Max Lum

Dr. Lum was responsible for the NIOSH’s initiatives in health communication, media relations and served as team leader for the international program portfolio of the Institute for over twelve years until his retirement on January 1, 2011. He now serves as a senior advisor to the Director, NIOSH on e-communication and research translation issues. Before moving to Washington, D.C. Max served with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta Georgia, as the Director of the Division of Health Education and Promotion, responsible for the Agency’s activities in environmental, community and health professions education.

Max completed Master’s and Doctoral work in public management and communication at the University of Southern California. Dr. Lum lectures extensively on new media with a focus on hazard communication. Dr. Lum’s background includes public health service in Micronesia and West Africa. He currently serves as the founding Chair of the Communications Network of the International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH), Rome, Italy. He holds an adjunct lecturer appointment at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

  • Job Title:Ed.D, MPA. Senior Advisor, eCommunication and Research Translation
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