Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Public Health

Menu
Menu

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
EBenefits Badge
 

Director, Pre-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program

Peter D. Rumm, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M.

Dr. Rumm is a pediatrician and preventive medicine physician who came to the VA from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - where he was a special projects officer and deputy clinical director in pre-market divisions dealing with the regulation and safety of medical devices. Dr. Rumm graduated from the Medical College of Georgia) and received his Master of Public Health from the University of Washington, concentrating in health services administration and epidemiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and has served in leadership positions for the ACPM, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP). Dr. Rumm was formerly a Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist in the Wisconsin Division of Public Health. He then served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and was the Director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication at the Drexel School of Public Health in Philadelphia. During his time at Drexel, Dr. Rumm also served on the Board of Directors of the Mercy Health Care System in that area, and has served on many other boards or committees including the National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism. Dr. Rumm’s other former professional positions include: 1) Chief, Division of Epidemiology, The Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine in Landstuhl, Germany; and, 2) Officer in Charge, Fort Clayton and other Canal Zone Health Care Clinics, Panama. He also served as a part-time editor for the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General during part of his time at FDA. Dr. Rumm recently received a lifetime alumni achievement award from Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia, and has received a number of other local to international awards or recognitions for his work.