Herbert L. Needleman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics & Child Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Herbert Needleman is a child psychiatrist, pediatrician, researcher and professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and the founder of the Alliance for Healthy Homes.

Dr. Needleman has been credited with having played the key role in triggering environmental safety measures that have reduced average blood lead levels in children by an estimated 78 percent between 1976 and 1991.

Dr. Needleman received his B.S. from Muhlenberg College and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.