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CAPT Timothy Jiggens, MSPH, REHS/RS, CIH

Chief Environmental Health Officer

CAPT Timothy Jiggens is assigned to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Laboratory Safety, where he protects the health and safety of 18,000 FDA employees at over 200 locations across the United States, China, India, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Prior to this CAPT Jiggens helped stand up FDA’s Enterprise Risk Management Program in the Immediate Office of the Chief Financial Officer, where he was also a collateral duty Commissioned Corps Liaison for approximately 75 Officers in the Office of the Commissioner. Before coming to FDA CAPT Jiggens was a Senior Program Manager at Federal Occupational Health in San Francisco, CA; directed Recruiting and Training for the USPHS Inactive Reserve Corps in the Office of the Surgeon General; supervised a Coast Guard Safety and Environmental Health Detachment in Honolulu, HI; and provided public health oversight to the US Army’s chemical warfare agent destruction programs while assigned to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta, GA. He was called to active duty in 1998 as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the former Sanitarian Category, to conduct cancer mortality studies of workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation at CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, OH.

CAPT Jiggens sailed aboard USNS Mercy during Operation Unified Assistance in response to the Boxer Day Tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia and again as a member of the Pacific Partnership 2008 mission to Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea. His other overseas deployments include the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and radiological event in Japan and four deployments to West Africa during the Ebola response. CAPT Jiggens was the USPHS Environmental Health Officer Responder of the Year for 2015, and his COVID-19 deployments included serving as Federal Site Lead at a Community Based Testing Station providing nearly 10,000 COVID-19 tests to an underserved community in Dallas, TX. His several other domestic deployments include responding to the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and anthrax attacks on and after September 11, 2001.

CAPT Jiggens graduated from of the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a Master of Science in Public Health and the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. He formerly held Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic certification in Ohio and EMT– Intermediate certification in Georgia and has deployed in a clinical role.

CAPT Jiggens met his wife Mimi at his first duty station, and they have shared a Commissioned Corps journey ever since. They reside in Chevy Chase, MD with their teenage son and daughter.

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