National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Andrea Wilkinson is a Health Scientist for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) specializing in the health of First Responders. Currently, Andrea is working on the National Firefighter Registry to better understand cancer and exposures in firefighters. Her other work has focused on investigating PPE efficacy as it relates to carcinogens and physiology, cardiovascular effects of fire training drills and live fire training, physiologic effects of heat stress, and the use of caffeine gum on the perception of pain and precision movements. Andrea also has extensive experience in sports medicine and cardiac rehabilitation. She has a special interest in preventative medicine for the tactical athlete and the physiological effects of fire training. Andrea is a member of CDC’s Global Rapid Response Team where she has responded to public health emergencies in a variety of settings and is a proud Honorary Lieutenant for the Hanover Park Fire Department.