David O. Carpenter, M.D.,
David O. Carpenter, M.D., is a public health physician who has served previously as the Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health, and later as the Dean of the School of Public Health at the University at Albany. He is currently the Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University, as well as Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications in neuroscience, toxicology and environmental health. His recent research has focused on human health effects of exposure to persistent organic pollutants, especially PCBs and dioxins. In the 1980s he served as the Executive Secretary of the New York State Powerlines Project, a project which among other things provided the first replication of the childhood leukemia-EMF connection first reported by Wertheimer and Leeper. After that time he became the spokesperson for New York on issues related to EMF. More recently he has served as a Co-Editor of the Bioinitiative Report, a multi-author report on animal and human effects of exposure to power line frequency and radiofrequency EMFs.