PHC 6931 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues presents two discussions with Bernard D. Goldstein, MD Dean Emeritus Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Member of the Executive Committee of the National Board of Public Health Examiners The Precautionary Principle and Public Health and Status Report on the National Public Health Certification Examination Monday February 4, 2008 11:45 AM – 1:40 PM Room G101, HPNP Building An environmental toxicologist, Dr. Goldstein’s research interests have focused largely on the concept of biological markers in the field of risk assessment. He has published in the areas of blood toxicity, the formation of cancer-causing substances (free radicals) following exposure to inhalants, various aspects of public health decision-making and global issues in environmental medicine. Before going to the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Goldstein was professor and chairman of the department of environmental and community medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he established and directed the largest academic environmental and occupational health program in the United States – the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute. He also served as an officer with the US Public Health Service and as assistant administrator for research and development at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Goldstein remains active in the field of risk assessment and environmental public policy issues and is a past president of the Society for Risk Analysis. He has been exploring issues related to the precautionary principle and its role in environmental health.