Consultants is a group of Environmental and Occupational Medicine specialists
based in Atlanta. The two full-time physicians in our group are board- certified
specialists in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
Each has extensive experience working in federal occupational and environmental
health agencies. |
Consultants can provide a variety of flexible services, including:
awareness training for terrorist attacks involving
weapons of mass destruction
In-depth training in decontamination and emergency and medical management of casualties
for responders and incident commanders
Consultations with security experts to find vulnerabilities and help design effective
Design of programs for incident response, decontamination,
of affected facilities.
HLM Consultants' doctors are diplomats of the Army's Medical Management
of Biological and Chemical Casualties Courses. Each has worked extensively as
a medical evaluator and controller in hospital, and emergency response evaluations
during Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercises. The
Doctors co-authored the project outlining options for the National Guard Bureau
to counter domestic terrorism employing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). Both
Doctors serve as advisors, speakers, and exercise evaluators for Project Atlanta,
a program conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Emergency
Response Technology, Instruction and Policy (CERTIP); the Marine Corps War Fighting
Laboratory; and the Office of Naval Research to develop detectors for WMDs and
improve protocols and readiness for responding to terrorist events employing WMDs.
Leffingwell MD, MPH, spent the last 10 years of his career with the US
Public Health Service's Chemical Demilitarization Branch at the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC). While at CDC, he participated in treaty negotiations with the former
Soviet Union. Following the Tokyo Subway incident in 1995, he was part of the
four-person US State Department team to provide technical assistance to the Government
of Japan. While at CDC and subsequently as a consultant, he have served the US
State and Defense Departments and federal security agencies as an expert in the
public health effects of chemical weapons disposal and terrorist threats from
chemical and biological weapons.
Hutchinson MD, MPH, FACOEM, has also worked for over five years with WMD
public health issues. He traveled to Japan as a member of the three-person US
National Guard Bureau delegation to discuss with Japanese officials their preparedness
for events like the Tokyo subway attack of March 1995. He supported the US Army's
Chemical Stockpile Demilitarization Program by investigating and consulting on
management of medical issues. Dr. Hutchinson developed the "Public Health Impacts
of War and Terrorism" at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health,
and he currently serves as its Course Director.