About Dr. Grace Ziem:
Dr. Grace Ziem, M.D., Dr. P.H. has been practicing medicine for 38 years, with a major focus on public health and prevention as well as medical care. She received her M.D. in 1967 from the University of Kansas College of Medicine, the state of her childhood and youth. After two years of volunteer work in South Vietnam as a physician to civilians (1968-1970), she began her public health training, with a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins (1971), and a Master of Science and then Doctor of Public Health at Harvard (1975).
She returned to join the Johns Hopkins faculty, also attending courses there in toxicology (numerous courses), occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, and occupational and environmental epidemiology. She has been active in worker education, teaching occupational medicine to medical students at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and occupational health policy at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
She has been a consultant for Maryland OSHA, the New Jersey Department of Health (writing fact sheets onabout 1,000 chemicals), Maryland Department of the Environment, WHO, US Congress, Walter Reed, National Academy of Sciences, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, US Department of Agriculture, California Department of Health Services, American Lung Association and other agencies.
She has also had an active medical practice evaluating and caring for patients with chemical injury, in documenting treatable biochemical and pathophysiological changes resulting from chemical injury, and developing science-based, non-harmful means of effective treatment. Education of patients, the public and professionals about the prevention, early recognition and science-based treatment of chemical injury remains an ongoing and vitally important interest.
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