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Ernest P. Chiodo

Ernest P. Chiodo, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., M.B.A., C.I.H. is a physician, industrial hygienist, industrial toxicologist, biomedical engineer and epidemiologist licensed to practice medicine in Florida, New York, Michigan, and Illinois. He is also an attorney licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois. Dr. Chiodo received his medical, law, biomedical engineering, and toxicology degrees from Wayne State University; his Master of Public Health from Harvard University; his Master of Science in Threat Response Management (biological, chemical, and radiological defense) from the University of Chicago; and his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in economics from the University of Chicago. He received his Master of Science in Evidence Based Healthcare (medicine) from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (England).

He has served as the Medical Director and Manager of Medical and Public Health Services of the City of Detroit. He was the chief physician responsible for measures designed to protect the public health of over one million persons living or working in the City of Detroit. This was a position substantial public responsibility where at the time he had the direct telephone number for the United States White House in case he had to contact the President concerning a public health emergency or disaster in the City of Detroit. Dr. Chiodo served for many years as an assistant clinical professor of internal medicine, family medicine, and public health at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has also served as an assistant adjunct professor of industrial hygiene and toxicology at Wayne State University.  He has served as an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School as well as at Loyola University Law School in Chicago where he taught toxic tort law. He is board certified in the medical specialties of internal medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine. He is also certified in the public health discipline of industrial hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (C.I.H.). A Certified Industrial Hygienist is the professional most focused upon determining whether or not a building is contaminated with mold or determining the level of toxins in an environment. He is also a certified medical review officer which is the designation required by the United States Department of Transportation for a physician to review drug and alcohol test results. Due to his interest in building related disease including mold, he has maintained a residential builder’s license in the State of Michigan for many years.

Dr. Chiodo is only licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois and not in other states, territories, and districts.

Karen Smiley

Karen Smiley, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., M.S., APRN-BC, CEN is an advanced practice family nurse practitioner and forensic toxicologist. She is licensed as a nurse practitioner in Michigan and Florida. She received her Master of Science in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida and her Master of Nursing from Oakland University. Since she has a clinical and forensic focus in building related disease such as mold contamination issues, she has maintained for a number of years a residential builder’s license in the State of Michigan. She has also served as an instructor of pharmacology and clinical nursing. She has served as an expert in forensic toxicology as it relates to medication and drug toxicology as well in clinical nursing.

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