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E-mail: smarkowitz@qc.cuny.edu

Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH

Steven Markowitz MD DrPH is a physician specializing in occupational and environmental medicine. Dr. Markowitz is currently Director of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (CBNS) and Professor of Environmental Sciences at Queens College, City University of New York. He is also Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he served on the full-time faculty from 1986 to 1998. He received his undergraduate education at Yale University and his medical degree and doctorate in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Markowitz is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine and internal medicine.

Dr. Markowitz currently directs the Worker Health Protection Program, a medical screening program for former Department of Energy workers who built the nuclear weapon arsenal of the United States over the past 60 years. This program is co-sponsored by the United Steelworkers International Union and the Atomic Trades & Labor Council. This program conducts the largest early lung cancer detection project in occupational health in the country through the application of low dose helical CAT scanning.

Dr. Markowitz co-directs the North Shore-LIJ/Queens College World Trade Center (WTC) Clinical Center of Excellence and monitors the health over 2,000 WTC workers and provides treatment services to WTC workers with WTC health conditions. He is a member of the World Trade Center Scientific and Technical Advisory Board.

Dr. Markowitz? research interests center on occupational and environmental disease surveillance; occupational cancer; asbestos-related diseases; and the burden and costs of occupational diseases and injuries. Dr. Markowitz is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. He is Associate Editor with William Rom MD of a major textbook, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, (4th Edition, Lippincott William and Wilkens, New York, 2007, 1884 pp.). He co-authored a book, Costs of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (University of Michigan Press). He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Department of Energy.

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