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Landrigan Philip

E-mail: phil.landrigan@mssm.edu

Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc., obtained his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1967, interning at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and completing his residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston. He obtained a Master of Science in occupational medicine and a Diploma of Industrial Health from the University of London and then went on to serve as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service from 1970 to 1985 before becoming an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and then Medical Epidemiologist, for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. During his years at the CDC, Dr. Landrigan participated in epidemiologic studies of measles and rubella, directed research and developed activities for the Global Smallpox Eradication Program and established and directed the Environmental Hazards Branch of the Bureau of Epidemiology. Dr. Landrigan also served year long terms as a field epidemiologist in El Salvador and northern Nigeria while at the CDC. As Director of the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, from 1979 to 1985, Dr. Landrigan headed the US national program in occupational epidemiology. From 1988 to 1992, he served as Chair of a National Academy of Sciences Committee whose final report, “Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children”, provided the principal intellectual foundation for the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. Dr. Landrigan also served on the Presidential Advisory Committee for Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses from 1995 to 1997 before becoming Senior Advisor on Children’s Health to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency in 1997, where he was responsible for establishing a new Office of Children’s Health Protection. Dr. Landrigan is currently Director of the Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, Ethel H. Wise Professor, Chair of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and Director of Environmental and Occupational Medicine for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He holds a Professorship in Pediatrics is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and is Editor-in-Chief and former Environmental Research Editor of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

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