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Dr. Bernacki holds several titles within Johns Hopkins, specifically, professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and executive director of Health, Safety and Environment. He is also chairman of the Johns Hopkins Institutions Joint Committee for Health, Safety and Environment.
Dr. Bernacki is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, earned his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed a residency in Preventive Medicine, simultaneously receiving his masters degree in Public Health from the Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Bernacki is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in both Occupational Medicine and General Preventive Medicine.
Before coming to Hopkins, Dr. Bernacki held a variety of positions in industry including corporate medical director of United Technologies Corporation in Hartford, Connecticut and vice president of Health, Safety and Environment for Tenneco, Inc., in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Bernacki is a past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and has published numerous peer reviewed articles in the field of occupational medicine, toxicology and worker’s compensation related issues.
Nimisha Kalia, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After earning her medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, she completed her internal medicine residency at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut followed by a fellowship in occupational medicine here at Hopkins. While completing her fellowship, she earned a master’s of public health (MPH) from the Bloomberg School and a master’s of business administration (MBA) from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She then joined the faculty at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College before returning to Hopkins in 2015 as a consultant to Sibley Memorial Hospital. During her time at Sibley, she successfully reorganized Sibley’s Occupational Medicine Program, writing and implementing policies as well as training staff in workers’ compensation medical management. Board certified in both internal medicine and occupational medicine, she has given scientific presentations and organized conferences both nationally and internationally. She served as the interim chair of Health, Safety and Environment for the Johns Hopkins Health System and University, overseeing the Johns Hopkins Occupational Injury Clinic, Employee Health and Wellness Center and Occupational Health Services operations.
Amy S. Alfriend, R.N., M.P.H., COHN-S/CM, is the assistant director of the Johns Hopkins division of Occupational Medicine.
Naren Balkarran, D.H.Sc., M.P.A.S., PA-C, is the clinical coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Employer Onsite Health Clinics.