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Committee Members

Board-Certified Occupational Medicine specialist and Internist. Chief Medical Officer at Managed Care Advisors, a woman-owned small business specializing in workers' compensation consulting and case management. Served as Chair of the ACOEM Council on Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practice from 2011 - 2016; also served on the ACOEM Board of Directors for two terms. Expert in the federal workers' compensation system. Special interests include instructional design (e-learning) and managing the biopsychosocial determinants of work disability. 

Bernyce Peplowski, DO, MS, FACOEM

Practicing OEM for 34 years. Diverse career, spanning 24 hour care model with large employers, 2 large multi-specialty groups and 2 payors. Currently providing consulting services for medical groups and insurers, as well as serving as Associate Clinical Professor in Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University. Special interests include the integration of workers' comensation and health plan, to include risk shared bundled payment based upon outcomes.  Chairs the Workers' Compensation Committee for the California Medical Association and sits on the Executive Board of the Western Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association. 


Practicing comprehensive occupational medicine in Sioux City, Iowa for 22 years, with diverse practice including front line injury management as well as consultative work and medico-legal evaluations. Past President of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (now known as the International Academy Disability Evaluating Physicians).  Has served ACOEM on a number of Councils, Committees, and Sections and is the current Speaker Elect of the ACOEM House of Delegates. Currently is the IAIME representative to both the AMA CPT Advisory Committee and the AMA RUC  Advisory Panel.  He has authored chapters in several AMA Guides books including Causation, Return to Work and Navigating Disability Systems.

Peter Low, MD, MS

Practices occupational medicine with Providence Health in Spokane, Washington. After obtaining his MD degree at the University of Alberta, completed residencies in Family Practice and Occupational Medicine and has practice experience in both specialties, with long-standing interest in public health and the health care of injured workers. Has served as the project manager for the ACOEM Practice Guidelines dissemination project with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Symposium Co-Chair for Kaiser Permanente, Occupational Medicine Southern California. Recently, he joined Providence Washington as occupational medicine staff, and is involved with a number of projects to assist them in their expansion into occupational medicine on a state and regional level.

Phil Adamo, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Melissa Bean, DO, MBA, MPH, FACOEM
Robert Blink, MD, MPH, FACOEM
John Burress, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Lisa Galloway, MD, FACOEM
Lee Glass, MD, JD
Kathryn Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Paul Papanek, MD, MPH, FACOEM
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