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John Howard reappointed to head NIOSH

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John Howard

Washington – John Howard has been reappointed as NIOSH director, making him the longest-serving individual in that role.

Except for a brief period from mid-2008 to mid-2009, Howard has served as NIOSH director since 2002.

NIOSH announced the reappointment Sept. 8. He also will continue as the administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program. Howard is board-certified in internal medicine, legal medicine and occupational medicine. Before coming to NIOSH in 2002, he served as the chief of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for 11 years.