Jefferey L. Burgess, MD, MS, MPH, is a Professor and Director of the Community, Environment and Policy Division at The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Tucson, Arizona. His research includes respiratory toxicology in firefighters and smoke inhalation victims; reduction of mining-related injuries and exposures; environmental arsenic exposure; and hazardous materials exposures including methamphetamine laboratories. Dr. Burgess is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the CDC-funded Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (MWPERLC) as well as for research projects evaluating mining injury surveillance and arsenic exposure.
Dr. Burgess received his medical degree from the University of Washington in 1988. He also earned a master's degree in toxicology and industrial hygiene from the UA in 1993 and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington in 1996.