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Annyce S. Mayer

Dr. Annyce Mayer is an occupational and environmental medicine doctor who treats lung diseases, chronic beryllium disease and metal and cement allergies.

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Annyce Mayer has a clinical practice focused on lung disease related to occupational and environmental exposures in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Medical Surveillance Clinics at National Jewish Health. The major focus of her clinical practice is on occupational lung disease, in particular chronic beryllium disease along with other chronic allergic lung diseases. Her practice includes the diagnosis of exposure-related lung diseases, as well as assisting in disease-related exposure recognition and reduction strategies. She also works with Dr. Pacheco in the metal allergy program.

Research Interests

Dr. Mayer performs epidemiologic research on the host and exposure determinants of beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease. She also works with Dr. Pacheco in the metal allergy research program.



Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA), BA with Honors
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN), MD
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, MSPH


Medical Center of Delaware (Newark, DE), Emergency Medicine
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Denver, Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Awards & Recognition

Delta Omega Society, Alpha Upsilon Chapter member
Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM)
UCHSC Annual Epidemiologic Research Exchange, Student Abstract Award
Cum Laude College Graduate
BA in Biology with Honors
Election to Sigma Xi
Taskforce Member, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines revision: cervical/lumbar spine and lower extremity, shoulder injury, TOS

Board Certification

American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine

Professional Certifications

Level II Accreditation, State of Colorado, Workers' Compensation
American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME)

Professional Memberships

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American Public Health Association
Colorado Medical Society
Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Fini, E., Plucinska, I., Mayer, A.S., Gross, R., Brinckerhoff, C.  1987. A Gene for Rabbit Synovial Cell Collagenase: Member of a Family of Metalloproteins that Degrade the Connective Tissue Matrix. Biochemistry. 26:6156-6165.

Epps, S., Woods, C., Mayer, A.S., Klein, J. 1993. “Recurring Ventriculitis due to Citrobacter diversus: Clinical and Bacteriologic Analysis. Clinical Infectious Disease. 17:437-440.

Mayer, A.S., O’Connor, R.E. 1993. Respiratory Arrest Following Local Anesthesia for Outpatient Cataract Surgery: A Dramatic, but Transient Complication. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 22:1357-1359.

Mayer, A.S., Stoller, J.K., Bartelson, B.B., Ruttenber, A.J., Sandhaus, R.A., Newman, L.S. 2000. Occupational Exposure Risks in Individuals with PI*Z 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 162:553-558. (PMID: 

Mayer, A.S., Stoller, J.K., Bartelson, B.B., Ruttenber, A.J., Sandhaus, R.A., Newman, L.S. 2000. Childhood and Adult Passive Smoking in PI*Z 1-Antitrypsin Deficient Individuals. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 161:A532.

Academic Affiliations

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Environmental/Occupational Health, University of Colorado Denver Colorado School of Public Health

Teaching & Professional Positions

“Ergonomics,” A Problem-Based Learning Course
“Occupational Risks for Healthcare Workers,” A Problem-Based Learning Course
Health Effects from Occupational and Environmental Exposures Course

Conflicts of Interest

National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations.