Anne Therese Fidler, ScD

Associate Professor, Environmental Health
Anne Fidler


Dr. Anne Fidler is the Assistant Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). She is responsible for the BUSPH Practicum Program, working with students, faculty, and public health agencies and organizations to assure that students have an excellent field experience that integrates and enhances their academic learning. She is the Principal Investigator of the HRSA-funded New England Alliance for Public Health Workforce Development, which trains public health practitioners across the region. She teaches practitioners through the Local Public Health Training Institute of Massachusetts and has taught several courses to MPH students, currently “Applying Public Health Skills in the Community.” Dr. Fidler received her Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in Environmental Health and Physiology (Occupational Health) from the Harvard School of Public Health, and became an officer in CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service in 1985. From 1985 to 1997, she worked as an epidemiologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati, Ohio. During that time, she served in numerous scientific and leadership positions, with research interests spanning the field of occupational epidemiology, including the effects of solvents and other toxicants on the nervous system, reproductive and ergonomic hazards, indoor environmental quality, and radiation. In 1997, Dr. Fidler became CDC’s Academic Liaison assigned to the BUSPH, working with the Practice Office to increase opportunities for student field placements, and on several initiatives to assess and improve the practice of public health at the state and local level. Dr. Fidler led CDC’s efforts on two national surveys of local health jurisdictions conducted with the Department of Homeland Security to assess public health emergency preparedness for bioterrorism. Dr. Fidler has been an Editorial Advisor to Public Health Reports, and has served on a number of local, state, and national advisory boards related to occupational health and public health practice. She is a current member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards and the Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Occupational Health and Surveillance Program. She is an elected member and Chair of the Milton, Massachusetts Board of Health.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Dean, Public Health Practice, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Harvard University, ScD
  • Harvard University, MS
  • Boston College, BS


  • Published on 10/5/2017

    MacVarish K, Kenefick H, Fidler A, Cohen B, Orellana Y, Todd K. Building Professionalism Through Management Training: New England Public Health Training Center's Low-Cost, High-Impact Model. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Oct 05. PMID: 28991053.

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  • Published on 3/1/2014

    Kenefick HW, Ravid S, MacVarish K, Tsoi J, Weill K, Faye E, Fidler A. On your time: online training for the public health workforce. Health Promot Pract. 2014 Mar; 15(1 Suppl):48S-55S. PMID: 24578365.

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  • Published on 7/1/2002

    Okamura K, Bernstein J, Fidler AT. Assessing the quality of infertility resources on the World Wide Web: tools to guide clients through the maze of fact and fiction. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2002 Jul-Aug; 47(4):264-8. PMID: 12138934.

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  • Published on 8/1/2000

    Letz R, Gerr F, Cragle D, Green RC, Watkins J, Fidler AT. Residual neurologic deficits 30 years after occupational exposure to elemental mercury. Neurotoxicology. 2000 Aug; 21(4):459-74. PMID: 11022856.

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  • Published on 11/1/1999

    Fidler AT, Bernstein J. Infertility: from a personal to a public health problem. Public Health Rep. 1999 Nov-Dec; 114(6):494-511. PMID: 10670617.

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  • Published on 1/1/1993

    Hall, HI; Leaderer, BP; Cain, WS; Fidler, AT. Mucosal irritation and thermal comfort among occupants of an office building. Environment International. 1993; 253-259.

  • Published on 1/1/1992

    Alderfer, R; Sweeney, M; Fingerhut, M; Hornung, R; Wille, K; Fidler, A. Measures of depressed mood in workers exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Chemosphere. 1992; 25(1-2):247-250.

  • Published on 1/1/1991

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (A.T. Fidler, Principal Author): Indoor Air Quality and Work Environment Study, Library of Congress Madison Building, Washington, DC: Volume III. Association Between Health and Comfort Concerns and Environmental Conditions. NIOSH Publication: HETA 88 364 2014. 1991.

  • Published on 1/1/1991

    Letts, DJ; Fidler, AT; Deitchman, S; Reh, C. Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) 40th Annual Conference. Exposure to forest-fire smoke among wildland firefighters. 1991.

  • Published on 1/1/1991

    Kawamoto, MM; Baron, S; Fidler, AT; Elliot, L. Pennsylvania. Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) 40th Annual Conference. Exposure to superabsorbent polymer in diaper manufacture. 1991.

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