Occupational health informatics development of a computer-based branching logic health history questionnaire; respirator use decision logic; water and waste water treatment workers; and others.

      • Donna Pratt, M.D. Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Spring 1993.
      • Anne Like, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Summer 1994.
      • Leonid Marcheret, M.D. Medical Administration Rotation, Process History as the Basis for Human Health Surveillance in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Spring 1995.
      • Evan Davies, D.O. Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Summer 1995.
      • Robin Baver, M.D. Medical Administration Rotation, Integration of Process Databases as a Basis for Human Health Surveillance in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Summer 1995.
      • Denise Agatep, M.D. -Medical Education Rotation, Design of a Teaching Module for the Occupational Medicine Residency and Occupational Health Personnel: The Nuclear Industry -Power Generation, Transportation, Nuclear and Environmental Remediation. Winter 1995.
      • Jeff Kirschman, M.D. -Medical/Industrial Hygiene / Environmental Engineering Rotation, Special Project: Database integration. Spring 1996.
      • Andrew Freeman, M.D. -Special Project: Occupational Health Informatics Development of a Computer Based Branching Logic Health History Questionnaire. Summer 1996.
      • Srini Sundarum, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Summer 1997.
      • Loren Tapp, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Special Project: Respirator use decision logic. Summer 1997.
      • Palma Jones, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Fall1997 and Spring 1998.
      • Srini Sundaram, M.D. -Clinical Rotations, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Special Project: Public Health Water and Waste Water Treatment Workers. Summer and Fall, 1997.
      • Sue Ting, M.D. -Clinical Rotations, Occupational Medicine. Spring and Summer 1998.
      • Matthew Maurer, D.O. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Spring and Summer 1998.
      • Beverly Deck, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Fall 1998.
      • Marie Walton, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Fall 1998.
      • Robert Gabel, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Spring 1999.
      • Robert Gabel, M.D. -Special Project: Compliance with 10 CFR 1046, Medical Certification of Security Officers. Summer 1999.
      • Jeff Hess, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational l"1edical in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Summer 2001.
      • Jeff Hess, M.D. -Special Project: Decision Support for Evaluation, Treatment and Job Placement of Hazardous Materials Workers with Liver Function Abnormalities. Fall 2001.
      • James Wallis, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupatio.nal Medical in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Fall 2001.
      • James Wallis, M.D. -Special Project. Winter 2001.
      • Patrick Lowry, M.D. -Special Project: Respirator Selection and Medical Criteria for Hazardous Waste Workers. Fall 2001.
      • Kelvin Wren, M.D. -Clinical Rotation, Occupational Medicine in the Nuclear Remediation Industry. Winter 2001.

      Adjunct Professor of Ergonomics, University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering, 1993-2004:

      Occupational Biomechanics, Course 20-267-752, College of Engineering, yearly.

      • Lectures on evaluation of workers and workplaces to match abilities and capacities of workers with demands of work.
      • Integration of physical evaluations with medical evaluations for pre-placement and return to work after illness and injury.
      • Included evaluations of ability to work in multi-hazard environments without significant risk of adverse health effects. Synthesis of methods to evaluate workers and their abilities to perform physical tasks in the face of mental demands and environmental loads.

      Industrial Engineering in Service Organizations, Course 20-267-624, College of Engineering, yearly.

      • Design and evaluation of Occupational Health Services.
      • Evaluation of workers for capacities to perform the content of work (physical and mental tasks) in the context of the work environment (physical and non-physical or organizational environment).
      • Macro-ergonomics" approach to universal requirements of work and human impacts from work.

      Ph.D. Dissertation Shoaf, Christin L. "An Integrative Model for Assessment of Work System Hazards and Risks". 1998.

      Ph.D. Dissertation -Alhemoud, Ali. "The Development and Testing of a Comprehensive Tool for Assessing the Effectiveness of Occupational Safety and Health Programs". 1995.

      Ph.D. Dissertation GuO, Lin, "Knowledge-Based Ergonomics Paradigm: A work Process Requirements Analyzer." 1995.

      Ph.D. Dissertation -Hernandez, Luz. "The Path Towards Developing a Practical Methodology to Assess Musculoskeletal Strain in the Workplace." 1995.

      Ph.D. Dissertation -Hidalgo, Jorge. "A Comprehensive Lifting Model: The Missing Link." 1993.

      M.S. Thesis -Garascia, Jeff. "An ErgonomiC Assessment af Back Supports." 1993.

      Publications

      • Christensen OM, Sugarman S, Garrett AS, Jones OW and Wiley AL. A practical basis for early management of radiologically injured or ill patients. and Diagnosis and medical management of radiation injuries and illnesses. In Toxico-Terrorism: Emergency Response and ClinicalApproach to Chemica/' Biological and Radiological Agents. McFee RB and Leikin JB, eds., McGraw-Hili Medical, New York 2007.
      • Hernon C, Boyer EW, Christensen DM and Sugarman S, "Case files of the University of Massachusetts Fellowship in Medical Toxicology: Three patients with an industrial radiography source exposure. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 2(4): 163-168, 2006.
      • Berger ME, Christensen DM, Lowry PC, Jones OW and Wiley AL: Medical management of radiation injuries: current approaches. Occupational Medicine (London), 56(3): 162-72, 2006.
      • Shoaf C, Genaidy A, Karwowski W, Waters T, and Christensen D, "Comprehensive Manual Handling Limits for Lowering, Pushing, Pulling and Carrying." Ergonomics, 40(11):1183-1200,1997.
      • Hidalgo J, Genaidy AM, Karwowski W, Christensen DM, Huston R, and Stambough J, "A Comprehensive Lifting Model: Beyond the NIOSH Lifting Equation. Ergonomics, 40(9):916-27, 1997.
      • Guo L, Genaidy AM, Christensen DM and Huntington K, "Macro-Ergonomic Risk Assessment in the Nuclear Remediation Industry." Applied Ergonomics, 27(4):24154, 1996.
      • Hidalgo J, Genaidy AM, Karwowski W, Christensen OM, Huston Rand Stambough J: "A Cross-Validation of the NIOSH Limits for Manual Lifting." Ergonomics, 38(12):235564, 1995.
      • Genaidy AM, Barkawi H and Christensen OM, "Ranking of Static l\Jon-Neutral Postures Around the Joints of the Upper Extremity and Spine." ErgonomiCS, 38(9):1851-58, 1995.
      • Genaidy AM, Christensen OM and Simmons RJ, "Do Back Supports Relieve the Load on the Lumbar Spine?" Ergonomics, 38(5):996-1010. 1995.

      Presentations

      • "Public Health Considerations in Radiological Incidents" -multiple, 2007
      • "Myths and Realities: Ionizing Radiation and Man" -multiple, 2004-present
      • "Myths & Realities: A History of Ionizing Radiation Incidents" -multiple, 2006-present
      • "Management of Acute Local Radiation Injuries (LRI)" -multiple, 2004-present
      • "Prevention of Infectious Complications of the Acute Radiation Syndrome" -multiple, 2004-present
      • "Medical Management of the Acute Radiation Syndrome{s)" -multiple, 2004-present
      • REAC/TS -ORISE -"Radiation Accident -Yonanga Peru 1997" -multiple, 2004-present. Oak Ridge TN
      • REAC/TS -ORISE -"Acute Radiation Injury". 2004. Oak Ridge TN
      • U.s. Department of Energy -"The beryllium legacy and medical surveillance." 2000
      • U.s. Department of Energy "Job / Task / Hazard Analyses (JTA) for evaluation of worker fitness-for-duty and prevention of adverse health effects." 1999
      • Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation -"A 'macroergonomics' approach to evaluation of humans and their ability to work -a risk assessment model for prevention of adverse health effects." 1997.
      • International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety "Assessment of Muscular Activities in Industry." 1997.
      • State of Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation All-Ohio Safety Congress Chair, Industrial Hygiene Section -"Non-Ionizing Radiation Health Hazards." 1996. First Vice Chair, Industrial Hygiene Section -"A Practical Work Requirements Analyzer." 1995. Second Vice Chair, Industrial Hygiene Section -"The NIOSH Lifting Model: The Missing Link." 1994.
      • American Industrial Hygiene AssOCiation, San Diego -"Computer-Aided Analysis of Work Demands and Human Impacts -a 'Macroergonomics' approach to integration of identification, evaluation and control of physical, chemical, biological and nuclear exposures and their impacts upon humans." 1994.

      Military

      • 1987-1994: Major, U.s. Air Force Reserve Medical Corps, 906Tactical Fighter Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton OH (Reserve duty; Active duty -Desert Storm, 04/1991 06/1991) (multiple non military-related injuries -rendered unfit for world-wide duty resigned commission 1994)
      • 1975-1978: Lieutenant, U.s. Navy Medical Corps (Active duty).
      • 1973-1975: Ensign, U.S. l\Javy Medical Service Corps, Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship, U.S. Navy (Reserve duty).
      • 1968-1971: U.s. Army Medical Service (Inactive reserve duty)
      • 1965-1968: U.s. Army Medical Service in CONUS, France, Belgium, Republic of Vietnam (Active duty).

      LICENSURE: Tennessee -active; Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Iowa inactive

      Certifications

      • Medical Review Officer (MRO), Certified by AAMRO
      • Independent Medical Examiner (1M E), Certified by ABIME