Retired Assistant Surgeon General of the United States of America and retired Acting Director of NIOSH
Dr. Richard Lemen is a former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States. He served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) before his retirement. Since retiring from the United States Public Health Service in 1996, he has been Adjunct Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the Emory University.
In 2009, President Obama appointed him a member of the Presidential Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. Distinguished with many high awards, he is also a private consultant engaged in issues involving the analysis of risks associated with occupational and environmental health.