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David O.  Carpenter

School of Public Health
Department: Institute for Health and the Environment
Department: Environmental Health Sciences

Human health effects of environmental contaminants, including metals and organic compounds.

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David O. Carpenter is a public health physician who serves as director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization.

He previously served as Director of the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, and as Dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health. Carpenter, who received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, has more than 370 peer-reviewed publications, 6 books and 50 reviews and book chapters to his credit.

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