PHC 6931 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues Dean Emeritus

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
Member of the Executive Committee of the National Board of Public
Health Examiners
The Precautionary Principle and Public Health
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.