Benoit Nemery, M.D., Ph.D.
Ben Nemery has degrees in medicine, occupational medicine and toxicology. He has been affiliated, since 1987, with the Medical Faculty of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium where he is a member of the Centre for Environment and Health in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. He became Emeritus Professor on 1 October 2018, but has continued his teaching, clinical and research activities. He holds a weekly outpatient clinic for environmental and occupational pulmonary disorders in the university hospîtal.
His research involved experimental as well as clinical-epidemiological studies in the mechanisms of lung disease caused by occupational and environmental pollutants. Recently he has concentrated on occupational and environmental health in the global South, especially in the mining areas of DR Congo. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium and various other national and international scientific bodies, including the European Respiratory Society, where he held leadership positions, and the Collegium Ramazzini.