WICHITA, KS – Charles L. Crist, M.D., a family physician who specializes in borreliosis and chronic disease, was installed as the 42nd president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) on Thursday, October 29, at the annual AAEM annual membership meeting in Chandler, AZ.

Dr. Crist will serve a one-year term and act as spokesperson for the international medical society on national and international policy issues.

As AAEM president, Dr. Crist plans to spend his year helping to build data regarding the various testing and treating concepts used by the many members of the AAEM and channeling the AAEM to become more research oriented.

Dr. Crist received his medical degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1982. Dr. Crist recently moved his practice to Columbia, Missouri.

“Dr. Crist has demonstrated his commitment to continuing the forward momentum of the AAEM, and we look forward his leadership and vision.” said De Rodgers Fox, Executive Director for AAEM.

Dr. Crist and his wife, Kim, reside in Columbia, Missouri.


About AAEM: The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water.