Session II Speaker, Saturday, September 17th
Steven Markowitz, MD, DrPH, is an occupational medicine physician and epidemiologist, directs the Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment at Queens College, City University of New York and is a member of the ADAO Science Advisory Board. He is Adjunct Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. He was educated at Yale University (BA) and Columbia University (MD and DrPH in epidemiology) and trained in internal medicine (Montefiore Medical Center) and occupational medicine (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine). With the United Steelworkers union, Dr. Markowitz directs the largest occupational lung cancer screening program in the United States (Worker Health Protection Program), using low-dose CT scanning to screen nearly 14,000 Department of Energy nuclear weapons workers for early lung cancer since 2000.. Dr. Markowitz served for 12 years as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine and was the Associate Editor of a major textbook, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, 4th Edition. He serves or has served on Federal EPA, NIOSH, NTP, and DOL Committees and Boards. Dr. Markowitz is the Medical Advisor to the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.