May 1, 2014
Bernard D. Goldstein, MD, is former dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He received his medical degree from New York University and undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. An environmental toxicologist, his 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 coming 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 has served as an officer with the U.S. Public Health Service and as assistant administrator for research and development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.