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Deena L. Buford, MD, MPH

Global Medical Director of the Medicine and Occupational Health Department for Exxon Mobil Corporation

Dr. Buford is currently the Global Medical Director of the Medicine and Occupational Health Department for Exxon Mobil Corporation. The department delivers services to over 80,000 Exxon Mobil and affiliate employees worldwide. In addition to traditional work-related occupational health services, their service portfolio includes emergency response, travel medicine, industrial hygiene, drug testing, infectious disease support and health promotion services delivered across a global network of over 90 clinics.

Dr. Buford completed her undergraduate education at Duke University obtaining degrees in Psychology and Chemistry. While at Duke, she received an undergraduate research grant from the Department of Neuroanatomy and her work contributed to a publication in the Journal of Comparative Neurology. She attended medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, completed a residency in Occupational Medicine and obtained a Masters of Science in Public Health at the same institution. She is board certified in Occupational Medicine.

Dr. Buford is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the American Public Health Association. She also serves on the Society of Petroleum Engineers Health, Safety, Security, Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee and the International Corporate Health Leadership Council. She is married with 3 grown children and lives with her husband of 33 years in Houston.

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