Tee L. Guidotti

MD, MPH, BSc

Doctor of Medicine | Occupational and Environmental Health Expert | Toxicologist | Epdiemiologist

Dr. Tee L. Guidotti

Tee L. Guidotti

MD, MPH, BSc
Doctor of Medicine | Occupational and Environmental Health Expert | Toxicologist | Epdiemiologist
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Current Professional Activities

Dr. Guidotti is currently an international consultant in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine, risk management, and sustainability. His work involves 1) problem solving involving consulting, advising, and special projects, 2) medical evaluation, including consultation and disability evaluation, 3) medicolegal services (including expert witness), 4) publishing, editing, and writing. Although retired from the George Washington University, Dr. Guidotti remains active in teaching and research, holds adjunct faculty appointments at West Virginia University and the University of Alberta, and is a frequent visiting faculty and guest lecturer at academic institutions. His particular interests include energy technologies, the occupational health of firefighters, adaptation to climate change, and science policy (both “science for policy” and “policy for science”) and governance.

Professional Experience

Tee L. Guidotti is a consultant in occupational and environmental health and medicine, working privately, doing business as Occupational + Environmental Health & Medicine. He retired as Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC, and Director of the Division of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Prior to taking that position in 1999, he was for 14 years Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Director of the Occupational Health Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

He obtained his MD at the University of California at San Diego and completed all his training at Johns Hopkins in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and occupational and environmental medicine, obtaining board certification in each, and has additional non-medical credentials in toxicology and environmental management. He received his postdoctoral research training at the National Institutes of Health.

He is best known in occupational medicine for his expertise on the occupational health problems of firefighters and oil and gas workers. He is the author of over 300 papers and book chapters and has produced eight books. He was a Fulbright Visiting Chair at the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa in 2015. Dr. Guidotti has served as President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics, and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society.

In 2013, he was recognized by ACOEM with the Knudsen Award for Lifetime Achievement in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has received numerous meritorious achievement awards, professional awards, and fellowships, most of them international. Much of Dr. Guidotti’s current work relates to environmental sustainability and health.

His areas of academic interest include occupational lung disease, energy-related occupations, the occupational health problems of firefighters, air quality, children’s environmental health, environmental sustainability, and global occupational and environmental health.

Academia, Publishing, Awards

Dr. Guidotti has published 62 original (data-driven) research papers, about 250 full-length review papers, book chapters, case studies, clinical guidelines, and policy-oriented reports, and has produced (edited or written in full) eight books, several of which have gone into multiple editions. He has also written countless editorials, short pieces, and commentaries on professional topics, many of them appearing in Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, the journal he edited for many years.

Highlights of his publications include (most recent edition given for books):

  • Guidotti TL. The Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Principles, Practice, Populations, and Problem-Solving. Santa Barbara CA, Praeger ABC-CLIO, 2020, in 2 volumes, 2/ed., 1600 pp.
  • Ivanov ID, Guidotti TL. Global occupational health and safety – burden, strategies and challenges.  Chapter, in Handbook of Global Health, ed. Haring R, Kickbusch I, Ganten D, Moeti M, eds. London, Springer, 2020. Prepared for the World Health Organization.
  • Guidotti TL. The Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Principles, Practice, Populations, and Problem-Solving. Santa Barbara CA, Praeger ABC-CLIO, 2020, in 2 volumes, 2/ed., 1600 pp. [Single-authored, advanced textbook and reference.]
  • Guidotti TL. Evaluating Risk After a Hazardous Waste Treatment Plant Released Persistent Organic Pollutants: Part 1, Background and Policy Issues. Part 2, Ecotoxicology and Human Health Risk. Part 3, Aboriginal Health Risk and Impact. Case Studies in the Environment,  2018;2(1):1 – 13.
  • Guidotti TL.. Editor Health Risks and Fair Compensation in the Fire Service. (Multiple authors; forward by Gary Doer.) New York, Springer, 2016.
  • Council of Canadian Academies, The Expert Panel on Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health. Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise. Ottawa, Council of Canadian Academies, 2015. Dr. Guidotti chaired the panel.
  • Guidotti TL, ed. Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace: A Guide to Occupational Health and Safety for Entrepreneurs, Owners and Managers. International Commission on Occupational Health, 2015, 100 pp. available on-line. A project of the ICOH Scientific Committee on Occupational Health and Development.
  • Guidotti TL. Hydrogen sulfide intoxication. Chapter 8, in: Lotti M, Bleecker M. Occupational Neurology, vol. 131 of Aminoff MJ, Boller F, Swaab DF. Handbook of Clinical Neurology. London, Elsevier, 3rd Series, 2015, pp. 111 – 134.
  • Guidotti TL, ed. Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach, 2/ed. New York and London (UK), Routledge, 2013, 2/ed., 452 pp.
  • Guidotti TL. Corporate behavior in the regulation of beryllium: could there have been a different outcome if the company had room to turn around? Late Lessons from Early Warnings: the Precautionary Principle 1896-2000. Copenhagen, European Environmental Agency, 2012, pp. 145 – 150.
  • Guidotti TL, editor. Global Occupational Health. New York, Oxford University Press, 2011, 600 pp. [34 authors.]
  • Guidotti TL, et al. Diagnosis and initial management of nonmalignant diseases related to asbestos. Ad Hoc Committee [on Update of 1986 Criteria for the Diagnosis of Nonmalignant Asbestos-Related Disease [Chaired by Dr. Guidotti.] Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2004;170:691-715.
  • Guidotti TL, Rose SG, eds. Science on the Witness Stand: Scientific Evidence in Law, Adjudication and Policy. Beverly Farms MA, OEM Press, 2001, 428 pp. (22 chapters + 3 app., index, 20 authors)
  • Yassi A, Kjellström T, de Kok T, Guidotti TL.  Basic Environmental Health.  London, Oxford University Press, 2001. Produced in Geneva for the World Health Organization.
  • Guidotti TL, ed. The Canadian Guide to Health and the Environment. Edmonton, University of Alberta Press / Duvall Press, a publication of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, 1999.
  • Task Force on the Human Health Implications of Global Ecological Change (T.L. Guidotti, chair). Human and Ecosystem Health: Canadian Perspectives, Canadian Action. Ottawa, Canadian Public Health Association, 1992

Role at RSI

Dr. Guidotti is a valued RSI Associate Expert providing high-level expertise.