Leslie J. Hutchinson, M.D., M.P.H., FACOEM


HLM Medical Consultants                                             voice (770) 963-1223

214 Wynfield Way                                                         fax (770) 995-5379

Auburn, GA 30011                                                       e-mail


Current Positions


CHIEF MEDICAL EVALUATOR, Abernathy Health Trust Fund, Anniston, AL, September 2004 to Present.

Past Appointments

MEDICAL REVIEWING OFFICER, U.S. Marshals Service, Judicial Security Division, Atlanta, GA, September 2010 to May 2013.

DISTRICT MEDICAL CONSULTANT, U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Washington, D.C., March 2006 to December 2011.

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, Unicore Health Inc., Atlanta, GA, December 2004 to July 2008.

DISTRICT MEDICAL CONSULTANT, U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Office of Worker Advocacy, Washington, D.C., May 2003 to December 2004.

ADJUNCT PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Electro-optics, Environment, and Materials Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, December 2001 to December 2002.

COURSE DIRECTOR, “Perspectives in Environmental Health”, Career Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 2001 to May 2009.

ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 2000 to May 2009.

COURSE DIRECTOR, “The Public Health Impacts of War and Terrorism”, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, January 2000 to December 2003.

COURSE DIRECTOR, “Solid and Hazardous Waste Management”, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, January 1999 to May 1999.

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER AND VICE PRESIDENT, International Institute of Environmental Risk Management, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, July 1997 to September 2004.

DIRECTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, Aon Medical Consultants, Boston, MA, July 1997 to July 1998.

ASSISTANT INVESTIGATOR, Verum Staticon, Atlanta, GA, May 1997 to March 1999.

INSTRUCTOR, “Environmental Risk Management Certification Course”, International Institute of Environmental Risk Management, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, July 1996 to September 2004.

ASSISTANT INVESTIGATOR, Innovative Medical Research, Atlanta, GA, May 1996 to November 1996.

OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICAL CONSULTANT, Aon Medical Consultants, Boston, MA, June 1993 to July 1998.

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 1992 to May 2000.

COURSE DIRECTOR, "Perspectives in Environmental Health", Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, August 1991 to August 1998.

MEDICAL OFFICER, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Division of Health Studies, Health Investigations Branch (HIB), Atlanta, GA, October 1989 to September 1992.

MEDICAL OFFICER, ATSDR, Office of Health Assessment, Office of the Director, Health Assessment Coordination Activity, Atlanta, GA, November 1986 to September 1989.

CDC VISITING PROGRAM STAFF FELLOW, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, January 1984 to June 1984.

CHEMIST, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Environmental Criteria Assessment Office, Cincinnati, OH, January 1982 to June 1982.

CHEMIST, EPA, Health Effects Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, June 1980 to September 1980.

PHYSICAL SCIENTIST, EPA, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, March 1979 to September 1979.

BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN, EPA, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, November 1978 to March 1979.

CHEMIST, EPA, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, July 1978 to September 1978.

LABORATORY ASSISTANT, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Virology, Cincinnati, OH, June 1973 to December 1977.

Residency Training

OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, 1992 to 1993.

INTERNAL MEDICINE: Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, 1984 to 1985.



    Honors:     Delta Omega.


    Honors:     Alpha Omega Alpha (junior year election.)

XAVIER UNIVERSITY, Cincinnati, OH, BS in Physics and Natural Sciences, 1978.

    Honors:     Summa Cum Laude in Honors Program, Xavier University Biology Prize, Alpha Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi Sigma (junior year election,) Xavier University Achievement Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship.

Certifications, Licensure, and Professional Organizations

 -Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), 2001.

    -Specialty Board Certified in Preventive Medicine (Occupational), American Board of  

Preventive Medicine, 1994.

-Specialty Board Certified in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, American Board of

Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, 2000.

-Subspecialty Board Certified in Managed Care, American Board of Quality Assurance and

Utilization Review Physicians, 2000.

-Licensed to Practice Medicine in Georgia, 1991 to present.

-Licensed to Practice Medicine in California, 1989 to present.

-Registered Hazardous Substance Professional, National Environmental Health Association

(NEHA), 1988 to present.

    -Designation in Environmental Risk Management, International Institute of Environmental

Risk Management, Southwest Texas State University, 1996 to 2004.

-Certificate of Training in Medical Management of Chemical Weapons Casualties, US Army

Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, 1997.

-Certificate of Training in Medical Defense Against Biological Warfare, US Army Medical

Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1997.

-Member, ACOEM, 1993 to present.

-Member, NEHA, 1993 to present.

Honors and Awards

-U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Superior Accomplishment

       Award–Special Act or Service, 1992.

-DHHS Performance Management and Recognition System Award, 1989.

Professional Activities

-Medical Surety Inspector, US Army Materiel Command, 2005 to 2007.

-Medical Instructor, “Hospital Emergency Management–Concepts and Implications of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorist Incidents”, Department of Homeland Security (originally Department of Justice,) 2002 to 2005.

-Member, US Army Corps of Engineers Board of Investigation for the Chemical Release at the

Munitions Demilitarization Building, Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot, OR, 1999.

-Member, Delegation to Assess Japanese Government Readiness for Terrorist Attacks

with Weapons of Mass Destruction, US National Guard Bureau, Tokyo, Japan, 1998.

    -Medical Exercise Evaluator and Instructor, Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, Department of Homeland Security (originally Federal Emergency Management Agency,) 1998 to 2007.

-Member, Board of Governors, International Institute of Environmental Risk Management,

Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1998 to 2004.

    -Judge, Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention, Georgia Department of Natural Resources,

Atlanta, GA, 1997, 1998.

-Member, Emory University Academic Advisory Council on Environmental and Occupational

Health, Atlanta, GA, 1991 to 2003.

-Instructor, Medical College Admission Test Preparation Program for Minority Students,

Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1987 to 1990.

-On-site Peer Reviewer, Texas Air Control Board, Galveston, TX, 1987 to 1988.


1.         Linnemann CC Jr, Hutchinson L, Rotte T, Hegg M, Schiff GM. Stability of the rabbit immunogenic marker of RA 27/3 rubella vaccine virus after human passage. Infection and Immunity 1974;9:547-549.

2.         Linnemann CC Jr, Schaeffer AE, Burgdorfer W, Hutchinson L, Philip RN. Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Clermont County, Ohio. II. Distribution of population and infected ticks in an endemic area. American Journal of Epidemiology 1980;111:31-36.

3.         Garver DL, Hutchinson LJ. Psychosis, lithium-induced antipsychotic response and seasonality. Psychiatry Research 1989;26:279-286.

4.         Anger WK, Letz R, Chrislip DW, Frumkin H, Hudnell K, Russo JM, Chappell W, Hutchinson L. Neurobehavioral Test Methods for Environmental Health Studies of Adults. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 1994;16(5):489-497.

5.         Krasnegor NA, Otto DA, Bernstein JH, Burke R, Chappell W, Eckerman DA, Needleman HL, Oakley G, Rogan W, Terraccianno G, Hutchinson L. Neurobehavioral Test Strategies for Environmental Exposures in Pediatric Populations. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 1994;16(5):499-509.

6.         White RF, Gerr F, Cohen RF, Green R, Lezak MD, Lybarger J, Mack J, Silbergeld E, Valciukas J, Chappell W, Hutchinson L. Criteria for Progressive Modification of Neurobehavioral Batteries. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 1994;16(5):511-524.

7.         Amler RW, Lybarber JA, Anger WK, Phifer BL, Chappell W, Hutchinson L. Adoption of an Adult Environmental Neurobehavioral Test Battery. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 1994;16(5):525-530.

Federal Government Publications

1.         Hutchinson L, Johnson D, Leffingwell S. NIOSH Review of the Dormant Standards: Regulatory Recommendations Made to Robert Rowland, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Cincinnati:NIOSH; 1984.

2.         Hutchinson L. Investigation of Cluster of Pancreatic Cancer Deaths. Livingston and Park County, Montana. Atlanta:U.S. Public Health Service; 1992.

3.         Hutchinson L, Amler R, Lybarger J, Chappell W. Neurobehavioral Testing Batteries for Use in Environmental Health Field Studies. Atlanta:U.S. Public Health Service; 1992.

4.         Chou S, Hutchinson L. Neurotoxic disorders. In: Lybarger JA, Spengler RF, DeRosa CT. Priority Health Conditions. An Integrated Survey to Evaluate the Relationship Between Illness and Exposure to Hazardous Substances. Atlanta:U.S. Public Health Service; 1993.

Selected Presentations

1.         Hutchinson LJ, Abraham JE. “An Explication of Risk Assessment.” Fifth Annual Conference on Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Materials, The Hazardous Materials Research Control Institute, Las Vegas, NV, April 1988.

2.         Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Who Should be Making Environmental Health Policy in Your Community?” Cincinnati Health Department, Bureau of Environmental Health Services, Cincinnati, OH, March 1990.

3.         Hutchinson, LJ. “Hazardous Waste Incineration and Evaluation of Exposure to Dioxin, Furans, Phenols, and Pesticides.” 119th Annual Meeting and Exhibit, American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA, November 1991.

4.         Hutchinson LJ. “Lead Exposure, Toxicity, and Health Implications.” US EPA, Region IV, Atlanta, GA, January 1992.

5.         Hutchinson LJ. “Pancreatic Cancer Cluster Investigation in Livingston, Montana.” Seminar Series, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Atlanta, GA, March 1992.

6.         Hutchinson LJ. Environmental Health Seminar Including: "Examples of Environmental Health Effects," "Lead Exposure and Health Effects," "Risk Assessment," and "Underlying Themes in Environmental Health Evaluation." Cincinnati Health Department, Cincinnati, OH, September 1992.

7.         Hutchinson LJ. “Human Health Evaluation of Indoor Air Problems.” Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VII, Special Symposium, American Chemical Society, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division, Atlanta, GA, September 1995.

8.         Hutchinson LJ. “Tuberculosis.” 60th Annual National Environmental Health Association Educational Conference, National Environmental Health Association, Chicago, IL, July 1996.

9.         Hutchinson LJ. “Medical Issues Associated with Chemical and Biological Warfare.” Chemical Weapons Warning Network Demonstration Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, January 2000.

10.       Hutchinson LJ, Leffingwell SS. “Chemical Weapons” Segments, “NationsBank/Sam Nunn Policy Forum.” In: “National Security for the 21st Century.” Georgia Institute of Technology Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA, February 2000.

11.       Hutchinson LJ. “Cancers Associated with Dry Cleaning Agents.” 54th Annual Educational Conference, Ohio Environmental Health Association, Columbus, OH, May 2000.

12.       Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Discussion of Tabletop Simulation of Response to Terrorist Incidents Employing Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Center for Emergency Response Technology, Instruction and Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory, Atlanta, GA, November 2000.

13.       Hutchinson LJ. “Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism.” US Forest Service Annual Safety and Health Managers’ Workshop, Denver, CO, October 2001.

14.       Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Bioterrorism: What is it? Are we prepared?” “Six Degrees of Separation” Series of Panel Discussions. Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, The Center for Southern Literature, Atlanta, GA, November 2001.

15.       Hutchinson LJ. Invited Studio Panel Discussant: “Bioterrorism.” “Georgia Week in Review,” Georgia Public Television, Atlanta, GA, November 2001.

16.       Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Terrorism! What Can We Do?” Safety, Health, and Environmental Conference 2001, Georgia Department of Labor, Savannah, GA, November 2001.

17.       Hutchinson LJ. Invited Panelist: “Mold and Mildew–Is It A Problem in Buildings?” Property Management Leadership Network National Conference, General Services Administration, New Orleans, LA, June 2002.

18.       Hutchinson LJ. “Biological Agents–Parts 1 and 2,” “Special Considerations in Multiple Casualty Incidents,” and “Chemical Agents.” 2002 Medical Conference, Kentucky Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. Lexington, KY, August 2002.

19.       Hutchinson LJ. “Radioactive and Biological Weapons Agent Incident Response.” American Industrial Hygiene Association, Ohio Valley Section, Cincinnati, OH, October 2005.