David O. Carpenter, M.D.

Academic Appointment Title: 
Environmental Health Sciences

Center Affiliation: 
Director for the Institute for Health and the Environment   

Contact Information:
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University at Albany, School of Public Health
Five University Place, Room A217
Rensselaer, NY  12144-3456

Phone Number: (518)-525-2660
Fax Number:  (518)-525-2665
Email address:

Harvard University 1964      

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

Select Publications:

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.



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



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.