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Steven H. Lamm

Steven H. Lamm is a physician-epidemiologist in Washington, DC. He has been a pediatrician in the private practice of medical epidemiology for 35 years and has over 135 publications – primarily on birth defects and cancer.

His primary focus has been on critically evaluating epidemiological data, identifying safe and hazardous exposure levels, and assessing dose-response relationships for environmental exposures. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Southern California and his Diploma in Tropical Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, and Occupational Medicine with faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University-Bloomberg School of Public Health (Department of Health Policy and Management) and Georgetown University School of Medicine (Department of Pediatrics [Epidemiology]). He has served as an epidemiologist for both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD/NIH).

He has been in the private practice of medical epidemiology for thirty years and has over 100 publications. His work has focused primarily on assessing health risks (e.g., cancers and birth defects) from chemical exposures in the workplace, in the environment, and from pharmaceuticals. Cancer risks from arsenic exposures and leukemia risks from benzene exposure have been of particular interest to him with publication histories of over 30 years. He has analyzed the arsenic cancer epidemiology data from SW Taiwan, Inner Mongolia, and the United States. He is particularly interesting in risk assignment in a multi-exposure environment.