Cynthia Ball, DO, MS, is a board-certified occupational medicine physician, who is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Her focus has been on occupational injury management with attention paid to identifying and addressing barriers to worker recovery and return to work. She is interested in occupational health and safety, lifestyle change, musculoskeletal issues and occupational injury case management.

Prior to pursuing medicine, Dr. Ball worked as a Materials Engineer for Bell Helicopter and then spent five years in rural Japan as an ESL teacher and then as a strength coach and did a tour of duty with the Navy as a general medical officer.

Education and Training:

University of Kansas
BS, Biochemistry, 1985
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
DO, 1998
Stephen F. Austin State University
MS, Environmental Science, 2003