David Carpenter

David O. Carpenter, MD

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

The World Within Reach
David O. Carpenter, MD

School of Public Health
Department: Environmental Health Sciences

Director for the Institute for Health and the Environment
Five University Place, Room A217
Personal Pages: http://www.albany.edu/sph/18918.php



M.D., Harvard University (1964)

Research Interests

Neurotoxicity of metals (Pb, Hg) and PCBs using electrophysiological and flow cytometric techniques.

Additional Information

Courses Frequently Taught:

EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences
EHS 540 Principles of Radiation Sciences
EHS 515 Environmental Physiology
EHS 607 Global Environmental Health Policy


  • Miller PK, Waghiyi V, Welfinger-Smith G, Byrne SC, Kava J, Gologergen J, Eckstein L, Scrudato R, Chiarenzelli J, Carpenter DO and Seguinot-Medina S. (2013) Community-based participatory research projects and policy engagement to protect environmental health on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Int J Circumpolar Health 72: 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v7210.21656.
  • Aminov Z, Haase RF, Pavuk M and Carpenter DO (2013) Analysis of the effects of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and chlorinated pesticides on serum lipid levels in residents of Anniston, Alabama. Environ Health 12: 108
  • Musoke D, Carpenter D, Kasasa S, Bazeyo W and Ssempebwa JC (2013) Water, sanitation and hygiene status of two urban slums in Uganda: a baseline survey. Environ Health Internat 14: 24-36.
  • Bhavsar SP, Neff MR, Ni F, Carpenter DO, Drouillard K, Fisk AT, and Arts MT (2014) Risk-benefit of consuming Lake Erie fish. Environ Res. 134: 57-65.
  • Lu X, Lessner L and Carpenter DO (2014) Association between hospital discharge rate for female breast cancer and residence in a zip code containing hazardous waste sites. Environ Res. 134: 159-172.
  • Aminov Z, Haase R, Olson JR, Pavuk M and Carpenter DO (2014) Racial differences in levels of serum lipids and effects of exposure to persistent organic pollutants on lipid levels in residents of Anniston, Alabama. Environ Internat 73: 216-223..
  • Macey GP, Breech R, Chernaik M, Cox C, Larson D, Thomas D and Carpenter DO (2014) Air concentrations of volatile compounds near oil and gas production: a community-based exploratory study. Environ Health 13: 82.
  • Chacko A, Carpenter DO, Callaway L and Sly PD (2014) Early life risk factors for chronic non-respiratory diseases. Eur Resp J In Press.
  • GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators (2014) Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease. Lancet http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61682-2.
  • Brune M-N, Goldizen FC, Neira M, van den Berg M, Lewis N, King M., Suk WA, Carpenter DO, Arnold RG and Sly PD (2013) Health effects of exposure to e-waste. Lancet Global Health 1(2): e70.