Prof. David O. Carpenter is a public health physician who serves as director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization, as well as a professor of environmental health sciences at UAlbany’s School of Public Health.
He previously served as Director of the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, and as Dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health. Carpenter, who received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, has more than 435 peer-reviewed publications, 6 books and 50 reviews and book chapters to his credit.
His expertise include human health effects of environmental contaminants, including metals and organic compounds. He has appeared in many documentaries, a thesis examiner for multidisciplinary research and served as a co-researcher and review in studies relating to exposure to high voltage power lines.