John Comiskey, Ed.D., interim department chair and assistant professor in the department of Criminal Justice, was recently appointed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee to serve a four-year term on March 1.
As a 9/11 first responder and NYPD and U.S. Coast Guard HazMat technician, Comiskey’s role is to provide firsthand knowledge and insights into the WTC response, looking specifically at how respirators and other personal protection equipment were used during the response to 9/11 and other incidents.
The WTC Health Program is a federal program that provides monitoring and treatment for certified WTC-related health conditions for eligible responders to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The program also provides benefits to eligible survivors and conducts scientific research to better identify, diagnose, and treat physical and mental health conditions related to 9/11 exposures. Learn more about the program.