Mary McDaniel is a board-certified physician, licensed attorney, and risk and crisis communication expert. Dr. McDaniel brings more than 15 years of experience in environmental health assessment, risk communication, risk management, and occupational and environmental medicine to McDaniel Lambert, which she co-founded in 1997. Dr. McDaniel is also involved in developing risk communication and crisis communication strategies for public agencies and companies in the United States and overseas. She is a member of the faculty of the UCLA Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and serves as a member of the Residency Advisory Board.
During her career, Dr. McDaniel has developed and supported industry and community involvement programs in a variety of settings worldwide. She has planned, facilitated, and served as a health expert at public meetings throughout the United States, where she seeks to integrate the expertise of health agencies, elected officials, industry, and community members in order to enhance the communication and decision making process.
Dr. McDaniel has played a major role on many high-profile health and environmental projects. She established and provided oversight for a community health clinic, which provided medical care to over 1200 people following a chemical release. She has worked extensively with industry in Southeast Asia, where she has developed strategies for reducing the health and environmental impact of industrial facilities on residential and commercial areas.
Dr. McDaniel received her medical degree from Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. After serving an internship at West Essex General Hospital in Livingston, N.J., and St. Michael's Hospital in Newark, N.J., she returned to Oklahoma, where in 1989 she completed a residency in Occupational Medicine at the University of Oklahoma. During her residency, Dr. McDaniel completed a Masters in Public Health at the University of Oklahoma. She obtained a law degree from the University of Tulsa in 1976 after receiving a B.S. in Journalism in 1971.