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Philip Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc., D.I.H.

Philip Landrigan is chairman of the Department of Community and Preventative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and director of Mt. Sinai's Center for Children's Health and the Environment. He is a professor of pediatrics and preventative medicine.

Dr. Landrigan is a former senior advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Children's Health and the Environment. Previously, Dr. Landrigan served as director of the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). At the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), he served as chief of the Environmental Hazards Activity, Cancer and Birth Defects Division in the Bureau of Epidemiology; as director of research and development in the Bureau of Smallpox Eradication; and as an epidemic intelligence service officer.

Dr. Landrigan holds an M.D. from Harvard University Medical School. He practiced pediatrics as a resident at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston. He also holds a Master of Science in Occupational Medicine from the University of London, as well as a Diploma of Industrial Health.

Dr. Landrigan has authored 115 original, peer-reviewed articles for scientific and medical journals, as well as nearly 300 review articles, conference papers, book chapters, editorials and six books. In October 2001, Dr. Landrigan, Dr. Herbert Needleman and Mary Landrigan, MPA, will publish 101 Ways to Raise Healthy Children in a World of Toxins (Rodale Press.)

From 1988 to 1993, Dr. Landrigan served as chair of the Committee on Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children at the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council (NRC). That committee produced a groundbreaking report establishing that existing regulations had failed to protect children from pesticides' toxic effects. The report provided the impetus for provisions of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 that require the EPA to consider the special vulnerabilities of children in setting standards for pesticide exposure.

Dr. Landrigan was a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses, and chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Hazards. He has chaired New York State advisory boards on asbestos, cancer and lead-poisoning prevention and has served on numerous other national and international governmental and academic commissions. He is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and a consulting editor of the Archives of Environmental Health.

Dr. Philip Landrigan



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Dr. Philip Landrigan
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dept. of Community & Preventative Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place
Box 1057
New York, NY 10029-6574

 


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