Frumkin, Howard 1955-

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Frumkin, Howard 1955-


Born October 14, 1955, in Poughkeepsie, NY; son of Barnett A. (an engineer) and Eileen B. (a teacher) Frumkin; married Beryl Ann Cowan (a lawyer and psychologist), June 8, 1986; children: Gabriel, Amara. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Brown University, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1977; Harvard University, M.P.H., 1982, D.P.H., 1993; University of Pennsylvania, M.D., 1982.


Office—National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd., Mail Stop E-28, Atlanta, GA 30333; fax: 404-498-0083. E-mail—[email protected]


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, intern and junior resident in internal medicine, between 1982 and 1984; Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA, senior resident in primary care internal medicine, 1984-85; Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, resident in occupational medicine, 1985-87, fellow in epidemiology, 1985-88; Brown University, Providence, RI, occupational health physician at Roger Williams General Hospital, 1986-88, clinical instructor in medicine, 1987-90; Emory University, Atlanta, GA, assistant professor, 1990-2000, professor of medicine, 2000-05, director of Environmental and Occupational Medicine Consultative Clinic, 1990-2000, assistant professor at Rollins School of Public Health, 1990-93, associate professor, 1993-2000, professor, 2000-05, department chair, beginning 1990; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, director of National Center for Environmental Health, 2005—. Okayama University, visiting fellow, 1981; University of Pennsylvania, instructor, 1982-84, assistant professor, 1988-90; Harvard University, instructor at Harvard Medical School, 1984-85; International Clinical Epidemiology Network, faculty member, 1988-98, chair of Environmental and Occupational Health Working Group, 1990-98; Georgia Institute of Technology, associate faculty in civil engineering, 1992-99; National School of Public Health, Madrid, Spain, visiting professor, 1992, 2002; University of Suriname, visiting professor, 1999; Collegium Ramazzini, fellow, 2001; Center for Transportation and the Environment, Raleigh, NC, distinguished lecturer, 2004; Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Marcus Key Lecturer, 2005; frequent conference presenter, guest lecturer, and public speaker.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, clinical fellow, 1985-88. National Safe Workplace Institute, member of board of directors, 1988-93; Physicians for a National Health Program, member of national executive board, 1988-89, 1990-92; cochair of Philadelphia chapter, 1988-90; Mexico-U.S. Committee on Environmental and Occupational Health, U.S. cochair, 1991-93; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, chair of external review committee for National Health and Environmental Research Laboratory, 1999, and affiliate of Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee; Border 2012 Environmental Working Group, cochair, 2005-06; advisor or consultant to many organizations, agencies, and institutions, including United Parcel Service, National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability, U.S. Navy's Naval Sea System Command, Foundation for Occupational Health, Kimberly Clark Corp., and Research and Washington (State) Department of Labor and Industry. Georgia Clean Air Campaign, board member and chair of technical committee, 1999—; Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, member of Environmental/Neighborhood Policy Council, 1999-2002; cochair of air quality, health, safety, and well-being technical advisory committee, 1999-2000, member of executive policy committee, 1999-2002; member of Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Authority, 1992-94, Georgia Governor's Task Force on Southern Wood Piedmont, 1992-96, and Georgia Pesticide Advisory Board, 1998. Martin Luther King Center of Atlanta, member of health care advisory committee, 1991-92; Atlanta Regional Commission, member of environmental tasks force for Vision 2020, 1994-95; Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, member of board of directors, 2005—.

Member of editorial board, OEM Report, 1987-2005, Journal of Agromedicine, 1993—, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1994—, Salud Pública de México, 1996—, Journal of Occupational Health (Tokyo, Japan), 1998—, Environmental Health Perspectives, 2003—, ECOHEALTH, 2003-05, and American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2004-06.


American Public Health Association (member of governing council, 1992-96; member of executive board, 1998-99; chair of science board, 1998-99), American College of Physicians (fellow), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (fellow), Physicians for Social Responsibility (member of national board of directors, 1995—), Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (member of executive board, 1991-96; president, 1995-96), Society for Occupational and Environmental Health (member of executive board, 1992-2003; vice president, 1998-2003), Medical Association of Georgia, American Lung Association of Georgia, College of Physicians of Philadelphia (fellow), Phi Beta Kappa.


Betty Baker Environmental Justice Award, Community against Pollution, Anniston, AL, 2004; named environmental professional of the year, Georgia Environmental Council, 2004; award for excellence in professional and scholarly publishing in allied/health sciences, Association of American Publishers, 2005, for Environmental Health: From Global to Local; grants from numerous bodies, including Pennsylvania Department of Health, Philadelphia Department of Health, Kellogg Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, World Health Organization, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Physicians for Social Responsibility, American Cancer Society, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, George Power Co., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and agencies of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.


(Editor, with J.S. Andrews, B.L. Johnson, and others) Hazardous Waste and Public Health: International Congress on the Health Effects of Hazardous Waste, Princeton Scientific Publishing (Princeton, NJ), 1994.

(Editor, with C.M. Coussens and R.J. Jackson) Health and Environment in the Southeastern United States: Rebuilding the Unity, National Academy Press (Washington, DC), 2002.

(With R.J. Jackson) Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities, Island Press (Washington, DC), 2004.

(Editor, with R. Packard, P. Brown, and R. Berkelman) Emerging Illnesses and Society: Negotiating the Public Health Agenda, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2004.

(Editor and contributor) Environmental Health: From Global to Local, Jossey Bass (San Francisco, CA), 2005.

(Editor, with R. Geller and I.L. Rubin, and contributor) Safe and Healthy School Environments, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2006.

Author of "Job Safety and Health," a monthly column in Journal of Labor, 1991-93. Contributing editor, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 1987—. Contributor to medical books. Contributor of articles and reviews to journals in the fields of medicine and public health and to popular periodicals, including Journal of the American Medical Association, Science for the People, Creative Loafing, New York Daily News, and New England Journal of Medicine. Coeditor of special issue, Occupational Medicine State of the Art Reviews, 1999.