Max Lum

Dr. Lum was responsible for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) initiatives in health communication, media relations and the Institute’s international program portfolio for over fifteen years until his retirement in 2011. He currently serves as senior advisor to the Office of the Director, on e-communication and research translation issues.

Dr. Lum began his career as a White House Fellow serving as a technical writer and community involvement specialist and most recently served as Director, Health Education and Promotion, ATSDR-CDC before coming to NIOSH.

Max’s graduate academic training is from the University of Southern California and was focused on public management (MPA) and communication practice within the medical education program (EdD). He is a current adjunct lecturer at the Harvard and John Hopkins School of Public Health.

Topic related publication: Lum, M. Crisis Communication for Occupational Health in the Pandemic Era. In: Koh, D. 4th ed. Textbook of Occupational Medicine Practice, April 2022.