WICHITA, KS, October 28, 2014 – Janette Hope, M.D., FAAEM, DABEM, DABFM was installed as the 46th president of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) on Friday, October 25, at the annual AAEM annual membership meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Hope is a board certified family practitioner who has re-trained in the field of environmental medicine in which she has also become board certified. She has a busy solo environmental medicine practice in Santa Barbara, California where she lives with her husband and daughter. Dr. Hope graduated from the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine in 1995 where she earned Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society honors and received multiple awards including an award for excellence in pulmonary medicine. Dr. Hope completed her family practice residency at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in 1998 and is board certified in family practice having passed her board exams with scores in the top 3% and 5%. Dr. Hope sits on the board of the Global Indoor Health Network and has also become board certified in integrative medicine. She has worked as a family doctor in many capacities, including routine out-patient clinic work, prenatal and obstetric care, urgent care, private practice, student health, and work at county medical clinics.

From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Hope worked in the field of developmental disabilities evaluating patients and recommending testing and treatment for those with a variety of developmental disabilities and autism.

More recently, Dr. Hope has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Environmental and Public Health as well as the Scientific World Journal Toxicology Special Edition on Clinical Detoxification and has been published in peer reviewed journals on the topic of mold and mycotoxins and Hawaiian health. She has given talks on autism and speaks regularly at national conferences on the topics of environmental toxins, mold and mycotoxins.

Dr. Hope will serve a one-year term and act as spokesperson for the international medical society on national and international policy issues. She is particularly interested in working to increase environmental medicine education in medical schools and residency programs.

About AAEM

Founded in 1965 as a non-profit medical association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) is an international organization of physicians and scientists interested in the complex relationships between the environment and health. For forty years the Academy has trained Physicians to treat the most difficult, complex patients who are often left behind by our medical system, because their illness, rather than stemming from traditionally understood factors, is related to underlying environmental causes, including (bio)chemical or radiation exposures. For more information, visit www.aaemonline.org.

Contact Information
De Rodgers Fox
Executive Director
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
[email protected]

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