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
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
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
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.
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