David Carpenter, MD

Professor of Environmental Health & Toxicology University of New York at Albany

Dr. Carpenter is a public health physician who is currently the Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany (recently named as a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization) as well as Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health. He is the former Dean of the School of Public Health, as well as the former Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health. He is an Editor-in-Chief for the journal, Reviews on Environmental Health, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Environmental Health Perspectives. He has ongoing international collaborations in several countries. He has over 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals, has edited five books and has published numerous book chapters and other publications.

His current research interests are as follows:

  • Environmental causes of reduced cognitive function in children
  • Environmental causes of violence
  • Health effects of air pollution
  • The role of chemical contaminants in etiology of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease
  • Health effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation